Consider the following:1) Kitchen cabinets vs complete service.2) Take time. Do your research. Do not fall for sales gimmicks.3) Check company reputation.4) Modular vs bespoke kitchen5) Avoid poor quality products6) Get to know the team and trust your gut feeling.
With countless kitchen companies out there, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. But, fear not, we can provide advice and insights into this topic based on our expertise in the industry. In this post we’ll share six key factors to consider when selecting a kitchen company.
Before selecting a kitchen company, consider whether you want to purchase kitchen cabinets only or whether you’re looking for a complete service with initial consultation, kitchen design, installation and aftercare. While buying cabinets only from DIY stores or online retailers, bear in mind that customer care and aftersales service will be limited. Choosing a kitchen company that offers a complete service can ensure that your project runs smoothly and that you get the support you need from start to finish.
When it comes to selecting a kitchen company, take your time and do your research. Avoid falling for sales gimmicks or FOMO (fear of missing out) tactics used by national kitchen retailers to pressure you into making a decision. Keep in mind that the primary goal of the never ending “sales” and “limited time offers” is to generate a sense of urgency and restrict your chances of exploring other alternatives. Take the time to visit showrooms, talk to designers, by doing your due diligence, you’ll be able to make an informed decision that you’ll be happy with for years to comes.
Before selecting a kitchen company, check their reputation. Look for reviews online and ask for references from past clients. The kitchen refurbishment industry is quite complex and things do go wrong sometimes, even the best specialists make mistakes from time to time. Check both positive and negative reviews and pay attention to how the company responds to negative feedback. If there is no response, or if the company is blaming someone else, that should definitely raise a red flag.
A reputable kitchen company will have a solid track record of delivering quality work and excellent customer service. Take the time to do your research and ensure that you select a company that has a positive reputation in the industry.
Consider whether you want a modular or bespoke kitchen. Modular kitchens are pre-made and can be less expensive, but may not fit your exact needs or style. Bespoke kitchens are custom-made to your specifications and offer more flexibility in terms of design and functionality. While bespoke kitchens can be more expensive, it is a worthwhile investment if you want a unique and personal kitchen. Ultimately, the decision between modular and bespoke cabinetry comes down to your budget, your specific needs, and your personal preferences. A reputable kitchen company will be able to guide you through the pros and cons of each option and help you make an informed decision that aligns with your requirments.
To ensure the longevity of your kitchen, it’s best to steer clear of troublesome products like vinyl wrap doors, low quality cabinets, and cheap square edge laminate surfaces that are susceptible to moisture damage. Although these options may seem budget-friendly, they often result in issues such as peeling, chipping, and wear and tear over time.It’s better to invest in high-quality, durable materials that are less prone to general wear and tear. For further guidance on identifying the best kitchen cabinets, check this helpful resource: Best Quality Kitchen Cabinets UK
As a seasoned tradesperson with over 15 years experience, I’ve learned to rely on my instincts when selecting the right people and companies (and sometimes clients) to work with. However, I’ve also made mistakes in the past and regretted not following my gut feeling. That’s why we recommend finding a team that genuinely cares about helping you achieve the best possible outcome and tradespeople who take pride in their work. On the other end of the spectrum, there are teams whose sole motivation is to prioritise achieving and exceeding sales targets, and tradespeople who aim to complete kitchen installations as quickly as possible, so they can move on to the next job.Trusting your instincts is crucial when choosing a kitchen company, as you must feel comfortable with the team and confident that they ca complete the project to your satisfaction.
In conclusion, choosing the right kitchen company requires careful consideration and planning. By considering the six factors we have discussed, you’ll be able to select a company that delivers the kitchen of your dreams.
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