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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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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. ...read 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 ...read 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, ...read more

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2nd Feb 2018

Design Service - with you all the way

At BarrKitchens we believe that your kitchen, as the hub of your home, should be everything you want it to be. With no barriers and no preconceived ideas. Our designers will take you through from conception to completion. As each kitchen is completely unique and individually design the design ...read more

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2nd Apr 2019

Nestled into the Scottish Argyll coastline sits the tiny harbour village of Crinan. Stuart Barr, Founder and Director of the Barr Group, spent many of his childhood summers enjoying its wild and wonderful scenery. “The draw of Crinan has stayed with me,” says Stuart. “We feel ...read more

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1st Mar 2019

The Barr Group Thailand Community Project

Back in 2010 Stuart, and an extended team of Barr Group adventurers, headed to the Thai / Myanmar (Burmese) border to help build infrastructure for The Baan Unrak Children’s Home there. Reeling from many years of civil war and an unprecedented refugee crisis, the Sangkhlaburi area was then, ...read more

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15th Dec 2017

Form and Function; every material, every hinge, every texture thoughtfully planned

Every decision our kitchen designers make needs to serve both the functional and aesthetic needs of the individual client, with every material, every hinge, every texture thoughtfully planned. Beautifully made cabinetry is just the start, sometimes it is the details and finish that makes a kitchen ...read more

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