Archive: August 2011

New Kitchen Doors = Less Mess

August 30th 2011 by .

You may be one of the many people who know that their kitchen needs updating and yet you put it off month after month and year after year. It hasn’t got anything to do with the cost or perfecting the design; it is simply because you know that replacing a kitchen means at least three weeks of mess.

For some people the thought of weeks without a usable kitchen, having to eat out and enjoying the dubious qualities of microwave meals, is simply too much to comprehend. It is true that most kitchen make-overs require lots of patience and the willingness to live in chaos – at least for a while.

Replacement kitchen doors are the answer to all of these problems. In fact your kitchen could be looking brand new in just one weekend and for less than the cumulative cost those meals out you were contemplating.

Lets look at how a whole kitchen replacement compares with a kitchen door replacement in terms of the mess and inconvenience you are likely to encounter.

Replacement Kitchen 

  • You will have to remove everything from your cupboards and store it elsewhere in your home.
  • The dust which comes from removing your old kitchen will spread throughout your house and settle everywhere. This can take weeks to clean up.
  • You can expect to fill a skip or even two with all of the cabinet doors, carcasses, old tiles and worktops. This will add to your expense.


  • You will need to prepare meals in another room, increasing the possibility of food smells and stains appearing all over the house.
  • A workman is unlikely to treat your home the same way you might. He may tread mud in and out of the house and even up and down the stairs. No amount of dust sheets can prevent all messes.


  • Your workman may not take recycling and caring for the environment as seriously as you do. All the boxes and old kitchen parts are likely to end up in the skip.


Replacement Doors 

  • You can leave all your food and crockery in the cupboards and over your worktop.
  • Replacing kitchen doors is a dust free process – except maybe for the drilling of a few minor holes.



  • The only part of your kitchen you will need to dispose of will be your old kitchen doors. These may even fit in the boot of your car. No need for a skip at all.
  • You can continue to use your kitchen as normal. Nothing changes – except the doors of course.


  • You can replace kitchen doors yourself, ensuring that your home is treated exactly how you would want it to be. Plus, there is no need to keep going in and out of the house, so no chance of mud being spread anywhere.
  • You can ensure that all packaging and the old kitchen doors are disposed of in the right way. You can keep your house clean while keeping your conscience clean.


It is true that replacing kitchen cupboard doors is a minor change with the minimum of hassle, but the change to the look of your kitchen can be major. There is nothing like fresh and clean new kitchen doors to give the whole room a new and modern look.

There is no reason why you can’t change the worktop next year and look at the tiles the year after that. There is no need to put off a change to your kitchen for yet another few months. Take the first steps to getting the kitchen you want and buy replacement kitchen doors. There really is nothing stopping you.

Fitting the new doors was no problem.

August 26th 2011 by .
What do you think about your new kitchen doors? Matched old doors nicely.
How did you get on fitting your new doors? Fitting the new doors was  no problem.
What does the finished job look like? A 900 x 600 wall unit!
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? Maybe a bit speedier delivery for small orders.
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments?
Name ia jenks

Superb service and superb price

August 25th 2011 by .
What do you think about your new kitchen doors? Superb
How did you get on fitting your new doors? Very easy
What does the finished job look like? Excellent, the measured plinth’s I purchased were the icing on the cake, and the kitchen looks superb. Well worth the extra for the Zurfiz doors as the covering is thicker and tougher than the Bella range.
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? Can’t think of anything, as your online videos are superb and cover all aspects of measuring and fitting etc, really important customers view all.
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments? Superb service, superb price, regrets don’t have pictures, but kitchen looks brand new, together with new flooring
Name Peter Shaw

How Colour Samples Allow You To Try Before You buy

August 23rd 2011 by .

If you are in the market for a new set of kitchen cupboard doors or even a new worktop, you may wonder how on earth you are going to choose from all of the amazing colours, textures and materials available. It is fairly safe to say that simply looking in a brochure isn’t going to quite cut the mustard when it comes to making an informed decision. Don’t forget that it is the entire look of your kitchen which is at stake!

What you need is a few colour samples or maybe even a sample door to help you make your choice. Most kitchen door retailers who offer their products online will make a point of allowing you to get your hands on some product samples. If you are unable to attend the factory or a retail outlet, you have very little choice but to make your mind up based on photographs; and no matter how well taken they are, it can still be hard to get a realistic idea of how the finished product will look in your home.

Sending away for samples

The first thing you should do is either go online or get hold of a brochure from the company you are dealing with. From these you can make a decision about what colours you want to try out and what materials you think would work in your home. Then find the part of the site which deals with product samples and order some.

Will I need to pay?

Sometimes – yes. This is purely because the sample you have chosen is part of a larger and quite expensive product. There is also the cost of delivering the sample to you. However, the manufacturer will realise that giving away samples is part of getting good customers to purchase from them. So don’t expect to pay too much.

What will a sample consist of?

Usually you will receive a square block of the material and colour you have chosen. In some cases it may be simply swatches of colours. If you are looking for a new worktop, the sample will allow you to see the construction of it and how well made it is. For kitchen doors you can see the finish of the painting and the colours you have chosen.

How many can I get?

There may well be limits on how many different sample you can get for free. But very few manufacturers will say no if you ask for more samples, although you may need to pay for  the postage costs. It is sometimes hard to make your mind up, especially when it comes to colour so don’t be afraid to get in touch with the seller to see what your options are.

What do I do with my samples?

This is the fun bit! You need to hold the sample up to the light in your kitchen at several different times in the day. See how the light affects the colour and what the effect on the reflectivity and depth of colour the different light intensities will have. You will also want to check the quality of the product, how it is made and how durable it might be.

Ask the opinions of other people in your family or your friends to see what they think of the colours you have chosen. What you think looks great may not appeal to everyone.

Once your kitchen doors are delivered you should check that you have received the colour you were expecting by comparing it with your sample.

Of course once you have finished with your samples and made your order, you can always use them as cup place-mats!

You can order kitchen door colour samples here


August 22nd 2011 by .
Warwick Vanilla Kitchen Doors

Warwick Vanilla Kitchen Doors

What do you think about your new kitchen doors? Fantastic
How did you get on fitting your new doors? No problem
What does the finished job look like? See images
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? Nothing to add
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments?
Name steve helps
Warwick Vanilla Kitchen Doors - 2

Warwick Vanilla Kitchen Doors - 2



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