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Getting started

Kitchen design and planning service

Planning a new kitchen is an exciting time. Our expert designers can help you and your builder create the best layout for your space and lifestyle using the latest design software and technology with our free design service.

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Step 1. Talk to our team

We only sell to trade professionals, so your home improvements are fitted exactly as you want them. You can speak to friends, family and colleagues for a suitable builder. Alternatively, your local Howdens can assist you with finding a builder of your choice.
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Step 2. Arrange a home visit

Arrange a home visit with one of our trained designers. They will take measurements, assess your space and discuss different trends, kitchen styles and products with you. They will also explain how we work and more about our business.
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Step 3. Visit your local Howdens

Our designer will use details captured at your home visit to create a design that they will share with you and your builder at your local Howdens. Here you can swap products and make changes, until you are happy with your design.
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Step 4. Time to refine

Our designer will share a 3D plan with you along with some images of what your kitchen will look like. You can share these with friends and family to get their view and can continue to adjust the design with our design team as many times as you like.
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Step 5. Bring the design to life

Once your design is finalised, we will prepare all the products your builder needs from local stock. This means they can be collected or delivered when you are ready to get your kitchen installed without waiting for orders. You can also make changes to your design at any point during fitting.
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Time to book a design appointment

Let our experts help you plan your living space with our free design service. Arrange a design appointment through your builder or with your nearest Howdens to get started.