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            Kitchen Cabinets Buying Guide

            Providing valuable insight on what units are available, including handleless, flat-pack and ready-made options, this kitchen cabinets buying guide can help you decide what cupboards are right for your home. From making the most of available space, achieving accessible storage, to ensuring you have selected the right carcasses for your chosen aesthetic, this guide to kitchen units is the best place to start when embarking on a new kitchen update and will explain the benefits of choosing each type.

            What are the different types of kitchen cabinets?

            What are the benefits of kitchen cabinets from Howdens?

            Things to consider when planning kitchen cabinets

            Open-plan white gloss kitchen idea with a linear design. Has white worktops and silver decorative trims for a modern feel.

            Range compatibility

            All of our cupboards can be used with any door style, colour and finish. With more than 100 designs to choose from, it is easy to tailor cabinetry to meet different budgets, layouts, and interior designs for a completely bespoke fit. 

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            Cupboard colours

            There are different colours available to achieve a cohesive look - inside and out. White can be selected for all cupboard options, while natural oak and new dark-grey shade are available with ready-assembled and handleless units only.

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            Both our flat-pack and handleless cupboards come with a selected range of layouts, such as wall, base and corner units. For a fully customised approach, choose our pre-assembled furniture, which offers more than 200 options. 

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            Size varieties

            Our cupboards come in a range of widths, depths, and heights to create a custom layout. Our handleless and flat-pack options offer the most popular sizes, meanwhile, our pre-made cabinetry offers more options for a unique fit.

            Features to look out for

            Drawer upgrades

            Extend the functionality of your drawers by opting for our upgrade versions, which are fully extendable. As well as maximising storage, they make those hard-to-reach items at the back quick and easy to access.

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            Soft-close options

            Most of our ready-assembled units come with soft-close fixtures, making them smoother to use and noise-reducing - a great addition in open-plan rooms. They are also supplied as standard on upgrade drawers.

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            Standard Hinge Pack

            Hinge openings

            Hinges play a huge part in making items simpler to reach. Our wall and base units all come with 110-degree hinges, and there is also a wider 170-degree option available, which offers easier access - good for multi-generational homes.

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            Space for supply

            With a 72mm gap in all our units, there is plenty of space to house plumbing, gas, and electric supplies. This also means installation is easier – especially when there are uneven walls or within awkward spaces.

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