Kitchen planning tips


When you’re planning any kitchen it’s important not to plan it too tight!

Kitchen planning tipsIf you plan to exact wall sizes then you’ll more than likely come across problems during the installation. Allowing small 15-40mm fillers between units and walls will give you more space to play with and stop handles clashing. Starting to plan your kitchen from the corners is a good idea.

We offer a huge range of corner unit options, view our video to find out more about what’s available and how to use them.

Don’t forget, we have a vast range of unit widths – ranging from 150mm up to 1200mm, with 350, 450, 700mm & 900mm units that can’t be found just anywhere!

We also offer tall units and wall units in three different heights, allowing you to create the perfect layout for the space you have.



What you’ll need:

  • Notepad & pen
  • Calculator
  • Diy-Kitchens website


Planning a new kitchen?

Kitchen plannerIf you are thinking of buying a new kitchen from DIY Kitchens online then why not take a look at our kitchen visualisation application here. You be able to see how a new kitchen would look in any of our styles, in the colour that you would like and even paint your walls and choose some flooring to see how your final design would look in your home!

Download our kitchen planner

Kitchen PlannerWant to plan your kitchen and create a paper plan mock-up?

Simply download the Kitchen Planner PDFs here and start measuring up slotting units into position.

Don’t forget to plan in your service voids on corner units and think about the space needed for corner posts so that all your drawers and kitchen units can open without any obstructions.


Download our mobile app

Looking for some kitchen inspiration? Take a look at some of our real customer kitchens, video reviews as well as advice in our mobile app. We’ll also keep you up to date with any new ranges and offers that we have available.

Up to 50% off competitor kitchen prices

At DIY Kitchens, not only do you get a quality rigid built kitchen but you also get it at a fabulous price too! Price your kitchen up on our site and you could see savings  of up to 50% off other kitchen quotes that you’ve had.

Take a look at our kitchen price comparison page here.

Real customer kitchens

Get some inspiration for designing your own new kitchen with over 2,000 pictures of our customers’ kitchens that they ordered from us.


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