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Paul Barry KBB is a family run company with over 30 years’ experience in home design and installation.


Choosing the style of your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom is a personal decision and first impressions really do count. At Paul Barry KBB, we understand that these are not simply just rooms in your house, they’re creative spaces for you to enjoy for many years, so it needs to be designed with you in mind.

At Paul Barry KBB, we can help drive your focus towards the design which is best suited to your home and most importantly, to you. Our expert team work with you every step of the way to select the right mixture of materials, finishes, and tones to create your perfect space. We design and supply a range of traditional and contemporary kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms within the Liverpool, North West and surrounding areas. You are warmly invited to visit our fabulous kitchen, bathroom and bedroom showroom.

With over 30 years experience in the design industry from space saving solutions to full house renovations, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality projects. Our creations produce an inspirational functional space for you to relax, entertain, unwind or invigorate. Why not take a look at our stunning range of bespoke designs for some inspiring ideas.

We believe that the best way to get a complete picture of the breadth of our different designs, furniture and appliances available from Paul Barry KBB is to call upon our FREE no obligation design service or visit our beautiful showroom. Simply go to our contact page and schedule an appointment with our team.

We are a family run business who can supply and fit your dream kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. Our team offers friendly service and valuable expertise as well as the highest quality products and suppliers. From the design process through to installation, we handle absolutely everything. All you need to do is tell us what you want for your room and we will do the rest.

Achieving a Modern Kitchen Style

When it is time to update your kitchen design, you want something that will stand out and be completely unique. If you’re looking a modern kitchen style as your next design, our blog is here to help you achieve your goals.

Do you love a clean, modern look? Then a stylish, modern kitchen is the right choice for you. It is all about handle less designs, minimal horizontal and vertical accents. Here’s how to achieve the modern kitchen style you’ve always dreamed of.

It does not take a whole lot of effort to transform your kitchen from one that looks outdated to a completely modern design. First, you need to eliminate all your clutter. Not only does this help you achieve a modern kitchen style, but it is also incredibly satisfying and has many practical advantages.

Modern kitchens are not meant to have loads of appliances and items on the worktops – they are made to be clutter free. Instead, opt for larder pull-out cabinets and savvy storage solutions when discussing your new requirements with your kitchen designer.

The idea of filling your kitchen worktops with appliances and things that should be stored away have no place in a modern design. Without clutter, your kitchen will be a calm and spacious environment in which to cook and prepare food.

Modern kitchens are all about being ahead of the curve, and that means plenty of modern appliances. Fill your new kitchen will plenty of smart technology to go with the sleek design of your kitchen.

For example, kettles that you can control the temperature and turn on/off with an app, smart ovens that uses a camera to look at your food and determines the best way to cook it by setting its own temperature and time, or a fridge with a built-in camera for those times when you are out shopping and can’t remember if you bought milk yesterday or not. All this and much more will make your lives so much easier and your kitchen experience more enjoyable.

There’s no point having the smartest kitchen technology if the design of the space isn’t up to scratch. The ultimate way to achieve a modern kitchen style is through your choice of cabinets and worktops.

Handleless cupboard doors are the secret to the modern kitchen style. They look incredibly sleek and there is an expensive, glossy and luxurious sense that comes with handleless kitchen cupboards and they add that complete style to a room. If you want to achieve a modern kitchen style, this is the best starting point.

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Recently, kitchens have gone from light, airy spaces to darker environments when it comes to a modern kitchen styles. With a modern style, you can go a bit wild and incorporate a lot of colours that would not ordinarily be used in your kitchen.

For cutting-edge design, black and grey are classic options for kitchen renovations. The colours work well, look clean and fresh whilst still offering contrast.

The initial kitchen range you choose will influence the rest of your decision, so it is better to have a huge selection to choose from as a basis to work from. At Paul Barry KBB, we have a huge range of kitchen designs to choose from and we can talk you through each one. Want to know more? Or wish to arrange a consultation with our expert team? Contact us, we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

Painted Bathroom Advice

A painted bathroom with a fresh lick of paint is one of the easiest, quickest and cheapest ways to spruce up a tired-looking bathroom. In recent years, painted bathrooms have become the preferred choice for home owners rather than conventional tiles. The current surge in the trend is often down to people wanting the option to choose their own bathroom colours, changing regularly to remain fresh and trendy for many years.

So, what colour are you going to choose for your bathroom paint? From calming neutral tones to darker hues, there is a whole host of options out there for you. Our painted bathroom design experts are here to offer you advice when it comes to painting your bathroom and styling it accordingly to make sure it remains a timeless space in your home.

Before you start painting, make sure that whatever option you choose you must ensure that it is an anti-mould bathroom paint. Due to the moisture and water of your bathroom, it is the perfect condition for mould and mildew to grow so make sure you pick a paint option that is resistant and easy to keep clean. Ask for assistance in your hardware store so you know the right materials to buy if you’re unsure.

Once you’ve got the materials its time to paint your bathroom and we’re often asked, “what colour should I paint my bathroom?” and our answer is always the same: whatever colour you like! But we always offer our advice:

Neutral palettes offer a soothing and calm bathroom, so think grey and beige tones. Not only do these look chic, they allow small bathrooms to look bigger. If you have a small bathroom, we suggest a neutral tone painted bathroom. Taupe and subdued yellows also allow small bathrooms to look bigger and they obtain a soothing, relaxing yet regal and elegant sensation.

On the flipside, going bold with striking reds and sharp blues really gives a pop. These can be ultra-modern in a sleek contemporary bathroom or work as a design flair in a traditional, Victorian style bathroom. Believe it or not, a bold primary colour can really be an amazing addition to a bathroom. The bright colour will look particularly striking as a backdrop against a pure, white bathroom suite.

A flash of a bright, fun colour can make your bathroom a unique place to express your personality. It must be seen to be believed.

For the ultimate sophistication, try adding a rich, dark shade of grey. Working against a traditional bathroom installation, a dark grey wall can feel drama and elegance for your bathroom.

A plain white painted bathroom can never be the wrong choice. As all your bathroom wares are most probably white, the space will look airy, clean and fresh. A lighter colour paint palette can work well in warmer months too as it will instantly create a light, summery finish.

Want more advice? From the colour of the painted bathroom walls to the type of taps you should have on your skin, we’re experts with over 30 years of experience transforming bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms across the UK. Our traditional, contemporary & modern designs include showers, baths, over-bath screens, ceramics and accessories consisting of the highest quality materials that come with manufacturer backed guarantees. If you would like us to design your bathroom for you, please give us a call or drop into our showroom. We would be happy to arrange a free no obligation quote for you.

The Benefits Of A Walk-In Wardrobe

Everyone dreams of having a walk-in wardrobe in their home. A stunning sanctuary to organise our clothes and an area dedicated to getting ready to face the day. From Carrie Bradshaw’s dream closet in Sex and the City to watching MTV Cribs back in the 90s, a walk-in wardrobe has always been considered an indicator of elegance and sophistication. Walk-in wardrobes are no longer reserved for the rich and famous and in recent years they’ve become a highly coveted addition to homes across the country.  Still unsure whether you want a walk-in wardrobe in your home? We believe walk-in wardrobes offer an abundance of benefits to you and your property.

Anyone who shares their bedroom with their partner will know how frustrating it is when you’re still in bed and they’re up getting dressed; being loud, turning the light on and disrupting your precious lie in. By allocating a walk-in wardrobe room in your home, you no longer must have your morning argument. Instead, you have a designated area to dress, prepare and get ready to take on the day while your other half can catch up on their beauty sleep without interruptions. It’s a win-win!

Think of your walk-in wardrobe as your sanctuary away from the bustle of your family. It’s a private area where you can completely chill and play some music, do your skincare routine in the dressing room mirror, or even just enjoy the silence. We often find that our clients find the organised setting of their walk-in wardrobe is relaxing. Often, we see our clients making their walk-in wardrobe an extension of their bathroom, usually connected with a door. This Scandinavian spa approach is very popular in recent years as it creates a hub of tranquillity and relaxation in your home.

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Additionally, a walk-in wardrobe can add value on to your property. When the time comes to sell, having one is a huge asset and a further weapon to your house sale’s armoury. Due to the trendiness of having a walk-in wardrobe in you home and them recently gaining mainstream appeal, it’s a key selling point and what could be what sets your home apart from the next.

Having a walk-in wardrobe gives you a plethora of storage options for your home. The addition of a room selected to be a closet gives you the freedom to organise your clothing, shoes, and accessories in a manner that exactly fits your vision. The liberation of having a walk-in wardrobe means you can say goodbye to clutter.

You’re no longer limited by your organisational capabilities and you can make use of that whole extra room. The only limitations for a walk-in wardrobe is your own imagination. There are so many things to consider to make this space something truly stunning and Paul Barry KBB specialise in creating a walk-in wardrobe designed to work for you.

We can create custom closets and offer options including mirrors, down-lighting, furniture, sit-down vanity and dresser, shelving, a multi-purpose island for storing watches and jewellery, bag racks, shoe storage, laundry hampers, an ironing surface and much more. Sound good? Have a look at our ranges of wardrobe styles and  get in touch, our team will be happy to provide a quotation for you.

How To Plan Your New Kitchen Layout

In years gone by, your kitchen has been designated for just cooking; a mundane area of the home for chores. But as our lifestyles have modernised and our homes have become a lot more open plan, we’re designing our kitchens with so much more in mind. These days, many people want their new kitchen layout to be a family hub where everyone can enjoy the space for their own reasons.

It’s all about having a kitchen layout that works as effortlessly for the designated chef of the family as it does for the kids that need to catch up on their homework, the family members who want to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day, and even those that want a space to host regular gatherings for friends. A lot of your home’s activities centre around your kitchen as the family hub which is why style, organisation, design and layout is essential.

So, how do you plan a new kitchen layout that works perfectly for all the reasons you need it to? In most cases, the size and shape of the room will be the determining factor for your kitchen layout design. The most common kitchen layout is the triangle; referring to the stove, sink and refrigerator. These areas see the most action so access to all of these elements should be planned carefully to ensure it is unobstructed. It should have easy access to the stove and refrigerator, as well as your countertop workstations.

new kitchen layout

The best part about hiring a bespoke kitchen designer is that you get the freedom to plan your new kitchen layout with you specifically in mind and that means you can stray from the traditional triangle and include extra elements you really like that wouldn’t otherwise fit into the design.

Other clients of ours enjoy the ‘Blum’s Dynamic Space’ concept which arranges your new kitchen layout as task zones to create the most convenient workflow. Explained here by Ideal Home “Tasks might include emptying the dishwasher (store your crockery close by), making breakfast (keep all your breakfast things together), preparing meals (utensils, chopping boards and bins in pull-outs under the worktop), cooking (store pots, pans and utensils in a drawer under the cook top with bottles of oil and spices in a pull-out close by), and cleaning (materials for cleaning close to the sink)”.

The workspace must be thoughtfully designed to allow movement of people around the kitchen easily. This includes keeping children away from the dangerous areas and giving the cook plenty of room, so guests don’t stray into their way. Consider where guests are going to sit, where busy zones like the fridge is going to be and how you’re allowing the cook to be a part of the conversation while preparing the meal.

An island is a great was of using your kitchen layout to control the flow of people in the kitchen. By positioning your kitchen island centrally, it allows for multiple possibilities. By adding bar stools to the island and creating a breakfast bar space is a great way to create additional space and storage. This extra surface is great for dining, entertaining and an allocated homework area for the kids.

Not all kitchens are standard rectangle shape. It’s the limited wall space, or our sloped ceilings, the pillars or our irregular number of doors which really makes our houses our home and its important that your new kitchen layout is designed with these special architectural features. Allow your kitchen layout to work with the quirkiness of your home, integrate this into your selection of cabinets, your flooring and your furniture.

Once you’ve got the perfect layout in place you’re on your way to achieving your dream kitchen. At Paul Barry KBB, we can take care of every aspect of your kitchen installation – from arranging the perfect kitchen layout to selecting the right accessories and everything in between. Want to know more? Arrange a free consultation with our team of experts.

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