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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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 Vanilla

Catherine from Norfolk "Having moved here last year. I purchased a kitchen which was fitted in March, to replace a very tired old painted kitchen in my very awkward-shaped room.

We decided to purchase from you following recommendations in Which? magazine and were very impressed with the range of styles and different shapes which you supply.

We are absolutely delighted with the result. We have far more units, with far more storage than we had before but somehow the kitchen seems more spacious. I enclose a couple of photos taken prior to installation of the new kitchen although the pictures make it look better than it was. I also enclose several pictures after fitting and decoration."

Clayton Vanilla

Tina from Edinburgh "Please see photos of our new kitchen. We love our new kitchen, it looks beautiful and caters to all our needs."

Stanbury Vanilla

Joy from Devon " We love our kitchen, it was put in as part of a bigger project to extend the house. We took a long time choosing and measuring up for our kitchen. We visited the DIY showroom and this was very worthwhile as we changed our minds about styles and went for a more more balance look. We love the quality of the kitchen. It was good to hear all the kitchen fitters who quoted for the work sing the praises of DIY kitchens. Not sure if this was connected to the biscuits?

Having such a wide range meant that we could use very last piece of space. Also being able to mix and match surfaces and colours was very useful. We feel we have a warm and light kitchen, this room is north facing so colour was very important. The showroom also inspired to add some design features such as glass doors and basket drawers. Our stepped front hob is a straight copy of one we saw in the showroom.

The process of sorting and ordering the kitchen was a little daunting, but the customer services team were very helpful. Please to say we got the order spot on and everything arrived as required and all in good condition. The delivery drivers were very helpful.

We have ended up with a designer kitchen at a bargain price. We have recommended DIY kitchens to a number of our friends."

Clayton Vanilla

Bea & Tom from Staffordshire "We ordered the Clayton Vanilla units as they matched our kitchen doors and blinds. Also, we could use a reduced depth unit for a bookcase in the kitchen corner (actually a larder unit) but with the end panel and cornice it is exactly the same as the other units. The same principle applied to boxing in ugly pipework in the toilet and hiding untidy shoes. Both have before and after pictures attached.

We made use of the pull out larder unit in our utility next to the kitchen, so we have three rooms with the same units - kitchen, utility and toilet. We also ordered extra shelves so that these would also match in the utility. The bins are now built in and the maximum use is made of the corner space with the Le Mans and Magic Corner units. Beautiful engineering!

The quality, range and service from DIY kitchens is much better than the usual suspects on the high street. We made a couple of visits to the showroom to double check our ideas and their expertise was evident. Their input improved our design. All the staff are very helpful. Then there is the very substantial saving. It is an excellent business model where everyone wins.

Everyone says the kitchen is now so much bigger. It is of course the same but the design is so much more modern and spacious. "

Norton Cashmere

Laura & Freya from Leeds "Please find our piccies attached. We can't believe the transformation, its changed the space do much. Thanks."

Linwood Cashmere

Ian from Merseyside "Pictures of the completed Linwood kitchen."

Linwood Cashmere

David & Sue from Gloucestershire " Here is our Linwood Cashmere kitchen installed on our new 57ft narrowboat!

Obviously we had some difficulty in getting the units into the boat as the doors are only just over 2ft wide. Manoevering units in a space only 6ft wide was also interesting!

We are very pleased with the kitchen. The colour complements the interior design of the boat very well and blends seamlessly with the rustic fully boarded timber interior.

The quality of build is excellent, and we made full use of curved units and accessories, such as the wine rack to make the most of the limited space."

Norton Cashmere

Steph from Llangefni "Here are some photos of my gorgeous new kitchen!! Many thanks to you all "

Linwood Vanilla

Matt from Edinburgh "Here are the pics of our kitchen. I heard about DIY kitchens through Google."

Stanbury Vanilla

David from Caton "Pictures of the completed Stanbury Vanilla kitchen"

Linwood Vanilla

David from Andover "The new build is finally finished, cleaned and the kitchen photographed."

Stanbury Cashmere

Bob & Andrea from Saxilby "From the initial help with the design, through to the ordering process and delivery, PERFECT! The quality of doors, units & worktops, PERFECT. No need for anyone to go anywhere else."

Linwood Cashmere

Rusudan from Liverpool "Kitchen is now complete."

Norton Cashmere

Clare from Brewood "Please find attached photos of our kitchen from diy kitchens. We chose the Norton in Cashmere for our kitchen in our new build house. We chose the island in a blue colour. We are delighted with our kitchen. Thank you. "

Linwood Vanilla

Christine from Cumbria "Please see attached photos of our kitchen."

Linwood Vanilla

Carla from Thetford "I am delighted to send you photos of my Linwood Vanilla and Sage Green kitchen. I had set my heart on having an overmantle and struggled to find a kitchen company that could supply one. I came across DIY kitchens whilst browsing online and I'm so glad I found you !

Although I live in Norfolk I made the trip to the showroom twice, once to choose the kitchen and then again to confirm final details. I definitely recommend visiting, so refreshing to find the showroom staff were not hard selling bonus hunters! Brian helped us on both visits, he might remember me as I came with my dad who's also called Brian!

From initial contact to delivery every single thing was totally professional, much better quality than Wren, B&Q etc and I'm unable to find fault at all which is very unusual nowadays.

The only mistake we made was ordering a laminate worktop to go with curved ended base units. We really struggled to get a carpenter who could cut the curves accurately and wish we had known that it was such an issue. The edging strip just doesn't sit well with a curved edge worktop so avoid this, as it's meant that in the very near future I'm going to have to replace all the worktop with solid oak.

I'm very happy to recommend DIY kitchens and hope you like my kitchen! "

Linwood Vanilla

Ian from Woking "We and our builder were really impressed by the quality of the doors and the units and the end product looks great. "

Linwood Vanilla

Eileen from Northants "I have attached two pictures of my kitchen."

Linwood Vanilla

Julian from York "Here are some before, during & after pictures. I have done all the work myself, took me bit longer than expected but I am really pleased with the end result of my Linwood Vanilla Units & Oak Block Worktop."

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