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SOLID WOOD KITCHEN CABINETS BLOG

Save 10% on Solid Wood Kitchens with our Sunshine Sale – Ends Soon!

Posted by admin on May 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm. Filed under: General
Save 10% on Solid Wood Kitchens with our Sunshine Sale – Ends Soon!

Our kitchen cabinetry is high quality and fantastic value – no matter the time of year. With our current Sunshine Sale we’ve been making our collections even more affordable by knocking another 10% off all cabinets and associated products.

You’ll want to be reminded, then, that – whilst we hope the sunshine continues – our sale ends on Saturday 31st of May: so now is the time to place those orders for the solid wood kitchens that you’ve been pondering for a while now.

To take advantage of this outstanding discount, remember to enter ‘SUN14’ at the online checkout (the saving will be automatically applied); or, alternatively, mention it to one of our advisors when making an order by telephone.

Struggling to make a decision on which is the right door style for you? Want to see our impressive new curved plinths in the flesh? Take a trip along to our Gloucester showroom to find out more or speak to one of our knowledgeable specialists by phone or email. Our showroom and sales lines are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 2pm on Saturdays.

 

Spotlight on Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets for Walls

Posted by admin on May 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm. Filed under: Products
Spotlight on Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets

As the average kitchen size has shrunk over the last fifty years, people have had to make better use of the storage space available, and the most popular way of doing this is by utilising empty wall space to mount solid oak kitchen cabinets.

Our wall cabinets – like our other carcasses – are manufactured from the highest quality 18mm solid oak staves. They’re available in three depths (570mm, 450mm & 300mm), widths of up to 1200mm and heights of up to 900mm. So no matter what wall space you have available, there’s some cabinetry to suit.

All the cabinets are constructed from European oak, which is sanded to be beautifully smooth and finished with three coats of lacquer for an incredibly resilient, smooth and even strain resistant surface. Unlike many other retailers, our cabinets are entirely constructed from oak apart from the oak-veneered backpanel, which allows the cabinet to naturally expand and contract with changes in temperature. The cabinets in our range come with a single oak shelf, but further shelves are available to order should you require.

Unlike our standard base cabinets, wall cabinets are also available with our novel bi-folding wood kitchen doors, which open upwards, meaning they are particularly good at giving full access to a wall-mounted cabinet without taking up too much room. The Blum™ BLUMOTION™ soft close hinges enact a wonderfully-smooth action to avoid cupboard doors slamming closed.

Want to find out more about our wall cabinets? Take a visit to our Gloucester showroom to see our wall-mounted cabinets in a variety of different kitchen situations, or order one of our oak cabinet samples to get a true idea of our cabinet’s high-quality construction. The samples are only £5 including delivery and will be refunded to you if you go on to order from us.

 

May’s Kitchen Gadget of the Month

Posted by admin on May 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm. Filed under: General
Polyscience ‘Smoking Gun’ handheld food smoker

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Last month we posted the first of our monthly posts featuring our favourite kitchen gadgets. The Flavour Shaker was quite a unique flavour-infusing kitchen accessory, but little will make your food more flavoursome than the Polyscience ‘Smoking Gun’ handheld food smoker.

We’re a nation that is increasingly curious about food; one only has to flick on the television to bear witness, as more and more food-based shows hit the small screen (Saturday Kitchen, Great British Menu and Masterchef are all on at the moment, to name a few). Smoking is a technique that crops up often, and this wondrous little gadget is a great way for you to sink your teeth into the modern ‘foodie’ trend; it’s ideal for adding mouth-watering smoky flavour to almost any food, and uses cool smoke that doesn’t add heat to your dish. Whether you fancy smoking some fish or adding BBQ aroma to meats or vegetables, there’s a huge variety of cuisine that you can flavour really easily.

It’s not just for smoking savoury treats either – some sweet treats taste fantastic with that extra essence of real smoked wood flavouring. Why not add the scent of smoked applewood to a fresh pie or bread pudding? There are even flavours to complement our wooden kitchen worktops; if you’ve got an appetite for oak or the maple munchies then Polyscience offer additional wood chips for £4 a bag.

You’re not just confined to wood shavings, however; the Smoking Gun is capable of adding aromatics from teas, spices or even dried flowers, for a whole new dimension of culinary creations. Available for £59.99 from Sousvidetools.com, the Smoking Gun is used by a number of top chefs, yet isn’t priced out of the reach of budding master chefs.

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Solid Oak Kitchens in Vert de Terre: May’s Colour of the Month

Posted by admin on May 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm. Filed under: Products
Vert de Terre: May’s Colour of the Month

Earthy tones look fantastic alongside wooden kitchen worktops in a natural kitchen, and what better colour to suit than May’s Farrow & Ball colour of the month – Vert de Terre. A complex green that is lighter and more vibrant than Mizzle and less stony than Pigeon, it sits at the top of our Accents range, and is ideal for cabinets combined with walls and trim painted in one of our lighter shades such as Pale Powder or Light Blue.

Vert de Terre can suit a variety of companions, from the dark contrasting hues of a wenge or American walnut worktop, to the very light tones of maple. Pair it with a bamboo worktop and our solid oak cabinetry to create nature-inspired solid oak kitchens that work wonderfully with adjoining conservatories, plenty of flowers, vegetation and hand-crafted accessories.

This Farrow & Ball paint is a perfect combination of green and gray. Earthy, yet effortlessly elegant, Vert de Terre doesn’t look obviously green; it’s far more subtle and looks as good in bright sun as it does in candlelight.

If you’re curious to find out just how great Vert de Terre looks in person, or need time to compare it against our full range of glorious Farrow & Ball paints, we’ve got two fantastic options for you. Either head down to our Gloucester-based showroom, or order one of our mini door samples. Available pre-painted in any colour from our range, these samples are a bargain at only £20, the cost of which can be refunded if you go on to order with us.

 

The Sunshine Sale is on! 10% off all cabinets and accessories

Posted by admin on May 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm. Filed under: Products
The Sunshine Sale is on! 10% off all cabinets and accessories

We may be a little optimistic here, but we’re readying ourselves to positively embrace the sunshine that has started peeking through clouds in certain parts of the country in the run up to the notoriously glorious British summer.

It’s this time of year that interiors look their finest, with swathes of bright spring light ready to bathe your oak kitchens in a glorious natural glow. Oak cabinets radiate in the daylight, and our range of handles and accessories glint in the sun’s rays – everything really does look at its finest.

So now’s the perfect time to get inspired and create that kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, with a generous 10% off all oak cabinets and accessories. That includes solid oak doors, drawers, pilasters, plinths and a wide range of accessories to match (though samples, wooden worktops and worktop accessories are not included in this promotion). Our prices are already incredibly competitive, so we hope this extra discount will bring a summery smile to our customer’s faces over the bank holiday weekend.

To take advantage of the savings on offer, simply enter the code ‘SUN14’ at the online checkout or mention it when placing a telephone order with our customer service team throughout May. Don’t forget we also keep nearly all of our products in stock and offer our own speedy delivery service – so you could be enjoying that new kitchen in just a few short weeks.

If you’re not sure where to start, or haven’t had the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of a hardwood kitchen up close, then why not take a trip to our showroom? We’re here to help between 9am and 5pm on weekdays and 10am – 2pm on Saturdays, and our staff are incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of solid wood kitchens. We’re even open this coming Bank Holiday from 10am-2pm, so do pop in and see us!