The Kitchen Design Lab - How it works
There are four key steps we take you through to achieve the perfect kitchen design. Our E-Design service begins with a thorough consultation over the telephone. This sets up the design process. Our design team will work with you at every step to create your dream kitchen via a collaborative process of design and review. Once we finalise your design, the drawings and plans are yours to keep. If you choose to buy one of our kitchens we will refund the kitchen design fee.
Phone and email consultation to review wish list and plans.
Designers draws room and adds initial kitchen design based on consultation.
The design will be shared with you via web link. Explore design together.
The design and review process is repeated until you are happy.
Kitchen Design Lab Projects
Maybe you are short on time or inspiration (or both) and would benefit from a professional view of your plans? We can guide you through the design process, making sure you are involved at every stage. We can help you manage full scale kitchen extensions and knock through conversions from plans through to installation and finishing touches.
If you are simply upgrading your existing kitchen we will make sure you make the most of the opportunity to bring your kitchen dreams to life. We have completed hundreds of amazing projects over the last 15 years.
Book a free consultation
Get in touch today to arrange a free consultation with a member of the design team. Find out more about the Kitchen Design Lab and how we can help you.
How does it work?
We want to provide a truly professional level of kitchen design support. You need more than a simple design and illustration in support of your kitchen plans. The service is designed to provide in-depth design support from the comfort of your own home. No more need to make appointments and sit around in showrooms on a Saturday. The whole process can be managed from start to finish over the phone with email support.
Our consultative approach, design experience and amazing software have been combined to provide this incredible service. Our design software will bring your kitchen to life. We will share all designs with you - plans, drawings and virtual reality walk through links. We even supply you with VR Goggles to give you a fully immersive design experience.
- Initial phone consultation
- Unlimited kitchen design changes
- VR walk through visuals
- View design via VR Goggles (supplied)
- Full working drawings supplied
- Electrical drawings supplied
- Plumbing drawings supplied
- Unlimited quotes against all four DOK kitchen ranges
- Technical checks before purchase
- £240 refunded if you buy a DOK kitchen
As seen on TV!
We're not the only ones making use of virtual reality technology to bring home design and architecture to life. BBC 2 have been working hard on a new show that tackles that most difficult question - will I like it? We don't have clever TV cameras and green screens to help us but we can place you at the heart of your home before you've committed to anything.
What is 'Your Home Made Perfect?'
Each episode features a couple who disagree about the best design solution for their home.Two Architects are given the couple’s conflicting briefs to produce one spectacular design each, offering radically different proposals, but both working to homeowners' budget. The couple will then be able to ‘step into’ their home and explore both designs using state-of-the-art VR technology. They will see their home, quite literally, transform before their eyes. After exploring both plans, the couple will then choose one design, and then the build will begin to make it a reality.
BBC 2 Tuesday 8PM
Why use a professional design service?
Maybe you are short on time or inspiration (or both) and would benefit from a professional view of your plans? We can guide you through the design process, making sure you are involved at every stage. We can help you manage full scale kitchen extensions and knock through conversions from plans through to installation and finishing touches. We will provide project management support including the all important electrical and plumbing drawings for your fitting team.
If you are simply upgrading your existing kitchen we will make sure you make the most of the opportunity to bring your kitchen dreams to life. We have completed hundreds of amazing projects over the last 15 years. If you are looking for an independent kitchen designer, please look here at Grant and Griffiths.
Please have a look at the ongoing projects we are currently working on. You will enjoy the same experience from the connivance of your own home or office.
How much does this service cost?
Unlike many of the free design service options available, we do charge for this service, but have limited our fee to only £240. You will own the process and we will be working for you to create a kitchen design you are 100% happy with. At the end of this process you may or may not buy a kitchen from us. We will refund this fee if you decide to buy a kitchen from us. If not, you will have a full set of professional drawings and plans to take to an alternative kitchen supplier.
From the initial conversation with Eddie his expertise was obvious. The kitchen was delivered on the exact day it was required, all of the drawings were clear and accurate for the the fitter to use and the whole kitchen fitted in the area like a glove.
I would and have wholeheartedly recommend Direct Online Kitchens to all of my friends and family.
(M. Sidebottom. August 2018)
Isn't a kitchen design usually free?
The traditional kitchen design model is usually free. You need to book a slot in a large, high street kitchen store to take advantage of this. Giving up your Saturday afternoon in return for a one dimensional view of a kitchen plan. The design may or may not be what you envisaged. In order to tweak it you will need to make a return journey and use up more of your valuable time. We are aiming to provide you with a more convenient service, built around your requirements not ours. We will be working for you and there is no limit to the number of drafts and tweaks we will make for you. You will get to work through the whole process from the comfort of your own home.
Our service offers far more than the average kitchen design. We include a full suitability study, consultations, unlimited drawings, project management support and a full set of working drawings including plumbing and electrical guides. The thoroughness of our offering coupled with the convenience of the E-Design service make this a service worth paying for.
Kitchen E-Design Service
Kitchen E-Design Service (+Home Visit)
Do you want to discuss your kitchen plans?
Get in touch today and find out more about the Kitchen Design Lab.