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Celebrating 15 years of Jag Kitchens

Jag Kitchens was established in 2004 by Malcolm and Lesley McLagan to fill a gap between low-cost (and often low quality) modular kitchens and those hand-built, labour intensive kitchens that price-wise were beyond the reach of many people. Family owned and operated since then, Jag Kitchens services the local community in East Auckland in both…

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Designing a Small Kitchen with Limited Space

A Small Kitchen Space with Everything in its Place A great kitchen design is not only about choosing the right components for your kitchen, but also choosing the right placement for them. For a small kitchen design, ensuring the layout is right will give you a kitchen that’s a joy to be in – with…

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What’s The Best Kitchen Layout?

A great kitchen design is not only about choosing the right components for your kitchen but also choosing the right placement for them. Getting the layout right will give you a kitchen that’s a joy to be in with everything in a logical place that works for you. The Kitchen Triangle vs a Work Zone…

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2019 Kitchen Design Trends

Thinking about renovating your kitchen this year, but unsure where to start or where to focus your design aesthetic? Below we have listed our top five 2019 kitchen design trends that will ensure your new kitchen is in style and on point in all the right ways, while sparing you the needless fads.   These…

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How are you Preserving your Kitchen Benchtop?

Our top tips for ensuring the best aftercare is taken once your new kitchen benchtop has been installed. Once you’ve spent the time and money having your new kitchen design installed, nothing is better or more satisfying than sitting back and admiring the finished product, especially with a Jag Kitchens custom-sized and manufactured benchtop in…

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Choosing Lighting Options for your Kitchen

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Choosing efficient kitchen lighting for your new kitchen renovation is essential to the overall functionality of your kitchen. However, choices for kitchen lighting encompass more than just ceiling lighting – and the options can sometimes be overwhelming.   At Jag Kitchens we’ve separated kitchen lighting options into three distinct categories to help you through your…

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White Christmas Mojito

Enjoy a White Christmas Mojito with family and friends in your kitchen this Christmas.   Recently on the Jag Kitchens Facebook page, we ran a competition in conjunction with Cocktail Collective for a $150 voucher to spend online towards their products. To enter the draw, participants were asked to share their most favourite festive cocktail…

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Where to Spend vs. Save in your Kitchen Renovation

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Keeping to Budget During your Kitchen Renovation A kitchen design may look fabulous and aesthetically pleasing, but to be true value for money, you need something that is also functional to your needs. At Jag Kitchens, our professional design consultants can help you design the kitchen of your dreams – while sticking within the realms…

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7 Ways to Style a Colourful Kitchen

Have you ever considered a colourful design for your kitchen? How about a blue kitchen? You should! A colourful kitchen, specifically a blue kitchen, is one of 2018’s most coveted trends. A fresh alternative offering to the popular neutral kitchens of yesteryear, a colourful kitchen needn’t be a hodge-podge of cluttered colours and style, but…

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Kitchen Design Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

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Renovating and re-designing a kitchen is a big undertaking with a lot of variables to consider. Below we have listed 5 common kitchen design mistakes and how to avoid them, so you’ll be sure to have the kitchen of your dreams by the time it all comes together. DO Sweat the Small Stuff Passing on…

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How Do I Know Which Kitchen Style Is Right For Me?

After spending time living with a kitchen style you don’t really love, it’s a great feeling to know there are so many options out there that could soon be made into a kitchen style of your very own! After that initial feeling of excitement though, it’s natural to feel slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number…

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Are Your Cabinets at Risk of Moisture Damage?

All kitchen cabinetry and interiors are at risk of moisture damage, but there is a way to avoid any costly mistakes during your new kitchen build. Moisture is typically unavoidable in kitchens due to steam, washing up and general humidity. Many cabinets in older kitchen designs can therefore fall victim to moisture damage, in the…

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