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About Your Kitchen Designer

kitchen survey from Pete Whareham of Wantage Kitchens

Genuine Kitchen Quotes was conceived by myself, Pete Whareham, of Wantage, whilst and after I was working as a kitchen designer for Moben Kitchens, prior to their demise. I was very happy visiting customers in their own homes and designing "The Kitchen of your Dreams", however was often disappointed at the end of the evening, after "ringing in to check with my boss" "checking we still have those in stock", etc, or starting at £50,000 and then quoting £11,000 after all the 50% off, seasonal discounts, etc, etc...(And actually being able to offer eventually for £9,000)!

All the normal "Sales spiel" I.e. "extra discounts for completing on the night", "Free Dishwashers" etc, etc all come at a cost-and you NEVER get something for nothing! The general public are definitely not stupid-and are looking for Value for money, quality-and honesty.

Offers such as 50% off (Offer ends Sunday) always begged the question; 50% off of what? Kitchen Purchasing, from my experience is always going to be a question of the right product at the right price. When I quote you for a kitchen, I will ascertain your needs and give you the best price that I can on the initial quote. We will not be offering 50% or 70% off, just an honest NET QUOTE.

So after weighing up my customer feedback, and researching Wicks, Magnet, John Lewis, Wentworth, etc, I found that of kitchens similar to Moben in terms of build quality, 18mm cabinet thickness, range, accessories and appliances, Howdens, in my experience and opinion, were the most suitably comparable. The prices as a direct comparison are markedly less expensive. Not only this but Howdens do not sell direct to the public-they manufacture a vast range of quality kitchens, which are available in ready-made format, and are in stock-therefore available, in most cases, for the next day delivery.

I therefore sourced my own reliable fitting teams, and set about finding a more realistically priced product of the same quality-after all, unless you are actually spending £50,000-£60,000+ on a bespoke, tailor made solid wood kitchen, the fact remains the quote that you receive will be for largely units made from MDF. (Medium Density Fibreboard)

Our price will be the price of the kitchen, NET plus any extra’s and fitting if required. You will find that our price is comparable to anyone else’s quote because we ONLY use the Howdens product, which is brilliant quality at a competitive price, and we have not got any huge overheads, staffing or administration costs.

No Formal partnership exists between Wantage kitchens bathrooms and doors and Howden Joinery Ltd. Some images used on this website are property of Howden Joinery Ltd which are subject to copyright and supplied by Howden Joinery Ltd Howdens website

How it all works

Whether you have browsed our showroom and chatted with Frank, been recommended, have received a flier, or found us online, here is how it works;

After your initial enquiry, we will make an appointment suitable to your timescale.

You may wish to browse the website at www.Howdens.com where you may choose the style, colour, appliances, finish, etc

I will come to your house, listen to your requirements and advise what may be most suitable. I will draw a plan and note everything that you will need (including tiling, lighting, moving electric points, etc).

My plans then go to Howdens, Glovers or Think Doors, depending upon your requirements for checking plus transfer to a computer generated drawing. The quote is then prepared, and presented along with the CAD for your perusal.

I will then visit with the best fitter selected for your purpose, and the fitter will quote you a price including the removal and fitting of the new kitchen, and also including any tiling, plastering, electrics, etc, so that you know exactly what the entire cost of the fitted kitchen will be.

On acceptance we will arrange a convenient delivery date, and collect a 12.5% deposit.

We do not offer finance, so upon receipt of the kitchen the balance and final payment becomes due to Wantage Kitchens.

Our Kitchen fitters will then expertly fit your kitchen in about a week to a fortnight, depending upon the work involved and the size of the project. All work is guaranteed and is fitted by qualified craftsmen

Bathroom quotes

How we work at Wantage Kitchens

Work in exactly the same way, except that our Bathroom expert, Tony Glover, using his expert knowledge, will quote you for the entire project.

Our Kitchen Fitters

Kitchen fitting is an art, and our local teams are based in Grove, Wantage, and Faringdon; typically within 20-30 minutes drive of the kitchen location. These fitters have developed their businesses into the fitting of Kitchens and Bathrooms locally. Attention to detail, flexibility and the final result are the key factors to their success, and their range of skills goes from hanging a door to tiling and flooring-as well as plumbing and electrics. We do offer a building service-which I believe is necessary, as often a wall or a window needs moving/removing.

What Our Customers Say!

  • We used Pete to spec our kitchen, obtain the units and arrange a fitter. The communication from him was always very quick and helpful. He was able to accommodate our needs when we changed our minds on specific units and offered suggestions as to where we could save money. We now have a high quality kitchen at a great price. Pete ensured that the whole process ran smoothly. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience and would highly recommend him.
    Laura and Sean Higgins, Truelocks Way, Wantage, Oxon

  • Mr and Mrs P from Grove were the first to have the complete package, from design to installation. "Everything was managed perfectly, even after we saw the original plans, we were able to change our minds and move the kitchen round to suit our space, after discussion with Dave". "It is sometimes difficult to imagine the finished result when you start with your own idea’s-but we were able to see the finished plan, and were really happy that the kitchen turned out more user-friendly, and with more space". "We are more than happy with the whole service and the final result". "The bathroom next"!
    Mr and Mrs P from Grove

  • Wantage Kitchens provided a quality service from first introduction to final inspection. My kitchen is amazing and at a much lower cost that other main stream Kitchen Fitters quoted. Thank you Dave.
    Christina Murphy - Wantage

  • Thank you Pete for all your help & advice, my new kitchen is much more that i thought i could ever afford! Cheap, Quality Service. Three words to sum up Wantage Kitchens
    Mr SP Baker - Wantage

  • Thank you Pete for our wonderful Kitchen
    John Moorcroft - Swindon

  • Pete did everything he said he would, and it all happened at the time he said it would, you made fitting our new kitchen a dream.
    Scott Cooper - Oxford

  • Wantage Kitchens gave us a clear and transparent quote for the new kitchen and installation, without any hidden costs.
    Joanne Stevenson - Abingdon

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News & Events

08.06.2018 New Owner

Pete Whareham, long established local Bathroom and Kitchen planner and fitter acquired "Wantage Kitchens" in May 2018. Pete has years of experience with quality Kitchen and bathroom fitting. He and his son Dan offer the same levels of service and quality as Wantage Kitchens always offered and looks forward to your call and will happily quote for local business.

14.04.2016 Busy, busy busy!

The trade has been booming over the past year and the quality of the leads that we have been getting, and converting is testament to the variety of the different solutions that we now offer; You can buy a kitchen direct, delivered, replace doors, completely fully fitted, or bespoke-well whatever you desire-including bathrooms. Our service follows your initial enquiry right up to completion-this local service and attention to detail is what sets us apart. Don’t forget that our 01235 767279 telephone number really does mean that we are the local Kitchen people!

02.01.15 Moving Forward.

So that we can compete and offer a full and comprehensive service, Wantage Kitchens has bought on three new speciality partners;

"Glovers Plumbing and Tiling,", for a full and fantastic Bathroom design and fitting service.

"Think Doors", another specialist that offers fully fitted bespoke Kitchen range at very competitive prices-also a Kitchen Makeover replacement doors offering.

"Mcmahon Developments" will also be the builder of our choice, for Kitchen fitting, general building, extensions, driveways, and other major works.

15.04.14 Franchise News

Wantage Kitchens and the "Truly Local Kitchen" site are expanding our area to include Oxford and Newbury, and offering Franchises to similar Companies Nationwide to extend the Truly Local website in every area of the UK. Any persons or Companies interested in the Franchise package from outside this area please contact Pete direct.


Plenty of Companies state they are "local", and if you type into a search engine "Wantage Kitchens" there are innumerable sites that appear claiming to be "local"-Please remember-if they don’t have an 01235 code-they are very unlikely to be local, and more likely to be part of a large, national organization. We are based in Wantage, and we can quote for local business in Oxon, Berks, Bucks, Hants and Wilts.