We’ve written before about how easy it is to get the kitchen of your dreams, what to look for when choosing a kitchen company and how to take advantage of computer-based planning to get a good idea of what you’re new kitchen could look like.
We’ve covered topics like ensuring any plumbing work is carried out by a Corgi registered engineer if any gas appliances need re-plumbing or gas pipes need moving.
We’ve shown you some pretty pictures of kitchens to die for – the latest trends in colours and designs as well as kitchen designs for disabled and wheelchair users.
We’ve proved that it doesn’t have to cost the earth to get a new kitchens, planned and installed by professional kitchen companies and our online kitchen quoting website is always busy helping homeowners get an instant online price for their ideal fitted kitchen.
And yet, we still receive calls from homeowners who have a room full of half completed kitchen unit carcasses, unable to complete the job for a variety of reasons – ill health, not having the right tools, unable to get that finished look due to uneven walls and floors, or suffering horrendous home-plumbing nightmares. Yes, unfortunately for those homeowners, we’ve heard them all.
And it’s nobody’s fault. A fit your own flat-pack kitchen, on the face of it, sounds like good value. It’s only when you start totting up the extras – taps and tiles, handles and granite worktops that the costs start rising – not to mention the large quantity of your valuable time to that the time factor and how doing it yourself could mean being without a kitchen for a few weeks, that it doesn’t sound so attractive anymore.
Getting a professional company round is so relaxing compared to DIY. You go online, type in your measurements, select your style and get a rough expectation of cost there and then – job done!
We’ll call you back from our own offices in Derby, discuss your choices and find out a bit more about what’s involved (perhaps you were thinking of an extension to put the new kitchen into? Or there’s a wall you want knocking down?) and then offer to get three local companies to call round, cost up the job, discuss your design requests etc and leave you with a written quote.
They’ll have the right tools for the job, the experience to cope with the most uneven of walls and floors or removing walls as part of the planned refurbishment and qualified plumbers as part of the team. They’ll also be remarkably quick compared to doing it yourself too.
Their cupboard carcasses are usually factory made, solid units so they’ll last longer and take more punishment than flatpack. Finally, they’ll have specialist tools and tricks to tend to those all important finishing touches.
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