Delve into our world with the Journal and discover a closer look at our latest kitchen projects, trends to embrace in the kitchen and the inspirations behind The Main Company lifestyle!
Reclaimed pine kitchen unit sit on whitewash oak parquet flooring

What Is Parquet Flooring?

Origin Parquet flooring dates back to 16th century France. The original designs were laid out in geometric patterns with the individual blocks varying in colour and size. In modern times parquet flooring...
Denby coffee brew on table

3 Expert Tips For Creating A Luxury Coffee Station At Home

As we all spend more time at home, you may be looking for ways to add little touches of luxury that can make staying in feel more like going out. Here, Hayley...
Rustic oak flooring in dining area

Wood Flooring: The Perfect Base For Your Kitchen

So, you have chosen your perfect Main Company kitchen lets not forget about important touches like tiles and flooring, but have you considered using wood flooring throughout your kitchen?  At The Main...
Mirror with wirework reflects dark blue kitchen

Top 5: Materials In Our Kitchen Designs

If you are familiar with our kitchen designs, you’ll know how we love a mix of materials. From reclaimed timbers to sheet metal, our inspiration comes from a wide range of raw...
Internal sliding door with raw steel rail next to floor lamp and grey sofa

FAQ: Our Sliding Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are a great way of creating a partition to any room or open area, or creating a feature to a blank wall. In the same way our kitchens and...
Bespoke london kitchen showroom

The London Showroom is Open!

The seed of an idea which started about 2 years ago has finally rooted in the Business Design Centre, Islington. The Centre is an iconic building built in 1862 as an agricultural...
BORA X Pure downdraft Hob

Introducing BORA at The Main Company

BORA – enjoy new freedom in the kitchen  From the Bavarian town of Raubling, BORA Lüftungstechnik GmbH is revolutionising the design and function of kitchens with their effective cooktop extractor systems BORA...
The Main Company Cornwall kitchen - Basalt Blue paint with aged copper worktops

Top 5: Little Greene Colours in the Kitchen

It’s really interesting to watch how clients select their kitchen colour. Some people know instantly what colour they would like before the design process has started, others can be still deliberating until...
Lady Using Soap Pump Washing Hands

What will a post-Covid-19 kitchen look like?

What effect will the coronavirus pandemic have on the future of kitchen design and the way people use their kitchens if this is the ‘new normal’?  In the present time kitchens have...
Bespoke kitchen island painted in Little Greene Lamp Black with stainless steel worktop

Black Kitchens Are Here To Stay

Black isn’t always the first colour that comes to the forefront of the mind when planning a kitchen. Quite often it can be deemed too dark and not the typical, light and...
Black Quooker flex hot water tap with boiling water

Finishing Touches for the London Showroom

Through our previous posts on our Journal and social channels hopefully you have a good idea what the London showroom kitchen will look like. Today we wanted to delve a little deeper,...
Rusted metal sign with 1978 year cut out

The London Showroom Storefront: Reclaimed and Rustic

You probably know us best for our bespoke kitchens, reclaimed flooring and furniture designs. That doesn’t mean our creativity stops at the door. We naturally judge a shop by its exterior, therefore...
Solid concrete worktops

Manufacturing Bespoke Concrete Worktops

We’ve been working with The Poured Project for a number of years now. They produce perfectly poured concrete worktops, sinks, basins and cladding which is manufactured by hand in Yorkshire, just like...
Sparks fly from bespoke metal doors while being sanded

Mixing Materials: Our Bespoke Steel Doors

We’ve partnered with Urban Steel Designs in our upcoming London Showroom. There will be two sections of the steel doors: two pairs of double doors that sit within our bespoke cabinetry (see the 3D...
Train stationary in the London underground

London Latest: The Showroom Kitchen Has Arrived

If you didn’t know already we’re opening a London Showroom! In my previous post we looked at the reclaimed flooring to be installed on the floor and also the products that will...
Building ready for demolition

Reclaimed Flooring for our London Showroom

There are two elements to consider when it comes to our flooring in our new London showroom: Which samples boards to present customers with and which flooring to lay? Before we consider...
Business design centre external building

Long Overdue: Our London Showroom

From delivering pieces of furniture to fitting bespoke kitchens, we’ve been working in and around London consistently for the last 10 years. One question that has always been asked throughout this time...
Customers sat down eating at bistro with wine bottle lights

The Deli Med Journey : Meat Me Wrap Me Bistro

The Brief Jamie Oliver in feel, rustic reclaimed, very rubbed back paint finishes, mixed materials, functional for staff movement and work processes, comfortable but not for too long for customers, and to...
Reclaimed engineered oak floor

New or Reclaimed Flooring?

And what’s the difference? You’d be surprised at how many times we get asked this question. The easiest thing to do is look at the characteristics of each group. We’ve separated new...
White quartz kitchen worktop on top of reclaimed rustic wood unit

Elements of Kitchen Design: What to Consider

Many customers are overwhelmed when it comes to designing their kitchen. Sometimes they have more creative ideas than they know what to do with! The easiest starting point is to divide the...

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