Once purely a functional space, the hardest-working room in the house has evolved into a place where we cook, relax and entertain. Welcome to the living kitchen.

So much more than somewhere to prepare food, your kitchen is probably the most sociable place in the house and it has as many design options as any other room.

The challenge is to combine practical needs without compromising visual appeal, so you can enjoy an efficient, beautiful space for years to come. This is why Howdens have created two kitchen design guides tailored toward the traditional or modern, depending on your preferred style. Each will guide you through planning your layout, materials, colours and finishes, fixtures and fittings, appliances, storage and much more, to help you get the most out of your new kitchen.

We also offer a planning service which can be done after we have full measurements of your space. We will plan your kitchen with you taking into account all the details and features you need.

Whether it is a new kitchen, doors around the home, update to your flooring or bathroom cabinets, then our FREE Design & planning service will help you get the very best results from the available space.

Step 1

Your FREE home visit – our expert planner will measure your space,┬ádiscuss your requirements and go through our range of products to complete the look.

Step 2

We will sit down with you and go through your plans. These will be presented on our virtual showroom, on which you can also browse our selection of inspirational product movies if required.

Step 4

Your plans will then be supplied to you as a selection of high quality images, a 3D plan, a walkthrough video and a 360┬░ panoramic view. These can all be viewed online and emailed to you, so you can share your new design with friends and family.