Nothing beats a classic, as the saying goes. Yet, every classic kitchen has a different personality. From the warmth of an all-wooden look to the bright, light reflecting off a marvellously white kitchen, and the deep hues of grey and dark blue - we will help you choose the traditional kitchen look that best suits your home.
We understand how important finding the ideal kitchen is. Many wonderful family moments take place in the kitchen - from lively family chats over breakfast to having fun baking together or relaxing with a glass of wine after dinner. That is why we want you to feel happy, relaxed and comfortable in your kitchen space. With our ever-growing selection of styles, furniture and designs, you will have the chance to build the classic kitchen you have always dreamed of.
The one important thing you should know about Kitchens for DIY is that we care. We care about quality, we care about professionalism and most importantly, we care about you.
We are a family-owned business based in the West Midlands, with a history of helping families across the UK find their perfect classic kitchens since 1982. With nearly 40 years of experience to learn from, a team of award-winning designers on hand and thousands of happy customers across the country, we are the kitchen specialists you can trust.
We know that searching from the perfect kitchen can be quite daunting when you look at the price tags. Here, at Kitchens For DIY, we make sure that our classic kitchens are affordable for all. We not only offer market-leading prices, but we also give you the choice to Buy Now and Pay Later. Given the option to get your dream kitchen today and pay within 12 months with no interest, you can browse our range of classic DIY kitchens without having to worry about budget constraints.
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With a nearly four-decade-long history, Kitchens For DIY is your trusted local fitted kitchens specialist for the West Midlands and the surrounding area. We are a family-owned business and we work with a team of award-winning designers to constantly develop our contemporary kitchens range.
Below you’ll find dozens of stunning modern kitchen designs to explore. If you would like to experience the atmosphere created by our contemporary kitchens, just come and visit us in one of our West Midlands showrooms to see exactly what our designs are like in real life. We welcome you to any of our sites in Solihull, Sutton, Merry Hill and Swindon.
To help you get started on your kitchen makeover journey, our award-winning kitchen specialists have created a handy list of things you need to do before you buy your kitchen online.
Understanding your space is important. Here’s an easy-to-follow kitchen measuring guide we have put together for you.
Now that you know how much space you have to work with, here’s a simple-to-use kitchen layout planner that you can easily edit and customise online.
Picturing a complete kitchen design can be difficult, so it always helps seeing how others have fared before you. Here’s a gallery with some of the real-life examples of kitchens we have brought to homes across the UK.
Now that you have your exact measurements, your plan and you have an idea of what you would like your kitchen to look like, it’s time to browse through our classic kitchens range below.
TAKE A LOOK THROUGH OUR FANTASTIC RANGE OF Classic KITCHENS and discover a variety of styles - from the classic white of the Alnwick kitchens to the warm, wooden notes of the Sherwood and the deep blues of Georgia. WITH A PALLET OF STYLES TO SUIT ALL TASTES AND BUDGETS, WE'RE CONFIDENT YOU WILL SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE. OR WHY NOT VISIT ONE OF OUR West Midlands SHOWROOMS TO SEE OUR beautiful classic DIY Kitchen designs up CLOSE AND MEET THE TEAM.
Before we go, let’s take a quick look at the essential elements of a classic kitchen.
First, let’s talk about the colours. A traditional classic kitchen relies on light neutral colours with white, being the preferred choice in many homes. Yet, some definition with light greys and occasionally dark blues, even purple, can be used to accentuate your space.
Next come the materials. A timeless classic look goes hand-in-hand with natural materials, such as wood, marble and glass. Wood, of course, is often the dominant feature, due to its warm and inviting colour.
Last but not least, simplicity is key. A traditional kitchen is often plain and flexible in its origin, so that it allows for flexibility in the addition of homeware and personal touches over time. Also, a simple design never goes out of date. It easily fits in with your daily life and becomes an irreplaceable part of it.
The concept of a Shaker kitchen has appeared multiple times when speaking about our 1909 range. However, unless you have had the chance to dip your toes into the world of kitchen designs, you might be unfamiliar with the term.
A Shaker kitchen is defined by its characteristic minimalism and linear aesthetics. In this aspect, it is closer to the modern kitchen design rather than the traditional kitchen. Interestingly, the style traces back to an 18th-century religious sect which preached simplicity in life, hence the restraint in details and the focus on practicality. However, the Shaker-style has since evolved to become a preferred option for those who love elegance, simplicity and, of course, wood.
Historically speaking, what we call a modern kitchen design first emerged around the WWI and has kept its original core elements to this day. The modern kitchen design is minimalistic and angular. It features very little ornamentation and incorporates geometric forms in the decoration.
The textured look of wood combined with the traditional, defined kitchen units of a classic kitchen has been replaced by flat smooth surfaces and built-in kitchen appliances for a sleek, smooth look.