Why #StayHome is the best time to plan a new kitchen

Before the coronavirus pandemic, many homeowners were already in the process of planning kitchen extensions…

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Guest Blog by The Cookery School at Braxted Park

Braxted Park Cookery School, located just 10 miles away from our showroom and workshops in Essex, this well established cookery school boasts an array of courses run by a selection of award-winning professional chefs. One such class is the Moroccan Feast Cookery Course, so here’s some background on what to expect.

Utility room designs ideas – What to consider

In the modern family home, the utility room has become a must have, with larger more elaborate boot rooms also growing in popularity. More often than not, the utility-cum-boot room is located near the back entrance to the house and…

Kitchen Tour | Orford

Often, a kitchen’s design is all about balance; balancing the practical requirements with the aesthetic impact or balancing dual, sometimes opposing, aspects of a brief. But our Orford kitchen takes the concept of balancing a scheme one step further. Careful…

Hot, Hot, Hot – Guest Blog by Perrin & Rowe

Hot taps are all the rage right now, and quite rightly so. Forget waiting for the kettle to boil or cluttering your worktop with yet another appliance; instead welcome some stylish convenience into your home with a hot tap that…

Bespoke kitchen island ideas

What’s on your kitchen wish list? When we talk to our clients about their dream kitchen, more often than not, a kitchen island comes into conversation. So what is it about kitchen islands that makes them so popular, and with…

AGA Masterclass – Recipe Ideas

We recently hosted an exclusive AGA cookery masterclass with chef, Mark David from The Cooking Experience in our Colchester showroom. With a fantastic group of guests, we were absolutely spoilt with such a wide array of dishes cooked for us, all with…

Davonport Awarded Best Showroom 2017

We’ve had a very exciting few weeks at Davonport; we have some really special projects on the go and there are all sorts of exciting new ventures in the pipeline, you’ll learn more about those soon. But, there’s one piece…

Kitchen Tour | SOHO

Whether you’ve been interested in our SOHO kitchen since its release at the start of 2017, or you’re just seeing it for the first time, we hope you’ll agree it’s a complex and exciting design.

Easter Recipes – Tips From Guest Chef, Mark David

With Easter just around the corner, families are no doubt planning get-togethers for the long weekend. The two bank holidays make it the perfect time to plan some quality time with loved ones, and no Easter would be complete without…

What is ‘good kitchen design’?

Design is a word we use a lot in the Davonport office and often we talk about design without even realising it. Whether it’s a design presentation, a discussion of the latest design trends or drilling down into the finest…

Houzz 2017 Kitchen Trends

When Houzz releases a new kitchen report we’re always eager to get really stuck into it and understand how our own projects compare to the wider trends going on in the world of kitchen design. We keep our ear close…

Kitchen Tour | Rural Farmhouse

It’s easy to look at a kitchen as a whole and overlook the individual details and how they piece together to create a room that’s practical, beautiful and enjoyable to be in. This farmhouse kitchen, nestled in the Essex countryside,…