I Commissioned A New Kitchen: What Now?

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Investing in a new kitchen is one of the most exciting things you can do as a homeowner. The feeling you get is comparable to that of purchasing a new automobile; you can’t wait to take it for a test drive right away.

However, kitchens, believe it or not, are rather sophisticated; they are a delicate balance of several utilities that must all operate together harmoniously.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that being probably the most common room in most houses, it is used by everyone else in the family regularly.

Assuming that you have found but also purchased the fridge of your dreams, what happens next? Unfortunately, when you purchase a kitchen, it does not arrive fully assembled but rather in several flat-pack boxes, and more often than not, some of the pieces that arrive, such as units and worktops, will need to be cut to size to fit your specific room.

Those who are familiar with the kitchen installation process should have no difficulty completing this work on their own. However, for those who are not, I would not suggest attempting it because, as previously stated, kitchens are much more complex than you might think. They include gas, electricity, and water, all of which work together when properly installed but can be extremely dangerous if not. Hire a professional kitchen installation rather than attempting to save money on the job.

To identify a qualified local kitchen cabinet installation to install your ideal kitchen, you need to follow the procedures outlined below.

Look for something (the boring stuff)

If you want to discover a reputable local kitchen cabinet installation, you should start your search online by looking for “kitchen cabinet installers near me.” You must search for “kitchen cabinet installers near me” rather than just “kitchen cabinet installers.”

You will thousands of varieties of results if you simply search for “kitchen cabinet installers,” but by searching for “kitchen cabinet installers near me,” you will narrow your search to only the companies that are closest to your geographical location, saving you time and making things easier later on in the process.

Reviews

Once you have a list of results from your search for “kitchen cabinet installers near me,” you will want to narrow them down to two or three firms to work with. To do so, I usually look at the reviews provided by other customers. When it comes to employees, their ratings are everything, since they are an indication of how successfully they do their duties daily. Positive ratings will result in more work; conversely, poor reviews will result in… you get the picture.

When receiving a referral from a friend or family member, I will still give them a chance although they had one or two negative evaluations on internet review sites. Everyone has received a few negative reviews throughout their lives, but I would place more credence in the opinions of my friends and relatives than I would in anonymous customer feedback.

Quotes

Once you’ve narrowed down your options to two or three, you’ll want to make arrangements for each of them to come to the property at a separate time, of course. 

Because they will need to view the area in which the kitchen will be put, as well as what has already been done to the kitchen and what has to be done to the kitchen in terms of slicing and shape for it to suit the space available, this is necessary.

Once they have completed their assessment, they will give you an estimate outlining the costs associated with installing the kitchen.

Because of this, you should invite two to three firms over to provide you with quotations. You will be astonished at how much the prices may differ from one company to the next!

At this point, I get all of the quotations together and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each, keeping in mind that although the cost will be a decisive element, I do not want it to be the deciding reason.

It is the length of time it will take to finish the work that most influences my decision because remember that you will not be able to use your kitchen during this time, which means that you will not be able to cook or use any of your appliances, such as the washer and dryer, while the work is being done.

If you are satisfied with everything that is outlined in the quote, you simply agree on a date for the work to begin and, more importantly, on a date for the work to be completed. This allows you to plan your and your family’s lives around this minor inconvenience, but once the work is completed, you can enjoy your new perfect kitchen.