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Updated: 1 Jul 2022

Wickes kitchens review: units, costs, and installation

Wickes says its kitchens have low prices and assured quality. Find out whether customers and our lab assessment agrees.
Sarah Ingrams

Wickes has been selling kitchens since 1972 and has 230 stores across the UK where you can shop for a kitchen.

It says its kitchens are 'trade quality' at low prices. Units are sold flat-packed, in a range of styles and colours. 

Wickes 15 kitchen ranges include modern and classic designs, with and without handles. There's a choice of six colours and gloss or matt finish.

We've assessed kitchens from Wickes in our lab and asked more than 3,000 Which? members, including Wickes customers, about their kitchens to help you decide which brand to buy from.

Wickes Kendal shaker kitchen
Wickes Kendal shaker kitchen

Which? members should log in to see how Wickes was rated by its customers, how its units were assessed in the lab and if its units are Best Buys. If you're not a Which? member, you can join Which? to see our full kitchens reviews.

Check out the best and worst kitchen brands to find out how Wickes compares with other kitchen companies.

Wickes kitchen unit lab results

Wickes Showroom and Ready to Fit units were both assessed in our lab. Log in find out how they scored.

UnitLab overall scoreQuality of unitsLoading shelvesDrawers and runnersHinges
Ready to Fit

Ratings are overall and encompass a number of different assessments. Find out how we test kitchens.

Wickes kitchens: customer survey ratings

More than 3,000 Which? members who bought a kitchen in the last 10 years told us about the quality of their kitchen, how well it has lasted and whether they consider it value for money. 

Log in to see what Wickes' customers told us.

Wickes kitchens: survey ratings

Customer score
Design and planning
Customer service
Quality of cupboards, doors, drawers and worktops
Quality of finish
How well cupboards, doors, drawers and worktops lasted
Value for money

Wickes kitchens: doors, drawers and worktops

Whether your kitchen wears well over the years is important, as well as how impressive it looks when it's new. So we asked owners of Wickes fitted kitchens to tell us about how well the doors, drawers and worktops they chose have lasted. 

Look at our guide to kitchen units, doors and worktops find out about different materials to decide what would work best in your kitchen.

Wickes Esker azure kitchen
Wickes Esker azure kitchen

Wickes kitchens: installation

Wickes can fit your kitchen, or you can choose your own installer or fit it yourself. 

Kitchen owners in our survey who had used Wickes' installation service told us what they thought of the process, including the speed of installation, mess made and quality to see whether it was hassle-free or a stressful experience. 

We assembled Wickes' kitchens in our lab too so have some insight into how easy they are to fit yourself.

Find out how to get a kitchen installed and use Which? Trusted Traders to find a reliable kitchen fitter

Log in or join Which? to see the results below. 

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Wickes kitchens: costs and services

How much does a Wickes kitchen cost?

Log in now to see the price of a mid-range Wickes kitchen when we went undercover to visit each brand to ask for a specific kitchen layout in summer 2017.

This will also unlock Wickes’ scores and our new kitchen costs, where you can see how Wickes compares on price with other kitchen brands and how we collected these prices. You can also find out how much the average kitchen costs and read our tips on how to keep costs down.

Does Wickes have a kitchen planner/design service?

Yes, Wickes offers a free design appointment, which you can choose to have in-person or by video call. The designer will look at your space (and measure it, if they come to your home) and advise on what will suit your style and needs. 

Once plans are ready, you'll be invited in-store to see the design as a 3D visualisation, discuss changes and get a quote. 

Wickes also has an online tool so you can play around with different combinations of ranges and colours. 

Does Wickes install kitchens?

There's an optional fitting service at extra cost, using its national network of Wickes Approved kitchen installers. The fitting service includes a technical survey of your space before your kitchen is fitted. 

If you'd prefer to choose your own installer, use Which? Trusted Traders to find a reliable kitchen fitter. Wickes says that it will meet them to make sure your installation goes smoothly.

Does Wickes sell kitchen appliances, flooring and tiles?

Wickes sells large kitchen appliances from a range of brands, kitchen flooring and wall tiles, all fitted at extra cost. Visit our home appliances page to find the best kitchen appliances for you.