Kitchen design

The kitchen design is something that needs to be considered carefully as there is so much to incorporate into the room. Professional kitchen designers will be able to make the most from any size of kitchen, fitting in all your appliances and necessary sockets.

As the hub of your home it’s important to have something that you’re happy with and will make a big impression when you’re entertaining guests.

By ensuring time and effort is spent on the kitchen and its design, you’ll be able to add value to your home. With the range available for products such as the worktops and flooring, you’ll be able to find something that’s both attractive and has all the necessary qualities.

Kitchen worktop ideas

Your kitchen’s design will inevitably revolve around the worktop. The cabinets and the flooring especially will be based on which material and colour you opt for, so it’s worth spending time to consider your options.

  • Natural stone worktops

Marble and granite are two examples of natural stone worktops and their main quality is strength and durability. They can resist impacts whilst being hardwearing and water resistant. Combined, these properties make natural worktops an obvious choice for the kitchen and many designers will recommend this material.

  • Laminate worktops

If you’re on a tight budget but still want to create a great look in your kitchen for little cost, laminate worktops could be your answer. They’re made specially to replicate other materials, such as wooden or stone worktops. Laminate worktops will last for years but don’t have the same hardwearing properties of stone and can easily be scratched. This makes chopping boards a necessity.

  • Wooden worktops

If it’s the aesthetic appeal you’re after, nothing beats wood as a worktop material. Wooden worktops are great for traditional looks and have some fantastic qualities for the kitchen including durability and water resistance. One problem is that they will scratch easily, but this is countered by cutting boards.

Kitchen design quotes

Designing your kitchen can seem a nightmare with so much to consider. This is why using a professional to design and then install your perfect kitchen is the best route to take.

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Local Kitchens Projects

1 Project: Kitchen worktop and kitchen cupboard door Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What level of service do you require: Design and Install Do you have all of the required materials for your ...
2 Project: Existing kitchen knocked through to the dining room and hallway to make a bigger Kitchen dinner. Also looking for under stairs storage within this room.
3 Project: Full kitchen gloss white, 1 double oven housing tall, one tall storage unit both 600, 2x400 base draw 3, 1x3 draw 600 hob base, 1x871sink unit, 4x600 base door, 2x600 3 draw, 5x600 wall, 2x400 wall, 1...
4 Project: Hi Graham I am trying to contact via Ebay for the sizes of your shower tray including any differing right or left hand pieces
5 Project: Kitchen fitting 16units: 7 base floor units 6 wall units 3 separate units (island in the middle of kitchen) 3 worktops ~8m lenght all together: 1st: 3m double sink fitting 2nd: 3m hob fittin...
6 Project: I require a kitchen to be fitted(purchased on eBay!!!) Also several other jobs including bathroom fitting. Thanks for reading! Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What is your budget f...
7 Project: Dismantle current kitchen, design and instal new one. Simple really!
8 Project: Kitchen floor units, island unit and utility room floor units Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What level of service do you require: Install only What is your budget for this project:...
9 Project: fully renew small kitchen with units and electric oven Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What level of service do you require: Design and install What is your budget for this project: ...
10 Project: replace kitchen work tops new sink of around 7 metres +middle island Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What level of service do you require: Install only What is your budget for this p...
11 Project: I am looking for someone to install my Ikea kitchen worktop with sink and hob? Would this be something you could help with? If so how long a job would it be and what is your availability?-Kitchen Desi...
12 Project: Customer in Beckenham area made an enquiry for Kitchen Design & Installation online. Please call to arrange an appointment to discuss options
13 Project: replace the kitchen
14 Project: We are looking to completely redo our bathroom and add some.more storage space into it.
15 Project: Marble slab for pastry making c600mm by 600mm Are you the property owner: Owner of the property
16 Project: Units and work top are in place but need to be fixed to walls, gas hob needs to be fitted and tilling needs to be done and some small finishing off. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property
17 Project: A fitter is require to fit a kitchen Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What level of service do you require: Install only What is your budget for this project: 8k+ How would you define...
18 Project: Are you the property owner: Owner of the property What is your budget for this project: 0-4k How would you define the size of your kitchen: Small/medium Any Building work needed: Yes Do you need any a...
19 Project: Thanks for that. How many units do you need fitted? 1-2 Ok, so what product are we talking about? Fitting of Units Looking for a breakfast bar being added to existing kitchen. A wine fridge installed,...
20 Project: I am planning of changing my kitchen, getting rid of the old kitchen and replacing it with a brand new one. An extension will be needed as a small wall between the dinning room and the kitchen will be...

Reviews of kitchens companies

By Mr Calvin N.
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We cancelled the appointment as they were just too far away and we wanted a local company
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We cancelled the appointment as they were just too far away and we wanted a local company
By Mr Mike P.
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A mixed bag, sadly. Dennis (the owner / designer) did visit quickly to discuss the design, and gave us a very competitive price for replacing our old kitchen. One of our other quotes used the same units / doors / appliances, and the price was very good by comparison. The product is fine - very nice units / doors, and we specified the brand we wanted for the appliances we needed (Bosch) so know these are good. However, as set out an an earlier review, what let the whole thing down badly was the appalling and shoddy workmanship by the fitter. Unfortunately, the fitter we had been promised, and had met, was not available, and was replaced at short notice. His replacement was what can only be described as a “Jack of all trades and master of none”. Our kitchen design is quite simple, and we were told it would take a week. The fitter was on site for 2 weeks, and when he left, the kitchen was not even complete, and we had a huge list of snags and issues. Unfortunately, during the fitting, Dennis had a family issue (and we are not unsympathetic to that) but it made contacting him difficult, he had to be away from home quite a lot of the time, and so was unable to effectively project manage. Dennis did provide an alternative fitter, who completed and cleared some of the issues, but not all. This work was to an acceptable standard. Ultimately, Dennis was open to discussion about financial compensation, which we will use toward completing the kitchen.
By Mr Steve B.
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As work is not complete even though was promised end of December 2017 now May 2018 and still not finished. Spend many hours chasing up taking time off work only to be let down time after time. The excuses given were just that excuses, always someone else's fault. Worthy of note this company does not take responsibility for the work done as it is all subcontracted out. All in all a very expensive lesson in how not to procure a quality service. Felt very let down and aggrieved by the whole process. I would advise to consider carefully before using Steve Brooks design as what is promised and what is delivered are poles apart. In this review the 4 stars are given based on the initial. Home consultation where timings, completion dates are all promised. Once money is handed over the actual service provided bears no resemblance to what is provided. I could go on, but in my opinion anyone must think very carefully before using this company.
By Mrs Jo H.
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A couple of 'snags' regarding measurement and cupboards needing extra small 'fill in' panel. Waiting for either my tiles or money back on them. Job done in a day, small job.

Kitchens activity in December 2019

Kitchens Projects in the UK in December 2019

November 2019 October / November
Greater London 27,850 1% <img src=
South East 17,690 -11% <img src=
North West 13,080 -13% <img src=
Yorkshire & Humber 10,760 -2% <img src=
Western Midlands 9,773 0% <img src=
South West 9,063 -14% <img src=
Scotland 7,914 -11% <img src=
East Midlands 6,893 -1% <img src=
East Of England 6,850 -4% <img src=
Wales 4,845 -15% <img src=
Northern Ireland 1,927 -24% <img src=
North East 920 15% <img src=
United Kingdom 117,565 -7%

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines.

Latest successful kitchens projects in December

By Mr Calvin N.
You were very helpful but we were looking for more local companies
By Mrs Jo H.
I was sent one contact, whom I employed.
By Mrs Joan R.
The 2 companies that sent surveyors were very pleasant and helpful. For this I thank you but Decided to go with local company.
By Mrs Katya R.
I found a good company and - I hope - a good deal, too. I gave four stars just because I only had one quote via my Quotatis request. It turned to be fine, but I had to find more tradesmen and quotes to compare myself.
By Mrs Liz R.
Easy to find quotes but difficult to contact quotTis by email

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