Product Choices

Choosing to renovate or replace your kitchen is just the start of a wonderful journey to improving your home.

If you have been on our Cabinet Prices page you will see that we have hundreds of basic products for you to choose from which can seem a little daunting.

On this page we are going to introduce and talk about the wide selection of customisations and product choices that are available.

How You Can Customise Your Kitchen

We have pages dedicated to the many product choices we offer. Each product choice gives you an additional way to personalise and customise your kitchen. Most, if not all, of our main product lines are customisable be it by size, shape or more commonly, materials used and finishes applied. With this in mind, we have produced individual pages on each of the choice sections:

We have three main ranges available, but we are quite versatile so can do almost anything.

The three ranges are:-

a) Lay-on – This is what most of us would call a standard kitchen, but the way we do it is far from standard, we use top quality stunning MFC boards for the carcase and we make each door and panel by hand in the style you want and paint them in the colour you choose.

b)Our In-Frame Classic Range – This is what we are famous for – a stunning in-frame kitchen with Dovetailed Oak drawer boxes and beautiful Veneered oak carcase, teamed up with beautifully made in-frame doors painted in any colour.
This range is available Raw (but with the insides lacquered), Primed or Fully finished.

c)The Real Green Range  – Our fully sustainable Bamboo kitchen, certified as fully sustainable and agreed as 100% beautiful! Can be in-frame or Lay-on style – a truly stunning and versatile kitchen – Painted in any colour you choose.

We have a wide range of door styles, plinth styles, cornice styles, pilaster styles and glazing styles for you to choose from.

Our range of hinges include soft close, magnetic catch & Butt hinges as well as material/finish choices such as chromed, Satin, Copper and brass.

If you are planning on painting your kitchen then you have a lot of choice.  The cheapest and sometimes the most satisfying way is to paint it yourself. On average a kitchen takes approx one week to paint the outside and do well, so take this into account when deciding on this. If you wanted to do this you would either get your kitchen RAW* from us or PRIMED.

You will find other companies out there offering a COMPLETELY RAW product – what this means is that it literally has not been touched.  So as well as priming and painting the outside you will be required to lacquer or Oil the base, the inside sides, the inside top, the inside back and any shelves you have.  This is actually quite a mammoth task and you will need to be prepared to be on your knees with your head in a cupboard for a few weeks breathing in Oil fumes or Varnish fumes. Then you can start on the outside!!!

What we do is provide our RAW cabinets fully finished on the inside – we have seen plenty of disaster stories when people have tried to do this themselves and we want people to be happy with our kitchens so we would never allow it to go out unfinished like that.

If you wanted the kitchen Pre Primed – we can do that also, so basically the insides would be 100% finished and the outside would be pre primed ready to be installed, rubbed down and any top coats applied – This we think will give you the very best finish and give you a stunning kitchen.

The final choice on this is for us to supply it pre painted  – Our Pre painted kitchens are stunning, but there is one thing to keep in mind.  For us to paint a kitchen, wrap it carefully, transport it across the UK, unload it and get it inside your house and then for the fitter to fit it all without any knocks or dinks is very difficult – what we also find is that most of the time there are other trades on site and they just don’t take care of your things, will scratch it and just walk off laving you with a problem.


To help overcome this we spray paint your kitchen and then introduce a light brush mark, we then supply a pot of touch up paint, so if this happens during installation or later down the road it is really easy and simple to touch up. The brush strokes mean that the touch up will disappear easily.

Please check our handles page for more information and details on this. Click here

Our catalogue includes a full range of tap and sink options designed to compliment your kitchen. Our sink cabinets are designed with several different sink types in mind.

We can now arrange for Wood, quartz or granite worktops – Just let us know what you would like and we can arrange it and quote on it for you.

As you can see, each choice further individualises your kitchen without losing sight of our core principles and Quality.  Our aim is to always design, procure and create the highest quality products at affordable prices. We are sure you will be surprised how well our prices compare to the competition.

A little about Our cabinets

All of our cabinets are hand crafted in our factory. This means we have a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to sizes, designs and really making your kitchen bespoke.


The most basic of all units in the kitchen is the base cabinet. This is our most popular item and is often the cornerstone of any kitchen, providing the main units either side of the oven, around the wall under the worksurface and up to the sink. Each unit tends to be 870mm high as standard, but can be between 860mm and 900mm. All will come with a standard 50mm void at the back unless stated otherwise.   For the full specifications, check out our Cabinet Prices page for full details of each product or ask us.


For our base cabinets, there are optional extras such as cock beading, priming and painting. This allows you to pick between natural finish, Lacquered or painted finishes in ANY colour!

The base cabinet forms the basic unit of your kitchen and sets the tone for it. The other elements tend to match the uniformity of the base cabinet range in terms of colour, material used, handles or knobs used, and whether there’s beading or not.


Our other ranges of cabinets are more of a personal choice and allow you to personalise your kitchen even further. They include electrical equipment housings such as integrated appliance cabinets – for example, dishwashers or integrated fridge freezers. There are also a range of bin housings, sink housings, oven housings, tall cabinets and wall cabinets. Just like with our base cabinets, there are a variety of options and styles, sizes, finishing’s, colours and accessories to complete them

Don’t forget our FREE resources!

Before you leave this page to check out our wealth of kitchen product choices, don’t forget there is a range of FREE resources on our site too. Furthermore, we’ve got pages of guides and resources.

We’re Happy to Answer Your Questions
At Classic Kitchens Direct we love answering your questions. If there’s not enough information here or on the pages we’ve listed above, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. No question is too difficult or too daft – we won’t bite!
You can ask in person at our head office down in Christchurch, Dorset.
Alternatively, give us a ring on 01202481177 or drop an email to

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Telephone 01202 481177

Classic Kitchens Direct
19 Bargatess
BH23 1QD