Magnet says it prides itself on matching customers with their dream kitchen. It has more than 30 kitchens in its range to choose from.
These include different styles (modern, traditional or shaker), cabinet finishes and colours.
Magnet has been making kitchens for more than 100 years, and all of its cabinets are manufactured in the UK.
Magnet offers what it calls a 'Signature Service' to help you through the process of buying and installing your kitchen. This includes a dedicated designer, home survey, and aftercare service where Magnet tells you how to care for your kitchen and may visit to check it's fitted correctly.
We assessed Magnet's kitchens in our lab and asked its customers, as part of a survey of more than 3,000 people who bought kitchens in the past decade, to tell us what they think of their kitchen.
Below we've brought all of this together to help you decide if a Magnet kitchen is right for you.
Magnet kitchen units
Three of Magnet's kitchen units were assessed in our lab. These units are the base of Magnet's kitchen ranges – you'll choose different doors, finishes and colours but the units beneath will be one of these three.
|Magnet kitchen unit lab assessment results|
|Unit||Lab overall score||Quality of units||Loading shelves||Drawers and runners||Hinges|
|Simply Ready to Assemble|
Magnet kitchens customer survey ratings
Our customer survey included more than 200 Magnet customers who had bought a kitchen in the past 10 years. We asked them to tell us about the quality of their kitchen, how well it has lasted, the customer service they received and how they rate its value for money.
|Magnet kitchens: survey ratings|
|Design and planning|
|Quality of cupboards, doors, drawers and worktops|
|Quality of finish|
|How well the cupboards, doors, drawers and worktops lasted|
|Value for money|
Magnet kitchens: doors, drawers and worktops
We asked Magnet customers to rate the quality and durability of different components of the kitchen they bought.
Some firms achieved an impressive five stars for how well customers found their kitchens lasted, while others lagged behind with a more mediocre three stars.
Magnet kitchens: installation
You can choose whether to use a Magnet kitchen fitter, find your own or even install your kitchen yourself.
In our survey, we asked kitchen owners about the installation process with Magnet, including about the speed and quality of installation, mess made and the communication from the installer, to see whether it was hassle-free or a total pain.
When we sent the kitchens to the lab, they all had to be installed. If they were flat-pack, like with Magnet's Simply Ready to Assemble units, they also had to be built.
Magnet kitchens costs and services
How much does a Magnet kitchen cost?
Then check our to see how Magnet compares on price with other kitchen brands and how we collected these prices. It also shows how much the average kitchen costs and has tips on how to keep costs down.
Does Magnet have a kitchen planner/design service?
Magnet offers a free design consultation. You can choose whether you'd prefer to go in-store or have a virtual consultation.
In both, you'll discuss with a designer how to make the most of your space and budget and they will create a 3D plan of your new kitchen. Afterwards you'll receive your designs and a quote.
A designer will then come to measure up your kitchen, or Magnet will give you instructions of how to measure it yourself. If you're not able to see kitchens in-store, Magnet will send samples of colours, handles and worktops to see and feel at home before you order.
Does Magnet install kitchens?
There's an optional fitting service where the entire process is managed and carried out by Magnet fitters. It offers different installation packages depending on the extent of the work on your kitchen.
You can also choose your own fitter and Magnet says it will work with them to arrange deliveries and answer any questions they have.