Add a Spanish Wow Factor – Update your dated Kitchen!

We all know the cliche but its true, if you want to sell your house in Spain or anywhere else for that matter then you need a wow factor, something different, an edge.

New Kitchen Design Trends 2017

That edge normally comes in the way of a new kitchen or bathroom regardless of location a spanking new kitchen in Mijas Costa, la Cala de Mijas or Marbella will still help sell your Spanish Villa.

Experience in Property

After several years involved in buying, renovating and selling property I have come to the conclusion that the difference between a new kitchen and nice open plan living space is night and day.

Her elegant way of embracing the apartment’s interesting tile choices (black), makes the kitchen and bathroom fit in.

I have curated a great article that explains this in more detail below.

Kitchen Design Evolution

At Gail’s first kitchen design seminar, there were a hundred and fifty men and two women. “The industry consisted mostly of men selling boxes. It was a real novelty at the time to sell design concepts. I was lucky enough to start with St. Charles Kitchens,” Gail says.

Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS of Ellen Cheever and Associates was one of Gail’s first professional peers. Ellen says, “Gail helped establish the level of presentation artistry expected from the St. Charles Dealer network: at the time considered the most sophisticated network of kitchen specialists. In doing so, Gail helped set the standards for the entire industry. As a successful woman business owner, she has continued to exemplify business and design leadership in our industry.”

Some curated articles on kitchen design 2017 in Spain can we found here

In 1987, Gail left St. Charles Kitchens to found a woman-owned startup, Drury Design. Her home-based business allowed the budding entrepreneur to be near her young family as she built up her kitchen design portfolio.

“When I first started, everything was designed around the basic work triangle as part of a simple U-shaped kitchen. Cabinets lined up in a row under soffits. Colors matched. Basic materials gave limited options. We’ve gone from that to complex work spaces designed for multiple users. Custom-designed furniture pieces are now incorporated that mix and match colors, door heights, finishes, and hardware.”

“To build my business, I called on architects and home builders. I made a lot of calls before I felt – as a woman in a man’s world – that I was taken seriously. So, I gradually built up a referral base. To get referrals, I had to deliver outstanding customer service. Starting at the first meeting, I worked on building lasting customer relationships. With individual attention to every detail, Drury Design grew slowly and gradually,” Gail recalls. “Our growth was so gradual, I never really saw it coming. Thanks to our clients, our design team and our vendors, we’re where we are today.”

Hope you found that useful I will be publishing plenty more articles on kitchen design in Spain

Spanish Language And Climate In Seville

Reasons To Learn Spanish In Spain


The city:

  • Population: 835,000.
  • Location: South West of Spain.
  • Capital of the Andalusia region.
  • Seville has an extremely rich history dating back over 2,500 years but it is also a modern city.
  • The city has an international airport.
  • Seville has a Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild and summers are hot.

Cultural / recreational:

  • Much of the history is still reflected in the monuments of the city (e.g. the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Alcázar, the Torre de Oro and the famous Santa Cruz quarter).
  • If you would like to discover the popular customs of this region, you should visit Seville in the spring. The two most important festivities of this city take place within
  • two weeks: Holy Week (Easter), with its world-famous processions, and the Feria, the Flamenco-event in the land.
  • Seville is a city with one of the highest concentrations of bars in Spain!
  • It is the world centre for bullfighting and flamenco music.

Critical comment:

  • In the summer, the temperatures can be really high. However, the school building is equipped with air-conditioning.

Our opinion of Sevilla:

Seville is a very complete city,and the rich mixture of its history and modernity will add value to your Spanish course.

The “good life” is another of the traditions that the Sevillians like to maintain, as you will see from the many restaurants, bars and terraces that guarantee an entertaining and thrilling nightlife.

Seville has an international airport ,which makes for good communication between other Spanish cities and the rest of the world. Also with the high-speed trains (AVE) it only takes 2 1/2 hours to reach Madrid,the capital of Spain.

The Spanish School in Sevilla


The Spanish in Sevilla school is located in a magnificent historic building in the centre.

The building dates from 1919 and was designed by one of the most famous architects in Spain, Aníbal González, also creator of the “Plaza de España”.

This building is one of the most important monuments of Seville. You will savour a concentrated taste of Spain upon entering the school.

The 12 classroom are very spacious and are air-conditioned. On the rooftop you can relax after your Spanish lessons, sunbathing.

Just like all our schools, this schools has an office, teachers’ room, and a meeting room and multimedia classroom. . 

Weather In Sevilla

In Seville, the sun shines almost every day from June to September. In that time of year, there is virtually no rain. It is short sleeve weather all the time, evenings included.

Weather to expect:

The one thing you likely know, or should know, is that it gets really hot in the summer. Sevilla holds the record for the hottest city in Europe with a record of 50° C (122° F).

In the winter the temperature will almost never break the freezing mark and so things are relatively mild. There are many houses which do not have heat and as marble floors are common it can be much colder inside.

Rain is uncommon if non-existent in the summer months of July and August. In October the rainy season begins and lasts through December. In March it picks up a little and then starts a downward trend.