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.
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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.
Any do-it-yourself kitchen project starts with a can-do attitude and a desire to build your own space as you like it. Our team of kitchen specialists, here at Kitchens For DIY, has put together a quick step-by-step guide to help you with your quest for the perfect kitchen.
Accurate measurements are at the foundation of every kitchen project. To ensure you measure your kitchen space just right, check out this simple kitchen measuring guide we made for you.
The next step is to plan for the space you have, taking into account all those tricky corners and walls. Use our kitchen layout planner to visualise your space and plan ahead.
When taking on a full kitchen makeover project, sourcing some inspiration from other people’s homes is always part of the process. Explore our gallery to find DIY kitchen ideas you love in our real-life examples of kitchens our clients have bought.
Once you have your measurements, your plan and a head full of ideas, it’s time to dive into our ready-to-fit kitchens and buy your ideal kitchen online today.
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.