Top tips for fitting DIY kitchens

Fitting a kitchen yourself can be a daunting experience. Our DIY fitted kitchen suppliers set out some top tips to consider.

Are you looking for a new fitted kitchen and fancy tackling it yourself? Our team of UK kitchen suppliers have detailed the key things to bear in mind when it comes to kitchen installation, as well as a few handy top tips from our experts. Even if you decide to outsource your kitchen installation, it can still be useful to gather some knowledge and read through the top tips.

Kitchen design

Kitchen design is a great way to start putting ideas to paper and analysing how each layout will work. You must consider many components of your kitchen in the design and make sure that it can meet the demands of your lifestyle and not leave you with any regrets when you’ve started the project.

Browse our fitted kitchen ranges that include contemporary, traditional and modern kitchen styles. Tailor the designs to suit your preferences and choose the material and finish of your kitchen worktops, cupboards and any accessories to go alongside these.

If you need a hand with kitchen design ideas, we have a team of in-house kitchen designers that can work with you to create detailed plans that work for you.


Ensure that you have plenty of lighting in your new kitchen, particularly in areas where you will prepare food! You can install lighting that you can alter which is great for when you are going to eat or entertain in certain areas of your kitchen.

What skills do I need to fit a kitchen?

• Good attention to detail

• Mathematical skills

• Design & creativity

• Practical skills

Our UK kitchen fitters understand that you may be considering fitting a kitchen yourself, but this does require a great deal of skill if you want exceptional results that will last for years. Kitchens need to withstand various conditions such as heat and damp, so doing things correctly is crucial.

Things may go wrong, but you should stay persistent to jump over any hurdles and complete your kitchen. Alternatively, if it gets too difficult, you can ask for a hand with your project. At Kitchens and Bedrooms for DIY, we have a team of skilled kitchen fitters in the midlands who can come and help you.

You are going to need a good insight across various trades such as; Carpentry, plumbing, electrical and tiling.

Check your surroundings

Safety should be in the forefront of your mind. When you come to drilling holes, you must check for electrical cables and water pipes before you start. You can also see if the walls will be solid enough for attaching kitchen units, this will prevent the chance of the fixing giving way when holding the weight.

If you have to fix to plasterboard, you should use special fixings to ensure it is done correctly and safely.

Use power tools

Power tools will be your best friend when installing a DIY fitted kitchen, they will make your project quicker and easier. You can make use of tools that you already have or hire them out specifically or your kitchen refit.

Check that your tools are in good condition and won’t pose any health and safety risks to you or your home.

Measure your kitchen

Without a doubt, this is a highly important aspect of a DIY fitted kitchen process. Carefully measure up your kitchen to create a precise and scaled plan. Mark out any windows, doors, steps, beams or any other permanent features.

Detail any of your current kitchen features that you want to keep or things that you feel would work well in your DIY kitchen project.

If in doubt, check your dimensions and measure again - It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Advice from our DIY fitted kitchen professionals

Designing and installing a kitchen can be an extremely daunting task to anyone, it can feel like a lot to take in and apply at every stage.

If you would like any advice, please get in touch with our DIY fitted kitchen suppliers in the midlands UK. We can supply the fitted kitchens that you need to make a stunning room that you can be proud to show off to your family and friends. Browse our traditional, contemporary and modern kitchen designs where there is definitely something to suit everyone’s taste.

Our Ranges

Bring the best of DIY kitchens in the UK into your home with a stylish kitchen design created by our award-winning team. Here at Kitchens for DIY, you can buy luxury kitchens at affordable prices that suit your exact requirements, style and budget.

Discover our range of off-the shelf kitchens below and order the kitchen of your dreams from the comfort of your home. Alternatively, you can visit our showrooms in Merry Hill or Solihull. 

Need help choosing? We are here to help you find the ideal kitchen design for your home. Give us a call or come and meet us in person at one of our kitchen showrooms in the West Midlands today.

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