KBB 2018

Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms Trade Exhibition


Had a brilliant, inspiring day at the KBB show held at NEC in Birmingham. We got there with no detours or hitches so the day was off to a good start 😊. We arrived nice and early,  it wasn’t too busy in fact whilst we were looking for the correct halls it was so quiet I started worrying that we’d come on the wrong day. Not unheard of for me!

Anyway we eventually found where we needed to be and although it wasn’t yet heaving with people,you could feel the hum of positivity and optimism in the hall. Ooh I love a good old exhibition. I wanted to stop and talk to everyone but Mr Sensible gently but firmly pushed me along to the relevant stands! Although anywhere offering freebies he was drawn in relevant or not! Mr decided that the best plan of action would to methodically follow the rows up and down so we didn’t miss anything. I argued that we should identify the locations of our must see stands first before we then take his approach but he wasn’t having any of it. So off we went along his chosen path.

I’ll start with the boring stuff first, we sourced a new innovative silicon. I do have to say at this point that although this is not something that floats my boat after the demonstration even I felt a little excited. Also the free bottles of wine went a little way to convince me that yes we should take some there and then! Now Mr was very happy with his haul of superglue and freebies I could distract him from his planned route and me being me just went wherever my eyes took me.


Criss crossing all over the place I came across some lovely products but unfortunately did also miss some of my targeted stands! I ensured I got to see many of our brilliant current suppliers who where so very accommodating. I consider it a really important part of my job to keep up to date with new and up and coming products to share and advice my customers with and it was great to talk to them about new products.

I am really excited to provide a sneak preview of the new products our current suppliers have introduced as well as new brand new products we will be introducing to our range over the coming weeks


New products coming to the website and showroom soon!

I can’t finish off without showing you this beautiful Smeg Fridge, who wouldn’t want to keep their Champagne on ice in this gorgeous piece of art


At 5:00pm with aching feet, laden with bags of goody bags and purchases it was time to head off home. The day just wasn’t long enough and we only managed to get approx two thirds of the way round. So all in the name of doing my job I have decided an over night stay is called for on my next visit.

Oh and just as a footnote: Mr, who initially pulled his face at the thought of being dragged round this show has just informed me has identified a building and renovation show coming under in a week or 2 and should he book us tickets!

Speak soon,

Julie Williams x


5 Stylish & Handy Worktop Inserts

Having Granite or quartz worktops enables some nifty options that are both discreet and practical to make living & working in the kitchen that bit easier:

Worktop Wireless Phone Charger Insert

countertop phone charger insert



Integratde into the work surface for a flush fit, discreet and convenient wireless charging solution.

Simply sit any Qi enabled mobile device on top of the charger. If your device does not have Qi built in an additional interface is required.


 Worktop Pop up Socket

worktop pop up socket

This great pop up socket inserts discreetly into the worktop with matching cover. At the press of a small sensor inconspicuously situated under the worktop overhang the motorised socket raises for use. It then inserts back in place when not in use


Worktop Extraction

countertop integrated extractor



Air Uno has launched innovative countertop extraction hoods integrated with induction hobs

Integrating the hob and extractor into one fluid and subtle worktop design, both models draw vapours and odours downwards.


Integrated Food Prep Disposal

countertop integrated food disposal

No more running around the kitchen during the busy food prepping tasks at home. This worktop waste bin would be ideal for anyone looking for a solution to household waste, without having to display an obvious bin in the kitchen



  Worktop Integrated Television

countertop integrated tv