Kitchen Advice

What to Consider when Replacing Wickes Kitchen Doors

Written By: Veronika Galeva

Renovating your kitchen can be an exciting and rewarding endeavour, but it's important to approach the process with careful consideration, to ensure replacing your kitchen doors is straightforward and fuss free.

Whether you're aiming for a fresh look or upgrading worn-out Wickes kitchen cabinets, we can help you achieve a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

In this blog post, we'll highlight the crucial things to think of during the replacement of kitchen doors.

How to Replace Wickes Kitchen Doors

1.Careful Measurements are Key

One of the key elements for taking on the project to replace your kitchen doors, is to take your time over the measurements. Ensure you have accurately taken the measurements of your existing doors and make sure to avoid Ill-fitting doors, which can not only compromise the visual appeal of your kitchen but also hinder functionality. 

Before ordering new doors, take precise measurements of each cabinet door, for the height and the width. Be mindful of any irregularities or variations in size among your existing cabinets. Failing to account for these differences can lead to doors that are too large, too small, or misaligned, creating an unsightly and impractical result.

To avoid this mistake, do double-check your measurements, just like when using a saw, measure twice, and cut once! If you have any concerns over taking your measurements, check out our extensive guide on How to Measure Kitchen Cabinet Doors.

We also offer our Happy Doors Happy Care, an insurance against the worry if you miss-measure, where we will replace your doors at no additional cost.

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2. Consider the Consistency of the Door Colour and Style

Maintaining a cohesive aesthetic is important when replacing kitchen doors. Overlooking style and material consistency is a potential mistake that can result in a mismatched and disjointed look. 

Consider the overall design theme of your kitchen when choosing new doors, including the cabinet colours, appliance colours, and the colour of wall coverings and tiling, if you’re not planning to update those too.

When selecting replacement doors, choose a style and material that complements your existing or new kitchen decor. Whether you opt for classic wood style or modern finishes, make sure the new doors harmonise with the rest of the space.

Additionally, pay attention to hardware such as handles and knobs, ensuring they complement the chosen door style and contribute to a unified appearance.

At Happy Doors, we offer 7 premium styles of made to measure replacement kitchen doors, suitable for every aesthetic:

  • Modern: Characterised by sleek lines, minimalistic design, and the use of cutting-edge materials, our modern kitchen styles embrace a contemporary aesthetic with an emphasis on functionality and simplicity.
  • Traditional: Rooted in classic design elements, our traditional kitchens often feature intricate cabinetry, and warm, timeless colour options, creating a sense of comfort and familiarity.
  • Handleless: The handleless kitchen style showcases a seamless and streamlined appearance by eliminating traditional handles. Instead, doors and drawers feature integrated or hidden mechanisms for a sleek, modern look.
  • Slab: Emphasising simplicity and a smooth, uninterrupted surface, our slab-style kitchen features flat cabinet doors without raised panels or intricate detailing, offering a clean and contemporary design.
  • Shaker: Inspired by Shaker craftsmanship, this style incorporates simple, clean lines with framed recessed panel doors. Shaker kitchens are known for their timeless appeal and versatility, suitable for both modern and traditional settings.
  • Gloss finish: Characterised by a shiny and reflective surface, gloss-finished kitchens add a contemporary and luxurious touch. The high sheen enhances light reflection, creating a bright and visually appealing space.
  • Matt finish: In contrast to gloss, matt-finished kitchens feature a non-reflective surface that absorbs light, offering a more understated and muted aesthetic. This style is popular for its modern and sophisticated appearance.

Our Bella range is currently available in 46 prime colours.

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3. What about Your Project Budget?

Replacing your doors, drawers and panels can be a very cost-effective way into a new look kitchen, especially compared to a full refit with new cupboards. 

Refreshing other areas of your room can add to project costs. Be sure to consider all the elements of the refresh you would like to do, and budget for them accordingly. Perhaps you can break the project down into stages, to help spread the cost?

Should you wish to spread the cost of your doors and panels from Happy Doors, we can offer Klarna’s payment terms to pay in 3 instalments. Details can be found on the Klarna website. 

By prioritising your budget and making informed decisions, you can achieve a kitchen transformation that enhances both aesthetics and functionality without breaking the bank.

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Replacement Kitchen Doors from Happy Doors

Replacing your old Wickes kitchen doors is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and attention to detail. By avoiding these three common mistakes – neglecting proper measurements, overlooking style and material consistency, and ignoring budgetary constraints – you can ensure a successful and satisfying kitchen renovation.

Take the time to plan thoroughly, consult with professionals, like us, and make choices that align with your vision for a refreshed and harmonious kitchen space.

If you’re considering replacing your doors, you can spread your payments with Happy Doors by using Klarna, details of which are on our website. Explore our made to measure replacement kitchen doors today or contact us to discuss your new home project on 01256 845 816 or email us at

Written By: Veronika Galeva