Judith from Cramlington "We were looking to modernise and upgrade our kitchen and spent a huge amount of time visiting local kitchen showrooms in Northumberland, and whilst I found a kitchen that I loved, the prices we were being quoted were eye watering to say the least.
Thankfully whilst searching the kitchen name on the internet I stumbled upon the DIY Kitchen web page. I was quickly able to calculate how much it would cost to buy the same units direct and the cost saving was substantial.
Buying goods via the internet is often a leap of faith and before committing to buying units for my kitchen and utility room I made the trip down to your showroom. What a huge revelation as the showroom was well stocked with a huge range of kitchens, there was no pushy salesmen following me around, and I was able to see each type and style of unit and begin to formulate my design.
The ordering process was easy and I was kept fully informed of the delivery date, which was as promised. Before delivery, we had some additional questions and the help desk staff gave some excellent advice and even arranged quick delivery of a piece that I had forgotten to order. All of the units and doors were delivered well wrapped and getting time to inspect was a bonus than trying to check them all during delivery.
The beauty of the ready made units and doors meant that we were able to install all of the units ourselves, and only needed to employ a joiner for the finer details (plinth, pelmets and infill at the top of the units). Even hanging the wall units was relatively simple and getting everything level with the adjustment screws didnít take long.
The money that we saved by doing it ourselves gave us additional money to spend on granite work tops and upgrading our kitchen appliances (including a fabulous new wine fridge!). Whilst I am no expert on kitchen worktops, the one chosen is sold in my favourite department store, and again a google search taught me that they are very high spec (but at a low price) so another great result.
I love everything about my new kitchen. All of the units are solid and well made, the gloss doors are free from blemishes and the soft close doors work really well, even my joiner was impressed with the quality and he has very high standards.
Although it may be some time before I need to remodel my kitchen again, I sincerely hope to be a repeat customer at some point as I have been able to afford my dream kitchen at a realistic price.