Height adjustable legs to help with uneven surfaces
18mm high-density strong panels to enhance rigidity and strength
Concealed hanging brackets
330mm extra deep wall cabinets
Drawer capacity up to 30kg
Our wall cabinet hanging brackets have a weight capacity of 130kg per pair
18mm removable back panel for easy access for plumbing, electrics etc
A colour for every kitchen
With the largest colour choice of any range, Vard comes in 17 rich and noteworthy finishes. Keep your kitchen classic with a crisp clean Chalk, an earthy Clay or luscious green Eden. Liven things up with modern blue Spring or Juniper. Or go wild with Doll pink.
In addition, we now have a new colour-matching service that allows us to create custom colours for a truly personalised colour. All you need to do is give us a reference, such as a paint reference or a RAL code, and we will help you create your perfect shade.
A sophisticated style
Vard - meaning care in Swedish - is all about loving design and attention to detail. Solid shaker-style timber doors combine with slim rails and a narrow frame to create a contemporary look that’s rooted in traditional elegance.
Luxury painted timber
Taking care to use only the highest quality materials, these solid, painted timber doors are built to stand the test of time. When it’s time for a refresh, the luxury finish can be easily repainted and handles simply swapped out to create a new look and feel.
Space you never knew you had
Cooking in your kitchen should feel natural and intuitive, with every inch of space used as efficiently as possible. Our integrated storage solutions pull corners out, tilt shelves down and help minimise food waste. Find what you need quicker and only buy what you need.
Ditch the bangs, clatters and slams in favour of effortless silence, with soft closing doors and drawers as standard across our range. Enjoy peace, quiet and added longevity with hinges safe from bumps, jolts and misalignment.
The finishing touches
These are the accessory ranges we recommend for this kitchen.
Browse our site and explore our kitchens, then book a consultation with our designers. They will ask about the scope of your project and share inspiration, ideas, and ways to optimise your space.
Creating your design
Your designer will present your design with a 3D walkthrough and a full breakdown of costs. We'll make amendments until the design aligns perfectly with your vision, and we'll also send you samples of doors, handles, and worktops.
Placing your order
When you are 100% happy with the design, we'll send out a design pack for your fitter to double-check. Once everything is finalised, lets arrange a call to run through every detail and place your order.
What isn’t included?! You’ll have your very own 1-on-1 dedicated kitchen designer who will listen to your needs, get to know you, and offer expert design advice throughout your project. Your designer will send free samples, tweak your design as many times as you need, and provide high-quality renders of your design alongside a video walkthrough. We’ll provide a fully itemised transparent quote as well as technical elevations for your fitter to check. Plus, you’ll receive access to our brand partner’s discount codes! If you decide to order your kitchen with us, the initial £25 payment for your design consultation is taken off the cost of your kitchen PLUS we give you another £100 off.
How long does my design consultation last?
We book 1 hour for your online design consultation – plenty of time to discuss your project and chat with your personal designer.
Does your service include free samples?
Yes! After your design consultation, your designer will send you free samples including door colours, cabinet internals, worktops, and handles. The only chargeable sample is for the bespoke colour match service, where there will be a fee of £30 per door sample which is refundable upon ordering.
Do I have to buy my kitchen from you?
There’s absolutely no obligation to buy a kitchen from us after having a design! We’re a team of designers, not salespeople, so you’ll never be pressured into buying anything here. We always recommend getting quotes from different suppliers before purchasing, so you can feel confident in your decision. We’re committed to keeping our prices low all year round, and we’re with you throughout your project.
What are the next steps after my design consultation?
Following your design consultation, your designer will take your brief and start designing. They will arrange a time that suits you for a design presentation, ideally the following week, where they will present the design to you and talk you through the quote breakdown. After this meeting, you will receive the design, 3D walkthrough, floor plan, and a fully itemised quote. You can share the link to your 3D walkthrough with your friends and family for feedback!
Do you supply and fit kitchens?
Yes and no. We supply all the kitchen furniture you need to transform your room – from cupboards and handles to worktops, sinks and taps. We then work with your chosen fitters – any trusted local installer you’d like – sharing everything they need, all the small details to support your fit every step of the way. We deliver your new kitchen, then work hand in hand with your fitter to make sure everything goes super smoothly.
What range of worktops do you offer?
The real question here is “what type of worktop would you like?” We stock a huge range of worktops in a laminate and Minerva but if you love a super sleek Quartz top or a rustic wooden counter, we’ve got great supply partners to bring you any type of worktop you’d like.
Where do your names come from for your kitchen ranges?
If you hadn’t guessed yet, we absolutely love the concept of Hygge and the Danish approach to warm, cozy living. So we draw on all those Scandavian influences to name our kitchen ranges. Don’t worry, we still don’t really know how to pronounce Hygge (Higgy? Huggy? Hyoo-guh?), so we’re happy to go with whatever you call our range – we’ve heard every variation (and every one sounds wonderful!)
Do your units come supplied rigid or flat packed?
A great question, because you’ll be wondering how much space you need to make for the delivery (and how much work your fitter might need to do). Almost all our units are supplied rigid and ready to fit. You’ll need a good amount of space ready for the units. We have a small number of units that have to be flat-packed due to their size however we’ll be sure to let you know in your quote if this is the case.
Do you offer bespoke sized units/doors?
We’ve got such an extensive range of kitchens that we can always try to accommodate your space. When we design your kitchen, we make sure everything fits snug as a bug.
Do you supply appliances?
We don’t currently supply appliances, and there’s a really good reason why. We’re brilliant at designing kitchens, but not so good at manufacturing washing machines and fridges. So let’s leave that to the appliance experts. Our designers will help you create the perfect appliance-shaped gaps in your custom kitchen design, and our partners at AO.com will happily fill them. And because we work closely together, you’ll get a lovely 10% discount off any appliances you fancy.
How do I know my new/existing appliances will fit into my kitchen design?
Easy! We’ll tell you. We’ll check for you. And then we’ll double check. We’ve been doing this a long time, and we know how the vast majority of appliances are sized (they’re actually all fairly standard). But just to be certain – send us the measurements of your appliances (or just the model number and we’ll go Googling to get the details) – and we’ll make sure they fit snugly into your new kitchen designs.
How long are your kitchen quotes valid for?
Our price quotes are valid for 30 days from the date of quotation. Should your design change as part of the amendment process, we will provide an updated quote and honour the prices provided at the time of original quote as long as it is within the original 30 day quotation period.
Why do you charge for your design service?
The honest answer to this is that we think it’s more than worth it! Your design consultation is with a qualified designer, not a salesperson. The quality of service you will receive from your designer – their care and attention to detail in creating your design and the high-quality renders of your designed space plus a 3D walkthrough and fully itemised easy to understand quote are worth paying for. Plus if you’re not 100% happy with it, we’ll refund you the design service fee.
Do you offer an at home measuring service?
We don’t currently have a home measuring service, but we do have wonderful designers who help walk you through the whole process to measure your kitchen yourself. And then we’ll ask your fitters to double check and verify all those measurements themselves too, just to make sure. Any professional fitter will want to take their own measurements so we verify every inch. Only when you’re happy, your fitter’s happy and we’re happy, do we move ahead with the order process.
What if I have measured wrong?
We’ll be double and triple checking every measurement, so don’t worry. Your chosen fitter will want to measure everything themselves too (if they don’t, we’ll give them a nudge), and then any measurements that were a bit skew-whiff, we’ll rejig the designs and update the quote. No worries at all.
Why do I need an online design consultation?
So you can design your dream kitchen in your pyjamas? So you can browse brilliant new kitchens without leaving your current one (and sneak whatever snacks you like)? So you can get to know our amazing designers one on one? All great reasons why we like to have a design consultation with you. Most importantly, a video call helps us get to know each other and clearly understand your vision for a new kitchen. And it means we can share our screens and walk through a 3D visualisation of your transformed room together.
How much is the deposit?
We don’t ask for a deposit on any of our kitchens – you don’t have to pay for your kitchen until it’s delivered in full and you are 100% happy! We’ve never had a customer not pay for their kitchen we’ve delivered!
What method of payment can I use?
We have a secure online payment system for you to pay for your new kitchen when it’s delivered. We accept the following payments:
Visa credit and debit
MasterCard credit and debit
Do you have a fitting service?
We don’t have a fitting service, so you’re free to choose any local trusted fitter you like. Many of our customers like to get a few different quotes from fitters, and we’re more than happy to sense-check any quotes for you, helping you find the right fitter for the right value.
Do you provide instructions for installation?
Absolutely. We might not have a fitting service, but we send out a comprehensive fitting pack for your installers. It’ll have all the instructions and drawings they need, but just in case that isn’t enough, we’ll be sure to have a chat with them too. And we’re always here to answer any questions or help in any way we can during the fit too.
How long have you been open?
We opened the doors to our new way of designing and supplying kitchens in 2020 (though we’d been putting the groundwork in a long time before that). Our team has decades of experience in kitchen design, and our founder has been working with kitchens for so long, he’s become a permanent fixture.
Where are you based?
Our designers work from home, so you might be chatting to them in Newcastle or Newquay, Kent or Kendal. Our HQ is in Greater Manchester.
Read reviews from customers who have experienced our design service.
About 8 months after our first chat with Smile, our kitchen is finally finished. We love it! Was difficult to get our head around not visiting a showroom at the beginning, but the quality of our kitchen is fantastic and it was great to be able to see lots of samples and colours before making up our minds. All in all a great experience and we would have no hesitation in recommending Smile kitchens to anyone.
3 Nov 2023
Blown away by the designs
We are currently in the process of designing our Smile Kitchen with Jane and have been blown away by the designs. We are planning to go for a bespoke colour and Jane has been really helpful and patient with us as we deliberate over our choices. We can't wait to see our designs come to life!
2 Nov 2023
Amazing design experience
We are in the process of ordering our smile kitchen, working with Jane. She has been so patient and helpful throughout the designing experience and made my life so much easier as currently living on a building site! We have gone for a bespoke colour (and I love that you can do this) and are waiting for samples to arrive before we order. Very excited for the next stage and have really valued Jane's ideas and hand holding throughout.
- Harry & Jenny
31 Oct 2023
Getting to see the kitchen in 3D has been a game changer for us
Smile kitchens has blown us away with how easy every single process is. Jane as our kitchen designer has been there every step of the way, sending us samples, showing us new possibilities for our space and getting to see the kitchen in 3D instead of imagining it has been a game changer for us. We are so pleased we have chosen smile kitchen and Jane. It couldn’t be more perfect.
22 Sept 2023
Great service and stunning design
The experience I have had with Smile so far has been nothing less than exceptional. Izzy my designer has been amazing. She really listened to what I wanted and took all of my thoughts and ideas and turned them into a design I absolutely love. I have a small kitchen and was looking for clever design to maximise the space as well as a beautiful aesthetic, and Izzy delivered on both, with a price tag that won't break the bank either. She took my ideas and turned them into something better than I could imagine, which is everything I hoped for and more.
18 Sept 2023
Great experience from Smile and Jane
We want to say a big thank you to Smile, and particularly Jane, for their fantastic support through our kitchen design process. We were recommended Smile by a number of happy customers, and they didn’t disappoint. Always keen to help, listen to feedback, and work with us towards a design that aligned with our vision - we can’t really criticise anything about the experience. The virtual tours in particular were great, and really brought the kitchen to life in a way other companies struggle to deliver! Don’t hesitate to explore as a great option
7 Sept 2023
The attention to detail is way higher than any other competitor at this price point
We are still in the design phase of our project and have been working with Jane and she has been incredible at helping us understand what we can achieve with our kitchen plans and has been very patient whilst we balance our building work plans with our kitchen plans. The 3D renderings have also built our confidence in knowing what we like and don’t like. The attention to detail is way higher than any other competitor at this price point, sending out samples and finding work arounds to achieve a non-standard high-end finish. Incredibly friendly, helpful and not too pushy. 100% would recommend their design and customer service.
31 Aug 2023
Corinne has been refreshingly helpful and transparent throughout
I have had quotes from lots (too many!) of different kitchen suppliers and smile was by far the most enjoyable design process. Corinne has been refreshingly helpful and transparent throughout and patient with back and forth on decisions due to various factors. We haven't actually quite got to the point of ordering yet so can't comment on the fitted kitchen, but the samples that were sent out are lovely and Corinne just 'got' what I was looking for!
29 Aug 2023
The team are so professional, helpful and patient
From start to finish the team at Smile have been nothing but amazing! During the original consultation, kitchen design and adapting to as many changes as I requested, Corinne was fantastic to work with. The delivery went so smoothly and aftercare from Steven has been brilliant. The team are so professional, helpful and patient! Cannot recommend enough.
27 July 2023
Excellent design experience and follow up help
The process of designing my new kitchen was an enjoyable and rewarding iterative process with my Smile designer. I always felt listened to, and saw my inputs reflected in the design. Samples arrived quickly and the quality of materials was excellent. I am happy with my choice of Smile as my kitchen supplier, and can't wait to see it installed. I thoroughly recommend the Smile team as partners to an amazing kitchen.