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ALNO Gets Framed

ALNO Gets Framed

ALNO looks to traditional British styles for the inspiration behind its new ALNOFRAME range. With its solid wood frame and distinctly cottage-style elegance, you would be forgiven for mistaking ALNO’s new ALNOFRAME kitchen for a characteristic English-made door.  Manufactured in...

24 Apr 2017

ALNO Colour Trends 2017: Blue

ALNO Colour Trends 2017: Blue

Blue is a timeless colour.  It is the colour of life; from the sky to the sea, blue suggests revitalisation and relaxation.  Both classic and contemporary, when it comes to the home, blue is a colour scheme that works with little effort, making it ideal for creating a space that will...

10 Apr 2017

Naturally ALNO: New ALNOSTRUCT

Naturally ALNO: New ALNOSTRUCT

Kitchen design takes a natural approach with ALNO’s striking new real wood veneer range, ALNOSTRUCT. With a natural oak front, ALNOSTRUCT has a wonderful tactile finish that evokes a grounding, down-to-earth atmosphere, and a sense of being close to nature.  The palpable knots and...

17 Mar 2017

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017: New Kitchens Lead to Healthier Lifestyles

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017: New Kitchens Lead to Healthier Lifestyles

Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017, picking out some key points which may be helpful and interesting for those of you looking to buy a new kitchen this year. We have looked at how and why people are renovating, what cabinets, worktops and...

10 Mar 2017

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017: Appliances

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017: Appliances

So, we have looked at how and why people are updating their kitchens, and which cabinets, worktops and built-in features are being chosen, and this week, we’re going to look at what appliances homeowners are opting for to complement their kitchens. According to the Houzz Kitchen Trends...

24 Feb 2017

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017: Cabinets, Worktops and Built-in Features

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017: Cabinets, Worktops and Built-in Features

The annual Houzz Kitchen Trends Study was published recently, and as always, it offers lots of interesting information if you’re looking to update your kitchen in 2017. The first in our series of Houzz Kitchen Trends Study articles, which you can read here, looked at how and why...

23 Feb 2017

90 Years ALNO: Introducing the Limited Edition ALNO90

90 Years ALNO: Introducing the Limited Edition ALNO90

ALNO celebrates its 90th anniversary by launching a limited edition kitchen, specially developed to mark the milestone. Limited to just 1,927 hand-built kitchens – reflecting ALNO’s founding year of 1927 - each ALNO90 comes with a certificate of authenticity attesting to its...

13 Feb 2017

Houzz Publishes Kitchen Trends Study 2017

Houzz Publishes Kitchen Trends Study 2017

Houzz has recently published its annual Kitchen Trends Study, and as always, it is an interesting read for those of us working in the kitchen industry and those looking to uplift their kitchen. Over the next few weeks, we will break the study down, taking a closer look at the results and...

10 Feb 2017

Dramatic Textures Are Set to Captivate in 2017  with New Styles from ALNO

Dramatic Textures Are Set to Captivate in 2017 with New Styles from ALNO

Create a seamless blend of textures, tones and trends in your kitchen with sophisticated new colourways from ALNO. ALNOSTAR DUR in Ferro Bronze - a striking bronze metal-effect with a burnished industrial look - is juxtaposed against the pure minimalism of ALNOSTAR PEARL in High-gloss Ultra...

16 Jan 2017

Flawless White Kitchens

Flawless White Kitchens

When it comes to kitchen design, nothing is more popular than clean and crisp, white cabinets. However, like all design, it always comes down to personal preference. Despite its popularity, to some, white kitchens can appear too clinical, where for others, it’s the kitchen of their...

13 Dec 2016

ALNO Predicts: Kitchen Trends 2017

ALNO Predicts: Kitchen Trends 2017

ALNO looks forward to 2017, as it anticipates the kitchen trends that will be at the top of every interior wish-list in the new year. As a trend-leader, ALNO is always ahead of the market, forecasting the latest luxury styles for the kitchen and introducing innovative new materials and...

02 Dec 2016

Become Attached to Your Kitchen

Become Attached to Your Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen design, a kitchen island is usually at the top of everyone’s wish list. However, in some cases, the space this grand and prominent feature needs is unavailable. Fortunately, this is where the peninsula comes in. Starting with the basics, a kitchen island and a...

18 Nov 2016

Kitchen Design Tips: Exciting Lighting

Kitchen Design Tips: Exciting Lighting

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of the tips that we at The ALNO Store Weybridge give our customers when helping them to design their dream kitchen. This week, we’re going to focus on lighting! Lighting in the kitchen is essential, whether you need to brighten up a task...

18 Nov 2016

The ALNO Store Weybridge

Create your #ALNOPalette with The ALNO Store Leeds

Create your #ALNOPalette with The ALNO Store Leeds

Like all great designers, the design team at The ALNO Store Leeds are constantly experimenting with new combinations of colours and textures. Drawing inspiration from existing kitchen displays, interior design trends, and feedback from ALNO customers, we gather together samples of ALNO...

13 Nov 2016

The ALNO Store Leeds

Open Your Mind to Open Shelving

Open Your Mind to Open Shelving

Open shelving in the kitchen is a source of great debate. On the one hand, some people see it as a stylish way to add extra storage space to your kitchen, while others believe it can make a space seem cluttered. Here are five reasons why you should open your mind to open...

09 Sep 2016

Ergonomic Kitchens: The Working Triangle

Ergonomic Kitchens: The Working Triangle

The concept of the kitchen work triangle is to improve ergonomics in the kitchen. This is done by spacing the most commonly used elements in a way that reduces unnecessary travel yet not making the space feel too cramped. The three major elements of the home kitchen are the fridge/freezer...

24 Aug 2016

The ALNO Store Leeds

Natural Materials Make This Minimalist Kitchen Pop at The ALNO Store Leeds

Natural Materials Make This Minimalist Kitchen Pop at The ALNO Store Leeds

The latest display at the ALNO flagship showroom in Leeds showcases how to make minimalist, modern kitchens stand out with the clever use of natural materials to accent the muted palette of the doors. A chunky Sensa granite worktop with under-mounted sink and induction hob contrasts...

23 Aug 2016

The ALNO Store Leeds

Let Your Kitchen Shine

Let Your Kitchen Shine

In the design of our kitchens, one of the most important materials we use is light. The key to a successful lighting scheme lies in layering the effects, so the lighting should be zoned according to its use - working (task), dining and mood (ambient) and creating the 'wow' factor...

17 Aug 2016

Lift Your Kitchen to New Heights with ALNO iMove

Lift Your Kitchen to New Heights with ALNO iMove

Introducing stylish and practical new storage options for your luxury German kitchen furniture from ALNO... Known for our high-quality products and sensible innovations, we are excited to offer our customers something new in the way of kitchen storage for 2016.  The new iMove...

04 Aug 2016

Transport Your Kitchen to Exotic Lands this Summer with ALNO

Transport Your Kitchen to Exotic Lands this Summer with ALNO

Take inspiration from the intricate patterns of Middle Eastern tiling this Summer and create a rich tapestry of vibrant colours in your kitchen with new Tile-like Niche Back Panels from ALNO.

06 Jun 2016

Kitchen Storage Gets Stylish with Innovative Solutions from ALNO

Kitchen Storage Gets Stylish with Innovative Solutions from ALNO

When planning your kitchen layout, it is important to consider the space you have available, not only for storing food, but also for utensils, tableware, appliances and cleaning products.  A useful tip to help identify your personal storage needs is to create a detailed list of the current...

10 May 2016

ALNOCERA Consigo Hits Two Trends with One Stone

ALNOCERA Consigo Hits Two Trends with One Stone

Unveiling the captivating new ceramic edition to our ALNOCERA range...Consigo. With its luxurious, textured surface, new ALNOCERA Consigo is a kitchen that intrigues the mind and the senses. Made from an innovative, highly-resistant and scratchproof ceramic, with a tactile stone-effect...

25 Apr 2016

New Walnut-effect ALNOPLAN - a Fusion of Elegance and Style

New Walnut-effect ALNOPLAN - a Fusion of Elegance and Style

Unveiling Walnut-effect as a stylish new colour option for our popular ALNOPLAN range. ALNOPLAN is the epitome of open-plan living, perfectly designed to blend your kitchen and living area into one, for a space that is both versatile and practical. Showcasing dramatic, beautiful...

07 Apr 2016

Style Trends: Monochrome Kitchens

Style Trends: Monochrome Kitchens

You may have read our recent blog on the wide variety of kitchen door colours available through our RAL colour matching service. Well as much as we love colour, we also appreciate the understated beauty and simplicity of monochrome kitchens, so we’ve put together these tips on how to...

19 Nov 2015

Introducing the Truly Captivating ALNOCERA Convinta

Introducing the Truly Captivating ALNOCERA Convinta

Are you looking for a statement kitchen that is bang on trend?  Look no further than the very latest ALNOCERA kitchen in the brand new dramatic colour Convinta.  With its premium quality ceramic surface and alluring heavy natural shades, it is a truly exciting range - new to the ALNO...

23 Oct 2015

Inject Colour Into Your Kitchen

Inject Colour Into Your Kitchen

"I wonder if any element of interior design is more personal than colour? Nothing can more quickly reveal aspect of personality and character than the choice - or absence - of colour.”  ~ Van Day Truex, 1980. We think this is a fantastic quote, and one that matches...

08 Sep 2015

Putting the plan in open plan living

Putting the plan in open plan living

Open plan living continues to grow in popularity because of the social, practical and flexible space it provides. Combining the different aspects of kitchen, living and dining with social and family life, it brings a calming and indulgent feeling of space and openness and facilitates inclusive...

13 Aug 2015