We close tomorrow!
Milestone Kitchens factory opens again on the 18th of January.
Milestone Kitchens Showroom is still open until the 23rd of December, it will re-open on the 11th of January. There are some lovely MK Smalls available at the showroom (which make great Christmas gifts), as well as @mkfactoryseconds.
We hope you have a wonderful festive season under the African sun ☀️.
You have so much room to play around, versatility and flexibility. And you know what? There’s not a whole bunch of pressure because you can always move your kitchen around.
The Sandy family upgraded to free-standing. Have a look at these AFTER, PLANNING and BEFORE photos of the heart of this family’s home.
🔹Range: Swedish Style
🔹Colour: Ice White
🔹Paint Finish: Distressed (standard)
🔹Base Construction: Plinth
The Sandy family are all vertically advantaged so we made their kitchen extra high.
Tiyon smashed their glass top hob (that’s not the cool part). Her and Sipho have household insurance which includes accidental damage to household contents. When they tried to claim for a new hob, the insurance company originally said no because “kitchens are a part of the building and therefore not part of the contents”...
Tiyon said “woah wait ✋🏼, actually, my kitchen is free-standing, in fact, we’re taking it with us if we ever move”. And then their insurance covered it.
We have plenty of MK Smalls available in our showroom at 52 6th Street, Parkhurst, Randburg, Johannesburg. All of our Smalls are made from off cuts.
We’re open until the 23rd of December. Don’t miss out, Christmas is near!
A message and some pics from a happy client: “We are so happy... it has literally changed our lives. Thank you!”
Bryan, the man smiling at the end of the video, is our resident jack-of-all-trades, in this video he’s in Sizwe’s work station, working as an assistant carpenter.
Sizwe is our African Allure specialist. He’s been with us for 19 years! He was born and raised in Mpolweni, 2kms down the road from Milestone Factory.
Here’s some of our Swedish Style production, nearly ready for delivery next week.
Sanele is our Swedish Style specialist - what parts of his work stands out for you? Click here to comment.
All units in our showroom with a black dot on them on Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of November will be on sale at up to 75% off!
Please note: many of these items have been on the showroom floor a long time or are factory seconds. No returns, no refunds. First come first serve!
This kitchen has 20mm Blonde Ash tops as opposed our usual thick 40mm tops. What do you think of them?
Our 7 Piece Starter Set Special (7PSSS) has all of the freestanding kitchen units you need for a functional (and beautiful) kitchen. As well as being the Factory Floor Manager, Dennis is the head of our French Flair production team and (naturally) French Flair is his favourite range.
Except on rare occasions when they are all sold out, we always have a 7PSSS in all of our ranges in stock - an INSTANT kitchen. Many of our clients buy a 7PSSS and then add other units as their space requires. You save more than R12 000 in total buying the 7PSSS.
Please note, orders for delivery in 2020 are FULL.
In the mean time, chat to us - we would love to help you plan your 2021 kitchen renovation!
After a very busy October we begin another month of full production this November.
Some snap shots from the last month:
1 - Start of production meeting with French Flair team leader (Dennis), Swedish Style team leader (Sanele), African Allure team leader (Sizwe), Painting team leader (Goodness), Sanding team leader Malusi l, and Sabrina.
2 - Carpenter Dumisane working on a Pastry Table.
3 - Solid wood, prepared and ready to use.
4 - Sizwe working on a Corner Unit carcass.
5 - Sabrina at the new Showroom.
6 - Carpenter Vusi working on a Kitchen in a Cupboard (bottom) carcass.
7 - Buyi, our Wonder Woman, marvelling at her drying Pastry Table slats.
8 - the painting ladies discussing their paint requirements for the month.
9 - Bryan keeping the butler sink base down so that Buyi can screw it in straight.
10 - Dennis, factory manger, putting on doors.
We hope that was a little interesting!
Have a lovely weekend everyone☀️.
If you’ve been on our website, you’ve seen this French Flair kitchen. It’s one of the first Milestone Kitchens we ever produced and still remains one of our favourites.
It’s French Flair (without the twirl), in Aged Cream (with a touch of red), on plinth (but legs on the island), and antique handles.
I don’t if you all know that on Fridays we start work at 6am and skip lunch so that we can finish at 2:30 and have a longer weekend.
We often get to see a beautiful sunrise over Milestone Factory!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone 🧡💛💚.
Phumla loves our Standard Island, she especially likes it in Plascon Addo Skin, if you scroll you can see a sneaky peak of the side of this Island in Addo Skin (unfortunately we don’t have a professional photo of it for you).
This is our most popular island in all 3 of our ranges!
Coming soon: Dennis Desires, Sabrina Selects, Sam Suggests and Phindile Promotes 😉.
An African Allure Butler Sink Unit with a Ribchester sink and a Plate Rack, in Stoney Grey with a dark-stained Ash top and base.
This rustic, simple, textured range always pairs well with a few ornate decor pieces like the chandelier and the wrought iron candle holders.
One of the most exciting differences between a fitted and freestanding kitchen is that free-standing kitchens give you creative freedom.
Because the kitchen units are not all stuck together you are free to choose different colours, working surfaces, kitchen styles, and base constructions - all in one kitchen.
This particular client👇🏽bought her units from our Factory Outlet Shop, one at a time, painting them all black. The units are different ranges, have different handles, basic constructions and tops - and look at the result! 🧡💚🖤
Sometimes we set out our clients’ full kitchen in the factory, just to double check everything is in order.
That’s the thing about free-standing kitchens - they’re so versatile!
Our new Milestone Kitchens showroom at 52, 6th street, Randburg, Johannesburg is open from Monday the 12th October 2020!
Please note: the space still has a lot of work to go, but until it’s ready you are welcome to visit our “work in progress”.
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00
See you there!
Congratulations to Adri Boulle from Memel, Free State, the winner of Milestone Kitchens units to the value of R50 000!
Adri’s ultimate kitchen plan coming soon...
The competition was featured in the Home Magazine July issue.
A custom Butcher Block Island going to Queenstown. We love it so much we think we’ll make it a permanent addition to our catalogue!
The beautiful end grain Ash top was made by Cotswold Furniture.
We love the timeless, casual feel of this Milestone Kitchen in our French Flair range.
This client has added our pieces to her kitchen over time, as it suits her - oh the joy of a freestanding kitchen!
We called it “timeless and casual”, if you had 2 words, how would you describe this kitchen?
The Table Island is Silvia Miles’s innovative solution. It has a table on one end and a prep and storage area on the other end: a table + an island = the table island.
Posing with some units from our August production🔥.
Which of these would you choose for your house? (The furniture not the people).
Click here to comment
We’re a small business, our team is very versatile. Everybody does a lot of different things so it’s difficult to categorise ourselves. But these 3 ladies are who we like to call the MK Design Team.
From left to right:
💥Phumla aka Miss Positivity, who runs our Outlet Shop where clients go to see and plan their units in real life.
💥Silvia aka Big-Boss, who has decades of experience in kitchen design and adds that extra special creative flair and design.
💥Sabrina aka Sista-Boss, who gets the measurements right, figures out the mathsy type stuff, makes sure your kitchen dreams are possible.
If you need help planning your kitchen, these are the people on the other end of the phone/computer.
The Sandy family upgraded to free-standing.
The sink and usually the stove in a fitted kitchen are completely rooted allowing no mobility for cleaning, maintenance, repairs or a change. Our free-standing Sink and Stove Units are not stuck to the walls, allowing for easy access for plumbing and repairs. If you need to fix a leak in your sink area, all you need to do is switch off the water and move the sink unit forwards.
Have a look at these BEFORE and AFTER photos of the family’s new sink wall.
The Prentice’s bought our first African Allure bar about 10 years ago. This is their brand new, custom made African Allure Drinks Cabinet and Pastry Table in Graphite Black to match.
Completed just in time for level 2😉!
What colours would you like in your bar?
The Bredenkamps, winners of last years “hero-item” competition with Home Magazine sent us this special email last week and it has our hearts bursting 💕:
“Dear Rosie, Nomonde, Dennis, Dumisani, Goodness, Malusi, Sabrina and Silvia, How can we ever thank you for the changes you made in our kitchen and in our lives! When my husband and son arrived at home after collecting the units from your factory, it was real that we have a new kitchen. I could never dream about having Milestone cupboards, but I did dream about winning the competition, so what I wrote in my 100 words were real.
We want to thank you for the kitchen units we received - the excellent quality of work all these people did with each cupboard. It was very special for us to know who are part of the process of manufacturing and the special note with all the names and their special jobs written, made your business and our cupboards unique. That includes the small cutting board! We admire the work all these people do and believe they will all be blessed.
Our kitchen is such a pleasure! We enjoy each unit in its own way, but the kitchen island is the best. It provides a lot of extra work space.
We also enjoy the drawers running smoothly comparing to our old cupboards!
Our kitchen is still the place where about everything happens, but it changed a lot - we thank you.
We are priviledged! It was a pleasure to work with you!”
We’re sad to say goodbye to her but so excited for what is to come!
We are having a BIG MOVING SALE at 44 Stanley Avenue. For one week only, starting on Monday the 3rd of August.
Swipe through the following images to see some of what is available.
The shop is currently open by appointment only, please contact Phumla on 072 508 6215 to make an appointment, or for more information on sale items.
▪️All units are off the shop floor and have some wear and tear.
▪️Items can be reserved by deposit only.
And you can take your cupboard with you if you move... A freestanding wardrobe is a lifetime investment.
Get yourself the latest HOME or TUIS mag and find out how to win R50 000 worth of Milestone Kitchens units.
Hurry! Competition closes 31st July 💨
Have you been dreaming about a solid wood, hand-crafted, freestanding kitchen designed specifically for you and your family? Well, you’re in luck!
We are offering some lucky Home Magazine reader R50 000 worth of Milestone Kitchens units! MK’s Design Team will also help you plan your dream kitchen AND Biddulphs International🐝 will deliver your kitchen anywhere in South Africa free of charge (although readers outside of SA can enter too).
Choose a Milestone Kitchens’ “hero item” and tell us why you want to renovate, and it could just be YOU 🙀.
Competition closes 31 July!
Silvia suggests our Pastry Table with a Stainless Steel Top.
She says “it’s an essential piece of kitchen equipment. Used for rolling pasta, kneading bread or as a hygienic surface to prepare fish, chicken or meat. It’s totally cleanable. Movable. Practical. Everything you need in your kitchen.”
Our new solid Ash Coat and Shoe Racks! Pine versions coming soon...
We’re working on a new Milestone Kitchens’ Concept Cupboard, can you guess what it is?? We might be able to arrange a little surprise for the person with the closest guess.
We’re working on a new Milestone Kitchens’ Concept Cupboard, can you guess what it is?? We might be able to arrange a little surprise for the person with the closest guess.
A happy client sent us some pics of her custom-made TV cabinet today. We love receiving pics of our units in their new homes, it makes our job feel fulfilling and gives us a real sense of accomplishment!
Whenever we get a pic from a client we all stop what we’re doing and ooh and ahh over it (for a few minutes more then is probably necessary) before going back to work.
Please send us pics of your MK units!
This is a Franke Neptune Sink double stainless steel sink. Milestone Kitchens recommends it because of its deep bowls and great aesthetic. Franke kitchen sinks are reliable, durable, unique in design and shape and they all come with a large cleaning area.
This sink is fitted in a Milestone Kitchens solid Pine top with a blonde finish. Above it is an African Allure shelf with hanging rail painted in Soft White and distressed.
Feel free to contact us if you need more advice 🏡.
Send us an enquiry or contact us on 0769495745 to place your order!
Coming soon: “Silvia Suggests”, “Phumla Picks”, “Nomonde Needs” and “Sabrina sLoves”.
Solid Ash Tops
Ash is a very hard durable wood with a beautiful grain.
Our Ash is imported from Canada and is FSC approved. This means it is:
🌲produced in a way that maintains and enhances the social and economic well-being of workers.
🌲and not only maintains, but restores the environment in which it is grown.
Although it is significantly more expensive than Pine, it will last a lifetime. You have the choice of raw, blonde, light, medium, dark or black vein stain for the colour of the ash. Which one is your favorite?
Click here for more information on tops
Solid Pine Tops
You have a number of different options for your Milestone Kitchens counter top. The most affordable choice is our solid Pine tops. We source all our Pine from local forests within 50km from our factory.
On any of our tops, you have the choice of raw, blonde, light, medium or dark stained - swipe through the photos and let us know which is your favorite?
We often get questions about waterproof a Pine top is - you don’t have to worry about water getting into the grain if your top is well sealed.
Can you tell we love our dogs? I mean, how could we not - they’re the best.
Who else is ready for Monday?
A sneak peek at our May Production. We’ve been allowed 5 of our 18 staff in Milestone Factory during May. We’re looking forward to having everyone back on Monday for a full month of production in June!
Remember you can always design your own kitchen plan if your have something specific in mind with our downloadable Kitchen Planner. Let the creative juices flow!
Finally, here is a closer look at the COLOURFUL Milestone Kitchen from our previous post:
Due to a number of requests...
Due to a number of requests...
David Hockney ~ “I prefer living in colour”
A bit about us in the May edition of the Home Magazine Keep reading to see what we LOVE about Milestone Kitchens.
Our French Flair range with an African twist
A turquoise Linen Cupboard handcrafted by MK to brighten your day
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
How CUTE is this
A special message from last year’s Home Magazine hero-item competition winner’s Carrie Lee and Michael:
Free standing Wardrobes are the future. They can be moved from room to room, corner to corner, as the need arises. Moving house? No problem. Take it with you. The freedom, choices and options are endless.
A Swedish Style Milestone Kitchen in Durban, KZN. We love the colour scheme and attention to detail.
Milestone Kitchens also offers Bamboo tops - eco-friendly, affordable, waterproof, hygienic. Everything you want a kitchen countertop to be
Hey South Africa! This is for you.
Our Deluxe Coffee Dresser is 2700mm wide x 2400mm tall and can be customised to fit a fridge, a microwave, a coffee machine, or an extra big coffee mug - whatever you like!
Recently a client came to us with an idea, something she’d seen and thought: “Now that’s what I want!” Based on her ideas we designed a unit, sent her a quote and now she has her very own custom TV cabinet!
For these 21 days, like most South African businesses, we have shut our doors and are staying at home, much to the delight of all our pets. We are proud of the way South Africa is responding to the National Lockdown. In the words of our president Cyril Ramaphosa: “I call on all of us, one and all, to play our part. To be courageous, to be patient, and above all, to show compassion. Let us never despair. For we are a nation at one, and we will surely prevail.” Together, if we all act responsibly and selflessly, we can beat COVID-19. Let’s do it South Africa!
The kitchen is the heart of the home. With the approaching lockdown, we will all be spending a lot more time in our kitchens. These clients sure won’t mind spending all that time in their beautiful African Allure kitchen!
All the best for the lockdown fellow South Africans.
Have you seen our Infinity Units? They are versatile, movable and multi-purpose, not to mention cute! You can choose how many of the 625mm wide sections you would like to string together to best suit your needs. Some ideas for your infinity unit are: as a TV stand, to give some height and a home to your pot plants, they can be placed underneath a window (and used for pot plants or baskets), they could even be used a pedestal - the possibilities are endless!
Cyril Ramaphosa’s great speech on Sunday evening has mobilized us to all do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In light of this, our Factory Outlet Shop will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY in the coming weeks.
Phumla, our shop manageress, would love you to still come pop in, so contact her on 0725086215 to secure your appointment. We want to encourage you to also do your best to practice social distancing - it will only work effectively if we all do our part.
With everything going on in our country and the world at the moment, we are thankful we live and work in such a spacious beautiful place. Please keep safe and healthy and look out for one another during this trying time. Together we can combat the Coronavirus 💪🏿💪🏾💪🏽💪🏼
This is Nomonde, the newest addition to our Milestone Kitchens Team 🐣
Official Title: Assistant to Sabrina Miles
Quote: Believe in yourself, and you are halfway there 💪🏾
She is is resilient, hard-working and a quick learner! She makes quotes, client layouts, WhatsApps, answers calls, emails, places orders and much more. Nomonde acts as an important link between the staff on the factory floor and the management staff. She is new to the team and Milestone Kitchens is very excited to see what is in store for her. She is also, without doubt, the best-dressed in the company 👑
This is a French Flair 3 Door Wardrobe flat painted in light grey. Although most people are crazy about our textured look, we do still offer a flat painted finish for those who prefer it.
Islands are a wonderful central unit in a kitchen. Milestone Kitchens has many different Island designs for you to choose from. Free standing Islands are very versatile and can be moved around to change up your kitchen. Or even taken with you if you move house! Islands on caster wheels are especially easy to wheel around, outside to the braai area, inside to where your guests are or simply rotated for a fresh look.
Here is our Standard Island in the French Flair range in the latest edition of SA Garden and Home 🏡
Our prodigiously popular Office in a Cupboard is getting a lot of attention! It’s most recent appearance is in the latest edition of the SA Garden & Home Magazine 🌿
Perks of having the factory on a farm and working in a family business! Operations Manager Sabrina Miles showing she is a woman of many talents and towing the loaded Biddulphs truck out of a tough spot with the TLB. 🚜
This time next week we will be at the Johannesburg HomeMakers EXPO!
SAVE BIG! If you order your Office in a Cupboard at the Expo, OR share this post on Facebook or Instagram and order yours between now and the end of the HomeMakers Expo (the 1st of March) receive R1000 off the price.
Don’t miss out on the awesome deal - ORDER NOW!
“We love our cabinet!! She is the perfect fit to keep our vacuums etc upstairs. So elegant and yet so practical. Thank you for the fantastic service received!” - a happy client after receiving her Milestone Kitchens House Keeping Cupboard
Elegant, yet practical. That’s us.
When you try do a professional photo shoot with your dogs... 🐶
MASIVE SAVINGS NOW at our Factory Outlet Shop due to our big upcoming FOS revamp!🎉
This is Ronald Ntombela. He works in our Sanding Department with Malusi and does a great job!
He also has his own business that he runs in his own time repairing shoes. Our staff at Milestone Kitchens often go to him when their shoes need repairing.
Ronald is a quietly spoken, hard working and skilled man. He won the Most Courteous Award at our End of Year Staff Function 2019.
So if you have any shoes that need a face lift, give Ronald a call on 0724205190. Support local 💪🏼
Our new Office in a Cupboard was featured on the What’s New Page of the February 2020 edition of the HOME Magazine.
We like to keep ahead of the curve to bring you new and exciting ideas 💡
Read our article on Carrie Lee’s kitchen in the February 2020 edition of HOME!
Sabrina’s Quick Fixes
1 Replace your cupboard doors only and then paint your carcasses to match.
2 Remove some old cabinets or a wall to make room for a kitchen island. The Milestone Kitchens freestanding islands on castors are very popular as they can be moved around sand used as servers, tables or breakfast nooks.
The same can be said for replacing units with one of our coffee dressers or grocery cupboards. This is the beauty of freestanding units, not everything has to be done at once.
3 It can be practical and beautiful to have a combination of different countertops in a kitchen. Stainless steel around the sink for water permeability combined with a wood top on an island for comfort and warmth can be very striking.
This is Rosie ☀️
Official Title: Assistant Operations Manager
Unofficial Title: Resident Ray of Sunshine
Quote: “Keep an eye on the cake!” 🍰
Rosie’s cheerful, compassionate and adventurous spirit seeps into everything she does. She is involved in design, administration, social media and marketing-related tasks on a contract basis.
Rosie has a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, (which leaves her with a lot of knowledge about chemicals) but also a sophisticated understanding of process.
Rosie has also been known to bake a delicious cake on occasion. We are not sure if her process management or cake-baking skills are more valuable 🎂
You dream it, we make it 💭🛠
Our client Lindy came to us last year with a vision of a dream Drinks Cabinet Unit of hers and we made it happen. From initial design right through to final unit.
And what a stunning unit it turned out to be 🖤
Milestone Kitchens’ affordable designer units are hand crafted and custom made to suit your size, colour and style requirements.
Build your dream kitchen now!
📣 NEW MILESTONE KITCHENS PRODUCT RELEASE 🤩🥳😱
The Office in a Cupboard is the perfect solution for a student apartment, a small space, or a home - with this unit you can 'close' your office, neatly and stylishly, so that it is out of sight and mind until you need it again.
This is the Milestone Kitchens 7 Piece Starter Set Special. We currently have one in African Allure, one in French Flair and one in Swedish Style AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!
By buying all 7 units at the same time, YOU SAVE R14 919. What a bargain.
It includes a great combination of units necessary in almost any kitchen. The beauty of free-standing kitchens is that you can always add other units later, as your budget allows.
Don't miss out on this awesome deal, order now!
The kitchen of Silvia Miles, the owner and director of Milestone Kitchens, was featured in the Home Renovations Magazine 2019!
It shows off how brilliantly versatile the free-standing units are, not to mention how timeless and aesthetically appealing.
Check out pages 26 - 29 in the Home Renovations Mag 2019 to see Silvia's setup, read some of her tips for new kitchen owners and gain insight from the lessons she has learnt over the years.
After a deliciously hot and beautiful summer holiday, the Milestone Team is looking forward to 2020! (How could we not be with an of an office view like this ☀️☀️☀️).
Our Factory Outlet Shop at 44 Stanley Avenue in Milpark, JHB opens TOMORROW. And the Milestone Factory Office opens on Monday the 13th.
The combination of our sturdy and experienced staff (20 years of service for some), as well as the new energy and skills brought by our new staff members have us very excited for the creativity, vision, and team work coming up this year. Watch this space!