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SALE NOW ON – ORDER BEFORE PRICE INCREASE!

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NEW YEAR
PRICE INCREASE

ORDER BY MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2017 TO SECURE CURRENT PRICES                       EVEN IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR KITCHEN UNTIL LATER IN 2018

BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE

WE ALSO HAVE ONE FIT DATE LEFT FOR THIS YEAR MONDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2017 PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW

EASTER OPENING TIMES

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Happy Easter and we hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine!

Here are our Easter opening times for the Burley and Brighton showrooms:

Good Friday 9 – 5

Easter Saturday 9 – 5

Easter Sunday – CLOSED

Easter Monday 9 – 5

Our joinery is filling up fast and we are now taking orders for end of June delivery. We have also held off for as long as possible to increase our prices on all free-standing items, but the time has come to issue our annual increase. To grab the current prices order before 1st May 2017

Call us today:

Burley 01425 403320 / 403338

Brighton 01273 563943

Email: enquiries@john-willies.com

WE WON AN AWARD!!

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We are delighted to announce our success at this years KBBreview Design and Retail Awards. Being shortlisted for the ‘Kitchen Customer Service Of The Year’ was truly an honour, and to win against such strong competition has been amazing.

We pride ourselves on the service we offer and have always endeavoured to go the extra mile for our customers. As a small business we do it because we care and want to give our customers their dream kitchens. The award is an excellent reminder of why we do what we do!!  (and yes we got to meet Jimmy Carr!!)

” I was taught by my father (the founder of John Willies) at a young age that customer service was the main ingredient to a successful business, growing up in the business and eventually taking over I held this close to me – so to be acknowledged for this is truly special. I had my father there on the night who has now retired to accept the award with me which was a fantastic ending to his career and the start of mine”

Sam Crocker – Company Director

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SALE

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Kitchen Dresser

Kitchen Dresser

As we told you a few weeks ago we are currently having a sale of ex-dispaly items to make room for our exciting new showroom displays.

Many items have already gone but we still have a few pieces left at bargain prices. I’ve included some pictures of a couple of the items. Please note that these are not the actual sale items (although they are the same product) and we would recommend coming to see the items in person as colours will vary!!

Alongside the pictured items we also have a bargain wall unit and a solid base unit with cupboards and pull out drawers, as well as a base unit with pull out inter-bin on offer. All available NOW!!

Give us a call or email us if anything takes your fancy.

enquiries@john-willies.com

01425 403320 / 01425 403338

 

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BRIGHTON SHOWROOM OPENING 9TH JANUARY 2017

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We are excited to announce the opening of our new showroom.

Here at John Willies we have been vey busy preparing our new showroom and we are pleased to announce that we have found lovely premises in the Patcham area of Brighton.

Now we may offer our high quality, bespoke solid wood kitchens to Sussex and beyond. If you want to pop in and discuss what we can offer you, you now have the option to come and see us either in the heart of the New Forest or in the busy and vibrant Brighton.

Our grand opening will be January 9th 2017 we look forward to greeting you in our new premises:

126 Carden Avenue, Brighton, BN1 8NE

TEL: 01273 562943

EMAIL: enquiries@john-willies.com

SALE

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To make room for some new and exciting John Willies showroom displays we will be having a sale!

SALE STARTS ON SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2016

Come and see us in the New Forest and grab yourself a Christmas bargain!

NOVEMBER UPDATE

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FITTED

Our fitted kitchen slots are filling up fast for 2017! Do not delay contact us today for spring fittings.

You now have even more choice for an appointment with the John Willies team contact our new Brighton showroom if that is more convenient for you: 01273 562943

FREESTANDING

We are now taking orders for February delivery. Buy this year to guarantee this years prices; our prices MUST increase in the new year!!

BURLEY SHOWROOM: 01425 403320 / 01425 403338

BRIGHTON SHOWROOM: 01273 562943

enquiries@john-willies.com

URGENT NOTICE

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ORDER YOUR KITCHEN OR CABINETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE OUR CURRENT PRICES

OUR PRICE INCREASE WILL BE ACTIONED ON 1ST JANUARY 2017

Even if you don’t require your kitchen until the new year you should place your order soon as we only have a limited amount of wood at the old price. To avoid disappointment do not delay!!

Contact us Monday – Saturday

TEL: 01425 403320 / 01425 403338

EMAIL: enquiries@john-willies.com

LAST ORDERS!

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We are experiencing a busy period here at John Willies and only have a few spots available for guaranteed delivery before Christmas. Order your solid wood, free standing unit now to avoid disappointment!!

If it’s fitted you’re after we have 1 spot left on our joinery schedule for before Christmas.

Contact details are below and we are happy to help with any questions you may have.

Please phone: 01425 403320 (Burley showroom)

Or email us: enquiries@john-willies.com

JOINERY SCHEDULE UPDATE THURSDAY 9TH JUNE

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Fitted Kitchens we have 1 space for end August/ early September due to a customer’s building delay.

Free-standing Kitchens – order today for a Mid August delivery

Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss/ order your beautiful solid wood kitchen if you would like it this year.

Joinery schedule changing constantly                                                                                              

Please contact: Sam Crocker 01273 580528 (Brighton) 01425 403320 (Burley)                           email: samcrocker@john-willies.com

JOINERY SCHEDULE UPDATE

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Fitted Kitchens now booked until August 2016/ Free-standing Kitchens – order today for an end of June delivery

Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss/ order your beautiful solid wood kitchen if you would like it this year.

Joinery schedule changing constantly                                                                                              

Please contact: Sam Crocker 01273 580528 (Brighton) 01425 403320 (Burley)                           email: samcrocker@john-willies.com

 

 

 

BUY NOW! FOR ONLY £1,100 INC VAT

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Tall Corner Unit  – to fit in a corner of 820mm x 820mm

Available now for immediate delivery or collection – hand made, hand painted, Tall Corner unit

This freestanding Shaker style tall corner unit is 1230mmW (960mm centre plus 135mm splayed return either side) x 600mmD x 2100mmH overall of cornice. The top section contains two adjustable shelves. The bottom section comprises a cupboard containing one fixed shelf. The larder unit has been stained and lacquered inside and hand painted Farrow & Ball All White No 2005, and finished with ebony knobs.

All of our units are built with solid wood throughout, 28mm thick doors, and are made in two separate parts – top and bottom – for easy transportation.

The total cost excluding delivery is £1,100 (inclusive of VAT).

We currently have 1 in stock. If you would like to buy this item please call 01273 580528 or email samcrocker@john-willies.com

Please note this item is sold as seen. Available now from our Burley showroom for immediate collection or delivery.

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TIME RUNNING OUT!

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Fitted Kitchens now booked until July 2016 (one fit date left)                                                              Free-standing Kitchens – order today for an end of May delivery

Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss/ order your beautiful solid wood kitchen if you would like it this year.

Joinery schedule changing constantly                                                                                             

Please contact: Sam Crocker 01273 580528 (Brighton) 01425 403320 (Burley)                           email: samcrocker@john-willies.com

EASTER OPENING TIMES 2016

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Good Friday 25th March – 9am – 5pm                                                                                                       Easter Saturday 26th March – 9am – 5pm                                                                                                 Easter Sunday 25th March – CLOSED                                                                                                 Easter Monday 28th March – 9am – 5pm

REDUCED TO CLEAR – kitchen display – £7,980 inc VAT – SOLD – SOLD – SOLD

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REDUCED TO CLEAR – kitchen display – £7,980 inc VAT – SOLD

THESE UNITS CAN BE RE-ARRANGED TO FIT YOUR KITCHEN AREA 

Description
Ex – Display fitted kitchen in fluted bead style, stained and lacquered inside and out and finished in ‘Antique’  from our Farmhouse range.

Consists of:-
– 2 x drawers on top of a double cupboard with one fixed shelf on both sides of the sink, one drawer   has a cutlery insert and all drawers are on soft close runners
– Top of the range Shaws double sink with a smaller cupboard underneath.
– Corner (pullout) ‘magic cupboard’
– Large Single Cupboard with one fixed shelf and a drawer above on soft close runners
– Derablok Beech finish worktop
– Above is a double wall cupboard with 2 adjustable shelves
– Plate rack with a shelf on top
– A pair of glass doors with one adjustable shelf
– A shelved corner unit
– One slatted single cupboard with 2 adjustable shelves
– One single cupboard with 2 adjustable shelves
– Ebony knobs on all doors and drawers

Important Information
These kitchen units can be re-arranged to suit your room, as they are individual units/cupboards fitted together. We will dismantle the kitchen units and you just take it away and re-arrange them at home to fit yourself.
It couldn’t be simpler and for a fraction of the original price.
You could even paint it yourself to your taste!

Sold as seen – WAS £13,197.00    NOW £7,980 inc VAT. 
The price does not include the taps, fitting or delivery. Please contact the Burley showroom for more information.

REDUCED TO CLEAR – kitchen display – £7,980 inc VAT

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THESE UNITS CAN BE RE-ARRANGED TO FIT YOUR KITCHEN AREA 

Description
Ex – Display fitted kitchen in fluted bead style, stained and lacquered inside and out and finished in ‘Antique’  from our Farmhouse range.

Consists of:-
– 2 x drawers on top of a double cupboard with one fixed shelf on both sides of the sink, one drawer   has a cutlery insert and all drawers are on soft close runners
– Top of the range Shaws double sink with a smaller cupboard underneath.
– Corner (pullout) ‘magic cupboard’
– Large Single Cupboard with one fixed shelf and a drawer above on soft close runners
– Derablok Beech finish worktop
– Above is a double wall cupboard with 2 adjustable shelves
– Plate rack with a shelf on top
– A pair of glass doors with one adjustable shelf
– A shelved corner unit
– One slatted single cupboard with 2 adjustable shelves
– One single cupboard with 2 adjustable shelves
– Ebony knobs on all doors and drawers

Important Information
These kitchen units can be re-arranged to suit your room, as they are individual units/cupboards fitted together. We will dismantle the kitchen units and you just take it away and re-arrange them at home to fit yourself.
It couldn’t be simpler and for a fraction of the original price.
You could even paint it yourself to your taste!

Sold as seen – WAS £13,197.00    NOW £7,980 inc VAT. 
The price does not include the taps, fitting or delivery. Please contact the Burley showroom for more information.

Christmas Opening Times

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Our Burley showroom will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday 24th December and re-open on Saturday 27th December between 9am – 5pm.

We will re-open on Saturday 27th December until 31st December from 9am-5pm. Closed Sunday. The showroom will then be closed on Thursday 1st January 2015, before re-opening on Friday 2nd January 2015 from 9am-5pm. We will then resume our usual opening hours for the year – Mondays to Saturdays 9am-5pm and closed Sundays.

The Peacehaven warehouse will be closed from Monday 22nd December until Monday 5th January to resume normal working hours 9am-5pm, Closed Sundays

You can continue to email your enquiries to us at enquiries@john-willies.com or for free-standing kitchen enquiries direct to samcrocker@john-willies.com throughout this period, and we will do our best to respond to you as soon after our return as possible.

The staff at John Willies Country Kitchens would like to thank all of our 2014 and 2015 customers for their continued business, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

WE ARE OPEN BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 9am – 5pm

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Come and visit our New Forest showroom on August Bank Holiday Monday 25th August. We’re open as usual from 9am until 5pm, with a huge range of freestanding, fitted and bespoke items on display. Get some inspiration for your home or place an order with one of our helpful team members in the shop.

Don’t forget we also have items available to purchase for immediate delivery or collation from our Brighton warehouse. Please visit the Available Now page on our website for details.


We look forward to seeing you.

EASTER OPENING TIMES

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Easter opening times:

Good Friday: Friday 18th April  – open 9am-5pm

Easter Saturday; Saturday 19th April – open 9am-5pm

Easter Sunday; Sunday 20th April – CLOSED

Easter Monday; Monday 21st April – open 9am-5pm

Larder Cupboards AVAILABLE NOW

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We have two beautiful larder cupboards on our Buy it Now page ready to go and available now for immediate delivery or collection. Purchase one of these stained and lacquered handcrafted larder units to add a warm glow to your country-style kitchen.

These freestanding Shaker style larder units are 1000mmW x 550mmD x 2100mmH overall of cornice. The top section contains two spice racks – one attached to the inside of each cupboard door – and three adjustable shelves. One of the larder cupboards has four standard drawers to the bottom section. The other larder cupboard bottom section has a cupboard containing one fixed shelf. Both larder units have been stained and lacquered inside and out, and finished with ebony handles. You can view both items in more detail here.

The total cost excluding delivery is £1,065 (inclusive of VAT).

All of our larder units are built with solid wood throughout, 28mm thick doors all drawers have dovetail joints, and are made in two separate parts – top and bottom – for easy transportation. We do not use chipboard, MDF, plywood or veneer in these traditionally constructed beautifully finished larder cupboards

We currently have two in stock . If you would like to buy one of these items please call 01273 580528 or email samcrocker@john-willies.com. Available now from our Brighton Warehouse.

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Christmas Opening Times

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Our Burley showroom will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday 24th December and re-open on Saturday 27th December between 9am – 5pm.

We will re-open on Saturday 27th December until 31st December from 9am-5pm. Closed Sunday. The showroom will then be closed on Thursday 1st January 2015, before re-opening on Friday 2nd January 2015 from 9am-5pm. We will then resume our usual opening hours for the year – Mondays to Saturdays 9am-5pm and closed Sundays.

The Peacehaven warehouse will be closed from Monday 22nd December until Monday 5th January to resume normal working hours 9am-5pm, Closed Sundays

You can continue to email your enquiries to us at enquiries@john-willies.com or for free-standing kitchen enquiries direct to samcrocker@john-willies.com throughout this period, and we will do our best to respond to you as soon after our return as possible.

The staff at John Willies Country Kitchens would like to thank all of our 2014 and 2015 customers for their continued business, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Featured Product – Butchers Trolley

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Butchers trolley with slatted shelves

This butchers trolley recently completed for a customer is one of our favourite pieces. Measuring 600mmW x 600mmD x 920mmH, the butchers trolley has been completed with a solid beech worktop – a versatile surface that can be used as a chopping block. Beneath the worktop is a single drawer on soft close runners, that has been finished with an alloy cup handle. A set of castors turn this butchers block into a butchers trolley, and the castors are lockable so the unit can be kept in one place. Painted in Farrow and Ball Skylight on the exteriors, the interiors and the two sets of slatted shelves have been stained and lacquered in Victoria stain.

We love these butchers trolleys because they’re great to customise, suit most kitchen set-ups and decors, and are very functional for both storage and preparing food upon. You can also extend the width to 900mm or 1200mm, depending on the size of the space you’re trying to fill, or switch from having two shelves to having a single door cupboard instead – like the butchers trolley below. Another alternative is to replace the slatted shelves with fruit and vegetable baskets, or additional drawers.

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Butchers Trolley with cupboard

Visit our butchers block page for more examples.

Butchers Trolleys – Filling a Gap!

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Our butchers trolleys are a worthy addition to kitchens of any size or style. Whatever your requirements, we’re convinced that one of our butchers trolleys or butchers blocks will be part of the solution!

If you need additional worktop space, a butchers trolley or butchers block is ideal. If floor space is limited, we have 600mm wide options available. For those with plenty of room, you can also choose one in 900mm or 1200mm wide. The solid beech worktop adorning the top of our butchers trolleys is also a perfect additional surface for the kitchen – you can chop directly onto it with no fuss, and will find it hard wearing and long lasting – far more durable than any of your chopping boards.

If you need additional worktop space but want the flexibility of moving your butchers trolley to where it’s required in the kitchen – whether it’s by the sink so clean vegetables can be transferred straight to it’s worktop, or by the oven so prepared foods can go straight into a pot or pan – our butchers trolleys glide smoothly around your kitchen on castors. You can lock the castors once you’ve got your butchers trolley in place, to keep is safely where you need it. If you need the space but not the manoeuvrability, simply order your butchers block without the wheels and we’ll amend the price accordingly.  Many customers choose the wheels option, as you can lock them and leave the butchers trolley in place if you decide not to move it.

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Butchers Trolley

Find out more about our range of butchers trolleys on the website.

Kitchen Base Units and Integrated Housings

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Our solid wood kitchen base units are very versatile, functional and beautifully made, so they will fit into most kitchens whether you have a country style kitchen or not. One of the best ways to make full use of these bespoke kitchen cabinets is to incorporate integrated housings, which not only saves space but helps to conceal appliances that might not fit in with the style of the kitchen.

A recycling and refuse unit glides away effortlessly on soft close runners in this kitchen base unit. Who would know that beneath the wonderful, natural stained exterior there would be this handy, concealed housing for your rubbish?

We often get requests for housings of larger appliances, including cookers, fridges, freezers and dishwashers. We can house these not just in kitchen base units, but also within our Belfast sink base units and kitchen island units.

When choosing to integrate an appliance for your kitchen base units, sink units and islands you obviously have to think about the location of the furniture in relation to other units in the kitchen. You don’t want to have too many appliances in one unit, and want to be able to access any of them with ease.

We don’t just integrate appliances in our kitchen base units however – the below unit has three slide out crockery shelves – perfect for storing cups, saucers and plates.

See the full range of kitchen base units.

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Belfast Sink Base Units – Choosing the Right One! Part 2

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A Belfast sink is one of the key essentials for all country kitchens, whether you choose fitted or freestanding kitchen furniture. They’re not only durable and hardwearing but are also beautiful and work wonderfully with our solid wood sink base units

When ordering a freestanding Belfast sink base unit it’s important to purchase the sink with the sink base – this is because the sinks are all hand thrown and the units will be built to accommodate one of these sinks. That’s why our sink base units are all costed up with the sink.

If you’d like a Shaw’s sink, you’ll be pleased to know there are a range of sink designs they provide that are all suitable for our sink base units. We love them all because they maintain the depth, function and design that we think works best with our country kitchen designs.

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The above picture is one of a Shaw’s double sink. This sink base unit has been completed with a bi-flo chrome tap, which is ideal for using over both sinks. We also offer Shaftesbury taps, where you have a traditional separate hot and cold tap. We can provide either tap with you Belfast sink base unit at an additional price.

You also need to decide whether you prefer a wooden worktop or granite worktop. We don’t offer granite worktops on freestanding kitchen units, however we do offer both on fitted kitchens – you’ll be happy to know the wooden worktops on our Belfast sink base units come complete with sink-side draining grooves.

 

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See our kitchen sink base units here.

Belfast Sink Base Units – Choosing the Right One!

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Our Belfast sink base units are essential for fitted or freestanding kitchens and utility rooms. When choosing the right Belfast sink base unit there are a couple of things you need to consider.

Firstly, whether you’re choosing a fitted or freestanding kitchen sink base, you need to make sure you know what you want your sink base unit to comprise of – it won’t just be a Belfast sink! We offer a range of storage solutions including magic corners and carousels, integrated appliance housings and standard door and drawers. Choosing what you want either side of your Belfast sink base needn’t be difficult, as we have a range of options you can view on our freestanding sink unit page.

 

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The above freestanding Belfast sink unit has been completed with eight shaped legs and four deep pot drawers to either side. Our sink base units can be made to any bespoke size – we just need your measurements and details of what you’d like in it.

 

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This blue freestanding Belfast sink unit is an example of integrated housing – a dishwasher, refuse and recycling unit and fridge or freezer would fit work perfectly within a unit like this. Just make sure you know what appliances you want to integrate, along with their measurements.

 

Colouring Your Country Kitchen

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As with all aspects of the home, certain designs are subject to fashion, trends and change. The great thing about a solid wood, fitted or freestanding country kitchen from John Willies is that the style is timeless and enduring!

Vivid colours are certainly making a comeback, and there are numerous ways that this can be applied to your John Willies bespoke country kitchen.

If you are choosing colours for a fitted kitchen, why not choose a pale colour for the wall units and a bolder colour for the kitchen base units? This contrast can make a small kitchen space appear even bigger. It works with freestanding kitchen units too.

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Another alternative is to pick one item in your kitchen to be painted in a bold, statement-making colour. A kitchen island unit is perfect for doing this if your kitchen is big, as it draws attention to the centre of the room.

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Using one or two pieces of contrasting colour can be really eye-catching – this hanging pot rack and kitchen island work together perfectly. The colours would also work if the pot rack was the brighter colour and the kitchen island was the paler colour.

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You don’t have to use vivid reds to get the effect. Deep blues and greens also create the same stunning effect – why not try a deep paintbox blue for a freestanding sink unit?

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Kitchen Base Unit Worktops

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At John Willies Country Kitchens, we build and finish all orders for fitted and freestanding kitchens to order. This ensures not only that you will receive kitchen units of the highest quality and standard, but it also allows us to design bespoke kitchen furniture for you and your home.

Our kitchen base units make up a core part of any of our fitted or freestanding kitchen designs, with our kitchen islands at the heart of any country kitchen style. That’s why the storage components and choice of worktop are so important – because they tie your entire country kitchen together.

A number of worktops are available for our kitchen base units. One option is to match the base units by choosing a pine worktop. Our pine worktops are the perfect style and colour to compliment painted or stained kitchen base units. Oak worktops can cost more but also have a stunning finish to them.

If you’d prefer a more rustic wooden finish for your kitchen island, opt for one of our reclaimed pine worktops which show plenty of age and natural wear. We don’t provide reclaimed pine worktops to our sink base units however as they’re simply not ideal for being used as wet surfaces.

We also offer a range of high-finish worktops including Walnut – these have a slick finish which is the total opposite of our reclaimed pine worktops.

For help choosing a worktop for your kitchen base units, sink base units or kitchen islands speak to one of the team today.