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Real Customer Kitchen Reviews

Shaker Green Grained Timber Kitchens

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 Mussel

Kathryn & Simon from South Devon " Moving into our ‘Forever’ Home, (fingers crossed) ,the existing kitchen was very 90s and dated. We needed a kitchen that was both contemporary, but classic and would last many years, both practically and aesthetically.

We began the long process of redesigning the original kitchen. We approached local and chain kitchen companies, unfortunately their vision and ours were very different. Most seemed interested in using their stock units and there was no place for anything that did not seem to fit their rather rigid layouts. For what we wanted the price was becoming astronomical, and way out of our budget.

We looked online and found DIY kitchens, with an excellent website and a wide range of unit sizes. We were a little wary at first, because we are way down in the south and Pontefract is a long way away. However, we began the process of planning. Finally after many attempts we felt we had the kitchen design as we wished. We ordered originally way back in 2016. When we were finally ready to accept delivery, I had a little melt down, and much to my husband’s horror decided to change all the kitchen colours and add some oak. Once he had recovered from the shock, I contacted DIY by their ticket system, and they couldn't be more helpful. I ordered a further selection of samples and re ordered the kitchen from scratch.

There wasn't a kitchen fitter in site. My husband took on the challenge, and we project managed the trades, electrician, plasterer and floor fitter. I did the decorating!

We did a road trip to Pontefract to look around the display which was excellent, and took some time to discuss the worktop finish with another very helpful staff member. We could have done this all on line but we visited family en-route.

The kitchen arrived on a truck and filled the kitchen with boxes, and slowly but surely the kitchen took shape. The worktop surveyor arrived and took measurements and the worktop arrived and looks fabulous, this for us was a major investment.

We are very delighted with the look of the kitchen. It works just as we envisaged and we have already entertained family here. DIY kitchens were always helpful and polite.

What was a daunting prospect for us at the beginning has blossomed into our dream kitchen, and within our budget. "

Linwood Sage

Richard from Maidenhead "Kitchen quality and customer service excellent. Found DIY-Kitchens after comparing kitchens in 'Which?' magazine report. We initially ordered a Kitchen with someone else, but cancelled it in favour of DIY-Kitchens, purely down to the Which? report, ranking, price and quality.

Customer Support dealt with our numerous problems swiftly and without hassle."

Linwood Dakar

Andy from Coalville " First of all let me say that we are in love with our new kitchen! After a bit of googling we came across DIY kitchens and they had the best prices I could find and I’m somewhat of a bargain hunter.

The units are such fantastic quality and they come ready assembled which is a brilliant, it saves you so much time and they come glued so they are even stronger. The finish is fantastic, far better than I ever imagined it would be.

The customer service was flawless. The ladies in the office couldn’t do enough to help us when we needed an extra unit. I even visited the warehouse to collect an item and they were so friendly and helpful, all busy making kitchens to order.

Overall a fantastic experience I recommend DIY Kithens to everyone that visits!"

Linwood Sage

Oliva from Surrey "I was really impressed by DIY kitchens from the service, delivery and the products. Our builders were so impressed by the quality of the kitchen and couldn't believe the price we paid.

They are now recommending kitchens DIY to their other clients. They've never fitted a kitchen where biscuits and tea were sent with the order, a great touch! "

Norton Sage

Jayne from Rotherham "Norton Sage supplied by you."

Linwood Dakar

Cassie from Wakefield "Hi though I would send you pictures of the transformation of our kitchen extension. We love the kitchen it’s amazing and was at an affordable price I think it looks more expensive that it actual was so it’s a bonus!"

Linwood Mussel

Phil & Joy from Basingstoke "Hi, first of all, just a few words and thanks for the opportunity.

I had seen very positive comments about DIY Kitchens in a forum and decided to do a little research. This led me to the excellent web site with the virtual tour. We were very impressed so decided to drive up and make a weekend of the stay. We were glad we did and were to then make two further journeys to finalise everything.

Designing our kitchen took time and careful consideration, and three visits to Yorkshire to the fantastic showroom. The design stage was made all the more easy due to the available downloadable templates which really helped. Above all though, special thanks to the support team who were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and efficient. Response to support tickets was usually pretty much instant, and a wait of more than an hour extremely rare.

The delivery of the kitchen was a little late in the day, but the drivers were very apologetic and despite the late hour worked tirelessly to bring in the various boxes which quickly filled our double garage. It was only after that I realised the enormity of the task ahead to fit it all. However, everything went together just as planned. There was one small issue with a curved door, but a quick email to support resulted in a replacement ordered which arrived in three days. This was not an issue as doors are last to be fitted. The quality of the cabinets and hardware is excellent, and we are really pleased with the finished kitchen. I am also very proud of the results I achieved and the standard of finish, which is ultimately what the quality of the kitchen deserved."

Linwood Sage

Rose & John from Cheshire "We started our new kitchen nearly 12 months ago when we decided to partially remove a supporting wall between the kitchen and lounge. There was however a planned “time out” between May and November and apart from the building work and connection of the gas hob, everything else has been a DIY project.

After a number of internet searches we were impressed by the positive reviews of diykitchens and planned our showroom visit. We have to say that we were impressed by both the showroom and support that we were given. The area where the “internal functions” of units was on display was particularly helpful. We then placed our 2 orders which were split into separate deliveries for logistical reasons (a lot of space is needed to store ready assembled units especially when the garage also has to function as a workshop!)

The deliveries arrived on time, (communication at all times was excellent) and the protection/packaging was impressive. The number of fitting accessories, touch up paint etc was faultless and the tea and biscuits for the kitchen fitter (me!!!) was a lovely touch.

We have to say that we are delighted with the finished result. The finish on the units is excellent and the quality of the internal components is of a very high standard (Corner units carry cast iron casseroles with no problem whatsoever and the larder units hold an enormous amount!). We are particularly impressed with the 600mm highline pull out bin unit which is ideal for both waste disposal and recycling. We would have no hesitation in recommending diykitchens to anyone!

Please find attached photos of the finished project, including one of our cockapoo Jennings who is also happy to spend his time in there! "

Linwood Sage

Benedict from Warwickshire "Here are a number of photos of the final kitchen installation. Thank you for all your help back in July. "

Linwood Mussel

Jannette from Gornal Wood "Here are photos of my completed kitchen which is fabulous. We used your company after my husband was told about you by a work colleague.

The units are fantastic quality, we had Linwood in Mussel, the quality is so much better than other brands we saw (and believe me, we spent two years going round looking at them!), the quality of the wood on the doors is so much better as it's made from hardwood rather than MDF.

We looked online and used the brilliant 360 degree tour then took a trip up to the showroom (I would recommend doing this if you are uncertain because not only are the staff very helpful and friendly, you can see the great quality in person (and there are free refreshments too!).

We then planned it out at home and although we could have done it online at home, decided to go back to the showroom to do place the order in case we got any problems and again, the staff, especially Brian, were excellent. We had to use customer services a couple of times, and they were very helpful, special mention and thanks to Alice and Jonathan.

They gave us a delivery date, and keep in touch with you, and delivered exactly when they promised. Everything comes ready assembled so you only have to fit them, it couldn't be easier!

As you can see from the photos, I have the most beautiful kitchen I could have hoped for and for a fraction of the price it would have cost me anywhere else. My friends have been round and commented on how lovely it is, and one of them has just had hers done, in an identical design, but as she commented, hers isn't hardwood, and it cost three times as much as what we paid, so that reconfirmed our faith not only in the quality but the fantastic value for money.

Thank you DIY Kitchens"

Linwood Sage

Frances from Glasgow "We were originally buying the Malton painted, but when we came to order, the sale was on and we were able to go for the real wood painted Linwood for not much more money.

I chose DIY kitchens simply by online searches although once I had already settled on them, a friend independently recommended them which reassured me. I have subsequently recommended DIY Kitchens to a different friend and they have ordered a kitchen.

It's also good to hear the fitters who have fitted every kitchen brand you can think of, chatting to each other about the quality of the units. Actually the cabinets were so nice in oak finish, that I was sorry to cover them with end panels!

It is daunting at first to plan your own kitchen and I made a LOT of phonecalls to the help centre for advice as you don't want to order the wrong thing or leave anything out. Everybody was very helpful, they either answered my querie or found somebody who could.

Over all I am delighted with the whole experience from ordering right through to the delivery of a beautiful quality kitchen."

Linwood Mussel

Theresa from Essex "Loved the way the carcasses come fully assembled. So easy to fit. Superb quality, fantastic amount of colours, so many kitchen choices so I ordered many samples before I chose.

I heard about DIY Kitchens from my brother who buys and refurbishes houses. He used to use a well-known brand for his houses but not anymore. "

Linwood Dakar

Julie from Herts "We stumbled across DIY Kitchens online after scouring the high street manufacturers and finding them lacking in quality. After reviewing the customer comments, we visited the Pontefract showroom and weren't disappointed (if anyone's in doubt about the quality and choice, I'd highly recommend a visit - we were there about four hours and were amazed at the choice, options, and knowledgeable and friendly staff). We liked what we saw so much (especially the chance to put different worktop, cupboard and floor samples together in one place, and the fact that everything comes fully assembled for less than the price of a decent high street retailer's flat pack kitchen) that we decided to order through the company (we had help in designing ours from a few high street retailers...).

The DIY Kitchens staff were great throughout - the kitchen arrived exactly when they said it would, and the quality is brilliant; our carpenter managed to get it all installed in a single weekend without any hitches, apart from the dog getting in the way! We started with a 1960s kitchen on moving in, and now have a 21st century beauty. Cannot recommend this company enough!"

Linwood Mussel

Terry from Morecambe "Here are some photos of my kitchen in Linwood Mussel painted oak. I am very happy with whole package service, delivery and quality. I would and have recommended diy Kitchens to others, I didn't use tradesmen to fit the kitchen I fit it myself and if I can do it anybody can.

Thank you diy Kitchens. "

Linwood Dakar

Louise from Hampshire "Here are our photos of our kitchen!

We were absolutely amazed with the quality of the kitchen and the prices that came with it. There are so many colours and cupboard sizes/styles to choose from. We extended the cupboards into our dining area to keep the theme going and it makes such a beautiful living space.

We were told about DIY kitchens from a friend who had used yourselves before.

Attached are our photos including one with our staffie Shadow having a nose!! You can also see in the third photo a dog bowl stand my husband made out of an end panel"

Linwood Sage

Richard from Bedfordshire "Really pleased with the overall quality - solid oak doors with perfect match to panels, trims etc. The ability to have custom sized solutions at very competitive prices with quick delivery was a huge bonus, as there was no compromise with our design. And when a mistake was made, there was no excuse - just fantastic customer service to ensure that this was rectified as quickly as possible and with minimum inconvenience.

The whole rip-out/replacement took just 10 days and has been installed for 6 months now - everything is as tight and fresh as the 1st unveiling. I would 100% recommend DIY-Kitchens to anyone :-)

We heard about DIY-Kitchens from our fitter when I asked for an install price. The difference to the best Magnet was huge - much better - so we visited the DIY-Kitchen to see if there was a compromise. Absolutely not - the showroom gave huge choices of designs and features that I would not have known about.

The ordering process was easy and the staff helpful. We changed colour at the last minute when we could - this did not affect pricing or delivery - and the install was as easy as our excellent installer indicated. The Yorkshire tea and biscuits was a very nice touch."

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