Archive for the ‘Sinks and units’ Category

Wickes: Easter specials available now

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Looking to give your kitchen a quick spring lift? Then check out this Easter special offer from DIY retailer Wickes.

The company is offering up to 50 per cent off selected take-away kitchen cabinets – you can choose from its wide selection of modern or traditional designs.

Each one features base units with legs that are easy to adjust and wall units deep enough to accommodate 12-inch dinner plates.

Check out the Dallas and Houston ranges for a sleek contemporary look while the Davenport and Lincoln ranges are perfect for creating a cosy, traditional kitchen. You can even get Shaker style with the Daytona range!

Check out the full collection here >>

Design your own kitchen with John Lewis

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

John Lewis has been in touch to let us know that it is launching a new home range for spring – and that includes the chance to design your own freestanding kitchen.

It says this means you have the chance to plan and select the kitchen you want – at an affordable price. This could be a great way to get the contemporary kitchen of your dreams without spending the equivalent of a second mortgage on it.

The range, which comes in cappuccino, white, black and burgundy options, offers a collection of separate, freestanding base and wall units which you can combine to form a practical, planned working kitchen.

Each unit is constructed from MDF core with a beech finish wrap and an integrated grey 40mm, high-pressure laminated worktop. The doors and drawers have lacquered gloss painted fronts (this is where you get to pick a colour) and brushed nickel-finish bar handles.

The units are easy to fit and take apart, so if you want to expand your kitchen – or even move the units to a new house – you can.

The retailer says this is an ideal solution if you have limited space or are looking for a more flexible and creative approach to kitchen furniture.

In case you’re wondering whether the freestanding kitchen approach is for you, there’s a detailed buyers’ guide on its website where you can get more information.

It should answer most questions you have, including describing the freestanding kitchens concept, giving advice on planning and fitting and reminding you of some points to consider.

Screwfix: kitchen bargains in clearance sale

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Screwfix has been in touch to let us know about some clearance specials it is offering on limited stock – and that includes some kitchen products – including cupboard doors, drawer fronts and taps.

Check out the full range here >>

(The best way through to the relevant stuff is to follow the kitchens link in the left-hand navigation column…)

B&Q: half-price offers on kitchens

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Heads up! B&Q is offering up to 50 per cent reductions on It and Select cupboard doors and drawer fronts as part of its Big Sale.

You can also get reductions on sinks and taps – and don’t forget to take a look at its new kitchen worktop ranges while you’re visiting the site.

Choices here include Speedstone solid surface worktops, natural wood worktops and laminates as well as quartz and granite effects to help you plan and design your ideal kitchen look.

Protect your rights with The Furniture Ombudsman

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Here’s a little heads-up for anyone looking to understand their consumer rights. Did you know that there’s an independent arbitration service you can use if you’re not happy with a furniture purchase, and which includes a number of kitchen retailers?

The Furniture Ombudsman is the independent standards body for furniture and floor coverings and is not allied to any retailer or manufacturer.

Its role is to improve the standard and service offered by retailers, manufacturers and other associated companies.

It provides information for consumers, a dispute resolution service, independent inspection and testing plus advice on buying furniture.

Retailers signed up to the scheme include Magnet, B&Q, MFI and Marks & Spencer, among many others.

For more information visit

View its extensive kitchen buying guide here >>

Hot kitchen deals from Screwfix

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Screwfix has been in touch to let us know about some new kitchen deals it is promoting, including tap and sink bargains. Here are the details:

  • Save on an Astracast Alto 1.5 bowl sink – was £59.99, now £47.99. Features high-density sound-deadening pads and punched 35mm diameter tap holes. Includes a reversible drainer, a 90mm waste, a 165mm deep main bowl and requires a minimum base unit of 600mm.
  • Save on a SWIRL pull-out lever spray tap – was £49.99, now £39.99. This stylish monobloc lever sink mixer tap with pull-out spout and spray action has a smooth 1/4-turn operation plus a spout push-button that operates a standard or spray pattern.
  • Save on a SWIRL premium high-neck monoblock sink tap – was £48.99, now £39.19. This premium-quality high-performance mixer tap comes with chrome-plated brass construction and flexible hoses.
  • Save on a Pisa monobloc sink mixer tap – was £129.99, now £99.99. Features easy-to-use, long-life ceramic disc valve technology and anti-splash spout. Has all-brass construction, a swivel spout, aerators for gentle, precise flow and a five-year manufacturers’ guarantee.