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23rd Jul 2018

A Dystopian future with enviable kitchens - The Handmaids Tale set design

We don’t know about you but at 9 pm every Sunday for the past 10 weeks we have been glued to our televisions watching the fate of our favourite handmaid unravel in the shocking, terrifying and often bleak dystopian of Gilead, as dreamed up by the brilliant Margaret Atwood. While most of the more

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23rd May 2018

The transformative power of good design

To see the before photographs of this property it is almost unrecognisable in its new carnation as an expansive bright and rather impressive kitchen dining space. We spoke to architect Andrew Veness from HollandGreen Architects about how he went about transforming the space and what the client was more

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21st May 2018

Kitchens & Design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

This week the Royal Hospital Chelsea is host to the annual Chelsea Flower Show; the most prestigious flower show in Britain that has been going since 1913. At this years event there is no shortage of inspiration coming from a wealth of industries, not least the fields of kitchen and design which we more

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2nd May 2018

BarrKitchens Invites You to our May Open Day!

Come and visit our kitchen showroom at Field Farm, Thame, for the first formal BarrKitchens open day of 2018 - THIS SATURDAY! (12th May). The team will be here to welcome you (and small people if you have any in tow!) from 10am until 3pm. Pop up to our showroom for some advice and inspiration - more

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10th Apr 2018

Sub-Zero & Wolf, Frank Lloyd Wright and Nasa

Recently the BarrKitchens’ team were invited to a day exploring the latest appliances from Sub-Zero Wolf. Sub-Zero and Wolf have established themselves as the appliance brands of choice for leading chefs (and those passionate about food the world over) due to the robust, industrial feel of more

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28th Mar 2018

Adaptable Living – a kitchen space designed for a growing family

Every lifestyle brings its own demands of a kitchen – the engine room of most homes. A busy family life is a case in point. What to cook? Where to store the army sized rations? Quick ways to prep and tackling the often monumental clear down …and all of this in an environment which is more

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14th Mar 2018

RIBA Henley Design Day; Saturday 17th March; a date in the diary for Creativity & Design

The Barr Group are delighted to be joining local architects and specifiers this weekend at the 6th annual RIBA Henley Design Day. Covering the wider area of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Henley Design Day is a great opportunity to meet local experts in architecture, design and build, more

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1st Mar 2018

Celebrating the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi

The ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi focuses on accepting the imperfect and transient nature of life. When this belief is applied to an interior space it can be summerised in the way in which you can turn something imperfect, impermanent or incomplete into something valuable and beautiful. more

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20th Feb 2018

Design Dilemmas; Minimalism vs. Maximalism

Explored many times as an ongoing debate between top designers, do you believe less is more, or more is more? We have explored a couple of popular kitchens as featured on some of our favourite blogs to showcase these two iconic styles of interior design. Fighting the minimalist corner is this more

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9th Feb 2018

Give Me Steam – the benefits of a boiling water tap

With technology taking the lead in so many aspects of our lives one trend that has taken the kitchen market by storm is the boiling water tap and it’s easy to see why. As well as looking sleek and stylish, particularly in comparison to a cumbersome kettle and wire cluttering up your worktop, more

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