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Black Friday Weekend at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by admin on November 24, 2017 at 12:01 am. Filed under: General
Black Friday Weekend at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

There has never been a better time to buy your new kitchen. This Black Friday weekend, Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets is offering a fantastic 15% off orders placed – from 00:00 on Friday 24th November to 23:59 on Monday 27th November. With such generous savings to be made, whether you need to remodel your entire kitchen, or simply need some cabinets to fit out a utility room, order now and get everything in time for Christmas!

Claiming 15% off your order is incredibly easy. All you need to do is add the items you wish to purchase to your shopping cart, and enter the discount code BLK15 in at the online checkout. This will deduct 15% from the price of the eligible items in your shopping cart! If you would prefer to order via the telephone or email, or in one of our showrooms, this deal is still applicable. Simply mention the offer to our sales advisor who will be happy to apply the 15% saving to your order.

Available for a limited time only, this Black Friday weekend offer expires at 23:59 on Monday 27th November – so order now to ensure you benefit from this fantastic deal! Our current offers and promotions page contains all the details of any sales, and our Facebook and Twitter accounts are a fantastic way to stay up to date with us.

 

Christmas Kitchen Accessories for the Festive Period

Posted by admin on November 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm. Filed under: General

Whether you think it is the most wonderful time of the year or not, the festive period is undoubtedly busy for everyone. There are a range of Christmas kitchen accessories available to help make it easier for you to concentrate on the dinner – we have compiled a list of our favourites below!

Twist & Sprout

Whether you love them or loathe them, sprouts are a Christmas tradition that a huge number of households partake in. Cutting a cross in the base of each sprout ensures the centre cooks properly without overboiling and ruining the outside. This is a time consuming task, especially if you have a large family – but that is where the Twist & Sprout comes in. The handy tool has a sharp blade which is designed to remove the stalk and score to ensure an even roast or boil – twist a little further and the leaves will come away ready for a salad or stir fry. The best thing about this gadget is that it can be used well beyond the festive period so you can enjoy sprouts year round.

This carving set is a useful addition to any kitchen utensil arsenal, but is particularly good for christmas

Credit: Procook

Professional Carving Set

With an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 on Trustpilot, the next item on our list of Christmas kitchen accessories is actually incredibly useful year-round. A quality carving set will ensure that everybody gets an equal share of the turkey, and should ensure there are no quarrels – as least until the roast potatoes are dished up, that is! With handles designed to fit comfortably in hand and a 25 year guarantee, this carving set is a must for any dinner table this yuletide.

These Christmas pudding bin bags are a fantastic novelty option for all your festive waste disposal needs

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Christmas Pudding Bin Bags

It can be difficult to enthuse about the clean-up involved with Christmas – after gathering all the wrapping paper, sorting out the vegetable peelings and taking an assortment of gifts out of their packaging, there can be a lot of waste to get rid of, even after you have sorted the recycling. Whilst they will not do the tidying for you, these novelty Christmas pudding bin bags may at least take some of the monotony out of putting the rubbish out – and you may raise a smile from your local binmen in the process.

This gingerbread house cutter set contains the tools needed to create this delicious festive scene - just supply the ingredients!

Credit: Lakeland

Gingerbread House Cutter Set

Is there anything more festive than a gingerbread house? Complete with cutters for a gingerbread occupant and a snowman, this gingerbread house cutter set is our favourite of all the Christmas kitchen accessories we have seen. This set would be wonderful given as a gift, or it could be used to construct gingerbread houses to give as gifts – just don’t ask us how to wrap them! If you have children to occupy during the Christmas break, what better way to spend an afternoon? It comes with a gingerbread recipe so all you need to do is supply the ingredients.

Are any of your must-have Christmas kitchen accessories on the list? Let us know if we have missed anything you cannot live without in the comments below!

 

Christmas Delivery Dates for Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by admin on November 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm. Filed under: General
If you're planning a new kitchen,be sure to take note of these Christmas delivery dates.

With our current promotion offering 10% off everything until the end of November, there has never been a better time to buy a new kitchen. If you are looking to update your home before the festive period, we have already decided upon our Christmas delivery dates so you can plan accordingly and have your kitchen ready for parties and gatherings.

Our solid oak cabinets are a practical and stylish addition to any home, and – with the option of Traditional or Shaker frontals– means the bespoke doors offer a selection of colours to help create a unique style. Our cabinets can be purchased in a number of different sizes and configurations, with wirework options to make even the most awkward of corners easily accessible.

If you would like to purchase any of our cabinets from the standard range, your order must be placed and paid for by 12pm on Friday 8th December for delivery in time for Christmas. Our bespoke range takes slightly longer and will need to be ordered and paid for by Friday 1st December at 12pm for delivery before Christmas. The final pre-Christmas delivery date from Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets is Thursday 21st December and deliveries for December 27th or 28th must be placed by the aforementioned cut-off points. Anything after this will be delivered in the New Year

Ordering your kitchen cabinets as soon as possible will not only ensure pre-Christmas delivery, but – if you purchase before the end of November – will save you 10% on any items you buy!

 

Save 10% on Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets this November!

Posted by admin on November 1, 2017 at 2:06 pm. Filed under: General

We are offering 10% off all of the products in our range from now until November 30th! Every one of our solid oak kitchen cabinets are included in this fantastic sale,as are all other products in our range – from shelves to the kitchen sink. This generous offer makes November the perfect time to buy your new kitchen – and have it delivered ready for Christmas.

Saving with Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets is easy – all you need to do is add the items you need to your shopping cart, and enter the code KIT10 when you complete the online checkout. We have a fantastic sample service for a small fee. Alternatively, our kitchen showrooms are the perfect place to look for inspiration for your new kitchen. You can also purchase via our showrooms or over the telephone – simply mention the discount code to the sales advisor taking your order.

10% off Everything until 30th November

This sale finishes on Thursday 30th November, so act now to save 10% on our solid oak kitchen cabinets, or any of the other products we have available in our wide range.

 

Kitchen Colours For Winter: Our Top Picks For The Colder Months

Posted by admin on October 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm. Filed under: General

As the nights start to draw in, it’s time to wrap up warm and get ready for the changing colours of autumn and winter. If you are currently considering a kitchen redesign, this time of year is perfect for revamping your interior with warm and homely kitchen colours.

This October, we have chosen a cosy colour palette for the colder months: a selection of uplifting shades that are sure to keep your kitchen bright and cheery throughout the winter months.

Brassica

Dark doesn’t mean dingy, this colour has warmer undertones for a costy feel.

Citron

Bright and cheerful, perfect for more southerly facing rooms due to the warmer light

Dimity

When considering a neutral palette, warmer whites prevent spaces looking clinical

Brassica is not just a simple grey, and is described by Farrow and Ball as having “rich lavander tones”. This sophisticated hue is more warming than many other grey tones, which helps to lift cold rooms without looking overtly red. It’s perfect for walls in kitchens with light Kitchen cabinet frontals, or can be used as a feature colour alongside bright whites for a rich, contemporary look.

For brightening darker rooms with a welcoming shade, consider Farrow & Ball’s Citron. This kitchen colour looks superb alongside worktops,other woodwork and when combined with sharp whites or contrasting shades such as Brassica.

If you want to bring a little warmth to your home but have yet to pick the kitchen colours, why not order one of our painted cabinet door samples

 

Using Shaker Kitchen Cabinets In A Contemporary Design

Posted by admin on October 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm. Filed under: General

There are a variety of styles to consider for a contemporary kitchen design, with many different colour schemes and layouts to consider. Shaker kitchen cabinets are a popular choice in modern settings thanks to their sleek, minimalistic design that looks fantastic in any number of kitchen designs. We have compiled a list below of colour pallets for up-to-date shaker kitchens in a variety of the latest styles.

These shaker kitchen cabinets show that dark does not equal dingy in this bright shaker kitchen featuring tuxedo cabinets

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Dark Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Darker colours have been an increasingly popular option for shaker cabinets over the last year and this trend looks set to continue into 2018 with deep blues, greens and aubergine shades. Whilst such a dramatic look may seem intimidating, dark cabinets can work to create a number of different effects. By contrast, light shades are often recommended in a smaller kitchen to make the room seem bigger and brighter than it is. Consider the direction your kitchen faces and the lighting you use and a darker palette could be used to create a warm, cosy look that is perfect for the winter months but will continue to be bright and cool – in both senses of the word – throughout the warmer parts of the year. Tuxedo cabinets are a fantastic option for those of us not brave enough to tackle such a striking look.

The leather pull handles in this kitchen are an unusual option for an eye-catching look

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White for a Clean, Contemporary Look

White shaker kitchen cabinets are a stylish companion for marble worktops (or marble-effect laminate) to create a clean, contemporary aesthetic. Using a darker shade on the walls can prevent a kitchen with white cabinets from looking cold or clinical, whilst the estate eggshell Farrow & Ball paint that we use for any of our bespoke kitchen doors provides a more timeless look than a high-gloss finish. Selecting accessories is important when considering a white kitchen – warmth can be added with gold or copper fixtures and fittings. For a slightly bolder look, leather pull handles are a striking and unusual choice that pair fantastically well with the natural wood grain of our cabinets.

The pale blue-grey shade of these shaker kitchen cabinets is highlighted by brighter blue accessories for a contemporary look

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Pastel Kitchen Colours

Often pastel shades are used in kitchens for kitschy retro or shabby chic designs but more muted or neutral pastel hues can work incredibly well for contemporary designs featuring shaker kitchen cabinets. Varying shades of grey have been the go-to shade for interiors for some time now, and still provide a fantastic option for those looking to create an up-to-date feel. Muted blue and green shades are a fantastic option and look particularly good paired with modern subway tiles. Our hardy copper cup handles are a good way to add a warmth to paler pastel shades.

Do you have shaker kitchen cabinets? We would love to see how you have styled yours – feel free to tag us in pictures on Facebook and Instagram!

 

Galley Kitchen Designs For Families

Posted by admin on October 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm. Filed under: General

There are a number of common kitchen layouts, and – more often than not – they will be dictated by the size and shape of the kitchen in a home. Galley kitchen designs feature two opposing runs of cabinets, and are a common feature in smaller properties, such as Victorian terraces. If correctly planned, a galley kitchen can be a highly-functional design, as the limited space within the kitchen triangle can work favourably. The downsides of this design are that it can present difficulties for busy families as typically, there is not much space for more than one person to occupy the kitchen at any one time. We have put together some key points to consider when planning your kitchen that can help integrate a gallery layout into a family home.

Removing the wall between the kitchen and dining area in this home has really opened up the space, giving the galley kitchen design a much larger look

Credit: Apartment Therapy

Can the space be opened up at all?

open and broken plan kitchens have seen an increase in popularity and this can be attributed to their social aspect. Whilst an open or broken plan design can be fantastic for entertaining, they are also great for families as it provides space for children and teenagers to be close-by, regardless of the activities they are doing. Whilst incorporating seating or dining space in a galley kitchen design may be impossible due to the limited space, the simple act of turning a door into an archway can really open up the room-integrating the kitchen with the next room, and allowing a closer eye to be kept on the inhabitants of it!

The sink positioned at the end of the kitchen and maximised use of vertical space allow room for a small seating area in this galley kitchen design

Credit: Ladny Dom

Do you really need two runs of cabinets?

Most galley kitchen designs will feature two opposing rows of cabinets to make the most of the space available, but if the space is there, removing unused cupboards along one side of the room could provide a small seating area. This may seem counter-productive as the storage space may be needed, but consider the possibility of a full height or larder unit to compensate for the loss of base units. The worktop surface area lost can be retained by using a small table, Which also provides an area for family to sit whilst food is being prepared.

Our blogs and information guides are a fantastic source of inspiration if you are planning a new kitchen and our showrooms have a number of examples on display if you would like to see our oak kitchens before making a purchase. Alternatively,our sample service offers miniature cabinet frontals and sections of any of our kitchen worktops. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of our service further!.

 

Interest-Free Kitchen Finance Available At Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by admin on October 9, 2017 at 9:22 am. Filed under: General

Purchasing and installing a new kitchen can be a costly investment, and even with prior planning there can be unexpected expenses that arise. Our interest-free kitchen finance is available for purchases over £3,000 and provides customers the opportunity to spread the cost of their new wood kitchen over a whole year. All we require is an up-front deposit of a minimum 25% of the total order value, whilst the remaining balance can be spread across the following 12 months.

Spread the cost of your new investment with kitchen finance at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets.

All of our showrooms are able to setup purchases with this fantastic kitchen finance offer – so long as the order is above the minimum spend and meets the requirements set out in the terms and conditions. This is a fantastic way to ensure that you have funds available for any situations that may arrive whilst having your new kitchen fitted, without paying over-the-odds for the convenience. Any of the products available in our showrooms can be purchased through this offer, including our extensive collection of kitchen accessories, appliances and worktops.

If you would like to benefit from our generous kitchen finance offer, simply visit your local kitchen showroom to speak with one of our knowledgeable advisors. All of the Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets display kitchens showcase the exceptional quality of our solid oak kitchens and provide examples of a variety of style and colour options.

 

Small Kitchen Design Ideas for Compact Kitchens

Posted by admin on October 2, 2017 at 9:42 am. Filed under: General

There are a variety of factors to consider when planning a new kitchen, most importantly of which is deciding how to maximise the available space. In more compact rooms, it is important to ensure every space is used as effectively as possible, and small kitchen design ideas often incorporate clever storage solutions to provide maximum capacity in the minimum space. We have compiled this list to provide some ideas that can be incorporated in your design.

CABINETS

This kitchen uses a tall cabinet to make the most of the available space and light available

There are a number of different ways that kitchen cabinets can be configured to make the most of a small space. Our cabinet wirework is perfect for ensuring that every inch of every cupboard is utilised, even when they are fitted in tight corners or other awkward spaces. By using only base cabinets, you can create the illusion of additional space in the top half of the room.

If you need the extra storage space, using shelving in the top half of the room is a great solution, and – for a similar effect – white or light cabinets with glass frontals are also an ideal when planning small kitchen design ideas. At the opposite end of the scale, tall cabinets can be used effectively to provide additional storage without losing space in the middle for a worktop, provided you have sufficient surface space.

COLOUR

The two-tone cabinets in this compact kitchen are a fantastic design idea as they create the illusion of additional space

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Using colour to make your small kitchen appear larger is a common route to explore when considering different designs. The obvious choice is white or a light colour when trying to create the illusion that a room is bigger than it actually is, but darker colours can be used just as effectively in small kitchen design ideas without creating a cave-like atmosphere. ‘Tuxedo cabinets’ have been gaining popularity, and are a fantastic alternative to an all-white kitchen design. This is where lower or base cabinets are painted a darker colour and a lighter colour is used for the wall cabinets. Don’t forget to consider the colour of your walls when thinking about the palette for the entire room – the visible wall area will vary from kitchen to kitchen but it is an important aspect of the design that often gets overlooked.

SMART STORAGE

Our solid oak spice racks fit neatly to the inside of a cabinet door, leaving valuable space inside free - a small kitchen design idea not to be overlooked!

Cabinets are not the only storage to consider in your small kitchen design ideas. We have a variety of solid oak storage solutions, from spice racks to kitchen trolleys. Adding these optional space savers can be a stylish and functional way to make sure every inch of your kitchen is utilised in the most effective way possible.

If you are looking for more inspiration, we have written guides on creating solid oak kitchens in small spaces and also provided small kitchen design tips if you wish to read more about creating a beautiful kitchen in a compact space!

 

Celebrate Environmental Initiatives with FSC Friday!

Posted by admin on September 25, 2017 at 10:01 am. Filed under: General
The FSC logo identifies products that have been FSC certified

As a supplier of solid wood kitchens, we work hard to ensure that all of our products are responsibly sourced; there are a number of benefits of using solid wood and its sustainability is one that is incredibly important to us. A range of governing bodies exist to regulate the supply chain of timbers within different areas, and as such, all of our oak is sourced from within Europe and is FSC-certified.

The FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council, is a global organisation that offers a certification system for forest management and chain of custody, which ensures that any products created using material from well-managed forests or recycled timber can be easily identified by consumers. Every year, FSC Friday is held on the last Friday in September to educate and inform people how important responsible forestry is.

There are a number in ways you can get involved with FSC Friday, and we have listed our top tips for raising awareness below:

1. Baking
Getting creative in the kitchen is a delicious way to raise awareness, and is something that will work for any organisation as it is rare to find somebody who is not a fan of cake, biscuits, or a tray bake. If sugar craft is not your forte, the FSC logo is easy to create when you have a green icing pen!
2. Create a Display
Displays can be created in a number of different ways depending on the organisation you are involved with. For schools, social groups or guiding organisations, asking students or members to make a display showcasing the work that the FSC does can be a fantastic way to raise awareness for the importance of responsible forest management. If you work for a business that would like to educate staff or customers, this can be a fantastic opportunity to showcase FSC certified products and use them as a tool to communicate to people the importance of sustainable and responsibly forestry.
3. Visit an FSC Forest
What could be better than celebrating FSC Friday in an FSC certified forest? Find your local FSC forest and plan your visit today!
4. Go Green
Asking staff, pupils or members to wear an item of green clothing for FSC Friday is an easy way to get everybody involved. You could also consider asking for donations that can be contributed towards local tree-planting or forestry charities.

These are just a few ways that you can raise awareness for FSC certified items. Sourcing the timbers we use in a sustainable and responsible manner is important to us, and you can learn more about our dedication to this on our environmental policy page.

 

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