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Planning your dream kitchen

Planning your dream kitchen

Your dream kitchen is as easy as...plan, select, create, enjoy!

Simply follow our 4 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! We have two stunning kitchen ranges, kit + kaboodle and kit + kaboodle MADE FOR YOU. Both offer our signature 18mm carcass frames with solid HDF backs for strength and both are covered by our kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage. The difference is that our MADE FOR YOU range comes pre-assembled for your convenience.

Visit our kitchen inspiration gallery 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 such as NEFF, Bosch, Smeg, Belling and Stoves, 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 instore design consultation

As well as bringing your ideas to life with a 360 design of your room, our instore 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.

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)

4. Installation

With detailed and easy to understand instructions, you can either install your kit + kaboodle kitchen yourself or use a Homebase accredited installer. All of our accredited installers have been approved by us to ensure that they meet the high standards our customers expect. Remember, if you do install your kitchen yourself, all gas work must be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered gas engineer and all electrical work must use a Part P qualified electrician. A licensed plumber should also be used.


Homebase Accredited Installers

We know it’s important to have a professional team working in your home. Our accredited installers will do a full technical survey to ensure your design fits, complies with relevant safety and legislative requirements, and can advise you on any possible improvements.


All Homebase accredited installers have completed a rigorous approval process. This ensures that they have knowledge of our range and can demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to expertly install your kitchen, so it looks its best. For additional protection, we check that all our accredited installers are qualified and are compliant to current legislation including having public liability insurance, Gas Safe registration and an electrical governing body registration. For complete peace of mind, all our accredited installers offer a 12-month workmanship warranty.


Our accredited installers are all independent. This means you pay the installer directly for their work and get the best price*. To help you plan your kitchen and budget for the project, your Homebase Team Member can give you an indicative estimate of the installation cost based on your design.

* Contracts are between customers and installers and customers pay installers directly for their work.

kit + kaboodle Warranty Information

At kit + kaboodle we offer a 10 year warranty on all cabinets, hinges and drawers, handles, doors, panels and laminate worktops in our range. We do know however, that if products are well cared for they’ll last a lifetime. That’s why we’re confident in offering the kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage.

The kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage means that we will extend the warranty on the structural integrity of our cabinets for the entire time you own and live in your home. So that’s it, as your family grows, so will our support. That’s the kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage and our way of saying thanks for letting us be a part of your family.

Homebase provide the following limited warranties to the original purchaser of kit + kaboodle kitchen products.

10 year warranty

 Homebase warrants that 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 ten (10) years from the date of purchase.

5 year warranty

Homebase warrants 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. 

The kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage

If you install your kit + kaboodle kitchen product in a house which is your primary residence and you own, Homebase will extend your warranty on your cabinets for as long as your kit + kaboodle product is installed in that house, and you continue to own and maintain that house as your primary residence. That’s the kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage!
* The kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage applies only to cabinet carcasses that suffer a failure in its structural integrity due to a defect in the materials or manufacturing process.
** To make a claim under the kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage warranty, you will also need to provide proof that the house in which the kit + kaboodle product is installed is your principal place of residence. This may include, for example, utility bills and council rate notices.

General terms for all warranties

Warranties apply only to the original purchaser for products that are used for normal domestic use. The warranties do not apply to products used for commercial purposes. The above warranties 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 manufactuers’ warranty, please contact the Homebase store you purchased your kit + kaboodle 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 kit + kaboodle Lifetime Advantage warranty, 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 manufacturers’ warranty, 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 warranty 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 manufacturers’ warranty 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 this express warranty 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. Printed colours are indicative only.


kit + kaboodle is delivered free to your local store for collection, however if you'd prefer your kitchen delivered straight to your door, home delivery from store is £20.There is no delivery charge for kit + kaboodle Made For You on orders of 5 or more cabinets.

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