This is the second kitchen I have had from Hygena. The first one I purchased from MFI quite some years ago, and to be honest, I would still have it had it not been that I had my kitchen knocked down and extended.
After having my kitchen remodelled I opted for a kitchen from Howden's, which is a trade only joinery company. I had the kitchen fitted approximately 5 years ago and have never been totally satisfied with the product.
While browsing the internet I came across the good old Hygena kitchen company, who were retailling through Argos. The kitchen range is 'Genova' and is a quite modern style, white gloss slab doors with small silver bar handles. Very stylish and modern without being overly fashionable, so will not go out of date very easily. More of a 'new classic' hopefully anyway.
Argos had a sale on at the time, and the cabinets were greatly reduced. In total I have managed to replace all my kitchen units for an amazing £457.00! (not including sink, taps or worktops).
The units are supplied flat packed, and the instructions are as you would expect, quite complicated for someone like me who is useless with a screwdriver. Once you have mastered the first unit and got the hang of things, it makes the rest pretty easy to do.
The quality of the units are great, considering it is a budget range, I'm very happy with them. They look great, and do what I want. I can't even begin to compare them to the likes of Moben or Magnet, they are just a basic value range, but I'm more than happy with the finished result. To me they look good, smart, sleek and just what I'm looking for in a family kitchen.
I've had no problems with this kitchen, so I'm unable to comment on any after care service.
Would I recommend this product? Yes definitely, if you are looking for a budget kitchen that is stylish and modern without having to take out a second mortgage. This range is now discontinued, but if you take a look at the Homebase or Argos website you will see the current range of Hygena kitchens.
Replacing your kitchen is a huge expense & the choices available are mindboggling, so where do you begin. Having an idea on the style helps, followed by endless trips around the various kitchen oulets collecting a vast array of brochures. Top tip, don't rush it & don't be talked into anything. I collected all the brochures, took them home & decided on the style, that was the easy part! Measuring up was a nightmare, none of the standard ranges seemed to offer the exact comination to suit my gally shaped kitchen. I finally settled on a Hygena kitchen from MFI. Trying to get an assistant to give me the time of day was a nightmare. I finally left the store in disgust & costed the thing myself, so much for their customer service. Having reached a figure of £3,000 to include a new tumble drier I then saw an advert for Kitchens Direct who send a salesman round. I booked an appointment thinking the cost would be overwhelming. Salesman arrived promptly with his fancy brochures & plenty of samples of the different surfaces. Thinking the price would be way out I went over the top & asked for a new dishwasher, microwave, oven & hob, & sink gobbler thing. He designed me a kitchen that involved moving the dishwasher & washing machine to the other side of the kitchen But fitted exactly, I thought this quote will be through the roof. I could not believe the price quoted, bearing in mind they were to fit it & all the extra appliances their quote came out at £3,300! The units all came on the day stated & so did the workmen who fitted the entire kitchen in 4 days, gave me extras, cleared up properly & worked like demons. Moral of the story, sometimes fitting a kitchen yourself does not save money & is certainly far more hassle.