Following on with our literary theme for this month, another more contemporary writer Joanna Trollop has been famous for writing ‘ AGA Sagas’, as the literary media called her novels, usually set in old Vicarages and country cottages. There was a time when AGA ranges were seen only in farmhouses and fine country homes, set in very traditionally styled kitchens. But now they are often incorporated into the most contemporary kitchens and hold their own in terms of modern design and efficient green technology with state-of-the-art touch-screen control panels with independently controllable hotplates and ovens – ON when you need them and OFF when you don’t. They now come in all sizes and colours and can run on gas, oil or electricity and still offer the uniqueness of AGA- cooked food produced from its radiant heat which treats food differently. It doesn't blast food with drying direct heat. Instead, radiant heat from the cast iron ovens gently cooks food, locking in flavour, moisture and goodness.
Just a few miles away from our Beau Port showroom is the village of Chawton, where Jane Austen’s House and Museum is located and is currently busy with the visiting media of the world filming everything and anything to do with the publication of Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ two hundred years ago. For those of you who have visited this historic house, you will have been able to explore the fairly recently restored kitchen, the last part of the house to be opened to the public – thanks to some lottery funding. The simplicity of these historic kitchens makes you wonder how the cooks of the day managed to turn out such fine food. The kitchen is separate from the rest of the house, with access to it outside, a few paces away from the side entrance to the house. The baking oven is in a separate building and where all the laundry was also completed – a kind of Georgian utility room!
I wonder what Jane Austen would have thought about today’s modern kitchens, maybe she would feel more at home in our more traditionally styled kitchens, complete with one of our AGA ranges. Our more contemporary styled kitchens and the high speed cooking times would stretch her active imagination.
Excitement is building at Beau-Port Kitchens and Interiors huge showroom, with the forthcoming launch of their new AGA Kitchen, providing the perfect home-comfort base for you to enjoy our programme of Cookery Demonstrations – coming soon!
Now in its 13th year, this successful family run business has created a unique environment for customers to come to ‘test-drive’ a whole range of real size, skilfully designed contemporary and traditional kitchens in a wide range of high quality materials, made by skilled craftsmen and fitted with tender loving care to give you the kitchen of your dreams.
The 2000 sq ft showroom now also offers a range of interior solutions for other areas of your home, including fitted Bedrooms, Home Offices, Utility/Laundry Rooms and even Media Rooms.
Come and linger a while in our fabulous range of beautiful room settings and enjoy the very personal service provided by the Johnson family, who are passionate about your projects.
Modern kitchen design is the epitome of modern home design and functionality. When buying a modern style kitchen you will be getting the height of kitchen technology coupled with stunning minimalist design. This can be achieved by using very contrasting colours and textures to frame or boarder the doors and units.
At Beau-Port Kitchens we display and use modern kitchen furniture from German kitchen manufacturer Rotpunkt. Rotpunkt produce the highest quality German, modern kitchen furniture. Two of which display’s we have on display at our showroom in Hampshire.
We will be updating the design, adding really useful information to help with your kitchen project over the coming weeks.
In the mean time check out some of the last kitchen designs projects recently completed.