Having a new kitchen installed can be a big expense. In fact it’s one of the biggest expenses for home improvement and a very important one too. If you get the design and function of your kitchen installation wrong to start with, you can be stuck with the consequences for many years to come.
It’s essential of course that you choose a company that specialises in supplying high quality fitted kitchens in Manchester and beyond, from top designers such as Ramsbottom Kitchens Company who partner with top manufacturers Sheraton Kitchens . You chosen supplier should really believe in providing exceptional quality, functionality and affordability, to create personal fitted kitchens that suit any customers’ needs and budgets. Whilst many people look to high street home department stores or local builders for the best value for money, there are plenty of other things to consider when buying a kitchen, so with this in mind, here’s our top tips for kitchen buyers, to ensure you have all the information you need to create the kitchen of your dreams.
Seeing is believing
There’s a lot to be said for seeing how a kitchen looks in the flesh than simply seeing it in a photo. When you’re shopping for your kitchen, find a high quality showroom where you can see the products you’re interested in buying and test how they look and function. This way, there will be no chance of you having them installed then finding you don’t like them, after all.
Knowledge is Key
When it comes to designing your kitchen, choosing a reputable and knowledgeable kitchen designer who knows the products inside and out is crucial. Their knowledge will ensure you make informed choices in your kitchen design.
Following on from the above, you should also make sure your kitchen designer listens to your needs and has a clear understanding of the project undertakings, including correct measurement of the kitchen space and how to utilise that space effectively.
Naturally there are huge differences between a showroom kitchen and how it will look in your home, but CAD software can give you the next best thing. A reputable kitchen design company should always use CAD software to allow you a virtual design of your kitchen, so you can play around with design before committing.
Getting Your Electrics Right
Given the number of appliances in a kitchen, a large part of the installation involves electrical work. For peace of mind and to meet UK building regulations, all complete electrical work should be carried out by a qualified electrician and have a Part P Certificate, which is then issued to the local building authority.
With such a large purchases, many kitchen suppliers and fitters require some form of deposit. However, be wary of companies asking for large deposits or money upfront, as this certainly doesn’t need to be the case. At Ramsbottom Kitchens North West for example, we only requires £10.00 deposit and full payment on delivery.
Choose Quality over Price
Don’t be lured in by discount deals or builders offering cheap quotes. If you choose quality service and products over a cheap price it will inevitably stand the test of time and prove to be a better investment.
Utilising these top tips and choosing a reputable kitchen supplier should make designing your kitchen a wonderful experience. For expert advice and service for kitchens, why not visit Ramsbottom Kitchens’ North West Showroom where their fully qualified team will talk you through the whole process to design a high quality and affordable kitchen and ensure you’re well prepared and informed about every step of the process – from design to installation, aftercare and beyond.