avoiding mistakes with replacement kitchen doors

Do a bit of homework

Before you measure and buy replacement kitchen doors, have a read of the News & Tips section of our site, and browse our full range of styles. You'll find inspiration, advice including how to measure for new kitchen doors, and with hundreds of style-and-colour combinations to choose from, hopefully you'll also find your perfect match and avoid the most common mistakes.

Measure twice

We always say: measure twice, order once. When ordering made-to-measure doors, it's important to remember that they can't be exchanged, because they've been made to the measurements you've given us. But measuring your doors is really pretty easy - the video below explains the whole process, step by step. Probably the most important thing to do is to measure twice, as that way, you'll be sure you've got it right.

Get your free samples

Can't decide between a few different colours, or simply want to see what a shade will look like in 'real life'? You can order up to three colour swatches absolutely free. It's a great idea to do this even if you are sure about the colour you've chosen, as while we make every effort to ensure the images on our site are as accurate as possible, shades can look different on a screen to how they look in your kitchen. And if you want to see what your chosen style and finish look like on a door before you place your full order, you can order a sample door for just £4.99 - meaning you really can try before you buy.

You can DIY - but you don't have to

If you watch our video guides, download our free book, and ask our knowledgeable Customer Account Managers any questions you may have, we're confident you'll be able to measure and replace your own kitchen doors with very little trouble. You really don't have to be a DIY expert to be able to do it. However, if you would rather call in a professional, visit our Fitter Locator to find a fitter in your local area.

Think about the extras

Take the time to check your existing hinges, handles, panels, and carcasses, and if anything is broken or on its way out, replace it while you're doing the doors. New hinges will prevent your doors from dropping, while new end-panels, shelving and even the odd new carcass may really make the difference between a quick makeover and a complete transformation. Choosing new handles to go with your doors will add that bit of extra flair, giving you a kitchen that you really love spending time in.