Before you get too absorbed in choosing a new kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, there are a couple of questions you need to be asking yourself, firstly, are you looking at what is trending, or are you looking for something more traditional for a period property?

At the moment it‘s all greys and whites with straight lines - minimalist is definitely right on trend. Handleless doors are a big hit whilst wall units are less popular with open shelves and glass doors moving up the hit list. On the other hand, why not take a traditional wooden door, paint it a bright colour, and give it a modern feel? This is exactly what Avanti Kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms have achieved with their showcase stand at this year’s Grand Designs….

Milton Suede

Avanti’s eye catching nine meter stand will consist of two contemporary designs. The first display is a very traditional oak door painted in vivid blue, with cupboards and drawers framed between corner posts and topped white quartz worktops, this has cleverly created an illusion of a contemporary kitchen. The second display is the very sleek and modern porter profile range in very trendy matt white and reclaimed oak, the straight lines of this contemporary display are highlighted with an aluminium profile trim that allows the doors and drawers to be opened without the use of handles. Sitting comfortably between the two displays they have a media wall with TV screens playing testimonial videos and a slightly hipster looking seating area.

Porter Profile white

To get an idea of what would best suit your needs, why not visit the Avanti website at

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