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‘Tis the season for Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets!

Posted by admin on December 27, 2013 at 10:57 am. Filed under: General

Happy Christmas, cabinet fans! We hope you had an enjoyable day full of festive spirit and good will, we certainly did. It’s back to business for us, so here’s a quick reminder of our opening hours as the holidays continue.

Sales lines and showroom will be open (between the hours of 10am and 2pm):

Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets Showroom

Today (27th December)
Tomorrow (28th December)
Monday (30th December)
Tuesday (31st December)

We are closed:

Sunday (29th December)
Wednesday (1st January)

Opening hours resume as normal from 9am on Thursday January 2nd.
Delivery of solid wood kitchen cabinets and associated products recommences on Friday January 3rd.

Please feel free to pop in and visit our showroom which is based in Gloucestershire. There is still plenty of holiday cheer in the air; and with 9 full solid wood kitchens on display we’re sure there’s something here for everyone (maybe even a belated present or two). Our staff are full of the festive spirit and will be more than happy to advise you on any queries that you may have!

 

Finish 2013 in Style by Choosing Farrow & Ball’s All White for Your Oak Kitchen

Posted by admin on December 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm. Filed under: Products
All white Solid Oak Kitchen Door

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

At this time of year, we can’t help but think in festive colours; our minds are swayed by green, red, and gold schemes; by the cool complement of crimson holly berries against their glossy green leaves; and let’s not forget snow…

Ah, yes. A white, pure, dazzling blanket of snow has to be one of the most seasonal sights possible (though sadly it is a rarity around December 25th, at least in the UK!)

But still, if you cannot revel in a snowy exterior, there’s no reason why a hint of ice-cool brightness cannot be brought into your oak kitchen. White is one of the most enduring and versatile colours around, and is perfect for this flexible space: whether you are cooking, preparing or entertaining, the clean lines of real wood kitchen cabinets hand finished in white are sure to bring pleasure.

There are many shades of white but one of our favourites – and this month’s pick – has to be Farrow & Ball’s All White. New York designer Brad Ford affectionately describes the shade as ‘like a good friend’, adding that it is ‘easy to be around, dependable […] it makes you and all the things around you look terrific. It stays consistent in any light, but in the afternoon, it can really make a room feel like it’s glowing.’

We can think of little that is more appealing than a glowingly light kitchen during these short days and long nights. Better still, if you fancy a change and white is the dominant colour, the smallest of tweaks can completely revamp the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. Simply change your accessories, splashback or even your door handles and you can enjoy a vastly different look that still retains All White’s crisp, subtle serenity. A magnificently understated colour with surprising depth.

 

How to clean your hardwood kitchen cabinets

Posted by admin on December 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm. Filed under: General
Sparkling clean cabinet

Christmas is on the way and as such, we thought we’d give you a starting hand with cleaning your cabinets. By regularly doing this, customers can ensure that their solid wood kitchens are kept in their optimum condition. Please see below for some helpful guidelines:

Weekly

Dusting your hardwood kitchen cabinets weekly removes any dirt or dust that has built up in recent days. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe over the surface – it’s as simple and quick as that.

Monthly

Completely clean your cabinet – exteriors and interiors, including shelves – once a month using lukewarm water and washing up liquid. Refrain from using any other solutions as they will only damage the timber.

  • Remove the contents of the cabinet and wipe these over.
  • Whilst these are drying, clean the shelves, interior and exterior of the carcass. Take extra care with particularly soiled areas.
  • Immediately after cleaning, rinse through with clean water and wipe dry to prevent moisture damage in the timber.

Please note: cabinet doors should be cleaned regularly too. Use glass cleaner and a dry cloth for glazed portions of frontals or washing up liquid and water for timber elements. Painted cabinets require extra attention – if you clean them with too much pressure, colour can be dulled or chipped, which should be avoided (though this can easily be remedied with a quick lick of paint).

Correct maintenance of your solid oak cabinets is such a simple process and will pay off in the long run as they provide you with years of faithful service. And don’t forget, if you’d like to send us a picture of your efforts (we love seeing sparkling clean cabinets!), we’d be delighted to hear from you – we’re always looking for new pictures of wood kitchens to add to our soon-to-be launched ‘Case Studies’ page.

 

Oak Kitchens Before Christmas: Reminder of Dates and Opening Times

Posted by admin on December 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm. Filed under: General
Oak cabinets for Christmas

December is now upon us – only three weeks until Christmas! – and as such, we thought a quick reminder about our delivery dates and opening times over the holidays was necessary. We’re busy working extra hard here at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets to make sure we complete all orders before the deadline. We’d really hate for you to miss delivery of your oak kitchens and wooden worktops before Christmas so make a note of the following dates:

Delivery dates:

  • Wednesday 11th December ’13 – order your oak cabinets and sanded or lacquered kitchen unit doors to receive delivery before Christmas. Orders placed later than this will be delivered in the new year.
  • Friday 20th December ’13 – final delivery date for 2013.
  • Friday 3rd January ’14 – Our usual delivery schedule recommences.

Opening hours:

  • Monday 23rd December ’13 – our sales lines and showroom are open until 1pm. Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets will then close for the Christmas break.
  • 24th-26th December ’13 – closed.
  • 27th, 28th, 30th, and 31st December ’13 – our sales lines and showroom open between the hours of 10am and 2pm.
  • Sunday 29th December ’13 and Wednesday 1st January ‘14 – closed.
  • Thursday 2nd January ’14 – open as usual from 9am.

If you require further information regarding our Christmas delivery dates and opening times, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes for the festive season,

The Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets team.