How it works
Get together with one of our designers and see your dream kitchen come to life, all online and in four simple steps. Our designers will work with you at every step to ensure you get the finished design you deserve. The process continues until you are happy - we do not limit how long we spend with you or how many drafts we work through together.
Work with a designer to build a clear picture of your kitchen plans. Share wish lists, ideas, concerns.
The designer will use specialist software to draw your room and design the kitchen based on the consultation.
The designs will be share via web link. Explore the design before sharing your feedback with the designer.
Step 3 continues until you are happy with the design. All images and plans are then yours to keep.
Book a free consultation
Get in touch today to arrange a free consultation with a member of the design team. Discuss your plans and find out more about working with a kitchen designer.
See the Design Lab in action
Every project is unique and every client has a special set of demands and ideas about their dream kitchen. We follow the same steps but the end result is always unique.
Amy and Matt Kitchen Project
We worked with Amy and Matt to create a new hub in their recently extended home. We went backwards and forwards over the layout and the position of their prized American fridge. The end result works perfectly.
"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."
Why use a professional design service?
The kitchen is a major investment. It needs to tick so many boxes in a 21st Century home. We want to make sure you get the kitchen you deserve and one that can keep up with modern life. Our e-design team can work with you to avoid the common pitfalls of a badly designed kitchen. Maybe you are adding an extension or knock through and want to make sure the kitchen fits with your vision? Our team are happy to work with architects and build teams to get the kitchen right before the work is completed.
If you're short on time and need a professional to guide you through the process, we're here for you. Don't let geography put you off either. We're in Sheffield but the service is nationwide.
How much does this service cost?
We charge £240 for the e-design service. This fee covers the unlimited design time as well as the drawings, visuals and VR walk through. Should you decide to buy a kitchen from Rational then this £240 is knocked off the price of the kitchen. We supply you with VR Goggles to give you a fully immersive design experience.
Do you offer Home Visits?
We do offer a home visit to support the standard kitchen design service. You will receive the same level of service with the additional benefit of a home visit, site survey, measure and face to face consultation.
Do I have to buy a kitchen from Rational?
Although we would like you to, there is no obligation to buy a kitchen from us. We will help you to create the perfect kitchen design and will provide you with quotes for your chosen Rational kitchen. If you decide to shop elsewhere the £240 fee will cover the e-design experience and you will be free to take your plans to the retailer of your choice.
Do you work with Architects?
We provide a bespoke service to Architects and other trade professionals. We will work off plan to create stunning drawings, designs and VR walk throughs. If you are working with an Architect on your own home, get in touch and we will talk you through the process.
For more information on how we can support Architects, visit our B2B site now.
Kitchen E-Design Service
Kitchen E-Design Service (+Home Visit)
Do you have a question about our Design Lab options?
If you need to discuss your project or our design options, get in touch now.