Apr
01
NEFF Domino Hobs

NEFF Domino Hobs are the perfect addition to bespoke kitchens. With the option to mix and match ceramic (30cm), FlexInduction (30cm), gas (30cm) and Teppan Yaki (40cm) hobs, you can enjoy new flexibility in your kitchen. The new range of Domino Hoods will be available from the 1st April #appliancescoventry #barras #kitchenappliances

Posted in Appliances
Oct
17
Kitchen Design

Mr & Mrs Hunter’s kitchen, Burbage.

The brief we had from Mr & Mrs Hunter was to design a kitchen that encompassed the kitchen, dining and living area, that remained spacious and practical but also looked modern and with plenty of curves. For us there the best solution was to design the kitchen with Charles Rennie Mackintosh using a combination of Linear Walnut and Linear Gloss Ivory set off with Corian worktops, sink, upstands and window sill. The appliances were a mix of AEG, Neff and BEST, and the floor is Italian porcelain complete with underfloor heating. The results in the photos speak for themselves!

Posted in Fitted Kitchen
Oct
17
Kitchen re-design Coventry

Mr & Mrs Mellor’s kitchen, Mount Nod, Coventry.

The brief we had from Mr & Mrs Mellor was to re-design a kitchen that catered for existing appliances to be re-fitted, but also to really focus on effective LED lighting. We felt the best solution was to design the kitchen with Keller Elba PolyGloss set off with CeasarStone quartz worktops which were raised and profiled, under-mount sink, upstands and window sill. The appliances were a mix of existing and Hotpoint Luce, and the floor laid was Amtico Spacia. The results in the photos show what can be achieved in a relatively small space!

Posted in Fitted Kitchen
Jul
04
Fitted Kitchens Coventry

Fitted Kitchens Coventry

Yesterday we attended the launch of the rebranded Charles Rennie Mackintosh kitchen range and were thrilled to hear that George Clarke is now the ambassador to Omega PLC’s kitchen ranges included Mackintosh and English Rose, both of which are displayed in our kitchen showroom in Coventry. The Mackintosh range now has 82 fascias and almost limitless options included many gloss and painted options. With George Clarke’s endorsement, the service and quality that Barras has become synonymous with in Coventry and Warwickshire, and the main Omega reasons to by Mackintosh we truly believe this offers a great offering. Here are just some of the reasons to choose a Mackintosh kitchen:

1. RIGID ASSEMBLY:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh kitchen cabinets are supplied rigid, using traditional glue and dowel construction, ensuring there are no visible redundant drill holes. All doors, drawers and accessories are pre-fitted saving you time and money on installation costs. Doors are even pre-drilled for your chosen handle suite.

2. COLOUR CO-ORDINATED CABINETS:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Kitchens are available with matching colour co-ordinated cabinets (both interior and exterior) with cabinets edged all-round with durable PVC edging. A range of colours are available (including gloss colours) to ensure the majority of styles are available with matching cabinets. Click here for more information.

3. WIDE RANGE OF UNITS AVAILABLE:

The number of units available in the Mackintosh range is one of the most comprehensive in the UK, ensuring any size kitchen and the most awkward of layouts can be catered for. The offer also includes designer units, such as curved peninsular base units and feature dresser units.

4. SOLID BACKS IN ALL UNITS:

Rigidity is a key quality feature of any Charles Rennie Mackintosh Kitchen. All base units are supplied with 15mm solid backs in all units, whilst wall units are supplied with 8mm solid back panels, providing quality, durability and reliability.

5. GRASS DRAWERS WITH SOFT CLOSE AS STANDARD:

A quality kitchen needs to have quality built-in and Mackintosh kitchens feature the Nova Pro drawer system from GRASS, one of the world’s leading suppliers of quality drawer systems. Each drawer has full extension runners and soft close action supplied as standard.

6. SOFT CLOSE DOORS:

In addition to soft close drawers, Mackintosh kitchens are also supplied with soft close hinges on all doors as standard, providing a cushioned closing action.

7. ADJUSTABLE SHELVES WITH ANTI-TIP FITTINGS:

Within both base and wall units, shelves can be adjusted to required heights simply and easily. Supported by metal shelf supports, they also include anti-tip fittings – a useful safety feature!

8. EXTRA DEEP WALL UNITS – AT NO EXTRA COST:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh wall units are supplied 300mm deep as standard, however, they are also available in 350mm deep at no extra cost. These are particularly useful for storing 12” dinner plates in wall units and provides greater design flexibility. Wall units are available in three heights – 576mm, 720mm and 900mm.

9. FREE DELIVERY:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh kitchens are delivered FREE OF CHARGE direct to your home, within 2-3 weeks (3-4 weeks for painted kitchens) from placing your order, anywhere within mainland UK. Our two-man delivery teams will ensure your new kitchen is delivered with care and professionalism.

10. DEPOSIT GUARANTEE SCHEME:

The Mackintosh Kitchens’ Deposit Guarantee Scheme offers you peace of mind and certainty when you purchase your Mackintosh Kitchen from any of our approved Charles Rennie Mackintosh Kitchen Retailers. Once your Mackintosh kitchen is installed, you can rest assured with a 10 year product guarantee.

Please call on (024) 7665 1900 or email: sales@barras.co.uk for further details.

Posted in Fitted Kitchen
Jun
24
Great British Bake Off charity tea party!

Barras Home Improvements has teamed up with Franke and Frances Quinn, winner of the Great British Bake Off, to host our own charity tea party in our kitchen showroom, this Friday and Saturday 27th & 28th June.

This fun event which will not only help raise awareness, but  also directly help Marie Curie nurses care for people with terminal cancer in our area. All proceeds will be donated to their Just Giving page.

Also there will be 3 mouth-watering and exclusive ‘tea party’ recipes for you to take away:

– A delightful charity Rhubarb Custard Cream Biscuit Cupcake

– A scrumptious giant Chocolate Oaty Biscuit, and

– A deliciously decadent Bourbon Biscuit Chocolate Cake

All three are fun to bake and are appropriate for all levels of ability, from the novice to the more serious baker.

Come along and enjoy the charity Rhubarb Custard Cream Biscuit Cupcake before they’re all gone, and raise money for Marie Curie! All you need to remember is to come and join us between 10am to 4pm this Friday and Saturday, sample the lovely cupcakes on offer, and of course make a little donation for Marie Curie.

 

Posted in Press Releases
Jun
17
Hepplewhite Promotion!

Hepplewhite have announced a “VAT FREE” promotion-further details to follow shortly….

Posted in Uncategorized
Apr
09
AEG Induction Hob

AEG Induction Hob

Induction hobs like this one from AEG are more energy efficient than conventional
electric hobs, and the HK654200FB has a clever timer that uses residual heat during
the last few minutes of the cooking process, to save even more energy. But does this
induction hob cook as quickly and evenly as its rivals?

Find out in our full review below.

AEG Induction Hob

Posted in Appliances
Apr
09
Fitted Kitchen Coventry

Fitted Kitchen Coventry

We can help with your new kitchen design right from conception..

Making a decision to buy a new fitted kitchen can be a daunting thought for many of us. With so many options, styles and finishes available it can be a difficult and stressful undertaking. We recognise that you might not have the technical know-how to specify or visualise your new fitted kitchen. Unlike many of our competitors we offer a full online kitchen design and planning service to help avoid potential mistakes when buying online.

3D Images:
With the help of 3D photo-realistic images you will see your new kitchen come to life. Working together we can visualise your intended space right down to your preferred interior finishes. We can show you options for kitchen worktops, flooring and decor to help you decide on the best choice of finishes before you buy.

Coloured Elevations:
Coloured elevations provide an extra level of detail so you have all the information required in order for your kitchen fit to proceed efficiently and accurately. Used in conjunction with the plans and 3D images your fitters are provided with all the information they require to provide you with an accurate fitting service.

Scale Plans:
Accurate plans are created from your supplied dimensions. We help you to understand requirements for electrical and plumbing installations. All kitchen plans are numbered and annotated and provide clear instructions to you installer of how you fitted kitchen is constructed.

Easy to Understand Quotations:
All kitchen quotations are clear and easy to understand and detail exactly what components are included in your new fitted kitchen. Complete transparency ensures you are not paying for any hidden extras!

Full Installation Service Available:
We have our own team of tradesmen that include employed electricians, plasterers, kitchen fitters, bathroom fitters, ceramic wall & floor tilers, Amtico floor layers and decorators. All electrical work is certified with NIC EIC and gas work with Gas Safe. We are also accredited with SAFEcontractor.

Getting Started:
We believe our online kitchen design service is represents excellent value for money. We go one step further to provide you with a high quality kitchen planning service from the comfort of your own home. Call (024) 7665 1900 or buy online and get your kitchen or bathroom renovation project started today.

Posted in Fitted Kitchen
Jun
27
GORENJE G760AX1 Gas Hob

This hob is described as perfect for the family cook or hobby chef, as it features ergonomic knobs and built-in safety devices. The hob is stainless steel, with cast-iron pan supports that are said to be easy to clean. With a width of 860mm, it is also large enough to support five pans, allowing the use of the wok burner at any time. For further details or best price online please email onlinesales@barras.co.uk or call (024) 7665 1900.

Posted in Appliances
Apr
27
Gorenje expands its range with two 5-burner gas hobs

Entertaining at home is becoming more popular and for many is now the favoured alternative to going out for a meal. When cooking for a group, hobs that offer more usable space, like the new Gorenje G962AX1 and G760AX1 five burner gas hobs, are ideal.

The central triple wok burner is ideally situated to accommodate large pans and is also perfect for the chef who does a large amount of Asian style cooking. Both hobs boast an industrial design that looks professional but comes at an affordable price. Through consumer friendly touches like single handed ignition, ergonomic knobs and in-built safety devices, these hobs are perfect for the family cook or the hobby chef, and both come with a five year parts and labour guarantee.

The G962AX1 is presented in stainless steel and has cast iron pan supports that are durable and easy to clean. At 860mm in width the hob is large enough to support five pans comfortably, allowing the consumer to utilise the central wok burner at any time. The size of the hob itself makes it impressive to look at and the clean cut lines of the design mean it will fit in with almost any style of kitchen.

Meanwhile, the G760AX1 is ideal for those who may not have a huge kitchen but wish to make the most of the space they have. Due to the clever spacing of the gas burners it is possible to have a five burner hob top within a width of only 680mm. The central wok triple burner is ideal for stir fries while the other four burners still provide the variety of power necessary for many other cooking techniques. For more details call (024) 76651900 or email onlinesales@barras.co.uk. www.weareappliances.co.uk

Posted in Press Releases