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Enrolling Now! Kitchen Design for Homeowners Course

We have updated and improved our popular one day Interior Design for Homeowners course! If you are interested in Kitchen Design why not join us on April 4th, 2019 in Redleaf Business Park, Donanbate. Coffee and welcome at 10:00 and … Continue reading

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Wooden Worktops in a Kitchen

Sometimes a wooden worktop fits the aesthetic you wish to achieve in your new kitchen but you may have some concerns about the maintenance and practicality involved. Here are some guidelines that may help. Make sure your wooden worktop is … Continue reading

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Easter Cake

Here’s a really nice Danish style cake that I like to make in Spring. I honestly can’t remember where the recipe is from as I’ve had it for a long time! This is one I made earlier (a few years … Continue reading

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IKBA One Day Technical Guidance Course

The IKBA has introduced a set of Kitchen Design and Planning Codes (KDPC’s) for professionals working in the Irish Kitchen Industry. The codes are based on best international practice and are inclusive of all EU and Irish Building Regulations pertaining … Continue reading

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Kitchen Exhibitors at Ideal Homes 2017

A number of Kitchen Companies will be exhibiting at the 2017 Ideal Homes show in Dublin this weekend. Here’s a list of the companies websites and their stand locations: Stand Number: O20 Website: www.kitchenspace.ie Stand Number: N94 Website: www.kitchenresurfacing.ie Showhouse … Continue reading

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3D Sketching Workshop for Kitchen and Interior Designers

The Interiors Association and the IKBA have teamed up to bring you a Sketching Workshop on May 30th 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Maldron Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin. Learn to convert your 2D plans to impressive … Continue reading

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Winner of The Happy Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway

Congratulations to the Una Ennis, Kildare who is the winner of our Spring Cookbook Giveaway. Una wins The Happy Kitchen Cookbook!!!!

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Interior Design Trends for 2017 on YouTube

On our design courses and in conversation with clients we are regularly asked about current interior design trends and what’s in fashion. In an attempt to answer that question I’ve chosen my top three Interior Design and Colour Trends for … Continue reading

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The Happy Kitchen by Rachel Kelly and Alice Mackintosh Cookbook Giveaway

    This is a fantastic cookbook! And this from a cookbook addict. It’s original. It’s accessible. It has soul. Here at the IKBA we believe that kitchens should be happy and nurturing spaces. That’s why we’ve selected The Happy … Continue reading

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The Irish Countrywomen’s Association Book of Christmas

This is a lovely book; a perfect mix of practicality, fun and nostalgia. It is beautifully presented and photographed and contains crafts, recipes, contributor memories, little quotes, anecdotes and snippets of poetry.

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Interiors Association Professional Kitchen Design Course

IKBA have teamed up with the Interiors Association to create a one day Professional Kitchen Design Course specifically for Interior Designers. The course will be held on March 1st in The Maldron Hotel at Newlands Cross, Dublin. For more information … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design Trends 2016

In this series we will look at emerging kitchen design trends for 2016 and beyond. Hopefully it will give you some ideas for your new kitchen. Kitchen design trends have an interesting provenance originating from an amalgamation of food trends, … Continue reading

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Great Night Out in Galway

Want to be the one listening to the bedtime story for a change? Storyteller Rab Swannock Fulton will be in The Cottage Bar, Salthill, Galway on Thursdays until March 14th (which by my reckoning includes Valentines Day). The nights are … Continue reading

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Cool Kitchen Chairs

The kitchen design trend for mis-matched dining chairs continues unabated. Here are some of my current favourites:   This Eames Style Eiffel Chair is just £36.00 on Amazon right now. Amazing! A classic Camargue chair is hard to beat. Available … Continue reading

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Best Barbeque Sauce Recipe

I’ve been making this barbeque sauce from some old notes for a number of years now. It tastes particularly good for breakfast with bacon, eggs and coffee. This batch here is a bit special as it uses chilli peppers from … Continue reading

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Kitchens Dublin

In 2012 and 2013 the Irish Kitchen and Bedroom Association are conducting an ambitious market research survey to help improve the buying experience for Irish Kitchen customers. If you live in Dublin and plan to buy a new kitchen in … Continue reading

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Kitchens Ireland

If you live in any part of Ireland and are buying a new kitchen in 2012 or 2013 then the Irish Kitchen and Bedroom Association would like to invite you to take part in our nationwide market research survey. This … Continue reading

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Irish Kitchens

So what is an Irish Kitchen? Fifty years ago our grandparents would typically have had a parlour where they ate and welcomed visitors and a back kitchen or scullery where the real business of washing potatoes and the like would … Continue reading

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Irish Kitchen Magazines

If you are considering buying a new kitchen in Ireland then there are a number of Irish Kitchen magazines that you can buy to find inspiration. Irish Kitchens and Bathrooms is an annual publication by Dyflin Media who also publish … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Salsa

You know how it goes; you’ve never heard of "*" and suddenly it’s everywhere! Well not exactly everywhere but in this month’s issue of "Bon Appetit" AND Rachel Khoo’s "Little Paris Kitchen." Now rhubarb thrives on neglect (and not being … Continue reading

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About Irish Kitchen & Bathroom Association

The Irish Kitchen and Bathroom Association is an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in design, workmanship and customer service in the Irish Kitchen, Bathroom and Fitted Furniture Industry.

Our members are independent kitchen, Bedroom and fitted furniture specialists who share our commitment to excellence and who meet the associations stringent criteria for membership.

At the IKBA we value teamwork and recognise that good communication between our members and other professionals is critical to the success of many projects. Therefore we?ve invited the very best architects, designers, builders, crafts and trades people to join the IKBA as associate members.

If you are renovating your kitchen, Bathroom, home office or bedroom or indeed building a new home the IKBA can help you to make informed choices. Register your contact details online with us today to receive our free ezine and to qualify for substantial discounts from many of our members and associates.

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