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 one main product, our “Premium” range – this is in our opinion the best quality in-frame cabinet you will find in the UK.

It is available Pre-Primed or Pre Painted.

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.

Available with a selection butt hinges in various colours.


For the very best finish we recommend hand painting on site, we have people we work with closely and can point you in the right direction or you can do it yourself.

It’s a very satisfying feeling to paint your own kitchen.

Unlike some other companies we Pre lacquer the insides, so the inside is completely finished and ready for use, we also double coat the outside with a white primer, ready for your top coat.


We also have the ability to spray paint in the factory, please note when spray painting we introduce a light brush stroke on the final coat, this means that if you damage your kitchen in the future it is easier to touch up and blend that repair in.

If it was a smooth finish it would be really difficult to get this right.


You may ask why we recommend painting on site rather than spray painting, well its quite simple.

When we paint in the factory the finish is great, but we then have to wrap it, load it, drive it often 100’s of miles, unload it, get it through doorways and hallways, stack it, then someone will unwrap it, move it and finally install it.

To do all this on site with no damage at all is pretty difficult, hence we feel hand painting is the better option.

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