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Buying rigid kitchens is usually better than going for a flat-pack option, though either can work with expert fitting. As always, though, the big question is where to find the best-value rigid kitchens. Buying rigid kitchens from trade suppliers Trade suppliers such as Howdens supply rigid kitchens, and many people assume they’ll be the best […]

Whether you’re looking at black kitchens, white kitchens, wood kitchens or shaker kitchens, when choosing a kitchen, lots of factors need to be considered. How durable are the materials? How well does the design make use of the space? The appearance may be a little lower on the list, but it’s still important. After all, […]

When we’re looking for a new kitchen, we want it looking good, lasting a long time and a reasonable price. Our choice is going to balance those three factors. Painted kitchen cupboards, for instance, aren’t going to be cheap, but we’d assume there’ll be pros as well as cons. The pros of painted kitchen cupboards […]

There are three things most of us want to balance when we’re looking for a new kitchen. These are how good it looks, how long it will last and how much it costs. Painted kitchen cabinets aren’t the cheapest type of cabinets you can buy, therefore, it’s important to know their pros & cons before […]

I often get asked how much does a fitted kitchen cost, but it’s impossible to give a simple answer. How much does a car cost? Depending on whether you want a ford Fiesta or an Aston Martin, anything from £5,000 to £100,000. Kitchens are the same, based on several criteria. 1. Effect of fitting on […]

If you want a high-class kitchen with an individual character, hand painted kitchens certainly offer that. On the other hand, are they really worth what you’d have to pay to buy one, though? Reasons not to buy hand painted kitchens The biggest argument against buying hand painted kitchens is, quite simply, that they’re eye-wateringly expensive […]

When buying a kitchen, is it possible to have the best of both worlds? We want to spend as little as possible, without getting something that’s going to need replacing within a few years. Is it possible to find cheap kitchen units that are built to last? Cheap kitchen units from the chains? The first […]

When people are looking for a new kitchen, a popular choice nowadays is the in frame kitchen style. You only have to look at the online images to see why. There’s something very appealing about the look — but is an in frame kitchen really the way to go? Why you should buy an in […]

If you’re looking for the best deal among the innumerable traditional kitchens for sale, there are usually two factors to balance. You’re looking for something inexpensive, but also a kitchen that will last. You don’t want to go through the whole process again a few years later because you’ve bought something low quality. So, how […]

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