Homebase Kitchens Reviews

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General Information

Homebase Kitchens Contact Details:

Homebase Kitchens Website: homebase.co.uk

Home Retail Group,

489-499 Avebury Boulevard,
Saxon Gate West,
Central Milton Keynes,

General Enquiries: 0845 077 8888

About Homebase Kitchens

Homebase offer 26 standard kitchens and 9 Schreiber branded kitchens to choose from, with something to suit every style and budget.

You can make your kitchen unique in choosing from over 120 worktops, including Corian, granite, Ezystone, Maia, solid wood and laminate, alongside over 700 appliances.

It’s possible to arrange a free design appointment in store or online.

You can also have a design put together in store, provided you bring accurate measurements of your kitchen to the appointment – alternatively Homebase kitchens now offer an online planner.
Market Position: DIY
Kitchen Unit Quality: Average
Price Fitted: £5k+
Supply Only: Available

Designer Training: Yes
Designer Qualifications: No
Designer Status: Employed with bonuses
Commission rate: N/A


Homebase Kitchens Review – Cabinets

Homebase kitchen cabinets come in two ranges – the standard Homebase brand and the higher specification Schreiber brand.

Homebase Kitchens Range (26 door styles)

Standard Homebase cabinets are made from MFC (Melamine Faced Chipboard) and are constructed using industry standard cam and dowel fixings.

The cabinet boards are 16mm thick, with visible edges melamine faced (other edges are bare). Cabinet backs extend full length and are 2.6mm hardboard melamine faced on one side. Cabinet feet are adjustable plastic. All melamine is in a white finish although matching coloured end-panels are available

Edging quality and overall finish is average, back panels are surprisingly thin and like IKEA cabinets there are many shelf heights available meaning there are also multiple unfinished holes where moisture can get into the chipboard.

The cabinets are manufactured by Gower/Nobia who also supply many other DIY sheds and independent kitchen companies – although the Homebase cabinets seem a lower quality than other similarly positioned brands.

Schreiber Kitchens Range (9 door styles)

The Schreiber cabinets are a much higher specification than the standard Homebase kitchens, coming prebuilt.

Their 18mm MFC, glue and dowel “solid” construction frame is broadly the same as that available from Magnet kitchens (unsurprising as Magnet is a Gower/Nobia brand) featuring better grade chipboard, melamine facings and fixtures and fittings than the standard Homebase cabinet.

Prebuilt cabinets can be more prone to damage in shipping, but do save time on site making for a more efficient build.

Our Choice?

We wouldn’t buy a standard Homebase cabinet as with the quality it doesn’t seem to offer the same value for money as other brands in the same price group.

If money is tight we’d rather go with IKEA, or deal with an independent.

The Schreiber unit is much better, but again we’d be inclined to go elsewhere – such as the better branded Magnet.


Homebase Kitchens Review – Doors

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3 User Reviews and Comments - Homebase Kitchens Reviews

  1. Tom McKinnon says:

    I bought a kitchen last year under the understanding that it would be delivered with in 21daus, I thought that this would give me time to fit the kitchen before my wife gives birth to out first child due at the end of March. its been the best part of 70 odd days and I am still waiting with no delivery date. The bits that have been delivered were weeks apart and in some cases damaged and sent back. The customer service has been terrible with promised call back not conning and then called backs about the failed call back not conning. From day one all I can get out of their customer service is contradictory or useless.

    I thought I would have everything ready by now for our new arrival, but instead we just have a half built kitchen and a load of extra stress we didn’t need.

    My only advises to someone planing on buying aanything from homebase is to go elsewhere. I will never be shopping there again.

  2. Dave the Guru says:

    Hmmm I wonder if James Marshall works for Homebase

  3. James Marshall says:

    I’ve never been a big fan of homebase but they had an offer of 15% off everything last month so we found ourselves there buying stuff for the house.

    Not sure how it happened but suddenly we had a kitchen designer coming to look at our house. Buying a new kitchen was on the cards but we had planned it for next year, but anyway we liked their shaker range and the guy made a really nice job of doing a layout.

    I wnated to hold off but we got an extra 10% on top of the 15% off, which made the kitchen units surprisingly cheap considering they were getting fitted.

    Long story short, they were put in last week and we’re over the moon. It has really transformed our house and my wife’s delighted with the new range cooker.

    The fitters were brilliant and cleaned up after themselves. One of them left his drill behind and we dropped it off at another job they were fitting and you should have seen the place – it was awesome!

    Totally happy and I’d recommend homebase to anyone

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