Planning & Design
There are various ways in which we design our your kitchen. Being, in our view, the most important process of the kitchen planning, we take considerable time and care in the detail that goes into the kitchen design stage of your kitchen.
The most typical process is we arrange an appointment to meet with you on site (in your home). You will give us an indication of your door choice (eg, white gloss) and we always take relevant sample doors so that you can see and feel the different finishes in the comfort of your own home.
Prior to doing anything, we listen to your requirements with regard to what you would ideally like to see in your kitchen. This would include your desired appliances, rough layout ideas etc. We then measure the kitchen area. Once the measurements have been taken we discuss design possibilities with you and provide ideas and space saving solutions, relevant to your previous instructions.
From experience we know that this process works best as we can arrive at the client's ideal kitchen design, whilst knowing that it works based on our own measurements. More often than not we are able to provide excellent solutions to tricky or awkward areas that really make the best use of space.
Have your own kitchen plan?
If you already have a design that you are happy with we are more than happy to price a kitchen based on that design. This is normally conducted by way of a pre-arranged appointment at our showroom. Even in this scenario we sometimes provide ideas that can improve on the design. This is always best carried out in the showroom so that you can fully understand and appreciate the units that are applicable to the design. You can also confirm the door choice, from our huge available stock!
Often we are asked by you if we are able to design a kitchen from an architects plan for a proposed extension or new build house. The answer to this is yes, however, in order to create the best kitchen design, this is normally done interactively with you at our showroom by way of a pre-arranged appointment.
If a 10% holding deposit is placed we are able to guarantee the price on the design for up to 12 months. You often find this saves you considerable time and expense. In this scenario we always instruct our surveyor to go to site once the walls are in place and conduct a technical survey in order to check if any adjustments are required.
So there are many ways in which we design kitchens. As previously stated, our view is that good kitchen planning must always be interactive with you involved at every stage. Ultimately it is you who will be living in and cooking in the kitchen, and the kitchen design is always based on the individuality of your needs.