How to Find the Best Kitchen Fitter for Your Home

How to Find the Best Kitchen Fitter for Your Home

Bespoke kitchen by Mascari

Contemporary kitchen with minimalist design

 

Maintaining your contemporary or bespoke kitchen is one of the activities that should be done with the help of an expert at times. The homeowner alone cannot do some of the facilities and equipment that are constantly being used in the kitchen. This is the reason why there are different services that are being offered by some companies who are specializing in maintaining the home.

 

You need a regular kitchen fitter who can go and check your kitchen whenever you need help. With this, you have to be familiar with the different characteristics of the best one for your contemporary kitchen or designer kitchen. There are many companies but there are only few who can provide what you are expecting. With this, you need to be sure that you are spending money for those who are really masters of their own field. Here are the things that you need to keep in mind when you are looking for the best kitchen fitter for your home:


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  • The quality of work. Keep in mind that you are going to let a person come in to your home in order to fix something in your kitchen. With this, you have to be sure that you know if the team who will be looking after the problem is really good in this type of work. With this, you need to check the different reviews that are posted over the net about the kitchen fitter that you have chosen. You can also check different forums where the different kitchen fitters are featured and see how people described them.

  • Accessibility. As much as possible, you should be choosing a kitchen fitter who is just near the neighborhood. You need to choose someone who can easily come over your place when you need help with some improvement needs in your bespoke or contemporary kitchen. Keep in mind that there are instances when you need something to be fitted immediately because you are using it continually. With this, you have to be sure that you are communicating with a regular fitter residing or operating near your place.

  • The price is right. Another thing that has to be considered is the price of the service. With this, you have to be knowledgeable about the rate of a kitchen fitter. Well, you cannot assume that they will be requiring small pay because they are doing a not so easy job. But you also have to make sure that you are paying a reasonable price for their service. If you have a designer kitchen and some of the equipment needs more repairs because there is a great damage, you should also know that you would be paying more for those special services.

  • A reliable website. There are websites that are helping kitchen fitters get project by advertising their services online. With this, you need to make sure that you are getting information form a reliable website.

Goss and Corian Contemporary kitchen

Large gloss doors and corian worktops make this bespoke kitchen eye catching

The things given above are just few of the most important things that you need to consider when you are looking for the best kitchen fitter.

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DIY or Call in the experts

Installing a modern fitted kitchen in your home is probably one of the most expensive projects you will undertake. However the costs can vary considerably depending on whether you decide to do the job yourself, or call in the professionals.

The most cost effective method is certainly to buy a kitchen of the shelf at your local diy store and fit it yourself. Most offer a wide range of styles that interpret various aspects of contemporary kitchen design well, the quality is generally pretty good too. An off the shelf kitchen including units and worktops shouldn’t set you back more than about £2000 and with all the extras such as flooring, lighting, tiles and paint and appliances you can achieve great results for well under £5000. Of course you do need to be fairly competent in various aspects of diy to fit your own kitchen. If you are unsure you could end up making some costly mistakes. Even if you think you can manage to fit the units and worktops yourself it is still advisable to employ a qualified professional to do the electrics and plumbing rather than tackling them yourself. Fitting a kitchen is not a five minute job, and if you are trying to do it around your normal work commitments it could well drag on for a couple of months or more. And it is not easy living without a fully functioning kitchen for that long, washing-up in the bath soon loses its novelty value!

So if you decide the whole project is a bit too much to handle and your budget can stretch to it, how do you choose the right people for the job? and what exactly do you get for your money?

You could still buy the kitchen yourself from a diy store and employ a local kitchen fitter to install it for you, this would keep costs down a bit. To the other extreme you could hand over the entire project to a specialist in bespoke fitted kitchens for a high-end, luxury service. This could cost anything from around £15000 upwards.

A quick internet search will reveal plenty of luxury kitchen designers in your area, and the details on their websites will give you some indication of the styles of kitchens they provide. Whether you prefer traditional and rustic or modern and contemporary there will be something available to suit your tastes. Some showrooms may require you to make an appointment to meet a designer to discuss your requirements, and a home visit will usually be necessary to allow them to advise you of all the options available to you and to measure up. They can help you to decide on a layout, to match units and worktops, choose colour schemes, lighting and all the other finishing touches that really make your kitchen unique. There will usually be a far wider product range than is available on the highstreet with ultra modern materials such as granite and corian often suggested as these are particularly luxury items.

This kind of bespoke kitchen design service does not come cheap. But you are paying for someone to completely manage the project on your behalf, specialist advice, high quality products and an exceptional finish so you really do get your moneys worth and a kitchen to be proud of.

So do you do it yourself or call in the experts? Well ultimately  it comes down to how much you are willing to spend, time, the quality of the finish you want and how good your diy skills are!