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Kitchen Design Tips From InSinkErator Brand Ambassador, Kelly Hoppen CBE

InSinkErator® brand ambassador, and renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen CBE, recommends key kitchen design tips to help you think creatively about your next kitchen project.

Kelly’s own personal style includes creating harmonious, neutral interiors where people, art and objects are the colour in the home. For Kelly, the home is very much about living and how it’s used. It must look beautiful, but at the same time be practical. Kelly Hoppen CBE has endorsed the entire InSinkErator® portfolio of specialist kitchen taps and food waste disposers.

Since the global pandemic, creating individual spaces within the home is key and what’s interesting is the kitchen, which Kelly believes is the heart of the modern home. The kitchen is the hub of the home, it’s for the entire family, the one room in the house that everyone uses and it’s this element which makes the kitchen and the way it’s designed so important. So, if you’re planning or currently designing a new kitchen, be sure to read Kelly’s kitchen design tips.

Kelly Hoppen CBE recommends:

  • Before designing your dream kitchen, take a look at your existing set-up and pinpoint what works and what doesn’t work for you. From here, you can determine what you need to prioritise in your layout and fixtures, and highlight the ‘must-have’ features in your new design.
  • The heart of the modern home is the kitchen; it’s where we tend to meet, eat, cook, and entertain. Personality and detail are important in the design scheme, but don’t underestimate the importance of functionality here; the last thing you want is to be nudging guests out of the way to reach for serving utensils.
  • The perfect entertainment area also needs to double up as your everyday living space; visualise the time you regularly spend in the kitchen and work around that. Whether it’s placing a quiet armchair beside the window for your morning coffee and a moment’s meditation or positioning the dining table to soak up the afternoon light while you work or write.
  • I’m a big believer that less is more in a kitchen space, so installing discreet, convenient products is always a priority. One great time and space-saving tool that I always fall back on is an InSinkErator® steaming hot water tap, perfect for a quick cup of tea. Also, a simple way to boost sustainability is with an InSinkErator® food waste disposer, diverting organic matter away from landfill and into a circular economy.

Endorsed by Kelly Hoppen, an InSinkErator® food waste disposer is a sustainable asset for the modern home. It can be neatly hidden under the kitchen sink and is the ideal alternative for diverting food waste from landfill, especially where home composting is not possible. InSinkErator® invented the food waste disposer over 90 years ago and today, the global market leader manufactures a wide variety of models, designed to suit different family sizes and home cooking needs.

To streamline the kitchen in style the, Kelly Hoppen endorsed, InSinkErator® portfolio also boasts an elegant collection of specialist kitchen taps. The InSinkErator® taps are designed to eliminate the need for a kettle and are available in an array of shapes and on-trend finishes, including Brushed Gold or Velvet Black. The top-of-the-range InSinkErator® 4N1 Touch tap instantly and safely dispenses filtered steaming hot water, filtered cold water and regular hot and cold water from one combined fixture.

Anne Kaarlela, Marketing Communications and Customer Service Manager, Europe, InSinkErator®, says: “We are delighted to share top tips from a multi-award winning interior designer on creating your perfect kitchen space in a post-pandemic world. Offering more than just a style statement, our range of specialist kitchen taps and food waste disposers boast convenient, time-saving and sustainable benefits and possess a seal of approval from Kelly Hoppen CBE.”

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Image captions:

  1. Kelly Hoppen CBE has endorsed the entire InSinkErator® portfolio of specialist kitchen taps and food waste disposers
  2. An InSinkErator® food waste disposer is a must-have eco-appliance for the kitchen
  3. InSinkErator® specialist kitchen taps are available in a range of on-trend finishes, including Brushed Gold and Velvet Black


Notes for Editors:

Additional kitchen design tips from Kelly Hoppen CBE:

  • Lighting, both natural and artificial, is incredibly important to consider in any room, but particularly in the kitchen. I find that natural light can really uplift my mood, so I prefer to go for tall, open windows that let the light in at all times throughout the day. As you move into the evening, warm, subtle lighting creates an atmosphere, while being easy on the eyes.
  • Invest in a beautiful dining table as the focal point of your space. Time spent around the table with family and friends is so valuable and cherished, and the design should reflect this. I find that minimal centrepieces, such as plants or ceramics, can add charm without cluttering, and suspended, sculptural lighting offers a warm overhead glow that really invites you over.
  • While I may be biased, a neutral colour palette is always a great base to start with. This will allow you to play around with layers, adding metals like nickel or copper for an industrial touch, or cool, contemporary appliances that already act as statement pieces. People often forget how much room there is for creativity in the small details, like handmade drawer handles and luxury utensils.
  • Hiding handcrafted plates and dinnerware away in cupboards seems a shame when they can make such gorgeous displays. I find that shelving can be a statement piece that is more accessible and provides an opportunity to show off any beautiful ceramic pieces.
  • Using elegant storage displays for utensils can add detail to a space while helping to keep worktops clutter-free. Wicker baskets are great for tableware, napkins, and cutlery, and can be tucked away neatly. Kilner jars are a timeless classic in any kitchen, whether it’s for storing dry ingredients, or for pickles and ferments, they can add layers of natural textures and colours to the kitchen shelf.


About InSinkErator®:

InSinkErator® UK, a business unit of Emerson, is the UK and world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and the clear global market leader. Food waste disposers divert around 20 per cent of household waste away from landfill and have been shown to have a smaller carbon footprint than kerbside collection. In 2007 InSinkErator® launched a brand new product, the Steaming Hot Water Tap, which delivers filtered, steaming hot water on demand. The InSinkErator® range of steaming hot water taps has achieved approval from WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme).

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30th May 2022


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