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Kitchen Planning Guide

Kitchen Planning Guide

Kitchen Planning Guide

Designing your kitchen doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive because, at Homebase, we give you creative control. So turn your dream kitchen into a reality with our Homebase kitchen planner consulation service.

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Simply follow our 3 steps to create your perfect kitchen:


1. Planning your space

Think about how you’d like to use your space. At this point it’s useful to think of things you like and don’t like about your existing layout. Don’t be afraid to be creative here; if you’ve always dreamed of a kitchen island or a full-height larder, let us know!

Visit our Kitchens page to start your journey. 

Styles to consider:

  • U-shape kitchen – practical with plenty of work space, ideal for larger kitchens
  • L-shape kitchen – allows you to move freely with plenty of unit and worktop space – ideal for open plan spaces
  • Galley – loved by chefs; with two parallel counters, everything is easy to reach
  • Straight line – simple and inexpensive, this layout is ideal for narrow spaces
  • L-shape island – the perfect space for socialising and family living, suited to larger spaces

Appliances to consider:

With innovative appliances from top brands, we have the perfect solution for every kind of cook! Do you want your appliances built-in or freestanding? Do you prefer gas or electric for cooking? How much space do you need in your fridge? And what about that wine cooler you’ve always wanted? These are some of the things to consider when choosing your appliances. We also have a wide range of worktops, sinks and taps to help you achieve the perfect finish.Visit our appliances page to explore the range.

2. Book your FREE virtual or in-store design consultation

Bring your ideas to life during your free City & Guilds accredited design and planning consultation. Our in-store kitchen specialists can take you through a wide range of cabinet options, handles, worktops and other important things to consider. They can also help you to make the most of your space with creative ideas and layout options. All consultations come with up to 15 years guarantee.

Book your consultation at your local store >

3. Measuring

In order to accurately plan your kitchen, we’ll need measurements of your space. Record and bring your measurements to your design consultation appointment. Also make a note of any unique features that may influence the design:

  • Measure the height of the room, and the length and width of the walls
  • Measure any doorways, ensuring you measure to the outside of the architrave
  • Don’t forget the height from the floor to the windows
  • Make a note of any existing service points such as plumbing and electricity points (plus any new ones you may be adding)
  • Note any features which are unique to your space (such as chimney breasts or permanent fixtures)

Read our kitchen measuring guide >

Guarantee Information

Homebase provide the following Guarantee to the original purchaser of our kitchen products.

Homebase Kitchens have a 15 year guarantee, whilst our House Beautiful, Country Living and Küchenmöbel Kitchens all have a 20 Year guarantee.

Homebase guarantee it will, at its option, repair or replace any cabinet carcass, hinges and drawers, handles, doors and panels or laminate worktops that suffer a failure due to a defect in the materials or manufacturing process within fifteen (15) or twenty (20) years (dependant on brand) from the date of purchase.

5 year guarantee

Homebase guarantee that it will, at its option, repair or replace any wire baskets and inserts, waste bins or timber worktops that suffer a failure due to a defect in the materials or manufacturing process within five (5) years from the date of purchase.

General terms for all guarantees:

Guarantees apply only to the original purchaser for products that are used for normal domestic use. The guarantees do not apply to products used for commercial purposes such as products installed in business premises or domestic premises connected to business use i.e. Holiday lets. The above guarantees do not cover defects caused by, but not limited to, any of the following: accident, maltreatment, neglect, improper handling or failure to follow the supplied care directions; exposure to direct heat or excessive moisture; and alterations, modifications, repair or use of the product which is inconsistent with the supplied product instructions.

How to claim:

To make a claim under this guarantee, please contact the Homebase store you purchased your kitchen from. Please ensure you can validate proof of purchase in the form of a receipt or other documentation received upon buying your kitchen. To make a claim under the guarantee, you will also need to provide proof that the house in which the product is installed is your primary residence (e.g. utility bills or council rate notices). To make a claim against this guarantee you must contact Homebase during the applicable warranty period: Warranty Claims: HHGL Limited, Witan Gate House, 500-600 Witan Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BA

How Homebase will fulfil guarantee claims:

Homebase will honour all valid claims made under this manufacturers’ warranty by either repairing or replacing (at Homebase’s option) the defective product. For claims under this guarantee Homebase will not be responsible for removal, installation, reinstallation, set up or any other costs associated with a claim.

Other rights:

The benefits given by guarantee are additional to other rights and remedies that you may have under law. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under United Kingdom and Irish Consumer law, your statutory rights remain unaffected.

Please note: Every effort has been made to ensure the information provided is correct. Homebase reserves the right to modify or delete products at any time as a part of product development practices. Some of the images used are for inspiration only. Some of the appliances shown might not be sold in store. Please ask a Homebase Team Member for more information. Colours are indicative only.

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