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Howdy kitchen enthusiasts!

Here we are at the beginning of the second week of the year – I can only hope you’ve been having as much fun as Cabineto and I have so far! I was recently perusing one of those fancy style blogs that reckoned solid wood has had its day, and that stone will be the new natural material du jour for 2017. So it got me thinking; could oak kitchens (which our kitchen style of choice) ever really be considered dated?

I mean, if you think this kind of thing will ever be out of style, then sure…

An oak kitchen with Traditional frontals in Farrow's Cream and large range in alcove.

I guess oak kitchens could be dated. But then what about this?

Shaker frontals in Pitch Black in an oak kitchen with walnut worktops and complementary black frenchie.

Sleek lines and dark brooding colours – it’s right in the here and the now in terms of current trends. The walnut worktops work great alongside the painted oak cabinets, and I’m sure you’ll agree that the adorable matching doggo adds an extra little “je ne sai quoi” too.

This next oak kitchen may be less dramatic but still has just as much style – paired again with walnut surfaces, plinths and pilasters, it’s the shiny chrome accessories that really bring this kitchen into the 21st century. Just check out that space-age extractor fan!

Modern oak kitchen with Shaker frontals painted in Mizzle with subway tiles.

Still think oak kitchens are outdated? A splash of red and curves in all the right places are what give this kitchen a little va-va-voom. Warm and inviting, just like a kitchen should be. Iroko Worktops are ideal for families as they are naturally water-resistant and provide a subtle contrast between the surfaces and lacquered oak frontals is stunning.

A lacquered oak kitchen with Shaker frontals, red accents and a breakfast bar.

I don’t believe anybody could need any more convincing, but if you are still unsure, come to a deTerra kitchens showroom and see what else we can do with oak kitchens.

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist


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Happy New Year, kitchen lovers!

Well who’d have thought it? 2016 really has shot by in a flash and we’re already in the futuristic-sounding year of 2017. In this New Year, many of you might still be mulling-over brand new wood kitchens to perk up your homes, but it’s time to stop dreaming, and start doing!

deTerra Kitchens are an affordable and unique choice for any home, and can be customised with a variety of wooden worktops, painted kitchen unit doors and many other kitchen accessories.

To learn more about the four types of kitchen you can create with deTerra’s solid wood components, choose one of the options below:

Our wood kitchens feature lacquered oak frontals and matching oak worktops.

Wooden Kitchens

Make a classic kitchen featuring our traditional frontals and matching accessories.

Traditional Kitchens

Shaker-style kitchens are a perfect choice for combining modern features with wooden accents.

Shaker Kitchens

Wooden kitchens can be easily painted in the colour of your choosing.

Painted Kitchens

If you can’t decide which kitchen might suit your home, then why not pop along to one of the deTerra showrooms? We have a variety of locations across England, each with a cool collection of kitchen setups to give you oodles of inspiration.

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist.


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Is there anything as magnificent as our gorgeous Prime Oak worktops?

An absolute must for elegant natural kitchens, these beauties radiate sophistication and are the epitome of warm and welcoming worktops.

Our Prime Oak worktops are made with solid wood staves that have an appealing golden hue, and are carefully selected for their consistency in colour and lack of natural imperfections.

It’s no exaggeration to say that these timber tops are a flawless choice, and look simply smashing in kitchens of both ultra-modern and charmingly traditional persuasions. Here at deTerra, we believe in delivering only the best wooden worktops for our customers, so if you’re searching for the most supreme of surfaces… Look no further, kitchen compadres!

Our picture-perfect Prime Oak countertops are made with 40mm-wide staves, though you may also be tempted by our even more lavish Deluxe Prime Oak or Full Stave Prime Oak worktop offerings, which both sport 90mm-wide staves. The full stave option is made from planks that run the complete length of your worktop: a truly timberiffic choice that is ideal for showcasing the extent of our Prime Oak’s perfection.

If you would like to see some sumptuous Prime Oak worktops ‘in person’, why not pop into one of our glorious showrooms? They really are deTerribly nice places to be. These fantastic kitchen shopping destinations can be found across the country, including locations in Gloucestershire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Surrey and London. If you are journeying from afar, we recommend calling the showroom in advance to book an appointment with one of our savvy showroom managers.

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist


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Good day to you, kitchen lovers!

As you know, we’re wild about all things wooden, and our gorgeous kitchen cabinet pilasters are no exception.

These decorative details are a fabulous choice for enhancing the look of cabinet frontals in wooden kitchens, making them look even more sophisticated than they do already!

Our pretty pilasters come in all shapes and sizes, from simple, elegant columns to place between cabinetry to vastly more ornate and intricate designs. Whichever pilasters you choose, you can rest-assured that they are all made out of solid wood, of course! Our six snazzy styles measure 870mm tall – to match our cabinets – and come in a variety of thicknesses and widths.

These timberiffic accessories can be supplied with the finish of your choosing, whether that’s lacquered, painted in any of the mesmerising shades from Farrow & Ball, or sanded to allow you to add your preferred finish at a later time. Perhaps you want to coordinate your pilasters with your cabinet frontals, or maybe you would like them to contrast in colour for additional impact – the choice is yours!

If you have timberlicious pilasters of your own, or any other funky kitchen accessories, why not share some snaps with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist.


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Howdy do, friends!

Solid wood kitchens aren’t complete without handy base units to serve up some splendid storage for all your kitchen bits and bobs.

Choose to purchase drawers with our kitchen cabinets, and we’ll include stylish Blum™ drawers that incorporate a soft-close mechanism and are available with a range of finishes to choose from.

Whichever finish you plump for, our Blum drawers are available in two styles: standard single drawers (a shallower design ideal for storing cutlery or tea towels, for example), or pan drawers with oak inserts (a deeper design perfect for housing your pots, pans and dinnerware).

Read on to find out a little more about each design:

tandembox antaro drawer

Tandembox Antaro drawers have a grey powder-coated stainless steel frame, and – in the case of the deeper, pan drawers – also come with fabulous, robust lacquered oak inserts to match our solid oak cabinets. They’re suitable for any kitchen design – simply choose the Shaker or Traditional frontal in a colour or finish of your choice.

intivo silk white drawer

Our elegant Intivo drawers also have a powder-coated stainless steel frame, this time finished in Silk White. Similar to the Tandembox Antaro drawers, the deeper pan drawer option comes with an oak insert. However, these come with ‘open top’ sides that help to showcase as much of the stunning oak panel as possible – and coordinate beautifully with lacquered oak cabinet frontals. These drawers give a well-balanced look in kitchens with pale work surfaces such as maple or ash worktops.

tandembox antaro stainless steel drawer

If you’re designing a kitchen with modern or industrial elements, our Tandembox Antaro drawers in brushed stainless steel are just what you’re looking for! With smudge-resistant framework that complements stainless steel accessories perfectly – and hard-wearing oak insert panels for the deeper drawers – these high quality components are a stunning addition to any kitchen.

If you are interested in purchasing oak cabinets for solid wood kitchens and would like to order a sample first, why not give our handy sample service a whirl? With representative samples of wooden worktops, cabinet panels or solid oak cabinet frontals, you can discover the high quality finish of our products from the comfort of your home – all with free delivery!

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist


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