Project Management - From beginning to end we manage the entire process to ensure faster installation, continuity and quality of installation so that your kitchen is just as you imagined and we promised to deliverSurvey - No other retailer undertakes a more rigorous initial survey - and not just of the room but of the client's wishes for how they use their kitchen.Design - Good design that understands a client's wishes and marries the beautiful and the practical to create their perfect dream kitchen Fitting - We use only experienced kitchen fitters who only fit kitchens for a living and who use specialist tools which are set up just for installing kitchensA well planned kitchen means you shouldn't notice the plumbing, so we use only experienced plumbers that do the job right Gas Safety - Nothing's more important than a gas safe kitchen so we use only fully qualified 'Gas Safe Register' engineers and provide all the legally required certificates Nothing's more important than a safe kitchen which is why we use only fully qualified electricians and provide all the legally required electrical certificates Lighting - Properly integrated lighting can create a subtle, visually stunning  look and feel that's designed to improve your kitchen's look and feel  Plastering - The invisible foundation on which every beautiful new kitchen is built.   It is essential to have clean smooth walls for painting, upstands or splashbacks Tiling - Floor or wall, tiling done well goes unnoticed except for the beauty it presents Flooring - Whether you want tiles, wood, Amtico, vinyl or any other type, we'll ensure your floor perfectly complements the rest of your kitchen Decorating - Decorating is the finishing touch that really shows off a new kitchen in its best light and can arranged if required Waste Removal - Removing and replacing your kitchen creates a lot of waste! We remove and recycle what we can

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I Want My New Kitchen Design Now…

Once people have made the decision to invest in a new fitted kitchen, they’re usually very keen to get the project underway.  What may seem odd is that we often have to rein potential clients back in so that we can listen and understand their wishes in order to create a design that will both bring their new kitchen alive and be entirely practical to use once the project’s complete.

Design isn’t just about creating pretty images on a laptop!  Creativity comes from placing ourselves in the room, visualising how the kitchen will work and placing appliance and cabinetry in accessible places.  We look to make sure any pinch points/bottlenecks are minimised (around islands and peninsulas, for example) and obvious issues (to us anyway!) such as not siting dishwashers in corners (it makes it hard to navigate and use nearby cupboards when loading/unloading if you’re wondering!)  We even notice whether the kitchen has a radio or stereo in it (some clients have started asking for built in music players), the type of mobile phone they’re using (USB ports for chargers are now a ‘must have’ for many clients) or whether there’s a pet bed (we can design an area for your four legged friend if required!)

As a result we actively look to add as much attention to detail on the visual images and plans we provide so that the client has as much information as they need to make informed decisions.  This is very different from many of our competitors who provide little detail on their visuals and parts list as they don’t want potential client’s taking their plans elsewhere to try for a like for like but cheaper quote.  It is entirely intentional on our part that our images contain the correct moulding types, the preferred door type on the units, accurate heights for wall units, tall housings and appliances within the tall housings as well as best-matching the colour type as the software will allow.  All these details are designed to provide the best representation of what a potential client’s kitchen will look like and give them confidence in our abilities to meet their needs.

Other design factors we always take into account include ensuring that any oven tower near an entrance door is one with Neff’s Slide & Hide functionality to reduce the risk of someone walking into the open oven door and if a client has young children around or has a tendency to leave a gas hob burning (or just hates cleaning them!) we always recommend an induction hob.

And all this takes time!  It’s the reason we don’t offer a plan while you wait service and is designed to reassure clients that if we’re passionate about our attention to detail at the design stage we will be at the installation stage too. Our attention to detail may mean it takes us a little longer to create your new kitchen’s design but the planning is worth it in the long run

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