Planning on buying a fitted kitchen soon?
If your kitchen is long overdue a reworking, then why not make sure you do it right this time around by going for a fitted kitchen. While it might prove to be a little bit more expensive, in the long run you can be sure that you're going to have everything you need, exactly where you want it!
Where to start?
There aren't many things more complicated around the home than trying to build yourself a brand new kitchen. There are a huge number of things that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure that you get everything you wanted, but you can make the process a lot easier by understanding the basics.
Figuring out what you want
Everyone has a rough idea of what their ideal kitchen will look like, but before you go hiring a carpenter, you need to really do your research. Rather than looking for advice from your handymen, you are much better off checking out a wide range of different kitchens, either at the homes of your friends or in any of the various kitchen suppliers.
Know what kind of wood you like best, as well as what kind of counter top surfaces you would like to integrate. Some materials will work well with other, while others not so much. While window shopping, pay close attention to the way everything fits together - it'll mean you're much better able to describe what you want from the final product.
Getting the right people for the job
Simply deciding on everything you'd like in your fitted kitchen is only the start of the process. Next you'll need to find yourself a reliable carpenter, or team of carpenters. We thoroughly recommend vetting everyone you consider. Check if they're a member of the Kitchen Specialist Association, for example.
If you know people who had work carried out by them before, make sure you find out if they were happy with the end product. Ask about how they conducted themselves during the job, and if they cleaned up after themselves properly.
Get value for money, but don't scrimp!
The best advice we can offer you is to make sure you get the best value from your budget. You know what you like, and you know what you can afford, so don't cut corners just to save a little cash.
A fitted kitchen can definitely be expensive, but if done correctly they can give you a lifetime worth of use!