So you’ve just chosen and ordered your dream kitchen, amazing! But the job is not over yet, It’s time to get in touch with a kitchen fitter that can get your kitchen looking and fitting perfectly within your home. It’s important that you ask the right questions to prospective fitters to make sure that you don’t end up with a kitchen disaster, or costly job on your hands. Take a read of the top questions we’d recommend asking below.
One of the most important questions to ask your kitchen fitter is when they are available, and when they can get the job done by. Ideally, you want your kitchen fitter to be able to start the job within a couple of days of your kitchen being delivered so that you don’t have to try and store a second kitchen in your house for weeks on end. Equally, you don’t want to choose a fitter that says the job is going to take much longer than expected, especially if you are paying them a day rate.
Finding out whether your kitchen fitter charges a flat fee, or day rate is another factor to consider. Regardless of their pricing strategy, they should be able to give you an idea of how long it’ll take, and the relative cost of this. You might be able to shop around to find somebody that’ll take less time or more time at a lower cost. Doing your research is key.
You wouldn’t buy a car, or a holiday without doing your research into what they look like, and what people’s experiences were. So treat your kitchen fitter in the same way. After all the time and effort of finding your dream kitchen, it’s important that the fitting of it is just right. Take a look at some of the fitter’s past work, and see if they have anything comparable to the work you need doing. Make sure you see what people have said about the way they work, and get a gauge on how trustworthy they are. This is where working off recommendations can help you out. Reach out to your family and friends, and see who they’ve had positive experiences with in the past to give you a better idea.
So you’ve had a new shiny kitchen delivered, but what are you going to do about the old one still sitting there? Make sure you ask your kitchen fitter if skip hire/ kitchen removal included is included within the price. However be mindful that if you have the time available, or are on a tighter budget, it can be more cost efficient to do it yourself.
Alike your new kitchen, the work your fitter carries out should come with a guarantee. Make sure you find out whether this is something they offer and find out how long this guarantee is valid for. You want to make sure that if anything goes wrong that you are covered to have it put right.
When it comes to fitting a kitchen, there is much more than just slotting it into place. There will be various electrical and gas work that comes under the kitchen fitting process, and you need to make sure that your fitter can deal with this. Even if they are not qualified themselves, they should organise the correct installation around these areas. You don’t want to have another job to deal with!
Asking the right questions from the research stage can help you avoid any cost implications and disappointments later down the line. Failing to prepare, only sets you up to fail. By asking the questions above, you’ll be more confident in the kitchen fitter you choose and the end result. Happy kitchen fitter shopping!
I found the team to be delightful people and very trustworthy. In addition, they did the job for an amazingly good price.
Mrs H of Nottingham
Excellent service throughout. Professional workmen, I can not speak too highly of them, a really good job.
Fantastic, polite friendly service and fitting. Transformed very old kitchen into modern style at very little money. Would recommend to anyone.
Lovely finish can not believe the transformation. Came on time, all workman did a wonderful job and were friendly and polite.
Mr & Mrs P of DE7