Kitchen companies advertise that everything will be hassle free and theyll do everything.
Although everything should mean the same to everyone, a lot of companies manage to interpret it as meaning we do slightly more than a DIY store
Remember before you even consider inviting a kitchen designer round to your house to make a list of everything you require from the amount of storage space to the position of the last electricity point.
If a kitchen company wont do a part of your kitchen fitting then thats fine as long as you know before inviting the designer round. A lot of companies also have self-employed fitters. This means that they have a definitive set of responsibilities on behalf of the kitchen company and the kitchen company has to make this list of responsibilities quite simple in order to ensure that the task is completed.
Its therefore quite common for such companies to remove themselves from the responsibility of being in charge of peripheral tasks in the kitchen fitting process such as tiling and moving existing electrical points that may be in the way.
A kitchen designer commonly has to work around some existing electrical fixings such as central heating points and isolation switches. The designer knows that his own company either charges too much to move such items or doesnt entertain the possibility of moving them at all. This means that in this scenario, the designer will sell the reasoning to the customer to keep the design in the present format. He will probably say that hes considered other options and give reasons for them not being so effective.
The real reason is that should the customer wish to change the kitchen design, then because this would result in the necessary moving of an existing central heating control. The designer would therefore have less of a chance of being able to hit the customers budget and less of a chance of converting the sale.
Another bug bare is lighting. If it isnt mentioned during the presentation, then dont assume that the wall units will have some form of lighting underneath them
If you want to fit additional lighting in the kitchen it might be worthwhile to wait until fitters are actually fitting and offer them a little extra cash to fit your lights. Just remember to check that everythings included before you sign.
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