Magnet breaks down the barriers
Magnet serving you for over 100 years
Magnet has been a leading kitchen & joinery business for over 100 years with stores throughout the UK. We are part of Nobia, one of Europe’s largest kitchen manufacturers, revenue in excess of £1billion, with factories and stores across the continent. Please be assured we are a stable business with many years of experience and our financial position is strong. We are managing the changing environment to continually serve you now, in the coming months and way into the future.
A message from our family to yours
Magnet understands the trust you place in us from designing your kitchen to delivering your kitchen and given the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19, we made the decision to temporarily close our stores to help ensure we play our part in keeping you, our customers, and our people safe.
Continuing to serve our customers and colleagues
While our stores may be closed, we are looking into what operational changes we can make within our business so that we can continue to serve you as well as protect our colleagues’ livelihoods.
So, if you’re finding yourself marooned at home dreaming of a new kitchen, stay tuned and check our website for daily updates as things evolve.
Thank you so much for being such an important part of our family. Please stay safe and take great care of yourselves and your loved ones. We are in this together and we will get through this together.
Magnet breaks down the barriers
It's important to be savvy with your space no matter how many square metres you have to work with. It's also crucial to consider what kind of entertainer you are - do you encourage mingling? Or do you like an orderly evening complete with place names?
If it's the latter then consider your table type carefully- a round dining table will encourage conversation amongst different guests whereas a long rectangular table can be a little more restricting.
You may also want to have an area for when the evening is winding down. Most people see sitting at the dinner table as quite formal – an adjoining seating area is perfect for a more relaxed atmosphere.
If you prefer a laidback soirée and to let guests roam around freely, remember to incorporate some form of order. Having stations for drinks, food and music is perfect for unorganised order. Your guests will be naturally drawn to the areas that they're interested in - whether they're a foodie, drinks connoisseur or a music buff.
Not only will this ensure your guests are entertained but they'll find themselves in the company of others that share the same interests. The conversation and entertainment will flow from there.
Another simple but effective tool is the use of lighting. You can immediately create the perfect space for socialising at the flick of a dimmer switch. The ability to alter the level of light in the room is fundamental to creating the right mood. A dimmed light automatically registers evening entertainment and relaxes your guests.
Alternatively, if you have an open plan room you can keep one light on in the kitchen and the living room light dimmed to create zones and allow your guests to move between the two depending on their mood.