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Real Customer Kitchen Reviews

Matt Grained Kitchens

Browse DIY Kitchens' kitchens, designed and installed in real homes by real people throughout the UK. All ordered online through our website. Read and watch their thoughts and experiences and also take a look at some of the photos they have sent us.

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Harewood Bespoke

Kim from Bedfordshire "Here are the pictures of my Milton bespoke painted kitchen"

Milton Painted

Steven & Laura from Watlington "Overall impression of the kitchen, quality of doors, units & worktops etc: We were very impressed by the quality and value of the units, but especially loved the flexibility and choice of colours which allowed us to create a two tone effect with the base and wall units, and also the contrasting interior for the glass door wall units"

Milton Oak

Andy from County Durahm "very pleased with kitchen service fantastic, quality of finish on doors and units is to a very high standard, carcases very good also, would not hesitate to use again"

Milton Bespoke Painted

Mikhail from Surrey "Please find 3 pictures attached of my kitchen."

Milton Oak

Rob from Alfreton "We cannot fault the service at all from your website throught to the packaging and delivery, I would recommend you without hesitation, we are delighted with the results a wow factor to our property.

I fitted my kitchen but may be if you had a fitting and design team more people would use you instead of an inferior B&Q kitchen. "

Milton Painted

Martin from Durham "Hi, here are some pictures of the kitchen we've had fitted using DIY Kitchens units The units were fabulous quality, we were very happy with them & the support from yourselves was fantastic."

Milton Bespoke Painted

A customer from Hertfordshire "We wanted to update DIY kitchens on our remodelled kitchen and utility room.

We spent many months researching kitchens. All we knew when we started was that we wanted a bespoke, painted kitchen in a Shaker style; we were leaning towards grey. We looked around copious showrooms, had a variety of quotes and looked at friends' kitchens'. A couple of companies designed and provided plans for us; the kitchen really is fairly simple to plan as it consists of one straight run. We used the plans as the basis for our kitchen but adapted them and made them our own as the plans provided did not quite fit our requirements. A family friend had fitted a DIY kitchen, as had members of their family. We visited the DIY showroom which I would recommend (personally very interesting, as although I'm from London, my Dad was a coal miner after the Second World War, at Frickley Colliery just up the road from DIY!!! So while in the area a visit there was a necessity. The colliery is now a country park - well worth a walk around if you go up to DIY).

We also ordered a variety of doors and handles online so that we could view them in our kitchen, also worthwhile. We used the Kitchen Planner graph paper provided by DIY and spent time cutting out the paper units to place on our plan to ensure the units would fit! We also drew our own plan on graph paper (many times!!!). We eventually got a plan that would work for us and, after checks and re-checks, would fit. We consulted with a different friend regarding the colour: grey units, grey floor tiles, grey walls - would it work? Yes: she said, very modern, fifty shades of grey!! After many months of discussion our colour choice quickly became white units!!!!!!

Ordering on the DIY website was fairly straightforward, although at the time it seemed very brave especially as we had taken our own measurements; any queries we had were resolved with a phone call to DIY and our queries were always met with polite explanations and replies.

We employed a builder to fit the kitchen, appliances, tile the floor and walls and complete the electrical work.

The kitchen looks fantastic - modern, sleek, bright and spacious. The long run and the black worktop have made the kitchen look half the size again. The doors are a great quality (white Milton) and the housing units in oak are a very good contrast. The appliances were purchased elsewhere and we went for a black granite worktop - also purchased elsewhere- should have gone with DIY. Having been through the process we know what to expect and it would be easier and quicker a second time; from planning stage to completed kitchen it took us about 9 months.

We would sincerely recommend buying from DIY not only for the quality of units but also for the price. Our very first kitchen quote was 27,000. We completed the kitchen/utility room and managed a great deal more work around the house for far less than this. Our only negative comment is that our units measure 900mm wide and because of this some of the shelves have already bowed - so if choosing this width, think carefully about what will be stored where!

Thank you DIY."

Altino Alabaster

Tom from Sevenoaks "We love the overall look of the kitchen. We liked the inframe style that the Milton provided and the fact that you can see the wood grain through the paint. We really wanted two different colours for the base and wall units so were really impressed with the fact we could get them sprayed any colour that we wanted. We are really happy with the way it turned out!"

Milton Painted

Roger from Harrogate "Here are some pictures of our Milton Painted kitchen."


James from Ackworth "Hi,

Kitchen is all finally finished so here's a few photos attached for my old school buddy John.

Thanks, James. "

Altino Alabaster

Ann from Wrexham "We heard about kitchens on Internet, and were extremely pleased with the quality. Our kitchen fitter who is very experienced and is known locally as Jimmy Kitchen said the were very good quality as good as ones costing a lot more.

We added Taurus skirting board instead of a plinth and used tongue and grooved for end panels.

Everyone has admired the kitchen and can't believe how cheap it was, top quality. "

Altino Alabaster

Joanne from Doncaster "Was looking for a new kitchen, had a few people out to price up but I just got the feeling we were being ripped off, when I said to one gentleman that I thought the price was a bit much he knocked three grand off straight away, so I started looking on the web and found DIY Kitchens and what a find the showroom is.

It is fantastic and Brian at the front desk who also takes you round is brilliant at his job, after you have picked your kitchen you then go online and order it, it sounds complicated but its not and if you are unsure phone Brian or one of the girls who will help you.

All the prices are in front of you so you know how much everything is and they are very fair prices, everything comes built up ready for you and your fitter just needs to put feet, door and handles on, everything is solid and well made and I worked out we saved thousands of pounds, I also purchased all of my white goods , cookers , ovens , hob and saved a lot of money and also got 5 years free warrenty which was very easy and simple to apply for.

The only down side is you have to design the kitchen yourself but the showroom does give you some really good ideas. So far 4 other family have ordered a kitchen from them by just seeing our kitchen and going to the showroom and no one has had any problems and all love there new kitchens, enough said really."

Milton Oak

Alan from Wakefield "The kitchen is of excellent quality and superior to anything else at the price and most others at double or treble the price."

Milton Painted

Michele from Durham "Milton Bespoke Painted - Really pleased with quality, service, cost, delivery and end result. I love my new kitchen!"

Milton Sage

Mike from Hampshire "After several trips to well known kitchen showrooms we still couldn?t find what we really wanted until we found your website and feel in love with

the inframe Milton Sage. We sent off for a sample door and went from there. We are extremely happy with the end result, the Milton Sage is a lovely subtle shade of green we

have had nothing but praise about the colour and quality result of our new kitchen with the added bonus of a good few thousand pounds saved from some

of our original quotes. The ordering process is straight forward.

We ordered all our appliances at the same time, ovens, hob, microwave, dishwasher. "

Milton Sage

Peter L - Milton Keynes "Overall impression of the kitchen was Excellent value for money, good quality and finish. The quality for the cost was unmatched. We have had many questions on how we sourced this online. It looks fantastic"

Milton Painted

Mr Graham "DIY Kitchens were recommended by a friend, and on visiting the company's website I instantly realised I could make a healthy saving on the budget I had set aside for a new kitchen. The website is excellent and intuitive. I viewed the video tips for measuring for my new kitchen, it's certainly worth double and treble-checking your measurements, particularly when specifying decorative end panels and creating a space for an extractor hood.

I chose the Milton in-frame painted range which allowed me to specify a kitchen in exactly the colour I wanted, rather than being limited to the "off the shelf" colours. As a word of advice, I would make sure you carefully consider your choice of handles when choosing a shaker style kitchen, it's worth ordering a couple of samples before committing.

The staff have been generally very friendly and helpful, although I did find it frustrating that everything routed through one email address and sometimes getting hold of a specific person proved difficult.

Overall, I would recommend DIY Kitchens to anyone that wants the flexibility and satisfaction of designing their own kitchen. I certainly think it's been worth the extra effort."

Milton Sage

Robert - Bournemouth "I am exceptionally happy with the finished result as contained within the photographs and the service provided by DIY Kitchens. All of the Kitchen Units were supplied fully assembled and well packaged within about three weeks from my placing the order. From a pricing perspective, DIY Kitchens proved to be the cheapest supplier ? I did obtain quotations from another more local supplier for the same product list."

Estro Walnut

Sue - West Yorkshire "Customer writeup is coming soon"

Milton Sage

Nolan - Lancashire "The unit quality is very good and overall the service was good, although I did have a return item that was not credited back as the box was damaged in transit back to DIY kitchens. This was a little annoying after the amount I spent but overall it was a good experience. I received several quotes and DIY kitchens were competative in this respect."

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