Planning a Kitchen

Planning your kitchen does not have to be a daunting task.

Actually, for many people it is a dream come true. Now you can have a place to cook which you are proud of.

But it can take time – please be aware that it takes a minimum of 6 weeks for us to build your kitchen, so you do need to plan ahead and get us the final details well in advance, please also note we are often booked up for months in advance so you can reserve a delivery slot, but as above we do need the 6 weeks to build a kitchen so do need a full signed off order in good time.

By choosing us, you are choosing a bespoke, handcrafted handmade wooden kitchens painted in any colour.

At Classic Kitchens Direct, we have a few planning options to help you along the way.

If you already have a layout from another kitchen company (or one you have done) that works for you, you can forward this and we work from this and prepare quotes and drawings.

Or you can simply give us some room sizes, and we can talk about what you want and need in your kitchen and we can come up with some ideas.

‚ÄčEither way we will try and make it as painless as possible for you to get a quote from us.


Below is some useful information on each of these options:-


Check out our product range

First, get an idea of what pieces of furniture you are looking for, and what finishes and colours you would like to use. On our “Price List” page you will find a PDF attachment containing full details on our range of cabinets, drawers and other products, you can print this out or view it online, the same information is available in our “Kitchen Calculator” page.

The products we offer include:

  • Base Cabinets
  • Corner Cabinets
  • Wall Cabinets
  • Tall Cabinets
  • Worktops
  • Handles
  • Sinks
  • Taps
  • Accessories
  • Sample Doors


For our cabinets  you need to consider the base materials such as Oak, Hardwood and Tulipwood, the depth of the cabinet, width, height and then elements of the cabinets such as doors, drawers,  & side panels if needed. Special considerations need to be made for cabinets containing integrated appliances such as dishwashers, for those next to such cabinets, and for those which integrate a sink.

Each element comes with its own finishing options such as natural, oiled and painted, a full range of accessories including handles, knobs, beading, hinges and catches, and a range of work surfaces.

If in doubt, please also consider popping into one of our showroom in Christchurch, Dorset. And do not hesitate to drop us an email at or phone us on 01202481177 for more information. We won’t laugh or bite your head off no matter what your question might be. In fact, we love working with customers to create wonderful, bespoke kitchens and are proud to have many of them on show on our gallery page.

Draw it out and send Us Your Kitchen Plan

Now you have your homemade plan, you can submit a list of cabinets you need so we can calculate a full quote for you. Just email the list over to and we will do the rest for you.

When preparing a plan for a quote, bear in mind additional costs that you may wish to include. For example, check out which delivery service you are eligible for and whether you wish to choose between standard and superior. If you want us to perform a dry installation (without plumbing and electricity) then factor this cost in as well - you may need to speak to our staff to get an exact installation quote.

Once you have submitted your plan and requirements, we will ask for a deposit of 50% then will begin building the kitchen ready for delivery. Simple.

Cut and Paste an Elevation of your kitchen

It has proven popular, for people to download the file below, and cut and paste parts of your kitchen together to make an elevation, its simple and effective and gives a great impressionof how your kitchen could look


A Few Free Aids

To help you plan your kitchen, we’ve got a few free aids for you to download. It’s always good to put pen to paper when planning a kitchen. It allows you to visualise, scrub off, start again and sketch while in the kitchen itself as it stands now. For this purpose you can download plain graph paper to print out (saves you buying a whole pad):


To also help the first time planner or the unsure, we have an example of a simple kitchen plan to give you a few ideas:


We also have a link to the full set of advice on design and our cabinets:



Kitchen designs from our workshop have been featured in: