We are often asked many questions about the best ways to approach designing and installing new kitchens, so we thought it would be a good idea to list a few of them here:

Q: We have a very small kitchen and are looking for ways to make the most of the limited space we have, can you help?

A: All good kitchen designers relish the challenge of small kitchens and take pride in creating space while incorporating generous storage facilities and all the appliances you want.

Quality kitchen manufacturers make a huge range of cabinet sizes especially to customer order so there is no need to waste precious inches with filler panels. Ingenious internal fittings give easy access within cabinets and again ensure that every inch of space is available for use. Special cupboards for hardware such as cutlery, and equipment can also be included to maximise the storage space.

Special slimline appliances give modern facilities in a reduced space while cooling and laundry appliances can be stacked.

Q: My sink has become quite badly stained with tea, coffee etc – is there any way of removing these?

A: Always wipe the sink down with warm soapy water and a cloth. This will remove everyday stains from your sink. In hard water areas limescale deposits can build up on the sink over a period of time. The limescale can become strongly coloured by such liquids as coffee and red wine. To remove limescale we recommend the use of mild acids as lemon or vinegar.

If stains become ingrained in the bowls, a 30 minute soak using diluted bleach or diluted biological washing powder (1 part cleaning agent to 10 parts water ) should remove the marks easily. Rinse the sink with water afterwards.

Q: How do I remove limescale-marks other stains and scratches from my Granite worktop?

A: Firstly, try cleaning the granite with any branded lime-scale remover; there are several available from most supermarkets. Apply on a small area to test first just in case there is an unwanted reaction; some products are particularly strong. Then wash the worktop with clean warm water with a small dash of washing up liquid added, using a microfibre cloth and dry off immediately with paper kitchen roll.

Finally, buy a tin of Wax furniture polish; not spray polish, apply using a circular motion and remove with a clean soft duster and then buff to a shiny finish. This will require plenty of ‘elbow grease’ but should restore the high shine of the granite surface. Do a small area at a time. To prevent lime-scale build up, clean your top regularly with clean warm water and a drop of washing up liquid, rinse and dry immediately with paper kitchen roll. Do this regularly and your tops should stay in pristine condition.

An occasional re-wax (every 12 months or so) is perfectly acceptable and will not cause you any problems. However, do not prepare food directly on the granite until the wax polish has had chance to ‘soak in’ and will not contaminate any food placed on the worktop.

Please call into our Wimborne showroom where you can view and get more information about our full range of appliances or make an appointment with our owner Gary Rice to discuss your requirements in more detail:

Email: gary@kitchenstyle.co.uk

Tel: 01202 881 039

Address: 3 Poole Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1QA

Opening Times

Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.
Saturday 10am until 2pm

Closed Bank Holidays

Any other time, including Sunday, by appointment only