Best kitchen brands
Howdens Joinery kitchens
By Liz Ransome-Croker
Article 8 of 13
From kitchen value for money to customer service, find out how Howdens Joinery customers rate this kitchen firm, and whether its kitchen units are Best Buys.
Howdens Joinery was the most frequently purchased kitchen brand in our survey of 2,238 kitchen owners - 20% of people we surveyed own one of its kitchens. But are they satisfied with the end results?
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Logging in will also reveal whether Howdens Joinery's two units - a pre-assembled and flat-pack one - scored highly enough to be Which? Best Buys, and read comments from Howdens Joinery kitchen owners.
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Alongside our survey, we've assessed kitchen units in lab conditions to see whether they're worthy of a Best Buy logo.
When these were combined with ratings from our survey, brands need to score more than 70% overall to be in with the chance of a Best Buy award.
You can find out more about our lab tests by visiting our how we test kitchens page.
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Visit our page on the best and worst kitchen brands to see exactly how Howdens Joinery kitchens compare with those from other brands.
We also asked people to rate the durability of different components of the kitchen they bought, as well as quality of worktops and doors.
Find out what kitchen owners also had to say about unit, door and worktop quality when rating different materials on our separate page. There you can also read additional expert advice on choosing the best.
As Howdens Joinery only sells directly to kitchen installers, it doesn't have an in-house kitchen installation service that we can rate in our survey.
You can see how other kitchen brands, including Magnet, John Lewis and Wickes, were rated for installation by their customers on our kitchen installation page.
As well as rating the brands, we asked customers to give us more details about their experiences.
Click through our gallery to see a range of Howdens Joinery kitchens across different prices and styles, including modern and traditional kitchens.
Howdens Joinery is a trade-only business, so sells kitchens directly to tradespeople.If you want a Howdens Joinery kitchen, you will need to find an installer yourself. You can still view the kitchens online or through a brochure as well as receive design advice (see details below).
It has more than 15 kitchen design ranges (called 'families' by Howdens Joinery) that incorporate a choice of eight door styles. Each has a number of different colour and finish options.
The company also supplies Lamona kitchen appliances, taps and sinks, which are exclusive to Howdens Joinery.
Planning/design service: Free design service at home, which you'll need to organise through your chosen installer.
Once it's organised, the designer will come to measure up and advise on what will suit your needs. You'll then need to visit your local Howdens Joinery depot with your installer to see the plans.
There isn't design software available, but you can view images and a video of your kitchen design online.
Installation: As Howdens Joinery is a trade kitchen supplier and doesn't recommend installers, you'll need to find one yourself, although Howdens Joinery can guide you through the process.
Kitchen appliances, flooring and tiles: Large kitchen appliances from Lamona (exclusive to Howdens Joinery). Howdens Joinery doesn't supply wall tiles but does have a flooring range.