So your thinking of buying a new kitchen,and hopefully fitting it yourself, as you may know there is a huge range out there with all sorts of gadgetry, styles and choices of materials to choose from. My advise is to start with a budget and stick to it as best you can, because it can soon spiral out of control, especially when your sat with a sales rep...
Don't forget if your considering fitting it yourself you need to keep it as simple as possible.
The best thing to do is go to at least 3 different kitchen companies and let them measure your kitchen up and design it for you. This is normally free at most companies. if you get 3 design/quotes on different ranges then you have a good comparison. This way you can play each company of each other by getting them to beat previous quotations. You could soon save 100s by doing this. Don't forget to be cheeky and ask for a free dishwasher or a gadget you may have seen. Remember they need your business!!
Another great tip, is to ask for a trade account. You don't need to be in the trade to open one, you just need a couple of references to put on your form.(i don't even think they check).This way you can save 100s extra. Remember they need your business!!
To save further 100s ask for the prices of all the appliances and highlight them on your quote. Then go on line and find the same items and buy them direct.There normally much cheaper. You can also get most online companies to deliver for free, if not tell them. Be cheeky!
Ok you have your free C.A.D drawing, your kitchen plan and a delivery date..... (to be continued)
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