Five Ways to Save Money When Buying Solid Wood Kitchens
It can be very easy to spend a lot of money when buying a new fitted kitchen; but never fear – we’re here to help keep the panic at bay! Thankfully, there are several measures that can be taken to help keep costs to a minimum when buying beautiful new solid wood kitchens.
Installing a new kitchen can require a significant financial outlay, therefore research is crucial – taking time to plan properly could lead to significant savings in the long term. From cabinet carcasses to solid wood worktops to kitchen appliances, there is plenty to consider. To help you through the initial planning stages, here are our five top tips for saving money:
1. Invest in high-quality kitchen cabinets
Cabinets form the core of any kitchen, and there is no point spending a large amount of money on them if they are going to look shabby or become unstable in a short amount of time. This is certainly one area of your kitchen in which you should look to invest, and buying solid oak units is a smart choice. Comprising real oak throughout, our solid wood kitchen cabinets are built to stand the test of time. Not only that but – should accidental damage occur – they are also far easier to repair than veneered MDF (for example). Our oak cabinets come in a vast variety of dimensions, and each panel is coated in a hard-wearing, stain-resistant lacquer, helping the timber maintain its superior-quality look and finish.
2. Replace only what you need
If you are looking to give your real wood kitchen a makeover and already have your sturdy oak units in place, you may only need to replace tired frontals in order to breathe new life into your kitchen.
At Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets you can purchase new cabinet doors as standalone items – these are available in Shaker or Traditional styles. A range of finishes are also available, including a natural lacquered finish and a painted finish (you can select any colour from Farrow & Ball’s impressive range). You could even opt for a sanded door, allowing you to add your preferred finish at your leisure.
3. Spend time shopping around for high-quality appliances at low costs
High-quality appliances can cost a lot, but are well worth investing in in the long term. Cheap alternatives are likely to develop faults sooner than those produced by more reputable brands, so it is wise to hold off until the after-Christmas sales to find a bargain.
Spend some time looking at a variety of retailers – online and offline – to see which brand offers the most competitive prices, and where there are any seasonal promotions running.
You can discover a range of high-quality appliances from such brands as Rangemaster, Falcon, Mercury, Neff and Fisher & Paykel by visiting one of our lovely kitchen showrooms across the country.
4. Buy wooden worktops from Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Real wood work surfaces create a particularly impressive look in wooden kitchens. Correct installation and application of Danish oil every 3-6 months will nourish and enrich the grain, prolonging the life of your worktop and helping it to age gracefully.
We source our hardwood worktops from a select group of suppliers and sell directly to our customers, cutting out the high-street ‘middleman’ to allow us to sell at much lower prices. By buying straight from our suppliers, we can ensure that all wood is sustainably and ethically sourced.
5. Install your kitchen yourself
One of the many bonuses of opting for an oak kitchen from Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets is that no kitchen fitter is required: our products have been designed to be suitable for DIY installation. Of course, some of our customers prefer to hire a fitter to save themselves time, but you can easily install your kitchen units yourself if you would like to save a few pennies!
Customers based in most locations in mainland England and Wales can benefit from our in-house two-man delivery service. With this service, we also deliver cabinets pre-assembled – at no extra charge – unless customers prefer to have them delivered flat-packed for installation at a later date. On our website you can find a complete library of cabinet assembly instructions. These comprehensive guides contain instructions and diagrams showing how to join two cabinets together, and how to fix them to your wall. You can also find out more about preparing and installing worktops in our ‘How to Fit a Kitchen: Wood Worktops for Solid Oak Kitchens’ guide.
By following these five simple steps you could save yourself hundreds of pounds.
To find further inspiration before buying your new kitchen, please feel free to browse our extensive kitchen gallery or visit one of our gorgeous kitchen showrooms. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.