Best kitchen brands
Howdens Joinery kitchens
By Liz Ransome-Croker
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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?
We asked customers of Howdens Joinery to rate its value for money and customer service, gathered feedback from owners of its kitchens on the durability and quality of the units, and experts also assessed these in our lab.
All this contributes to the final scores we give its units. Which? members can log in now to find out how Howdens Joinery compares with its rivals.
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Click on the links above to discover how Howdens did for each area, or head to our best and worst kitchen brands page to see how it compares to other brands, such as Magnet and John Lewis.
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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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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.
Does Howdens offer a kitchen planning/design service?
There's a free personal design service online to help plan your kitchen. This lets you consult a designer via video-chat who will provide expert advice and talk you through a virtual kitchen planner. Howdens will then link you up with a tradesperson to buy your kitchen and get it installed.
Does Howdens install kitchens?
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.
Does Howdens sell kitchen appliances, flooring and tiles?
Howdens sells large kitchen appliances from Lamona (exclusive to Howdens Joinery). Howdens Joinery doesn't supply wall tiles but does have a flooring range.