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Kitchen Colours in 2018: Our Predictions for the New Year

Posted by admin on December 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm. Filed under: General

We love the industrial styles, dark blue cabinets and gold hardware that have been so popular in kitchens throughout 2017. What about kitchen colours in 2018? In this blog, we will take a look at the shades predicted to be big in the New Year, which is perfect if you are looking for some inspiration for your new kitchen.

Darker hues look like they may still be a popular option, but blue may no longer be the only option to be considered. Dark green hues create a heritage look that works particularly well with our solid wood cabinets, and Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green looks fantastic on both Shaker and Traditional cabinet doors.

Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 is Ultraviolet, a rich purple tone. Whilst this shade may be a little bright for some, Farrow & Ball’s Pelt is a more muted option for those who still want to make a statement. The aubergine colour is a striking look for any kitchen, and it pairs perfectly with gold accessories which are set to replace the copper, brass and rose gold accents that have been popular through 2017.

Blue has become a classic kitchen colour, but for an update in 2018, murkier options like Inchyra Blue from Farrow & Ball give this contemporary trend a twist. This grey-blue is a fantastic way to add colour and works well as an alternative to more neutral white, black or grey kitchens.

What do you think of the kitchen colours we have chosen for 2018? We would love to see the colours you have selected for your kitchen – feel free to tag us in your pictures on Facebook or Instagram, or let us know which colours you think will be popular next year in the comments below.


Christmas Delivery Reminder for Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by admin on December 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm. Filed under: General
Christmas Delivery Reminder for Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

The big day is rapidly approaching and we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you that there is not much time left if you are looking for a new kitchen! If you would like to purchase any of our solid wood kitchen cabinets, the last order date for delivery before Christmas is Friday 8th December – and your order must be placed and paid for no later than 12 noon.

At Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets we pride ourselves on the variety of different sizes available, as well as the options we have for storage customisation, like wirework, cutlery trays and wine racks. Our solid oak cabinet doors can be painted in any shade from the Farrow &amp Ball range, and whilst our final cut-off date for bespoke doors was Friday 1st December, any of the options available in our ‘Signature’ range can be purchased until 12 noon on Friday 8th December for delivery on Thursday 21st December. Orders placed after the 8th December will be delivered in the new year.

Our solid oak cabinets are delivered pre-assembled as standard, which ensures they are constructed to our high standards and also makes them much easier to install. Our two-man delivery service covers the majority of England, Scotland and Wales, and as this is an in-house team, we have full control of our products, from the purchasing of our timber to delivery to your home. If you would like to learn more about our delivery service, please visit our delivery details page.


Last Chance to Save 15% at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by admin on November 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm. Filed under: General

Our generous 15% saving expires today at 23:59 – so if you want to save on your new kitchen, order now to benefit from this fantastic offer. At Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets, we work incredibly hard to ensure our pricing is fair and kept as low as possible, which is what makes our current 15% off everything a much more enticing deal!

Last Chance to Save 15% at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Claiming 15% off your order could not be easier: all you need to do is add the items you need to your online shopping cart and use the discount code BLK15 when you make your purchase in the checkout. If you would prefer to order in one of our showrooms or via telephone or email, simply mention the offer to the sales advisor who is assisting with your purchase and they will be happy to apply the code to your order.

This Black Friday weekend promotion must finish at 23:59 on Monday 27th November, so there is not much time left to save. Place your order with us today and make the most of this fantastic offer whilst it lasts!


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

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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!

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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.


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


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


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

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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!.


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