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Colours of the Month: Festive Hues for Oak Kitchens

Posted by admin on November 25, 2015 at 9:30 am. Filed under: General

It may be chilly outside, but don’t let your kitchen feel the cold – after all, it is the heart of the home. This week on the blog we have picked some warming winter colours from Farrow & Ball to spice up oak kitchens and bring warmth back into your world.

Colours of the Month: Blackened
Colours of the Month: Rectory Red
Colours of the Month: Calke Green

Blackened is a cool, creamy white with a chalky hue that is the ideal background colour for accentuating brighter colours on oak kitchen doors and drawer fronts and festive Christmas decorations. This colour changes with light throughout the day, starting off with more of a blue tone and then becoming creamier when the sun is low in the sky.

The darkest red in Farrow & Ball’s range, Rectory Red, has a deep tincture reminiscent of mulled wine and is deeper in hue than Blazer – one of the colours in our ‘Strong Accents’ range. This bold colour is beautifully suited to accenting solid oak kitchen cornices and pelmets alongside lighter kitchen colours such as Blackened or Strong White.

Our final choice of festive colour is Calke Green – a confident yet earthy shade that is ideal for painting woodwork or a lovely feature wall in oak kitchens, when combined with paler greens and creams. What’s more, this shade would look stunning alongside Christmas wreaths and other natural festive décor at this time of the year.

If you think these colours would bring the spirit of Christmas into your solid oak kitchen, then why not give one of them a try by ordering one of our painted cabinet door kitchen samples? Our samples are a miniature replica of our full-size cabinet frontals, and can be hand-finished in any Farrow & Ball colour you wish.


November’s Gadget of the Month: Ideal for Solid Oak Kitchens

Posted by admin on November 18, 2015 at 12:32 pm. Filed under: General

Christmas is fast approaching, and there is no better time of year to seek out a fantastic culinary gadget than during the holiday period. Whilst you may be tempted by novelty tech for solid oak kitchens that may never see the light of day again come January 1st, there are a whole host of gorgeous gadgets that can help make the most of an over-crowded household throughout Christmas and the New Year.

If you are looking for an easy way to feed a festive family, a slow cooker such as the Supreme Precision 3 in 1 from Morphy Richards might just be an ideal solution.

Featuring a large capacity 6.5L stainless steel hob-proof pot and compact hot plate, this superb slow cooker can seal in flavour, swiftly stew or slow cook meals from start to finish – all in a single pot.

Unlike other slow cookers, the Supreme Precision allows you to easily start off a meal on the hob, then move it onto the electronic base to finish. The large digital display allows you to choose from 2 fast stew and 3 slow cooking times, and easily check the time remaining at a glance. A clear lid also allows you to monitor the cooking process without removing the lid and releasing the heat.

Once your meal is ready, the slow cooker will keep your meal warm for up to 2 hours, meaning you can easily set it to cook whilst you are out, and return hours later to a beautifully cooked meal.

If you like the idea of a slow cooked stew to warm you up on the increasingly cold evenings, the Morphy Richards Supreme Precision 3 in 1 slow cooker can be bought for just £59.99 direct from MorphyRichards.co.uk.


Shop Now to Receive Solid Wood Kitchens in Time for Christmas

Posted by admin on November 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm. Filed under: General

As we near the festive season, it will become increasingly busy here at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets. The team will deservedly be taking a little time to celebrate the holiday, and as such we have introduced a set number of cut-off dates to ensure that we can fulfil orders of solid oak kitchens before Christmas.

If you are looking to place an order before Christmas, please note the following cut-off points/key dates within our delivery schedule:

Friday 11th December

Last chance to place your cabinet order before 12 noon for delivery by the 22nd December. Includes oak kitchen units, frontals and painted accessories.

Monday 21st December

Final day to order solid wood worktops in time for pre-Christmas delivery (if ordered before 12 noon).

Tuesday 22nd December

Last pre-Christmas delivery date for cabinets, worktops and any other kitchen components.

Wednesday 23rd December

Sales lines and Gloucester showroom open 9am – 2pm. Harlow and Chesterfield showrooms open 10am – 2pm.

Thursday 24th December + Friday 25th December


Saturday 26th December

Sales lines and all showroom’s open 10am – 2pm.

Sunday 27th December


Monday 28th December

Sales lines and Gloucester showroom open 9am – 5pm.

Harlow and Chesterfield showrooms open 10am – 2pm.

Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th

First post-Christmas delivery dates for all orders.

Thursday 31st December

Sales lines and Gloucester showroom open 9am – 5pm.

Harlow and Chesterfield showrooms open 10am – 2pm.

Friday 1st January


Saturday 2nd January

Sales lines and all showrooms open 9am – 5pm.

Monday 4th January

Normal opening hours resume.

Please Note: All dates are subject to availability and are on a first-come first-served basis.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch via telephone or email if you have any more queries about our opening times or delivery schedule.


Don’t Forget: Save 10% on Oak Kitchens in Our ‘Awesome Autumn’ Sale

Posted by admin on November 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm. Filed under: General
Don’t Forget: Save 10% on Oak Kitchens in Our ‘Awesome Autumn’ Sale

The clocks have gone back, the misty mornings are rolling in, and autumn is well and truly in full stride. Don’t let the darker days get you down, though: now is the perfect time to spruce up your home in time for the season of celebrations ahead.

To get you started, we are offering 10% off our full range of solid oak kitchen cabinets and related accessories until 23:59 on Monday the 16th of November. We are also discounting our cabinet assembly service by 50% for the duration of the sale, which makes it easy for customers to install new oak kitchens with minimal effort.

If you want to save on your next order, simply enter the code AUTUMN10 at the online checkout, or mention it to a member of the team when making a purchase via telephone or email.

To help create your ideal wooden kitchen, we sell a wide variety of oak kitchen cabinets, oak kitchen doors and drawer frontals, along with many finishing accessories including kitchen cabinet door handles and kitchen wirework.

You can find out more information about our ‘Awesome Autumn’ sale by heading over to the current offers page.