Classic lines and versatile colours: 3 essential kitchen designs that will stand the test of time

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Cash & Carry Kitchens designer John Hayden takes us through three design directions that are anything but flash-in-the-pan.


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“A KITCHEN IS a long-term investment,” says John Hayden, a kitchen designer with 19 years in the business. “People are spending a lot more time in their kitchens than they used to. It’s really come back to being the heart of the home.”

John works with Cash & Carry Kitchens, an Irish-owned company with 15 showrooms nationwide. They’ve been designing and making kitchens for more than 40 years.

The job of a kitchen designer, he says, is to make sure the customer ends up with something future-proof. That means understanding what a homeowner needs, looking at the space available – and reconciling the two to create a kitchen design that will last for years and years.  


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“We can sit down and work out the best layout, based on what their dream is,” he says. After all, most kitchens today have several functions – from cooking and eating, to entertaining, to providing a place for kids to do their homework.

But when it comes to your kitchen’s look, as anyone who has checked out interiors websites or Instagram will know, it’s all too easy to get distracted by flash-in-the-pan trends and accessories that will appear dated in a year or two. So how can you make sure your beautiful new kitchen is built to last?

In this video, John takes us through three key design directions that will really stand the test of time. We take a hands-on tour of a classic traditional kitchen; a sleek contemporary kitchen; and a versatile and budget-friendly all-rounder that can be easily adapted.

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You can book a free design appointment with Cash & Carry Kitchens today, at any of their 15 nationwide showrooms. With a reputation built on quality, trust and expertise, Cash & Carry Kitchens are with you all the way – from the first conversation, to seeing your new kitchen installed by trained fitters. To start your journey and book a free consultation, visit cashandcarrykitchens.ie or call 1890 92 92 26.

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