In 2016 the Scandinavian notion of ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-gah’) had a huge impact on the UK. The concept has no direct English translation, but means a feeling of cosiness and warmth – think comfort food, candles, cosy knits and spending time with friends and family – which made it a key feature in kitchen trends last year (we even wrote a blog about creating hygge in your solid wood kitchen last September!)
In 2017 the thirst for Scandinavian lifestyle trends is set to continue, but this year the focus will be on lagom (not hygge). Lagom comes from Sweden and – like the Danish hygge – has no direct translation. This movement concerns the notion of having just the right amount – neither too much nor too little. Décor for lagom focuses on being streamlined and functional and typically without unnecessary adornment or fuss. The emphasis is on quality rather than ostentatious luxury; a perfect design concept for solid wood kitchens.
Shaker cabinet frontals are perfect for lagom as they feature sleek lines and can be used to create a minimalist look. Keeping work surfaces clean and clear from clutter is also important, as it is in keeping with the streamlined aesthetic of lagom. To create this Swedish look in your kitchen, start with simple handles or pulls – these cup handles or solid wood knobs are our favourites. Colour should also be considered: neutral hues, muted tones and monochrome are the shades that you need to employ when creating lagom in your kitchen.
If you’d like to keep up to date with the latest kitchen trends, have a look at our Pinterest page, or check out our Instagram. Are there other kitchen themes you’d like us to feature? Please do get in touch via Facebook or Twitter and let us know!
Smiling at me…
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see!’
Happy Tuesday, cabinet fans – we very much hope that you are all enjoying the sun!
Whatever the weather is like wherever you are, we’ve decided to spread the summer cheer: today marks the start of our Summer Sale!
We’ll be offering a fantastic 10% discount across the entire Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets collection until 31st July 2013. With so much choice for such affordable prices, the difficult part might be deciding what not to buy: so do feel free to browse the website and get acquainted with our sensational range of solid oak cabinets, frontals, and accessories, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration. And don’t forget to contact us with any questions that you might have – our friendly sales team are on hand to help.
The discount will be automatically applied at checkout, so don’t hesitate: add some items to your basket, enter SUM2013 and enjoy the superb value on offer!
Calling all solid wood kitchen furniture fans…
We don’t mean to go on and on about our sister site, Worktop Express® – but we just had to post a little reminder regarding their fantastic promotion!
In case you don’t already know, www.worktop-express.co.uk are offering one lucky person the opportunity to win £1,000 worth of goods and services from their best-selling collection. Potential freebies include a splendid array of wooden worktops, accessories and full use of their bespoke cutting service.
To enter, all you need to do is drop in to their Quedgeley showroom between now and the 6th July and allow one of their friendly sales team to put together a no-obligation quote for you. Your details will then be added to the pot and you’ll be in with a chance of winning.
For full terms and conditions please visit the Worktop Express® website; go on, give it a go!
As if the sunny weather wasn’t good news enough, those generous chaps at Worktop Express® (our sister site) have also decided to brighten up everyone’s day by offering customers the chance to win a whopping £1,000 worth of goods from www.worktop-express.co.uk!
To enter the competition, pop down to the Quedgeley showroom and let the Worktop Express® team put together a quote for you (no-obligation of course!) Your details will then be added to the draw – and one lucky person will win the prize. The successful entrant will be able to take his/her pick of wonderful timber worktops, accessories and services up to the value of £1,000.
Please visit the Worktop Express® website for more information regarding showroom opening hours and to check out the full terms and conditions for the competition. With £1,000 worth of sensational products at stake, it’s not to be missed! Let us know how you get on – we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you…
Kitchens are at the forefront of design in 2013. Increasingly, kitchens are a place to live, with a popular move toward integrating leisure areas into kitchen design and with kitchen islands taking over from dining tables as the gastronomic centre of the house. Hand in hand with this trend comes a renewed focus on reinvention and transformation – but this does not necessarily demand a drastic revamp of your whole kitchen. Little changes are recommended to freshen your look and reposition your kitchen as the heart of the home.
The team at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets – ever mindful of the trends – have therefore been dreaming up quick and easy ways for our customers to update their kitchens; and it struck us that a new handle might be just the trick! A handle can change the appearance of your cabinet door completely, depending on its size, material and style – but with minimal fuss and for a small price.
Fortunately here at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets we have a fabulous range of handles for customers to peruse. We worked closely with a European handle specialist to compile our collection, which offers an outstanding level of choice – and best of all, the handles have been specifically chosen to complement solid oak frontals.
So whether you’re picking handles for the first time or simply in the mood for a change, you’re sure to be a handle to suit you: our range contains everything from knobs, cup handles, drop handles and fixed handles in stainless steel, pewter and solid wood (and more). All are available at competitive prices and on a next-day delivery service. Click here to start browsing now!
At the beginning of May we wrote about the first bank holiday and our enjoyment of some much-needed sunshine – three weeks of poor weather later, we’re now wondering if our blogging jinxed the nation! Oh well, when the skies are full of black and ominous clouds, there’s nothing like a three day weekend to lift the spirits…
Speaking of lifting the spirits, a nice new solid oak cabinet might also prove to be great ‘chicken soup for the soul’! So if you fancy doing a little online shopping, popping into our showroom or speaking with our friendly sales team, please check below for more information on when we’ll be open:
27th May Delivery: No deliveries on Bank Holiday Monday.
25th and 27th May Showroom and Sales Lines: Though we will be closed on the 26th May, our sales lines and showroom will be open for calls and visitors between 10am-2pm on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday.
28th May: Back to normal!
As Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets customers will know, we provide several specialist options to complement our great range of standard cabinets and frontals (such as Belfast sink cabinets, wine racks, corner solution cabinets, and oven housing units)… and the list is about to get even longer.
You might remember that back in March we talked about our anticipated curved door: well, it has now arrived! Yes, you heard the good news here first – this door option, designed specifically to pair with our 300mm curved cabinet, is now in stock and ready for purchase. These curved doors also come with an exciting choice of finishes: handpainted, lacquered to match the cabinet panels, or natural sanded.
Our new door option is due to be added to the website imminently, but in the meantime we welcome you to request more information or place an order by contacting the Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets team. Simply pop us an email or give us a call at 0845 22 22 990 and we’ll be happy to help.
There’s nothing like a bit of a sunshine to lift the spirits – and a bank holiday doesn’t hurt either!
However, we’re well aware that a solid wood cabinet craving might just hit over the long weekend, so we have an action plan in place: never fear, our trusty sales staff and showroom team will be here…
A break-down of important information and opening hours is below, just to make things crystal clear:
May Bank Holiday Opening Hours/Delivery Details
6th May Delivery: No deliveries on this date.
4th and 6th May Showroom and Sales Lines: Our sales lines and showroom will be open between 10am-2pm on these dates (please note that we are closed on the 5th May).
7th May: Normal service resumes.
Last but not least: Enjoy the bank holiday!
Is your kitchen plan looking a bit sparse? Are you looking for a way to finish your run of cabinets in style? Why not team up your solid oak cabinets with a wooden worktop to truly complete that natural look? Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets is here to help!
To us, an SWKC all-oak kitchen is the epitome of greatness coupling rustic beauty and modern design with only the highest grade solid wood. Take the style one step further and create a stunning contrast by combining lustrous wenge or vibrant iroko with your oak frontals. Top it all off with a few pilasters (available in five styles to suit your taste) or perhaps a chopping board or two and you’ve got yourself a kitchen to be proud of. The possibilities are limitless!
Customise your look even further with painted frontals available in a choice of 21 Farrow & Ball colours. If that doesn’t whet your appetite for the vibrant kitchen of your dreams, we also offer a bespoke service allowing you to choose from any number of paint colours to best suit your vision.
Choose from our large range of cabinets and worktops to compose a high quality, affordable kitchen in just a few clicks. What more could you ask for? Just click here to check out our wooden worktops, or alternatively click here to browse our wide selection of solid oak cabinets and complete your look!
Already full of Easter chocolate? Fancy a nice solid oak cabinet instead? (our handpainted frontals are just as pretty as the colourful candy ‘shells’ you often find encasing chocolate eggs!)
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our shelves are stocked and the sales team are waiting for your order – however, if you are thinking of buying in the near future, please take a look at our Easter Schedule (below). We are doing our best to provide a full service over the holiday period.
Easter Opening Hours/Delivery Details
- 26th – 28th March: Open and delivering as usual.
- 29th March – 1st April Delivery: Our in-house delivery team will not be delivering between 29th March – 1st April (inclusive).
However – should you require delivery urgently – we have a one-man courier option available for delivery to certain areas on 30th March. This option can only be booked over the telephone, so please do call our sales team to discuss.
- 29th – 30th March & 1st April Showroom and Sales Lines: Our sales lines and showroom will be open between 10am-2pm on these dates (please note that we are closed on the 31st March).
- 2nd April: Back to normal!