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: DIYKitchen Unit Quality: AveragePrice Fitted: £5k+Supply Only: Available
Designer Training: YesDesigner Qualifications: NoDesigner Status: Employed with bonusesCommission rate: N/A
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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.
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
Homebase door ranges are changing – full details coming soon
our choice explained