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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Why use a professional kitchen designer rather than buy fom the DIY sheds

We’re often asked “what are the differences between you and the kitchens supplied by the DIY sheds or trade merchants (often recommended by builders if your new kitchen is part of a bigger project)?”

In short, we summarise or response into three distinct differences:

  1. We provide design expertise that fits clients’ rooms perfectly (often in an imperfect space) and their lifestyles rather than just provide new furniture, worktops and appliances!
  2. The wide variety, choice and quality of our products that will deliver a truly bespoke-designed kitchen and which have been selected for their ability to meet the needs of the client and provide longevity that they won’t become dissatisfied with within a few years
  3. The quality of our installation.  You need fitters who specialise in installing kitchens and can adapt and resolve any issues on-site because they recognise you’re having furniture fitted that’s expected to last several years.

And, if a client still believes they’re comparing like-for-like when comparing us versus the off the shelf retailers and quote prices that look attractive, we always provide a list of questions they need to ask the other suppliers they’re considering:

  • Are the prices being offered on only a few of their ranges such as those that may be taking up room in their warehouses or are soon to be discontinued by the manufacturer?
  •  Are the ‘mega discounts’ on the entire kitchen and installation or only on the furniture?
  • What’s the cost of the home survey, design and fitting costs and other trades required such as electricians, plumbers and plasterers etc that are required on virtually every job?
  • Do they install the kitchen themselves or hand the job over to a third-party company who may or may not be an expert in fitting kitchens (we’ve heard of one recently whose core business is fitting hot tubs!)?
  • Do you have to pay 100% of the cost upfront or contract with the fitting company separately?  If the latter, minor, annoying issues often need referring back by the installer with the inevitable delays that that can bring and which may cost more to resolve
  • Can you meet the project manager or lead installer who will be coordinating the other tradespeople required to ensure they all arrive at their appointed days/times to ensure the job is completed in a properly managed, timely fashion?

And we know price is always a factor which is why we say Cheap Kitchens Don’t Have to Be Poor Kitchens!

Still not sure why we’re so very different from the sheds and builders merchants?

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