The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, not only for its functionality but also because of a lot of memories will be created here. No matter whether you’re just looking to freshen up a tired kitchen or want to have the latest and greatest top-of-the-range kitchen installed, you’ll want to make sure that it is done right.
However, while you might think that hiring a kitchen fitter is going to be straightforward, as with anything, there is plenty for you to consider before choosing one to get started on your kitchen.
Find a Good Balance of Experience and Qualifications
You might think that fitting a kitchen is something that once it has been done a few times, it becomes second nature. However, depending on the size of the job, there is a lot of work that can go into it. Whether you want just a few cabinets installed or a full kitchen fit with sinks, plumbing, and the fitting of a cooker, you’ll want to make sure that not only are your fitters qualified but also have plenty of experience doing what you’re asking of them.
Ask to see previous work, their qualifications, and how long they have been doing this kind of work.
Make Sure You Feel Comfortable With Them
You can sometimes get a general feel of what you think of someone after just a few conversations with them and because the fitting of your kitchen is going to mean you spending a length of time with the fitters, you’ll want to make sure that you’re likely to be comfortable with them and get along.
Are they friendly and polite on the phone? Did they show up for meetings on time? Are they full of questions related to your build or are just arrogantly treating it like its just another job?
Ensure Their Quotes Cover Everything
When looking for kitchen fitters, always get a full quote from at least three or four of them before deciding. You want to make sure that these quotes cover it all from materials, labor, VAT, and any subcontracting that they will need to call in. Once you have confirmed that the quotes are for everything, you can then make your choice based on the cost and all other factors involved.
Do They Provide Follow-Ups?
With kitchen fitting, complications can occur both when the work is being carried out or after it has been completed. The latter is why it is important to go with contractors that are happy to come back and resolve any issues that may occur. It is actually quite common practice for many tradesmen to agree to this but unless you get it in writing, they are not always so happy to stick to their gentleman’s agreement once they have been paid.
If you can find a kitchen fitter that ticks all the boxes that we’ve mentioned above and they fit your proposed budget, you can feel the peace of mind that you have found the right man/men for the job.
For more information please contact Melbourne Kitchens.