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Innova - Carrera Mussel Kitchens & Units

The Innova Carrera painted kitchen gives a smooth matt finish with its lacquered MDF doors available in 10 different coloured door finishes.

Important information:

Newly painted Innova doors have a sheen that is 20% above their natural levels. This sheen reduces to it's natural matt finish over time.

Click on the 'Important painted kitchen information' tab below to find out more.

Feature doors available for Carrera Mussel


Door specification

Finish: Smooth Painted *

Material: Painted MDF

Thickness: 19mm

* Please note that newly painted Innova doors have a sheen that is 20% above their natural levels. This sheen reduces to it's natural matt finish over time.

Unit specification

18mm rigid kitchen, glue & dowel construction, colour co-ordinated both inside & out, 720mm high (+150mm Legs) as standard.

Hardwearing colour co-ordinated 2mm thick durable ABS edging.

18mm adjustable shelf.

Solid, colour co-ordinated 8mm backs, with a 42mm service void behind.

Blum Clip Top Metal 110 degree door hinges with 3-way adjustment and soft close additionally available.

Fully adjustable 150mm legs for fitting on uneven floors.

Blum Tandembox A Design, twin walled metal sided drawer system with 16mm solid base and metal back incorporating full extension runners with integrated soft close dampers.

18mm MFC Blanking Panel, 500mm wide on all corner base units.

Concealed wall hanging brackets with 3-way adjustment on all wall units. Each pair of brackets can carry 70kgs and conforms to DIN68840. Supplied with wall hanging plates.

Blum 450mm & 500mm tandem on drawer packs.

Cornice/pelmet profile for Carrera Mussel

Cornice/pelmet is available to buy in:  Door Material.

Recommended material for plinth(s):  Door Material.

Important information on ordering a painted kitchen.

When placing an order for a painted kitchen please be aware of the following:-

  • Newly painted Innova doors have a sheen that is 20% above their natural levels. This sheen reduces to it's natural matt finish over time.
  • Due to the bespoke nature of a painted product, it is not possible to cancel or return orders once they have entered the production stage or have been delivered.
  • Although we strive to maintain consistency, for painted product there will be batch to batch variances and we cannot guarantee an exact colour match between orders.
  • We have invested in state of the art spray lines in order to achieve a high quality, furniture finish on all our painted doors. We quality check our doors to ensure consistently high standards. Doors are inspected for defects by holding at arm's length. This is an industry standard method for checking painted timber and timber derived materials such as MDF. The reason doors are checked at arm's length and not scrutinised close-up is that the nature of this type of product means that sometimes very small particles may be present in the lacquered surface. These tiny inclusions are normal and won't affect the overall look of the kitchen or the durability of the door when in use. This information is also listed in point 15.6 in our terms & conditions.
  • We will hold the paint batch for your kitchen for 1 month from the kitchen going into production and we highly recommend you double check your order before completing to avoid any part orders or additional extras. After 1 month all batches of paint are disposed with, if you require us to order more for additional extras there will be a charge for this and again we cannot guarantee the batch variances.
  • Painted items aren't held in stock so production lead times apply to ordering additional extras.
  • The paint colours on our sample doors are indicative of the colours in our painted range but may not be exact due to batch variances mentioned above.

Recommended unit colour

We have carefully chosen a range of unit colours that best match your door/drawer fascias. Unit samples can be ordered below FOC.


Customer reviews - Carrera Mussel

Carrera Mussel - Tony from Cardiff
The quality of the units is up there with the high end standard of kitchens that you would find in most Independent kitchen retailers. Construction is solid - pre assembled with glued dowels (not cam fixings like most DIY stores) and the components for hinges, drawers ect are made by either Blum, Kessebohmer or Hafele (all good quality industry recognised manufacturers).

The DIY kitchens website it most user friendly - easy to navigate and lots of useful tips and downloads - including the kitchen planner which is really helpful in allowing you to cut and lay out a plan of your kitchen.

Ordering was easy - including ability to order in advance and stipulate delivery date (I ordered when there was a promotion discounting 10% off doors) Items were delivered as scheduled (two man delivery chosen as some items are very heavy when assembled) - very very well wrapped and protected (no damage whatsoever on any of the units from transportation - which considering the volume of components ordered this is very rare in this day and age!)

Our fitter commented on the quality of the units and could not believe the price we paid for them - especially as we went for painted doors and complementary painted end panels. Only snags we encountered was that a few of the doors were manufactured a couple of mm too wide/high. The aftercare team were superb in dealing with our issues, apologised unreservedly and arranged a courier delivery for the replacements.

We did not buy any of our electricals from DIY kitchens as we wanted Neff appliances which DIY kitchens no longer stock. We also decided to go for a solid surface worktop (Minerva) as Granite/Silestone was beyond our budget and we wanted something a bit different to laminate (the welded joins on the solid surface worktop are amazing and invisible to the naked eye)

Overall I am really pleased with the decision to buy our kitchen from DIY kitchens - yes you need to investigate fully to know what you are buying and yes you need to spend some time in researching and planning the lay out of the kitchen. I would not hesitate recommend DIY kitchens for both the quality of their end product and the pre and after sales service they provide.

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  • Order a Carrera Mussel door sample pack Pack contains x 1 355mm x 297mm 'Carrera Mussel' door. Fully refundable when placing a full kitchen order. There's no risk to you, we'll collect and refund the samples once you have finished with them.
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