Information and Tips from the Kitchen Industry.
Are there items you shouldn’t store in your kitchen cupboards?
It may seem strange to you but there are actually some things that it is advisable not to store inside a kitchen cupboard or drawer. We are accustomed to our kitchens being the perfect place to store most things but what if the things we are storing,...
Porcelain / Sintered surfacing - All you need to know
Granite and engineered stone have long been the material of choice for counter-tops, but as trends have begun to demand a cleaner sleeker look, there has been a need for a hard-wearing surfacing material that has similar properties to stone but that ...
Understanding and Signing Off your Kitchen Plans
The plans and renders that your kitchen designer present to you and that you will be asked to sign off are not just pretty pictures to assist you in visualising your kitchen. They are legal documents that depict what you have engaged and authorised t...
Hinges & Hardware - The Backbone of your Kitchen
When designing your kitchen, it is important not to overlook the interior function of your units in favour of the external aesthetics and overall appearance. The hardware you select, namely hinges for doors and runners for drawers, forms the backbone...
Built in or Free Standing? Which Cooking Appliances to Choose
For so many people making a choice about what appliances they want comes pretty far down the list when they start planning for a new kitchen. But why? Appliances are one of the more expensive items in your kitchen that have both an aesthetical and fu...
The Consumer Protection Act and the Kitchen Industry
Consumers in South Africa are offered protection by the Consumer Protection Act. The Act focuses on consumer protection by clearly setting out the rights of consumers and then also the responsibility of suppliers – both of goods and services. It gi...
Everything you need to know before starting a kitchen renovation
The majority of problems we see at the KSA (Kitchen Specialists Association) can often be traced back to clients not being fully informed about what the process of installing a new kitchen involves. All too often client’s have misconceptions about...
Give your kitchen a facelift – Advice from interior design expert John Autard
John Autard, interior designer, retired head of the Cape chapter of the Institute of Interior Designers and editor of the successful e-publication Interior Placements was asked by the KSA for his thoughts on giving your kitchen a face lift:...
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- KSA Handover Checklist
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- Playing with your Budget
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- Top 5 Kitchen Mistakes
- Clever Storage Solutions
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- Handover Checklist
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- Kitchen Design Through the Ages
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- Budgets, Budgets, Budgets.
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- LP Gas - be informed and be safe
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- The importance of a properly constructed cupboard
- Tips for a hot and happening kitchen
- House & Leisure Q&A with the KSA
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- 3 things to do before consulting a kitchen company
- Kitchen Finishes
- Choosing an extractor
- Top ten trends from Europe
- Timber in your kitchen
- Glass in your kitchen
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- Top 7 Hints
- Everything you need to know before starting a kitchen renovation
- What is what when it comes to selecting door finishes?
- Tips from the Gas Safety Association
- Give your kitchen a facelift – Advice from interior design expert John Autard
- Going Green in the Kitchen
- Hardware - The hidden backbone of your kitchen
- Kitchen Installation Timeline
- The KSA and the Consumer Protection Act
- Helpful advice from the Master Builder’s Association (MBA)
- Comparing Kitchen Tops - What is what when it comes to selecting tops?
- Appliances - You and your kitchen
- Colour Trends
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