Best kitchen brands Wickes kitchens
Wickes opened its first shop in the UK in 1972 at Whitefield in Manchester. It now has more than 200 stores nationwide.
Wickes has a number of themed instore showrooms highlighting its range of kitchens. It has a range of free 'Good Idea' and 'Build Your Skills' leaflets designed to inform and advise customers, including one on kitchens.
Wickes kitchen styles and prices
Cheapest: Miami £504* (self-assembly). Base unit (500mm) with door and drawer from £44.
Most popular: Memphis. Exact prices unavailable.
Most expensive: Tenby. Exact prices unavailable.
How to buy: Instore in mainland UK, and online.
Planning service: Wickes offers a free instore or at home design consultation.
Installation: Optional extra, arranged by Wickes and carried out by a Wickes contractor – fees vary depending on specific requirements. Additional services provided.
Customer verdict: One reader told us: ‘The instore advisor was excellent, spending a lot of time with us and giving us a good design. She did not pressure us into buying appliances from Wickes, knowing that we could source them more cheaply elsewhere. It was the installation that let down the process.’
*Prices are correct as of March 2013 and include a sink and base unit, one double base unit, three single base units, four wall units, worktops and housing for an oven and dishwasher, plus handles and fixings, but not appliances or installation. Prices are non-sale and inclusive of VAT except where noted.
How Wickes compares
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