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Real Customer Kitchen Reviews

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Browse DIY Kitchens' kitchens, designed and installed in real homes by real people throughout the UK. All ordered online through our website. Read and watch their thoughts and experiences and also take a look at some of the photos they have sent us.

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Harewood Bespoke

Donna from Tadcaster "Donna from Tadcaster talks to DIY Kitchens about her new Innova Harewood bespoke painted inframe kitchen that she purchased from us."

Helmsley Bespoke

Emma from Surrey "Emma from Surrey talks to DIY Kitchens about her new Innova Helmsley bespoke painted inframe kitchen that she purchased from us."

Harewood Bespoke

Angela from Ripley "Angela from Ripley talks to DIY Kitchens about her new Innova Harewood bespoke painted kitchen that she purchased from us."

Bedale Bespoke

Dexter from Leigh-on-sea "Dexter from Leigh-on-sea talks to DIY Kitchens about his new Innova Bedale bespoke painted kitchen that he purchased from us - bit.ly/CustomerKitchens"

Harewood Alabaster

Marie from Chatham "Marie from Chatham talks to DIY Kitchens about her new Innova Harewood Alabaster & Grey Painted inframe kitchen that she purchased from us."

Harewood Alabaster

Joanna from Surrey "(Harewood Alabaster & Cornflower Blue) Joanna from Surrey talks to DIY Kitchens about her new Innova Harewood Alabaster kitchen that she purchased from us."

Harewood Alabaster

Graham from Devon "Graham from Devon talks to DIY Kitchens about his new Innova Harewood Alabaster/Oak kitchen that he purchased."

Harewood Grey

Anna from Hertfordshire "Anna from Hertfordshire talks to DIY Kitchens about her new Innova Harewood Grey kitchen that she purchased from us."

Linwood Dove Grey

Karley from Lincolnshire "This time last year we were planning and ordering our kitchen now finally getting round to sharing.

We chose the Linwood in Dove Grey and Carbon on the island with Quartz worktops and a butler sink! We are thrilled with the finished look. There are some before and after shots too."

Linwood Vanilla

Richard & Mary from Norfolk "We are thrilled with our new kitchen and are very pleased with the quality of the units supplied. We had a number of occasions to contact DIY-Kitchens, and we always found the staff very welcoming and friendly, as well as giving us useful advice and help. Many thanks to all who helped us, from design, through delivery, to telephone and online help.

The original flat-pack oak kitchen was put in completely by myself in 1994/5 (apart from the boiler). But the time had come when it was looking a bit tired, dated and dark. We researched many suppliers and makers of kitchens for nearly six months, before deciding to try DIY-Kitchens on the recommendation of our son who is an experienced builder, and after reading reviews by the "Which" consumer magazine.

I spent several weeks using the kitchen planning online site for DIY-Kitchens, trying different combinations and colours, before arriving at our ideal kitchen design. Rather than just ordering, we stayed near Pontefract for a week and visited DIY-Kitchens to view their showrooms and toured the factory. We then finally decided to sit down with a kitchen planning consultant and finalise the design specifications.

After a week or so, we put in our order, but we were slightly disappointed to learn of a nine-week delivery date because of the paint shop upgrade. It seemed that DIY-Kitchens was getting too popular and had to increase capacity! In the meanwhile, our old kitchen (two open-plan rooms over a split-level) was removed. The ceilings were lowered, the floors given a screed and all the walls were re-plastered. The plumbing and electrics were 90% overhauled, and coving added, everything was painted, and new flooring laid. Both window sills were tiled using oiled and polished terracotta tiles, and new electrical sockets installed.

A few delayed items from DIY-Kitchens finally arrived and the new units were installed over the next few weeks. Prime oak worktops from a different supplier were cut and profiled to fit and given three coats of Danish oil, top and bottom, then three coats of food-grade Osmo Oil to finish. Kitchen sinks were then fitted and the boiler housing was radically cut to size and fitted. Pelmet was used for both underneath and above all wall units, the quadrant pelmet made by myself to fit the rounded corner units. Filler panels and plinth were finally fitted.

All the tiling, grouting and sealants carried out over a couple of weeks. Some in-cabinet and under-cabinet LED lighting was fitted to the glazed display units the first week in January 2020. In all, the whole project from concept to the completed kitchen took about fifteen months, although the installation took about five months. A very long process, but very satisfying to see the final result."

Linwood Carbon

Ian from Leicestershire "Just thought I send some images of our completed kitchen. Before, work in progress and finished kitchen."

Norton Grey

Emily & Matt from Leeds "I have attached photos of our finished kitchen that we purchased from DIY Kitchens – we are so pleased with it and the quality of it! We have now also referred DIY Kitchens on to a number of our friends and family.

There are also some before and during photos, as we turned the old small dining room into our open plan kitchen helped by a big extension."

Linwood Carbon

Marie from Glasgow "Here are our kitchen pics, we are absolutely delighted with it!We would definitely, and already have, recommended you to our friends. "

Helmsley Bespoke

Diana from Fifield "Here are some images showing our kitchen, fitted finally and finished off, but splashback."

Norton Bespoke

Lucy from York "We are pretty chuffed with our new kitchen so I thought I’d send some pictures in. We chose the Norton Bespoke range as we wanted a wood finish but in a colour of our choice. Our joiner recommended you and we have subsequently discovered that lots of our friends have used you too.

We are so pleased with the look with achieved, ‘modern country’ was the style we were going for. We live in a 160 year old Victorian house and felt we needed to remain true to the house and it’s atmosphere but we really needed a functional, modern kitchen to keep up with our busy family of 6 life.

I love my bin cupboard, fitted cutlery drawers, pan drawers and the wall cupboards that we fitted up to the ceiling. Our pull out larder and drawers are brilliant too. I’m a keen baker and created a whole section for baking with wall cupboards and pan drawers big enough for all my equipment.

We had a very positive experience buying with you and the fact that the cupboards arrive assembled is a big bonus. So thank you and we will enjoy our new kitchen for many years to come. "

Silsden White

David from Kent "Completed kitchen."

Norton Dove Grey

Gina & Simon from Devon "Thank you DIY Kitchens and Natural Stone Surfaces for helping us have our perfect family kitchen ready before Christmas! Only the breakfast bar light and a shelf left to do! "

Silsden Carbon

Mark & Annie from Lincolnshire "I have attached photos of our finished kitchen, one includes our 2 year old Labrador, Bo ( I managed to get him to sit still just long enough ! ) and also 1 photo at the beginning of doing the room, taken a week or so after having the roof replaced.

I have had your website in my ‘favourites’ for 5 or 6 years – I think I found it on a google search when I was looking around the web and I kept it because of the choice you offer in styles/colours – don’t think I have ever come across anyone that offers so much !

Once we had decided on the lay-out and the choice of doors and finish (Silsdon Carbon) we had you send us a sample door, then followed that up with a trip to your showroom so that I could check out the kitchens in the flesh as it were.... We were really impressed on our visit both by the kitchens on show , and your very friendly and helpful people. We arrived home in the early afternoon and I ordered our kitchen online that evening.

What really sold us on this particular kitchen was the over mantle, it really sets off a range cooker and we think it looks brilliant.

As to the units, they arrived well packaged and in perfect condition, and with them being fully built complete with magic corners and pull outs installed it was the easiest kitchen I have ever fitted (this being the 4th so far) I managed to fit all the units except the sink and over mantle in two afternoons ! The sink unit was done the following Sunday (you delivered on a Wednesday) but I had to wait until my friend was available to lift the over mantle into place.

A T&G panel had been missed on the delivery, but was sorted out quickly and easily by yourselves and did’nt impact on the installation at all.

Overall we are chuffed to bits with the finished kitchen, and we are so pleased that we bought our units from you. Loved the tea and choccy biscuits included, that’s a nice touch that you would’nt get anywhere else, and from a practical point of view it was well built, very nicely finished, and very easy to install. Also found your staff a pleasure to deal with both face to face and via email – they are a credit to you."

Linwood Dakar

Claire from Leeds "Here are photos of our basement utility room."

Linwood Alabaster

Laura & Matt from Surrey "Even when the kitchen units arrived all boxed up we knew we have made the right choice. The workmanship was excellent. The doors are all high quality and match the units 100% in colour. The kitchen looks clean and airy – very country cottage with a modern twist.

We ordered our splashback and worktops separately as we wanted to view these in person before buying (and the factories for these were local).

We love the overall effect and everyone that visits is very impressed. We have already recommended DIY Kitchens to several others who are planning renovations in 2020."

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