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The first decision to make is the style of kitchen you are looking for. There are many different styles, finishes and colours available, but they can simply be broken down into three groups - Contemporary, Shaker and Traditional.

Understanding Kitchen Styles

Almost all kitchens available today, fall into one of three style categories Contemporary, Shaker or Traditional. The modern looking, contemporary kitchens have a flat, smooth, slab door in either a gloss or matt finish. A traditional style includes both solid oak and wood effect kitchens, whereas Shaker is a specific design of kitchen door with clean lines and a classic look. It's a popular kitchen in the UK as it offers a balance between the contemporary and traditional styles.

Understanding Kitchen Finishes

Once you've decided on the style of the kitchen, there are numerous types of door finishes and qualities available. These can make a real difference to both the price you pay and to how durable your kitchen will be over time to knocks, scratches or water damage. To help you understand the different finishes and qualities available, click here.

Understanding Kitchen Colours

The range of kitchen colours available in the UK has exploded in recent years, with a large number of different shades and finishes available from all the leading retailers. To help you decide on the perfect colour for your kitchen, click here.

What Next

Once you've decided on the general style of your perfect kitchen, you're ready for the next step - to start finding the most suitable retailer, installer and the best way to pay for your new kitchen.