Milestone Journal

A blog of our latest new and recent kitchens, help advice and general stuff.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

KZN-based friends, we hope you picked up a copy of the @SundayTribune over the weekend?

It was such a lovely surprise to see Milestone Kitchens featured! Take a peek below:

Monday, 9 October 2017
Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tears of joy are a welcome side effect of discovering the Milestone Website.

 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Enter this competition via Home / Tuis magazine. See competition for details.

Friday, 8 September 2017

 

Monday, 28 August 2017

These are a few pictures of a Milestone Swedish Style Kitchen we sent to Zambia. Our client, Rita opted to have her units ordered without tops. She had the granite tops put on when the kitchen was in. I am proud what we can achieve with clients across the miles.

"Our kitchen is a tiny galley kitchen.  As we live on a farm, I went for units on legs for ease of cleaning and also as our cement floors are not level - chose Swedish Style with white painted units and black granite counter tops.  We just love our kitchen and it more than met our expectations with quality fittings and workmanship.

I have no hesitation in recommending Milestone Kitchens.  Sylvia is very talented with design and layout and Lulu is beyond helpful, we received outstanding service and the kitchen was delivered in perfect condition and on time.

Unfortunately photography is not my forte but hope attached pics will give you some idea.

Kind regards,
Rita"

 

Monday, 21 August 2017

Thank you Dea for taking the trouble to notice and to write to us about it. We try.

"Hi Lulu

If you don't mind maybe sending me the price list then I can work on a few
designs. We have a tight budget now that we have finished the alterations,
building isn't cheap these days.

Thanks for always responding so promptly. You have a great customer service
ethic.

Kind regards
Dea"

Friday, 18 August 2017

All in a day’s work at the Milestone Factory office. This is a transcript of an actual conversation that we had with a client. It is the kind of conversation we have all the time so I thought I would share it with you because you probably have similar questions.

"Samantha
10:16
wow I really love these kitchens!! but its just way to out of my budget, but I just wanted to say really beautiful

Milestone (Me)
10:17
Good morning.
Thank you for your kind words. Have you seen our Factory Seconds?

Samantha
10:17
no I haven't. where can I check that out?

Milestone (Me)
10:18
Can I email it to you?

10:18
Visitor navigated to Milestone Kitchens Home - Free Standing Handmade Designer Kitchen Units

Samantha
10:18
yes sam*******@****mail.com

Milestone (Me)
10:20
I have sent this now
Are you in the process of renovating or refurnishing your kitchen?

Samantha
10:21
we moving into our place soon, need a new kitchen

Milestone (Me)
10:21
Have I sent you a pricelist?

Samantha
10:22
I haven't received anything yet.
and I requested a pricelist earlier on yes

10:24
Visitor navigated to Milestone Kitchens Journal - Free Standing Hand-made Designer Kitchen Units in South Africa

Samantha
10:25
I received the factory seconds, just going through it

Milestone (Me)
10:26
I have sent you the pricelist as well.
Have a look at the unit prices. If you would like a quotation, please feel free to send us your floor plan and requirements and I will send you one as a matter of interest. The great thing about Milestone Kitchens is you can order a piece at time and add on as your budget allows. You can also order units to spec.

Samantha
10:29
I see you in kzn, I'm based in Cape town however

Milestone (Me)
10:30
We can deliver to anywhere in Southern Africa
Delivery to any one of Biddulphs major depots will be free of charge. Biddulphs depots are Pretoria, Johannesburg, Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, George, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay. You would need then only arrange collection from their depot to your physical address.

Samantha
10:34
great stuff. What kind of wood do you use?

Milestone (Me)
10:35
80% of our units are made out of solid pine. We use Supawood in structural places where warping could be a problem, such as the door frames. We also used Supawood for the shelves and the inside of the drawers. In the case of the French Flair range the entire door is made of Supawood. The backs of the units are made of Masonite except where they are visible in which case they are made of either Pine (African Allure and English Elegance) or Supawood (French Flair). The Swedish Style is made up of a combination of pine and Supawood on the doors and Supawood for the shelves and inside of the drawers. WE NEVER USE CHIPBOARD.

Samantha
10:36
ok good. I need to sell this to my husband and I know he absolutely does not like chipboard

10:37
Visitor navigated to Milestone Kitchen Planner - Plan your kitchen layout

10:37
Visitor navigated to 7 Piece Starter Set Special - From only R 54 500.00 - Milestone Kitchens - Free Standing Hand-made Designer Kitchen Units in South Africa

Milestone (Me)
10:38
You could sell it to him by taking him to actually see our units. Perhaps getting to touch and feel them could persuade him. We are proud to announce our association with Mary-Ann’s Natural Emporium in Somerset West @mary-anns.com . You can view Milestone Kitchen units at Mary-Ann’s natural emporium: 959, Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Gordon’s Bay, Cape Town, 7151 during these hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday and most public holidays. Call 021-856-2500 or 082 33 66 747 for more information. There is a lovely restaurant serving delicious vegan food should you want a snack while making a decision

Samantha
10:43
oh wow, nice
and units come complete with handles, backboards etc?

Milestone (Me)
10:44
Fully assembled with backboards and handles. The only place we could leave a back off, but only by clients request, is in the sink units to accommodate the plumbing.

Samantha
10:44
oh ok

10:46
Visitor navigated to French Flair Range of Free Standing Hand-made Kitchen Units

Samantha
10:54
Thanks very much for your assistance, I'm totally inlove with the units. Wish me goodluck pleeeease lol

Milestone (Me)
10:56
GOOD LUCK
Anything you need, some back up on or want to know whether we can or can't do, give us a call, give us an email or Whatsapp. We will assist you.

Samantha
10:56
Im trying to email our chat to myself but am struggling, can you help?

Milestone (Me)
10:56
Yes sure. Can I send it to the email above?

Samantha
10:57
yes please

Milestone (Me)
10:57
I am going to attach our FAQs to the email so you can peruse them with hubby. Anything we don't answer in there that you want to know, give us a shout."

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Cleverly designed Corner Unit for a small kitchen with space on the left for a washing machine. The corner sink fits into the Corner Unit. Swedish Style. On legs. Ice White.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRUQG6ssogk

Adding to our (already spectacular) range of free standing units, Milestone Kitchens has been working on a new, more specialised kitchen cupboard. The House Keeping Cupboard. The House Keeping Cupboard can be customised to fit your accessories and is the perfect way to hide all cleaning appliances, laundry items and clutter to keep the kitchen looking modern and tidy. Contact Us for more information on how to order one.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Our KIAC in Dulux Night Jewel 3 with a Blonde top looks rather stunning. This one is going to Pretoria.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Cool letter from client.

Kitchen is finally finished in the nick of time. Sending a couple of photos.
A few minor hiccups. But dealt with them.
Finished the little bar area, Sink area, Corner tea section, Hob and stove section.
Am really pleased with the out come. Thanks for getting my kitchen finished in time.  
For your information Biddulphs were very good. Pleasant and helpful laughing

Jen Bales, Mpumalanga

Friday, 7 July 2017

The English Elegance Double Butler Sink Unit with Utility Drawer, 2 doors and 2 Veggie Drawers featured in the January issue of SA Garden & Home.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Fancy a peak into my own Milestone Kitchen? Check out Home Magazine’s July edition to see the 'latest' version of my own kitchen. My kitchen changes regularly because I like to test new products in my own home before I put them on the market. Obviously this is only possible because the units are moveable. Hence the flexibility that they afford you. πŸ‘Œ

Home, July 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017

One of our carpenters, Mduduzi, working on a set of Swedish Style wardrobes destined for Johannesburg.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Should you need a sketch with dimensions of the units you ordered so that the builder can ensure the plumbing in the wall is at the right place and height - just ask my trusty PA. She will supply as below. Thank you Lulu for always doing such stunning digital sketches for our clients.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

I love it when you go to the dentist and end up buying a kitchen. πŸ˜‚

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

I love this small and simple free-standing kitchen that is part of a very welcoming living area. I would love to cook in this space on a cold winter's night. I particularly like the way the steps have been extended into book shelves. If you are redecorating a small holiday cottage you could achieve a similar and probably even better look with Milestone Kitchen units.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Nice tennis balls Nadal.  We would like to see how you handle them in a Milestone Kitchen. πŸ˜‚

Friday, 9 June 2017

Our factory manager, Dennis & his wife Wendy had a blast at the Comrades Marathon this past Sunday.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Set up at the Biddulphs stand for the Comrades Marathon has begun. Looking good. Well done Deshen and team.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Cleverly designed Swedish Style Corner Unit in ice white for a small kitchen with space on the left for a washing machine. The Corner Unit accommodates a Franke corner sink perfectly.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Adding to our (already spectacular) range of free standing units Milestone Kitchens has been working on a new, more specialised kitchen cupboard. It is called the House Keeping Cupboard (1400mm wide, 650mm deep and 2100mm high).

We have designed a cupboard that is perfect for homes without a laundry room by reinventing the broom cupboard and giving it a whole new make-over. The Housekeeping Cupboard is the perfect way to hide all cleaning appliances, laundry items and clutter to keep the kitchen looking modern and tidy.

On the outside this cupboard looks like an ordinary grocery cupboard but inside the House Keeping Cupboard there is room for a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, broom, ironing board, buckets and a variety of cleaning products. All in one convenient place and neatly tucked away out of sight. There are a variety of shelves for packing away ironed laundry and also a hanging rail for any items that need to be hung instead of folded. Shelves inside the door offer handy space to store essentials like scrubbing brushes, washing powder or detergents.  The House Keeping Cupboard can be customised to fit the clients accessories.

The back of the cupboard behind the washing machine is open to allow the outlets for the washing machine pipes and electrical wires. 

The cupboard photographed is in the African Allure range but it is available in any of our 4 ranges and finishes - the English Elegance, the French Flair and the Swedish Style - and you may have this unit in any colour your heart desires.

You can order this beautiful cupboard directly from us, there is no middleman, go to milestonekitchens.co.za.

Starting from R16 500 excluding appliances. We are happy to oblige with custom made units or adjusted measurements so that it can fit into your special place.

Friday, 19 May 2017

We love this Swedish Style Deluxe Coffee Dresser in Plascon Scandinavian Sky 8445-1. This stunner made it’s way down to Knysna recently. Well done Richard on the great choice in colour.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Well done to Valné in Namibia for choosing such a stunning colour for her Swedish Style Milestone Units. Dulux Night Jewels 2 - 00NN - 13/00.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

We simply love this. It's classically stylish and elegant. The colours, the design, the quality of the workmanship is simply superb. The Island and Stool is pretty cool too!

Friday, 5 May 2017

This is the only acceptable form of stalking…and we dig it!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Two beautiful French Flair wardrobes ready to leave the factory.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Our latest promotion in the HOME/TUIS magazine features parts of my own kitchen. I decided to add a bit of jooj to my existing Milestone Double Butcher Block by painting it graphite back. What do you think of the result? Also note beautiful Nina lying ever so eloquently on the dog bed. It is like she has always belonged here.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

See our African Allure promo on page 108 of the April issue of House & Leisure.

Home & Leisure April, 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Welcome Nina, the newest addition to the Milestone Kitchen factory family. If you know Milestone Kitchens, you know we love GSPs and better than that, we love rescuing GSPs.

Monday, 10 April 2017

"Hi Silvia

I must just tell you,  since we bought our property in Mozambique 7 years ago, I said to my husband that when the house is almost ready I want a Milestone kitchen.  I always had my eye on your kitchens.  Absolutely love it, can’t wait for mine!

Kind regards/Cumprimentos
Celeste, Mozambique"

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Red never seems to date. Used with white and natural wood it is bright, cheerful and young. Perfect for a couple with a young family.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Don't miss Isabelle Hagner's beautiful Milestone Kitchen in French Flair in the April Issue of SA Garden & Home.

This is the full interview:

On purchasing your home (when?) you decided to renovate some areas including a kitchen space-

We purchased our house late 2011 and did basic work in the house (renovating/changing floors, repainting but no major changes as we wanted to live in the space before making drastic changes…)

What did you do and why?

With regards to the kitchen, it became quite quickly apparent that the kitchen was:

1.  Too small and people piled up in the kitchen during our many entertainment weekends, as, although small, the kitchen was the heart of the house and people just loved being there literally to see “what’s cooking”

2.  Being at the back of the house and fairly “remote” from our patio/entertainment area, I (the Cook) was being isolated from all the guests that couldn’t fit in the kitchen space and from the fun outside when busy preparing meals for my guests…

What was your inspiration and or wish list for your kitchen (did you want a specific style?):

Having immigrated from Lyon (the French Capital of Gastronomy) 14 years ago, I always wanted to have a very open kitchen that would have lots of light, be an “arm reach” from all my herbs and veggies and with a timeless look that would say French cooking is for everybody to prepare and share together with us…
The kitchen project was actually the base for the creation a couple of month later of our now well stocked veggie “patch” right next to the terrace…

How did you find/why did you choose Milestone Kitchens?

I specifically searched for French style/solid wood kitchens via the internet and on magazines.

I actually saw the first striking picture of what type of kitchen units I wanted to have in a Garden and Home Mag in an advert for Milestone Kitchens and, after further research to compare and settle on the right product for us, chose Milestone kitchen as they offered by far the best quality/price.

Did you work with them on the design of your kitchen?

Not really, I took my measurements and drew the plans inclusive of passages and windows and existing appliances, and then browsed the very complete units specs to first chose the basic units I absolutely wanted to see in my kitchen (a big pantry, corner units and 90 cm pot drawers, sink unit, server as a base for my central console/island). I placed these on my drawing and then looked at the space left and what units would be fitting and useful to incorporate.

For the surfaces, I knew that I wanted something cost effective and durable for the counters (Rustenburg granite was perfect for the look) but something really special for the central island that would bring that African spirit into my French passion and what better than a reminder of the Nguni cows so characteristic of this part of the World I chose to call home 14 years ago…
I went to quite a few suppliers and found the best selection and service from The Stone Library in North Riding as they managed to not only give me the best price but complete the full job in 10 working days from my first visit to meet my birthday deadline date in December!

As I wanted a kitchen full of light and open onto our terrace I chose to install Constantina doors and Cape style windows (supplier was Gauteng Mouldings in Kya sands)

Did you enlist the help of a builder or architect? If so, who?

I used our builder of many years to place the windows and do the plastering/paint and the tiling only and my husband installed the full kitchen himself…

Did you run into any difficulties?

Not really but I am a very hands-on owner and Project manager! But on installation we realized that we would need another corner unit which Milestone Kitchen managed to make available to us within a couple of weeks and my husband made a full day trip to collect directly from them to meet my deadline to finish the project prior to my birthday!

How long did it take?

We started with the building work late September and finished the full installation on December 10th.

What did you want to achieve from the renovation? i.e. do you entertain a lot?

We DO entertain a lot J and this project has definitely changed our way of doing it.  Also this open and welcoming space has now become the place where everybody want to be, from my daughter helping with harvesting some veggies in the garden and the cooking with me in the evening or doing arts and crafts, to my husband and I when we have extra work to do in the evening on our laptops!

Did you have a strict budget?

Although not absolutely strict, our budget was indeed limited and the selection of suppliers/products balancing carefully durability of the products with the price tag. We ended up spending about 20% above budget. Total cost of the project was +/- 160k inclusive of labour and all materials (kitchen units, fittings, granite tops, windows, constantina doors, tiles, paint, etc)

Have you done something like this before?

No but it was so inspiring and exciting that I am actually considering doing this as a full time job one day in future to help people achieve their dreams without breaking the bank… I just LOVED IT!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

An African Allure kitchen being loaded up, ready for the long hall to Knysna. Biddulphs makes it look so easy.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSIcjFXgiui/

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Stunning Island. Designed by Quentin Campbell from Roodepoort made by Milestone Kitchens.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

We really love the clean, simple lines and colours of this Swedish Style Stove Unit with fitted hob and under counter oven. This Stove Unit also features our Spice/Oil Drawer combo which can be included in any unit and accessed from the left or right.

Swedish Style Stove Hob UnitSwedish Style Stove Hob Unit

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

"Hello Silvia & Lulu,

I am so happy and proud of my Kitchen Units. They are beyond gorgeous. My hubby Stephen, is so impressed with the quality of you workmanship. I will definitely in the future order from you again!

Thank you very much Lulu and Silvia you service is excellent and rare!

Kind regards
Monica Seeley, Benoni"

We put our back into our work for clients like this. And we love it when husbands give their stamp of approval. Thank you Monica, we loved working with you too.

This is one of Monica's beautiful units.

Monday, 6 March 2017

All Milestone Kitchens are German Shorthaired Pointer approved and we have the proof.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Thursday, 23 February 2017

This is good to read if you are considering buying a free standing kitchen. Here I am pictured with Goodness, our head painter. She is brilliant at her job.

Monday, 13 February 2017

"Thanks for all the effort from your side Lulu – you truly are great!

Charmaine, Windhoek"

Thursday, 09 February 2017

More beautiful sketches from clients. We can custom make anything. Send us your sketches.

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Congratulations Elize Zaayman. We look forward to working with you.

Thursday, 02 February 2017

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is really how our wonderful carpenter, Sizwe, keeps his workstation. How awesome?

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Stunning job, Richard from Knysna. African Allure with highlights of Sky Blue. Beautiful in his beach home. Relaxing. Peaceful. Inviting. Very handy Richard is with good taste and clever with his use of colour. We LOVE it.

African Allure with highlights of Sky Blue in Knysna

African Allure with highlights of Sky Blue in Knysna

African Allure with highlights of Sky Blue in Knysna

African Allure with highlights of Sky Blue in Knysna

Thursday, 19 January 2017

We really  love this kitchen design sent in by a client. Check it out for some great ideas on planing your kitchen.

Kitchen design sent in by a client.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Holiday Shutdown

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Christmas Factory Special

Thursday, 01 December 2016

The French Flair Kitchen in a Cupboard in the October issue of Home | Tuis magazine.

Home Tuis October 2016

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Milestone Kitchen in a Cupboard featured on Kyk Net's 'n ster vir my bed.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Not only are we always right on trend and taking over the world, we can see 20 years into the future.

20 years into the future

Thursday, 17 November 2016

We are EVERYWHERE. Our plan to take over the world is working!

Taking Over The World

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Marcia loves it! An Interview With Silvia Miles, Founder Of Milestone Kitchens

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

A perfect floor plan. We love this. So easy to work with for both us and the client.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Don't miss our double page promo in Home | Tuis magazine in the November issue. Stand a chance to win kitchen units of your choice to the value of R50 000. See competition for details.

Thursday, 03 November 2016

We really love this unit, designed by Richard from Knysna for his African Allure Kitchen.

Custom made AA unit with wine rack and drawers to make space for a pillar in the kitchen.

Custom made AA unit with wine rack and drawers to make space for a pillar in the kitchen.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

You win some, you lose some. We can only be grateful for friends like Engela.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Thank you Franke for this really chic blog you did with us. You have been amazing to work with and we look forward to many more years with you.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Great for small spaces! Milestone Kitchens can be used for modest furnishings in limited areas. Check us out on DesignMind page for a little more inspiration on furnishing small spaces.

Friday, 21 October 2016

We don't often get asked to have the African Allure range in white. For our clients considering it, this is the result. It is a very different but beautiful finish.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

A break down of the side view of our standard Centre Island. Often, a diagram like this helps our clients visualise what they have ordered.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Our innovative Kitchen in a Cupboard is the perfect all in one solution, and now you can use it to add some French Flair to your kitchen. Order your Kitchen in a Cupboard in our French Flair style here.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

This is our KIAC in Scandinavian Sky 8445-1 with a 13mm Caesar Stone Top.

Friday, 07 October 2016

This custom made French Flair Island is definitely one of our favourites. We also love all that natural light that filters into Isabella’s kitchens. (Randburg)

Thursday, 06 October 2016

"Sylvia, I'm not ashamed to say I was actually brought to tears when I saw your email. I can tell you have your customers' best interest at heart. Thank you so, so much. Its been a year of trying to get things together to fix up our house and you are the first supplier that has done something like this, what a breath of fresh air. Now we can finally have the kitchen we want!

I will wait for the transport quote and we can then start the ball rolling.

Thank you again for your generosity!

Your Milestone Fan,
Jo, Cape Town"

Yayyyy. It is so lovely to be able to make somebody happy. All we did was give her a discount.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

So excited to be able to announce that we have now launched Live Chat on our website and you can chat to us on line during working hours. Please would someone chat to us, we have been waiting all morning...

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Ahhhhh man! We love this email from Johanette, especially the last sentence. Johanette came to see us at Decorex, Jo'burg and we discussed her kitchen. She also scored a factory second Pastry Table.

"Hi Silvia

I enjoyed talking to you and I felt you really understood what I wanted.

Thank you so much for the Pastry Table. I will definitely take it just as it is. I love fixing things up and preparing food on it will often remind me of your kindness. :)

Best regards
Johanette"

Friday, 23 September 2016

Short and sweet and to the point. We love it when our clients make the effort to give us lovely compliments.

"Hi Silvia thanks for your prompt response , I prefer doing bussiness with such professional people! 😊

Have a blessed day

Regards
Michelle, Western Cape"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

This is one of our most popular colours. It is chosen by our clients time and time again. It is Dulux Dusted Moss 1.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Milestone Factory showing completed African Allure units and Swedish Style units under construction.

Monday, 12 September 2016

We have successfully shipped to Monaco, Uganda and other countries in Southern Africa. And now maybe the Seychelles. So don’t hesitate to ask for your kitchen to be shipped absolutely anywhere in the whole wide world.


Thursday, 08 September 2016

Yesterday was PA Day which I didn’t actually know about because my PA didn’t tell me it was. I thought PAs were supposed to remind their bosses about important days. Plus, she posts stuff on social media about me, probably done during working hours, but thats ok because it says some quite nice things. Despite the fact she has a migraine and I tell her to take it easy, she does her work. My point is, I don’t think that I actually AM The Boss as you can see by the letter below that she wrote to me a few days ago.

"Dear Boss

I understand you would like to keep your finger on the pulse in your absence, but as your PA, emails from you panicking half way across the world makes my job difficult. I have things under control. It will be ok. You can leave these things to me, put your iPad down and focus on what YOU have to do. I promise…PROMISE… I will make contact with you if a crisis (unlikely) arises and I need to draw from your wisdom.

The outstanding But 10 is for Monica. I have one But 10 Sink in stock for Patricia that we can use. It will be ok.

Sincerely
Lulu"

Thursday, 1 September 2016

A useful tip about Centre Islands.

When it comes to kitchen islands, we generally think of additional storage, preparation and serving space in the kitchen. But the fact of the matter is that kitchen islands can waste a lot space. Choosing the wrong island or placing it in the wrong spot can be a mistake. Islands that obstruct the flow of traffic to and from the sink, fridge, stove and other workstations will create bottlenecks. An island should have enough room for people to move and work around it. Experts say that unless the kitchen is at least 2400mm deep and more than 3600mm long, one shouldn’t even consider an island. We have a range of islands available depending on the size of  your kitchen and if we don’t have the size you need we can custom make one for you. The magnificent Swedish Style island in Mexican red below is 3000mm x 1400mm.


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Our new French Flair 4 Drawer and 4 Door Unit was showcased in the November edition of HOME/TUIS.


HOME/TUIS

Here it is in the Swedish Style with cup handles.


Swedish Style 4 Drawer and 4 Door Unit

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Oh how we love this colour chosen by Joy Denton in Sandton for her SS units. (Plascon Distant Storm G7/E1/3). The rest of the unit will have a drop in sink in Caesarstone.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Here is a useful tip on sealing your Milestone Kitchen tops.

"Hi Lulu

The server is perfect. Everyone that sees it makes a comment.  I have sealed it with Timbercare as I said, and this I will do this once a year. It is actually a exterior sealer for outside furniture and wooden decks, and I have used it on my siligna patio furniture with great results.

I am so chuffed with this piece of furniture!

Warm regards
Dalene Jansen van Rensburg, Mpumalanga"

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Franke was fantastic to work with and I am certainly a fan myself.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Here are some recommendations if you're confused about where you should place your free standing kitchen units.

If you'd like to see our kitchen planner for other DIY work you might be doing, follow this link http://www.milestonekitchens.co.za/17.Milestone-Kitchen-Planner.htm

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Wow! Tannie Botha. We love Wayde's coach. Such a shining example to us all that she is so passionate about her job and obviously living life to the full at the age of 74.

Tannie Botha

Monday, 15 August 2016

Feeling so proud today! Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson's 1999 400 m record, setting a new world record of 43.03 seconds.

Wayde Van Niekerk

Friday, 12 August 2016

We don’t care for gold when our blood is gold! We adore the attitude of our sports men and women at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Here’s just another reason why we are proudly South African.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Decorex Johannesburg was a great success. We completely sold out. A MASSIVE thank you to Franke SA for their sponsorship for our Decorex shows this year. We greatly appreciate their continued support. We wouldn't be where we are without them.

Decorex Johannesburg was a great success

Monday, 8 August 2016

Build up for the Decorex Johannesburg 2016 exhibition.
By 18h00 pm on Thursday 4th of August we were ready to rock.

Build up for the Decorex Johannesburg 2016 exhibition

Only one more day at Decorex Johannesburg, come and look at our award winning Kitchen in a Cupboard. Take the opportunity to see our product and buy 'smalls' not usually available to the public. We look forward to meeting you at the stand.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

HOME/TUIS Magazine has used our pine bar stool in their DIY section and it looks so pretty in yellow. Go to our Facebook page and tell us what colour you would paint your bar stool?


Milestone Kitchens Pine Bar Stool

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

So this is the stool we were talking about, the bar stool in pine instead of ash.


Milestone Kitchens Pine Stool

Monday, 1 August 2016

This is Milestone Kitchens' "Ash Stool". It is made from solid ash and is one of our best sellers. The stool can be ordered stained or raw or in pine and any colour.


Milestone Kitchens Ash Stool

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Milestone Kitchens features in the current HOME/TUIS Paint Magazine.

To see more ideas of how interesting colours can work in kitchens, visit our Pinterest page, "Colours in the Kitchen" at: https://za.pinterest.com/milestonek/colours-in-the-kitchen/

HOME/TUIS Paint Magazine 2016
Milestone Kitchens features in the current HOME/TUIS Paint Magazine
Milestone Kitchens features in the current HOME/TUIS Paint Magazine

Monday, 25 July 2016

So you like the "limewashed" floor effect? DIY with some advice from yours truly.

Home Magazine, August 2016
So you like the "limewashed" floor effect? (Home Magazine, August 2016) DIY with some advice from yours truly

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Swedish Style Milestone Kitchen features as one of the top 15 kitchens most loved by HOME/TUIS readers.

Home/Tuis 2016
Swedish Style Top 15 Most Loved Kitchens
Swedish Style Top 15 Most Loved Kitchens

Monday, 18 July 2016

Once again the Milestone Kitchens' French Flair linen cupboard features in one of South Africa's top home decor magazines. β€ͺ#‎HomeMagazineSA‬

Home Magazine SA, June 2016
French Flair linen cupboard

Thursday, 07 July 2016

Milestone Kitchens French Flair linen cupboard features in the latest Ideas magazine as a way to add spice to one's kitchen.

Ideas Magazine, June 2016
French Flair ShelfFrench Flair linen cupboard

Friday, 01 July 2016

The French Flair shelf can be incorporated into any room in the home, not just the kitchen!

French Flair Shelf

Tueday, 28 June 2016

Our clients buy from us again and again. You can’t get a better compliment than that!

Milestone Repeat Clients

Friday, 24 June 2016

Don't forget that we make wardrobes too. Freestanding ones in all of our ranges and you can custom make them to fit any dimensions and interior configuration that you require.

Milestone Wardrobe Range

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Milestone stools are available in both kitchen stool height 630mm and bar stool height (750mm). See our Pinterest information on this https://za.pinterest.com/pin/518899188290108416/ for more detail.

Milestone Stools

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Milestone Kitchens can custom make any kitchen unit for you. So pretty! Just send us your idea and we will convert it to the real thing

Custom make any kitchen unit

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Matt, Kirsty, Todd and Digby enjoy their Milestone Kitchen in their beautiful home near Underberg.

Milestone Kitchen in a beautiful home near Underberg

Friday, 13 May 2016

You see, best decision ever….A Milestone Kitchen. We couldn't agree more.

"Dear Lulu,

My kitchen turned out awesome!!!  It was the best choice I ever made in my life.  I probably have the most beautiful kitchen in the hole of our small town.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards.
Jacqueline du Plessis - Mtunzini KZN"


Thursday, 05 May 2016

We had a superb show. The competition was stiff and Milestone Kitchens felt honoured to be the recipient of the award for the "Best Innovative Product" at Cape Town Decorex 2016. Thank you to all those lovely, friendly Capetonians who stopped by to chat and buy our products. We appreciate your support. We completely sold out of everything.

Decorex 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016

We are exhibiting at the Cape Town Decorex show starting today until 2nd May 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. We will be launching our new Kitchen in a Cupboard and we are offering a 10% discount for all confirmed orders received for this cupboard at the show. Please note that you have to place your order at the show to qualify for the discount. We will be selling the Milestone Kitchen in a Cupboard samples that are on display (as pictured) at the show as they are, at a 30% discount. We look forward to meeting you.

Decorex 2016

Decorex 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016

Milestone Kitchens will be exhibiting at the Cape Town Decorex show from 29 April to 2 May 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. We will be launching our new Kitchen in a Cupboard and we are offering a 10% discount for all confirmed orders received for this cupboard at the show. Please note that you have to place your order at the show to qualify for the discount. Let us know if you would like to know more about the Kitchen in a Cupboard.

Decorex 2016

Below is a map of where we will be at the expo.

Decorex 2016 Layout Map

Thursday, 22 April 2016

Our new Kitchen in a Cupboard is causing quite a stir. Everybody loves it. Find it in the May issue of HOME/TUIS.

"Hi Silvia

Your Kitchen in a Cupboard is Flippin Fantastic ! I'm off to measure the farm house. I think I want a plain black kitchen in a cupboard. I will place my order this week. Genius... I was looking at an antique  cupboard until I read the article.

Regards
Debbie"

Milestone Kitchens will be exhibiting at Cape Town Decorex from 29 April to 2 May 2016 at the Cape Town ICC. We will be launching our new Kitchen in a Cupboard and we are offering a 10% discount for all confirmed orders received for this cupboard at the show. Please note that you have to place your order at the show to qualify for the discount. Let us know if you would like to know more about the our Kitchen in a Cupboard.

HOME/TUIS, May 2016
HOME/TUIS, May 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

This is a kitchen in Mispah, near Greytown. We love how cleverly our client has used the granite tops from her old kitchen to create a new island. The base is 3 separate Milestone Units and the top is the granite of her the breakfast nook of the old kitchen. We also love the blackboard door into the pantry. Well done Helen.

Mispah, near Greytown

Mispah, near Greytown

Mispah, near Greytown

Friday, 8 April 2016

One of our favourite Kitchens in Hillcrest. In the current kitchen issue of HOME/TUIS.

HOME/TUIS, April 2016
HOME/TUIS, April 2016

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Some of our clients just get it and we love that. For more uplifting and intelligent emails worth looking at if you are interested in buying a Milestone Kitchen see our Pinterest board

African Allure for a Game Farm

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A beautifully sealed Dark Stained Pine Top on a Swedish Style Milestone Unit.

Debbie McCusker said, "We sealed our tops with Woodoc 25 matt clear sealer,  3 coats with a very fine steel wool rub down in between coats 1 and 2! We followed the instructions exactly and used a thin brush, a good quality, to minimise hair loss which is difficult to correct, on the sides and a bigger brush for the tops.

The tin says don't store or clean the brushes in turpentine but you have to or they just get hard and useless!

We left the tops to dry and harden for 2 days before putting anything on top of them.  I lined my shelves with a sort of naffy black "rubber matting" which is breathable as it has holes in it, but this is proving to be fantastic as it prevents bumps and scratches and is kinder to the glassware and crockery."

Swedish Style Dark Stained Pine Top

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

We'd like to thank our clients who take the time to write us such lovely letter. It makes us happy.

"Hi Silvia and Lulu

I know bog standard and a touch boring compared to red and blue units. But these Milestone Units fit in perfectly with Maude Sumner and BeeZy Bailey and Jean Beeton and Bettie Celliers Barnard and Walter Battis and Marieka Prinsloo. I always wanted an 'art gallery kitchen'... and these units are as good inside as on the outside... Thank you Silvia - it has been such a pleasure to work with you. I know I am going to be doing more business with you.

Kind regards
Deborah McCusker, Pretoria"

Deborah McCusker, Pretoria

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Remember to use our kitchen planner to help you plan and design your own kitchen. You can download our kitchen planner on from our website.

San Remo Beach Flat

Thursday, 17 March 2016

We value the compliments that clients send our way but we also value helpful suggestions on how to improve. Thank you to those of you who take the trouble to point out our faults. It give us an opportunity to make Milestone Kitchen Units even better than they already are. We value the constructive criticism from Glendon Menteath in his letter to us (below) and we are working on making improvements in these areas.

"Hi Milestone Team

Barbara and I have relocated to the Cape and have settled most of our possessions. I have sent you a snap of the kitchen with all the cupboards moved in. The Butchers Block is a must for any family - so versatile!
 
We have added some shelves to the Microwave Wall Unit as we found that one can mainly store glasses and cups due to the narrowness of the shelves and there was a waste of good storage space (space is at a premium).
 
One criticism is that many of the hinges on the doors, which take 4 screws, only had two screws. We would have expected the quality assurance team to identify this prior to shipping.
 
We are very satisfied and proud of the cupboards we have chosen and thank you for your service
 
Best regards
Glendon Menteath, Cape Town"

Glendon Menteath, Cape Town

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Everybody is loving our new Pastry Table in Ash with Stainless Steel Top. The picture below shows it is a favourite of Mary Jane Harris, editor of SA Garden and Home (March 2016). The table has also appeared simultaneously in the March issue of HOME/TUIS.

Garden and Home, March 2016
Garden and Home, March 2016

HOME/TUIS, March 2016
HOME/TUIS, March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016

We really appreciate feedback like this. It makes all the attention to detail we put into our units and client service worth it.

"Hi Silvia and Lulu,

The old AA kitchen is in my mother's house. She's decided to plaster the open bricks and paint the house all different kinds of oranges (the Dulux Argentina range). It's a very daring move, but I think we're going to be surprised when it's all done. She has a very clear image in her head, and that's why she ordered the hood and the chateau dresser in the orange colour. So her kitchen will be grey and orange. I'll send pictures when the whole project is done.

Christine is already searching your website, making a wishlist of all the units that she'd like to have in the future - the benches and chairs have caught her eye. So I think that she will definitely order from you guys again.

As for me, I'm waiting for my house to be completed, and then I have a load of cement and concrete work planned in the scullery and kitchen to compliment the swedish style units; ultimately I want to reach an industrial-scandinavian style in my home. So depending on how that goes (and a lot of DIY!!) and how much space is left in my kitchen, I'm hoping to also order more units from you.

So we'll be in contact as I send pictures of our kitchens.

Again, thank you, we're all big fans and so very fortunate to have your units in our kitchens.

Warm regards,
Liza Henning, Ghanzi, Botswana"

Monday, 7 March 2016

At Milestone Kitchens, carpenters like to wear the same colour as the furniture they make! Or maybe it's because this blue is particularly beautiful?

This blue is particularly beautiful

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

We love this shelf unit we made for a client’s stationary shop. It is Swedish Style with no doors. There are so many options for displaying stationary.

Swedish Style Wardobe with no doors

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

African Allure Coffee Dresser with French Flair Twirl in 'Dulux Daring Argentina'. What do you think? Please go to our Facebook page and give us your opinion. We love to know what our followers think.



African Allure Coffee Dresser with French Flair Twirl in Dulux Daring Argentina

Friday, 19 February 2016

If anyone has a small kitchen that they would like to refurbish look no further. Milestone Kitchens units are ideal for small spaces.

HOME/TUIS, March 2016
HOME/TUIS, March 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016

Look out for our Double Page Spread in the Feb issue of HOME/TUIS. It is causing quite a stir on the home front. We have had many requests for our unique stainless steel tops and  innovative “grater lights”.  We have also had many questions on how to use our Kitchen Planner. Please Contact Us should you need any information on the above. We look forward to hearing for you.

HOME/TUIS, February 2016
HOME/TUIS, February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

We love this custom made African Allure Coffee Dresser that we made for a client in Ermelo. Joshua Meyer designed it himself and with a little help from us... this is the result.

Custom Made African Allure Chateau Dresser
Custom Made African Allure Chateau Dresser

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

We have news from Botswana! It is always good to hear from past clients, particularity if they live in Botswana. Liza lives in Ghanzi, Botswana, a very dry and hot part of the world. She ordered her Milestone Kitchen a few years ago. If you are from Botswana and would like to order a Milestone Kitchen, read below.

"Hi Sylvia,

The Island and all the other pieces are really out-performing themselves.... we sealed all the tops with a permeable sealant and we oil them every 2nd or 3rd week, and there are no cracks at all. The haven't dried up, gone askew or curled up. None of that. They look brand new like the day they arrived here. I'll take some pictures and send them to you next week. We are VERY happy with the Kitchen.

I've been living with my parents in the farm house, so we've been sharing the kitchen. But now I'm getting married and will be moving into a new house which my fiance and I are building. We should be moving in around March. Which is why I want to order a new kitchen for my new home! Very excited.

My sister-in-law has contacted you already for her kitchen, because they too will be moving into a newly built house here on the farm in the new year. She asked me to help, so I'm going to place both our orders together, then we can share transport costs etc.

So we'll be having 3 families in 3 farm houses with 3 unique Milestone Kitchens. Sounds perfect.

Looking forward to working with you again, always a pleasant experience.

Kind regards,
Liza"

African Allure Kitchen in Botswana
African Allure Kitchen in Botswana

Thursday, 21 January 2016

This is our TMK Factory kitchen, in the latest issue of HOME/TUIS. The one we work in to provide our restaurant patrons with their delicious meals. Much fun and laughter has been had in this kitchen. Some tense moment too though. And it doesn’t always look so clean and tidy. But it’s always a pleasure to work in.

HOME/TUIS, February 2016
HOME/TUIS February 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Great news is that we have decided to extend our popular 7 Piece Starter Set Special to all our ranges until the end of January.