The Great British Bake Off Returns – Kitchen Tiles!

The Great British Bake Off started again this week with a huge increase in viewing figures. This popular TV show seems to have tapped into something that we all love…….cake!

Who would have thought that baking could become so popular!

If you have caught the baking bug you will definitely need somewhere that is both stylish and practical to create your mouth-watering delights.

Every kitchen is different and we all have differing views as to what makes a truly great kitchen. But one thing is for sure, a kitchen should definitely be filled with the aroma of fresh home baking. kitchen wall tiles

So make sure your kitchen is ready for all your baking adventures with the help of tiles4all. We stock a huge range of inspirational kitchen tiles that will compliment a wide range of different kitchen styles.

Our fantastic collections of kitchen wall and floor tiles are really great because they are so practical and inexpensive; the colour choice also means that there is something to suit everyone’s taste.

A fabulously stylish kitchen is also a really great place to start your own pudding club or secret cake society.

Take a look at tiles4all.co.uk for our full range of affordable kitchen wall and floor tiles.

11 Things You Shouldn’t Do At Your Own Dinner Party

So you’re considering hosting a dinner party but you’ve never held one before? You’ll probably be thinking to yourself “Where on earth do I start?!” Don’t panic, we’re here to help! Everyone is always talking about the best ways to entertain their dinner guests and there are endless lists explaining ‘the best entertainment for your dinner party’ and ‘top dinner etiquette’ but no one ever seems to want to discuss dinner party faux pas! Here are a few boo boos that you’re not going to want to happen to you whilst your holding your party.

 

1. DON’T DO IT! Save yourself the headache and just go to someone else’s house.

2. We know that you love your kids and that you’re a fantastic parent but we don’t need to see those extremely awkward high school photos of your now 25 year old son that cover the entire wall. He probably still doesn’t forgive you for having those up there when he brought his first girlfriend home.

3. Don’t claim that you’re Gordon Ramsey to your friends and then offer to host a dinner party…IT WILL NOT BE OKAY! This amount of pressure is not good for your health and it’s bound to end in disaster and leave you with egg on your face (excuse the pun…I couldn’t resist) if you insist on hosting a dinner party knowing full well that you can’t cook no-one will judge you for getting in a helping hand. In fact, your dinner guests will probably be extremely grateful that they don’t have food poisoning.

4. If you do feel like hosting a dinner party then please don’t get drunk and assume that everyone will love your karaoke machine as much as you do. You may feel like you’re the best singer in the whole entire universe but others may feel slightly awkward when hearing your rendition of Cher’s “If I could turn back time”.

5. Familiarise yourself with the phrase “less is more,” keep your kitchen decor to a minimum. You may think that your kitchen is the perfect place to display the Samurai swords you collected when you went to Japan but they may leave your guest feeling slightly uneasy and perhaps fearing for their lives.

6. If you have any broken or chipped floor tiles than make sure you get them replaced. If you do manage to pull off a successful night then the last thing you’re going to want to happen is your old Aunty Sylvia falling over after a few glasses of Pinot Grigio! That will definitely ruin your evening and poor Aunty Sylvia will probably end up in hospital.

7. If you own animals you should try and keep them away from your kitchen/place of dining. Yes! I know you probably prefer the company of your pets but it’s far too late to think like that now. As much as it pains me to type this, I’m afraid that not everyone likes animals. So if Buster your extremely excitable Jack Russell somehow manages to find his way onto your dinner guest’s lap (or even worse…just use your imagination) then this may not go down too well.

8. Don’t decide to hold a ‘best dancer’ competition in your incredibly small kitchen. Things are bound to get broken. You also wouldn’t have to worry about whether or not Aunty Sylvia was a better dancer than you. You should stick to a safe game of charades…everyone loves charades.

9.Don’t be scared to tell people when they should go home. I’m going from personal experience here and people cannot take a hint! You could be sat there holding a sign saying “please go home I want to go to bed” and they probably still wouldn’t budge so make them aware of your curfew before they arrive at your party. In all honesty I don’t blame them, if I had unlimited access to free alcohol I’d probably be one of ‘those people’ too

10. Don’t forget about your toilet! This is the one room in your home that you know that everyone will visit. Make sure that your bathroom looks presentable. Make sure that all paintwork is up to scratch and again that no tiles are hung of the wall or chipped. Make sure that all of your mess is hidden and that there are no surprise visitors hiding in your toilet (if you get my drift).

11. There are four things that you should never mention at a dinner party and they are sex, money, religion and politics. If your food doesn’t offend your guests then any of these four subjects definitely will. Avoid these subjects at all costs!
By following these 11 steps I cannot guarantee that your party will be a success but there will be a glimmer of hope for you! Good luck!

To establish how to create the perfect ambiance for your dinner party please visit the Tiles4All website – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/

 

Installing a Marble Tile Backsplash

Are you looking to give your kitchen a makeover? Does the “wow” factor sound incredibly appealing to you? If so, there’s no better time to carry out your DIY project than during this four-day weekend!

A backsplash will add a strong focal point to your kitchen and it has several important functions as well as playing both practical and attractive features of the kitchen. It’s essential that a backsplash is easy to clean and that it serves its purpose to protect your walls from any splashes and messes.

Adding a backsplash gives you the chance to add a bit of colour and elegance to your kitchen and can become the centre point of your kitchen.

Marble isn’t the usual choice of backsplash but it will look incredibly beautiful. Marble is easy to clean and will create an elegant and classic style to your kitchen. Tiles4All have a beautiful range of marble tiles available and you can view our online at http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/Tile-Search/?submit=search&searchtext=marbleor

Alternatively, you can visit our Sheffield showroom if you live in the following areas – Abbeydale & Totley, Abbeydale Road, Bakewell, Broomhill, Crookes, Crosspool, Crystal Peaks, Darnall, Dronfield, Ecclesall Road, Eckington, Fulwood, Heeley, Hillsborough, Loxley, Meersbrook, Mosborough, Nether Edge, Norton, Ranmoor, Sharrow, Walkley, Whirlow, Woodseat.

Choosing Kitchen Wall Tiles

Kitchen tiles can really add an interesting element to a kitchen‘s overall design. There are so many colours, finishes, materials, sizes, shapes and styles to choose from it can get rather complicated deciding where to start.

Kitchen Wall Tiles are an essential for your kitchen as they protect walls from oil splashes and water damage.  They can also determine the overall style of your kitchen whether you decide on a contemporary or traditional theme.

Modern tiling schemes tend to be bold and colourful or they usually have more of an industrial feel as metallic wall tiles are rather popular.

Traditional kitchens have more of a natural and organic look and earthy tones are usually incorporated.

Whichever style you go for it important to think about which colour and pattern to choose, it’s important to think about the different material and finishes.

TilesAll have a huge choice of colour and designs available on their website – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/