Where to start with planning a kitchen

Learn what you should do when planning to get a DIY kitchen.

If you are considering a new DIY Kitchen project, there are a few things that you can do to make this journey easier and prepare in advance. Our team of specialist kitchen suppliers can assist you with this and detail the most important things to consider for your kitchen designs and plans.

Online kitchen planner

It can be useful to first start with an online DIY kitchen planner which can give you the capability to plan and visualise how your kitchen will look. Set out the shapes and structure of the ideas you have in mind, and you can see first-hand if it works as you expect it to.

Inset the doors and windows into your online kitchen planner and build around these features to give you a realistic blueprint of your kitchen and where elements can fit.

You should also add into your plan the electrics that you intend to have around your DIY kitchen, this can help you to plan ahead and ensure that there are sufficient plug sockets and outlets for your kitchen. By doing this at an early stage of your DIY kitchen project, you can prevent any issues arising that leave you with not enough electric points or any potential hazards in your kitchen.

Want to save your kitchen designs for future use or access older versions? Our DIY kitchen suppliers have made this possible and you can do this on our website.

Kitchen measurements

When you are planning a DIY kitchen, measurements are your best friend and are crucial to the overall kitchen design. Measure the size of the room accurately along with marking out areas for kitchen worktops, cupboards and more. These accurate measurements allow you to get the right-sized kitchen items and avoid some potentially costly mistakes.

Our team of kitchen suppliers encourage you to take a look at our kitchen measuring guide which consists of a handy checklist on ‘how to measure a kitchen’ Take a look at our step by step guide which can be beneficial to your DIY kitchen project.


Take a look at some other DIY kitchens and see what you do and do not like, from this, you can look into the various kitchen materials and styles and choose your preferred products.

At kitchens and bedrooms for DIY, our kitchen suppliers can walk you through our ranges and the styles of kitchens we can offer, such as shaker style kitchens and in-frame classics. Additionally, this can again stop costly mistakes of not having enough knowledge about each range and purchasing the wrong choice for your DIY kitchens.


Another good point to start with in your pre-kitchen prep is to have a budget in mind, you should then be able to tell from your research what you can get for this amount. Without a budget, you may be left spending way more than you planned to and leaving yourself short on the project.

Kitchen suppliers for experts

If you are an expert in the kitchen, building or interior design industries, you can look through the options and choose our beautiful kitchens to pair with your skills. Before you start designing a kitchen, it can be a good idea to look at the kitchen ranges available to gather inspiration and an idea of what you could be working with.

Why choose our DIY kitchens?

Our team are available to help you at any time and answer any of your planning a kitchen queries. If you are looking for affordable DIY kitchens, you have landed in the right place and our experts can talk through your options within your budget.

We also offer buy now, pay later kitchens with amazing kitchens on finance to make it more affordable for our customers. This allows you to still get your DIY kitchens without the need to pay for it all upfront now.

Speak to our team of DIY kitchen suppliers to discover how we can help with the planning of your project and make it a success. Get in touch with us today and get started with your DIY kitchen.

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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