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Kitchen and bathroom designer

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

Annual Salary

£22,000 to £36,000

Average UK salary in 2022 was £33,200
(source Office for National Statistics)

Working hours

35 to 40 week

You could work: evenings / weekends;

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Future employment

There will be 0.5% more Kitchen and bathroom designer jobs in 2027.

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.

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly
College

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

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Apprenticeship

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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Work

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.

Requirements and restrictions

You'll need to:

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

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Further information

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

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

You could also work freelance.

Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

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
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
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