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Kitchen and bathroom designer

Alternative titles for this job include

Kitchen and bathroom designers plan and design kitchens and bathrooms to meet customer needs.

Average salary (a year)

£22,000 Starter


£36,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

35 to 40 week

You could work

evenings / weekends

How to become

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How to become a kitchen and bathroom designer

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly


You could gain some of the skills needed for this job by taking a college course like:

  • Level 2 Certificate In Computer Aided Design
  • Level 3 Certificate In Computer Aided Design
  • Level 3 Award in the Principles of Kitchen Design

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for these courses vary.

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You could do a Fitted furniture design technician advanced apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

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You might be able to start in a kitchen or bathroom sales role and then train on the job to be a kitchen or bathroom designer.

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Further information

You can find out more about careers in design from the Chartered Society of Designers.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • design skills and knowledge
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Restrictions and Requirements

You may need a full UK driving licence to travel to clients' premises.

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this job you'll:

  • visit customers to take room measurements for designs
  • create designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
  • produce quotes for customers to show the total cost of the kitchen or bathroom
  • work as part of a wider team to meet sales targets
  • provide excellent customer service
  • review and amend quotes

Working environment

You could work at a client's home, at a store or visit sites.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

You could move on to become a team leader or develop your skills in other areas of interior design.

You could also work freelance.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Apprentice Kitchen Sales Designer

  • Wage: £15,000.00 Annually
  • Location: Budbrooke Industrial Estate, Warwick

Apprentice Kitchen Sales Designer

  • Wage: £15,000.00 Annually
  • Location: Swinton, Mexborough

Courses In England

Computer Aided Design

  • Start date: 01 September 2024
  • Location: Smith's Wood

3D Computer Aided Design Level 3 Award

  • Provider: NEW CITY COLLEGE
  • Start date: 19 September 2024
  • Location: Rainham

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