Kitchen Design Services

Our Kitchen Service to you…

Pickthornes offer the complete design and installation service for your new kitchen installation; guiding you through the amazing  choice of doors and work-tops, to the design layout, and ergonomics.

We project manage all of the fitting, electrics, plumbing, plastering, gas, lighting and tiling requirements, therefore offering an all-inclusive project managed service & price for your new fitted kitchen.

Creating a kitchen that looks great is naturally high on the list, but making sure it suit’s your lifestyle and maximizes every last bit of space is equality as importaint. We take great care in making sure that your requirements are noted and implemented within the new design.

There are so many new concepts for kitchens these days with pull out magic corners saving space and offering easy access, to integrated appliances, fridge and dish-washer draws, to hot water dispensing taps, and LED lighting.


CROWN IMPERIALKitchens for all tastes. With Crowns extensive range of modern, Elegant, and traditional kitchens, it offers an outstanding range for everyday living, and will inspire you to create the perfect kitchen to suit you. Softclose doors and draws come as standard.
CROWN LIFESTYLE KITCHENSOffering the same quality carcass as used in the Crown Imperial range, with inspiring door designs, and kitchens that meet your needs, but also your budget. The LifeStyle range has brought together this collection to help you create your own perfect kitchen at the right price.
BRETTON PARKThe Bretton Park collection introduces a fabulous range of 17 kitchens design with style, quality and value in mind. With modern and classic designs and a diverse collection of finishes to choose from – there really is something to choose from. The collection also offers all the elements that make your kitchen unique. .
SYMPHONY GALLERY KITCHENSDesigned for people who love the very best things in life and whose kitchens are central to their lives. Whether your taste is traditional, purist or modest, Symphony have a wide range of kitchens to choose from. One of the four ranges, Timeless, Shaker, Modern, or Linear, is sure to contain the kitchen you’re looking for.

Work-tops: are also available, with many different style, finishes, and composites available. We offer the full traditional range of 40mm laminated work-tops from Axiom, Duropal, Omega and Prima, as well as alternative surfaces such as Maia, and Encore. Solid surfaces such as Granite, Silestone, Corian, are also all availing in their respective finishes.

Appliances: We are pleased to supply appliances from leading manufacturers and at very competitive prices. These include: Franke, Neff, Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, Liebherr, Rangemaster, Belling and Stoves to list a few. Please complete one of our enquiry forms here, listing your preferred manufacturer and appliances to obtain a competitive price.

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  • Laminated worktops are usually 40mm thick, and come in a very wide selection of finish to choose from including matt, Gloss, and new textured finishes.
  • Granite is a natural product, offering a unique finish to your kitchen, installed in either 20mm-30mm with matching up-stand, and under-mounted sinks, and cut in draining boards. 
  • Innovation through beauty, colour and depth. It is strength and purity, and a seamless material that can transform any space, enhancing and facilitating the lives of those who use and enjoy its unique potential. Fit for purpose and in a wide palette of colours, it offers the freedom to design, explore and create stunning kitchens. Long-lasting, hygienic, durable and elegant, DuPont™ Corian® has a three dimensional formability that has been liberating inventive and artistic minds for over 40 years.
  •  SileStone worktops are installed similar to granite and marble, but are man made in many colours and tectures, only SileStone quartz tops can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.


All installation works will be carried out by Kitchen fitters who are all fully qualified, and with many years experience in the installations of kitchens. Our fitters will firstly remove all exiting appliances, carefully placing to side any for re installation, tiling, and prepare kitchen for the new locations of electrics, and plumbing goods. The room will then be replastered where required leaving ready for installation.


All electrical installations are carried out by experienced fully qualified electricians. Upon completion of the installation, a final test is completed and a electrical safety certificate is issued.


The redecoration of your kitchen is important. All redecoration works are carried out by our experienced painters, and completed to a high standard with quality branded special kitchen paints or your own.

Some food for thought….

Choosing a new kitchen can be an exciting experience, especially if you’ve got a clear idea of what you want. However if you’re stuck for inspiration have a look through interiors magazines for ideas, and of course visit your local Gallery retailer. When you’re looking through the Gallery brochure or website, remember that what’s shown in photography is just one way of styling that particular range, so don’t assume that if it’s shown in a large setting then it won’t fit into your house. Any range can be made to work in any space; all you need is a bit of imagination and a good design.

When planning your newkitchen, we’d recommend that you always use expert designers, as they will ensure you end up with a kitchen that works on an aesthetic and functional level. Most Gallery retailers will offer a design service, and will be happy to give you advice on the style and layout of your kitchen. However before you speak to a designer it’s worth thinking about the space you’ve got and what you need from your kitchen.

Plan of Action

A kitchen must be planned to meet your needs and the various needs of anyone else who will use it. Utilising the space available is key to planning a good kitchen and maximising the efficiency of the size of the room -remember the smallest kitchen can work just as well as the biggest. After your house, buying your kitchen is often the second most expensive purchase, so take time to plan it.

Island Kitchen

An island focuses the kitchen activities in one area. Decide whether the island should be used primarily for food preparation, a decorative storage area or a seating area. Make sure you’ve got enough room for an island unit – you should be able to move freely around the island.

L Shaped Kitchen

An L-Shape is ideal to build in dining and relaxing areas. It is practical for families as it can be divided into separate kitchen and eating areas.

One Wall Galley

As single wall galley kitchens often tend to be fairly small, try and allow as much work surface as possible, and if the kitchen will be used for eating, consider a pull-out table. Look at the range of storage accessories available as these can help make the most of even the most compact kitchen.

Two Wall Galley

Always ensure there is room for appliance doors to open fully, and if the two-wall galley can be accessed at both ends consider blocking one door to prevent the kitchen becoming a corridor.

U Shaped Kitchen

A U shaped kitchen can offer plenty of storage space, so to make the most of it, we can often include some storage accessories such as drawer dividers, magic corners or carrousels  in your design.

The Working Triangle

Whatever the layout of your kitchen, always consider the three main activity zones – food preparation, cooking and washing up. Each zone should have the relevant appliances, worktop space and storage. To maximise efficiency, a work triangle should be formed between the three zones. Ideally, the sum of the three sides of the triangle should be between 3.3 metres and 6.6 metres and, if possible, uninterrupted by through-traffic.

The next steps

Come and visit us today with your wish list and ideas, but don’t worry though if you’re struggling for ideas as were here to help and  offer you advice, were sure you’ll be inspired by a display and advice you see and hear in our showroom.



I would like to say how pleased we are with the end result in both our new shower room, and kitchen, which we have turned out exactly as we had hoped they would. Lee and the other fitters were all hard working and nice people to have around the bungalow, which makes such a difference when you are living in such upheaval. Should we require any additional work done in the future, we would certainly come back to you.

A Westcott


I am writing to thank you and all your team for the excellent workmanship involved in completing the kicthen refurbishments at Oakhurst Gardens.

Pickthornes have to date completed  53 refurbishments and all residents have had nothing but praise for the work and workmanship involved. The new kitchens look magnificent and we have been very impressed with the speed in the which the works are completed. It is never easy trying to live every day life whilst your kitchen is out of action and so the fact that the works are completed so quickly has made such a difference.

I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to all of your team and we look forward to working with you for the refurbishments of the following 30 kitchens kitchens at Rustington Hall.

Sally Morris


Rustington Hall