Angela from London "Broadoak Painted (F&B - Elephant's Breath)
I love my new Broadoak Painted (F&B Elephant’s Breath No. 229) kitchen. I was having a kitchen-diner extension and knew I wanted something a little different than the typical kitchen colour/design. The ability to choose a completely bespoke colour from the Farrow and Ball range, along with the Second Nature Broadoak quality door led me to choose DIY-Kitchens.
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I had previously used DIY-Kitchens in my last property so was confident in the quality of the units and the ease of ordering and delivery, and I was not disappointed this time.
I love the range of unit sizes and designs available too and found it much greater than other highstreet kitchen suppliers. I wanted a long run of tall cabinets with built-in oven, microwave and double larder unit and found DIY-Kitchens had the best options to fit my space perfectly.
The units came ready-built with the doors all pre-fitted, which my installation team were very grateful for. Do not underestimate the amount of space needed to store it all when it arrives though! I had a couple of units dry-assembled to enable my fitters to customise them to the space (I.e. boiler cupboard). The units themselves were very well built and the soft-close hinges and door runners work perfectly.
DIY-Kitchens were great in allowing me to customise the shelf unit to the ideal width required for my space, with only a small surcharge, and it now looks great framed between two wall-mounted wine units.
The worktop is solid walnut (bought separately from a local supplier) and the floor is engineered oak.
I found the 2D graph-paper planner very helpful to plan exactly where everything was going to go and, critically, to work out where the visible sides would be so I knew how many end panels to order. I particularly love the tongue and groove end panels used around the island and think they add that extra bit of class to an already classy kitchen.
In conclusion, I am very pleased with my new kitchen and the customer service at DIY-Kitchens is great – always on hand to answer any questions or help out with that forgotten item.