Price & Quality Comparison - About Diy Kitchens

Price & quality comparison

Visiting several places to get quotes and attempting to compare them can be mind boggling. That's why we have done it for you. Before you decide where to buy your new kitchen from why not take a look at our price and quality comparisons.

All our high specification kitchen units are supplied fully rigid with all components factory fitted, by organising the design and fitting aspects to the kitchen yourself you can make huge savings against like for like high specification kitchens normally found in high street showrooms and even against the DIY multichains.

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Wren Howdens Betta
Living
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Solid oak shaker kitchen price
£3,295
£4,598
39% more
£5,294
60% more
£3,670
11% more
£4,738
43% more
£5,855
77% more
£10,172
208% more
£4,910
49% more
 
Solid oak shaker kitchen quotations Quote not available No quotation provided just the price on a piece of paper.  
Gloss white handleless kitchen price
£3,221
£4,142
28% more
£6,362
97% more
£4,015
24% more
£4,249
31% more
£3,491
8% more
£10,172
215% more
£4,100
27% more
 
Gloss white handleless kitchen quotations Quote not available No quotation provided just the price on a piece of paper.  
No of colour co-ordinated cabinets
18
1 1 2 14 2 1 4

No of colour co-ordinated cabinets

By offering cabinets in colours that co-ordinate with door ranges you don't always require additional clad on panels.

This will reduce the cost of your kitchen considerably and make it much easier to plan and install.

Cabinet construction
Rigid
Flatpack Flatpack Flatpack
Rigid
Rigid
Rigid
Rigid

Cabinet construction

Rigid kitchens are factory built by experts, they arrive ready for installation saving you a considerable amount of time and money. There precise Glue & Dowel construction is favoured by most leading European manufacturers.

A robust unit is created as there is no movement of joints by screws moving loose and there are no visible fixings on the outside which is often the case with Flat Pack kitchens.

Tall wall units
   
 

Tall wall units

Tall wall units can offer 30% more storage space than standard wall units, but just make sure you have enough ceiling height for them!

Many of our competitors only offer standard height wall units or offer tall wall units in a restricted number of kitchen styles.

Tall unit heights
3
1 2 2 2 2 1 2

Tall unit heights

A good variety of unit heights allows you to create a layout that suits your room and not compromise due to availability.

Tall units can offer 30% more storage space than standard units. For properties with lower ceilings short units could be more suitable.

Kitchen styles available
200+
28 41 25 55 55 43 38

Kitchen styles available

The more kitchen styles, the more choice for you! We pride ourselves on being able to offer an unbeatable range of kitchen styles.

Our collection includes Modern, Traditional, Painted, In-Frame and Handleless styles. With painted kitchens available in an infinite number of colour options!

Bespoke painted doors
             

Bespoke painted doors

This allows you to pick any colour of you choice and have your kitchen colour matched to it! With diy-kitchens.com you can choose from an infinite number of painted finishes and we only increase our lead-time to 3 weeks instead of 2!

Many of our competitors offer painted kitchens in 2 or 3 colours or even 10-15 colours, but these are usually on a much longer lead-time.

Bespoke cabinets
             

Bespoke cabinets

Rigid kitchens are factory built by experts, they arrive ready for installation saving you a considerable amount of time and money. There precise Glue & Dowel construction is favoured by most leading European manufacturers.

A robust unit is created as there is no movement of joints by screws moving loose and there are no visible fixings on the outside which is often the case with Flat Pack kitchens.

Wirework factory fitted
     
   

Wirework factory fitted

Factory fitted wirework has been installed by experts to ensure accuracy. This makes your kitchen installation as simple and quick as possible. Fitting wirework mechanisms yourself can be difficult and time consuming.

Drawers factory fitted
     
 

Drawers factory fitted

Factory fitted drawers ensures precise assembly. This will save you time and money during the installation of your new kitchen.

Total cabinets available
900+
154 125 124 675 100 273 92

Total cabinets available

A greater selection of unit types ensures even the most awkward kitchen layout can be successfully planned.

Most of our competitors offer a limited number of unit widths that could restrict your layout options.

Cabinet widths
14
9 8 9
14
9 6 9

Cabinet widths

A greater number of unit widths ensures even the most awkward kitchen layout can be successfully planned.

Most of our competitors offer a limited number of unit widths that could result in a compromise to your layout.

Cabinet thickness
18mm
18mm
16mm
18mm
18mm
18mm
18mm
18mm

Cabinet thickness

An 18mm thick cabinets give a more solid, durable construction compared to cabinets constructed from thinner material.

Bespoke drilled doors & drawers
     
     

Bespoke drilled doors & drawers

Bespoke drilled frontals are only drilled for their specific use within your kitchen.

Many of our competitors sell frontals that are drilled in several ways (Multidrilled), this can be quite unsightly and 'cheapen' the overall look of your new kitchen.

Bespoke drilled cabinets
     
   

Bespoke drilled cabinets

Bespoke drilled cabinets are only drilled for their specific use within your kitchen. This means there are no unnecessary holes. Many of our competitors sell cabinets that are drilled in several ways (Multidrilled), this can be unsightly and 'cheapen' the overall look of your new kitchen.

Multidrilled cabinets are 'easy' for suppliers to make but can be difficult or confusing for you to assemble. We like to remove as much of the complexity as possible from the ordering and installation of your new kitchen.

Cabinet fittings pre fitted
   
   

Cabinet fittings pre fitted

Factory fitting components ensures accuracy and makes your kitchen installation as simple as possible.

Many of our competitors do not to fit these items and send them in a separate box.

Cabinet front edge thickness 2mm+
             

Cabinet front edge thickness 2mm+

A 2mm durable edging around the front edge of cabinets creates a robust surface that is not susceptible to chipping or moisture ingress, unlike some thinner edging materials.

Base unit service void
 

Base unit service void

This space allows the easy location of services, gas, electricity, water pipes and gives a neat finish.

Service voids make installation much simpler and can reduce additional charges from tradesmen.

Solid back panels 8mm+ thick
 
     

Solid back panels 8mm+ thick

Back panel thickness is important as it adds rigidity to the construction of a cabinet. Back panels that are 8mm or thicker are easy to cut or drill if required.

Thinner back panels do not aid the rigidity of cabinets and can be flimsy and awkward to drill/saw. Very thick back panels can add unnecessary weight to cabinets, infringe on service void space and also be difficult to cut/drill.

Every kitchen built to order
     
   

Every kitchen built to order

This approach to manufacturing means each kitchen is produced to your exact specification and doesn't restricted you to a range of products that may not meet your requirements.

TOTAL SCORES
21
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