With the property market in such an unpredictable state at the moment more and more people seem to be applying the mantra – don’t move, improve. The process of choosing who to work with when updating or replacing your kitchen can seem a daunting one, but if you keep the principle that, ‘quality will out’ in mind, you shouldn’t go far wrong.
If the thought of trawling round the myriad warehouse type showrooms, trying to wade through the overwhelming multitude of information about finance deals, free gimmicks and sales on sales fills you with gloom and trepidation then don’t despair. Listen to your instincts and look for an independent kitchen company with a solid reputation and proven experience that can advise you impartially, without pressure. An independent supplier of kitchens should be able to offer unbiased advice on the best way to approach your project.
There is no doubt that improving, updating or even replacing your kitchen, if done in the correct way should add value to your property and provide a return on your investment. Independent kitchen suppliers should be able to help you with all the decisions necessary – from worktops to appliances, from style of doors to selection of tiles. A professional who can demonstrate experience and expertise in all areas involved should be able to help you project manage especially when different trades such as electricians and gas fitters are involved. You should be offered guidance not only in kitchen planning and layout but also in the most appropriate options for your situation. Do you actually need a whole new kitchen or would replacement doors and work surfaces are sufficient?
An independent kitchen supplier can offer guidance on the different types of kitchens available and how the quality varies. A quality kitchen will pay for itself over and over again given time, the investment in good, professional, impartial advice is as important as the investment in quality manufactured carcasses, hand painted cupboards, bespoke work surfaces, high specification appliances etc.