If you’ve decided to have your kitchen refurbished you may be at the stage where you’re choosing kitchen fitters, and that’s not easy. You’ll have hopefully wound it down to around 3 fitters who you think may be a good fit. All you need to do now is ask the right questions so you get the best kitchen fitter for you. In today’s post, we’re going to be talking about the questions you should be asking so you get the best kitchen fitter it’s possible to get, one that speaks your language and understands what you want.
Naturally, in order to get the best kitchen, you need the best kitchen fitters out there, but how do you find them? They’re all going to be telling you how amazing they are, but how will you know they’re exactly what you’re looking for?
This is probably one of the most failsafe ways of finding a good kitchen fitter. Recommendations can come from friends or family, they’ll be able to tell you whether they were any good, and be able to show you their kitchens so you’ll get first-hand experience of their workmanship.
Make sure you get 3 quotes and you can work from here. Depending on your budget, price is going to be a major factor, so price will feature importantly. However, look out for helpful suggestions and any new ideas on how to make your kitchen a reality, enthusiasm is key and is a good way of demonstrating their expertise and attention to detail.
Ask For a Timeline
You’ll need to know how much time it’s going to take. It should roughly take around 4 to 6 weeks for your kitchen to arrive, so you’ll have that time before your kitchen fitter can start work. What you don’t want is a gap between when your kitchen arrives and when your kitchen fitter can start work. Ideally, you’d want the fitters to start work on the kitchen more or less as soon as its arrived.
Ask to see if they have a portfolio, it could be access via the website or they may have something physical for you to look at. You could also ask their previous clients, (if the details are available) what their work was like.
Keep in mind you’ll need to have your electrical and gas work sorted out for the new kitchen so you need to find out whether or not the kitchen fitter can provide these services themselves (and if so, are they qualified). Otherwise, they may outsource and if this is the case, then you’ll need to make sure they outsourcing to qualified, trained and registered electrical engineers and plumbers.
Sorting the mess out
How will you get rid of the old kitchen once the new one has been installed? Ask your potential kitchen fitters whether removal of the old kitchen is included in the price. If you have to do it yourself, this could add considerably to your budget.
Is the work guaranteed, and if so, for how long?
Ask whether the work your kitchen installer and any outsourced plumbing/electrical work is guaranteed, and how long for. If there are any problems afterwards you need to know what you can do to get it put right. Also, make sure you ask whether the quote they’ve given you includes VAT.
Cash Upfront at the Start
You should have alarm bells ringing if your kitchen installer asks for cash up front, if he disappears, you’ll left out of pocket and he may have disappeared with your hard-earned cash. Always make sure that payment is made in stages, at the beginning, possibly in the middle, and the rest at completion of the job.
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