Kitchen Fitters Carterton Oxfordshire (OX18): It is quite possible that, like for many other folks in Carterton, your favourite room in the whole house is the kitchen. After all, it is the place where you and your family interact and gather together. Because, as time passes, a great many fabulous memories will be experienced there, it is crucial that the kitchen is a room where every family member feels relaxed and at ease, in addition to looking good and being practical. Although, obviously it will depend on how much space you have available, altering your kitchen into a place that everyone loves and wants to hang out in could actually transform your day-to-day family life.
In order to end up with the kitchen you've always dreamed of, and also one that appeals to the rest of the family, ensure that you use an experienced and trustworthy kitchen installer in Carterton to do the work.
If you happen to be purchasing your new kitchen from a company such as B&Q, Wickes or Homebase, you'll probably be offered a fitting service, and naturally at an added cost. There may very well be a sudden intake of breath when you're presented with the price for this service, since it will likely be more than twice as much as you were expecting to pay. The reason for this is that they will give around half of this to the actual installers and keep the other half as profit for themselves.
Now, there are a couple of benefits to be gained from using these (contracted out) installation services, the main one being there are some guarantees included, and you can go back to the original company for recompense if there are problems. Having said that, as a company like Homebase will likely be using local installers from close to Carterton anyway, there's no real reason why you can't book these services directly, and cut the bill in half. Moreover, should any problems crop up during the installation process, any genuine Carterton kitchen fitter will provide some form of aftercare service, and they will likely be a lot more approachable than trying to negotiate the alarmingly snail-paced and "clunky" complaints procedure of a big national company.
It also pays to take into account that when buying fitted kitchens from some of these big DIY chains, problems are likely to occur. Things such as not supplying everything in your order, having parts, fittings and fixtures missing from individual cartons and delivering the wrong packages, are what they're most renowned for. It's quite normal for fitted kitchens to arrive flat-packed, particularly when bought from DIY stores, and to save costly and inconvenient hold-ups to the installation process, you will have to carefully check that everything is correct on delivery, and that each package is there and complete with the correct components.
Many kitchen installers in Carterton do not really like to work for such companies, or even carry out the installation of their products, due to these types of issues, so it might be wise to check first. With that said, if installed correctly, some of the kitchens from these companies will last for a fair few years, and are good value for money and of decent quality.
It's quite likely that someone you know may have had a kitchen installed in the past, hence you can friends and acquaintances for recommendations of kitchen fitters they have previously used in Carterton. Word of mouth is frequently viewed as better than reviews or commercial advertising, because it gives a better perception of quality, and comes straight from the mouth of somebody you trust. You should prepare a shortlist of at least 3 or 4 tradesmen and get a quote from each one.
A competent Carterton kitchen fitter will draft a plan of your new kitchen after carrying out a survey and precisely measuring the available space. They'll explain materials, room layouts, colour schemes and cabinet designs, so as to come up with the most comprehensive plan feasible. By referring to this plan and in keeping with choices you have made, they'll be in a position to give you a detailed quotation for your new kitchen, and a time scale for the work to be done. If you're comfortable about measuring the kitchen yourself, you can jot down your own design and take it into the nearest Magnet or B&Q, where they'll work everything out on a kitchen software program, if that's the route you want to take.
Expert kitchen fitters typically have years of carpentry experience and know-how to help them and will probably have accomplished some kind of an apprenticeship program through their employer. Making the most of their abilities in using both hand and electric tools they will remove your existing kitchen in Carterton and correctly, swiftly and professionally install a new one.
Whilst doing the dismantling of your unwanted cabinets and other fitments, the kitchen fitter might discover spots that require more work. Due to the years that have gone by since the original kitchen was fitted the walls and floor behind the cabinets will have been mostly neglected and forgotten. Some of these problem areas could be damaged and need to be repaired for your new kitchen to fit snugly in position, and your kitchen installer will need to take care of this if the work is going to move forward smoothly.
If your new kitchen has a gas appliance incorporated you'll have to ensure that either your kitchen fitter is Gas Safe registered or can bring in someone who is, for this work. You might also be asking to replace old floor surfaces in your kitchen which is normally the case when new kitchens are installed. Although you might opt to use a flooring specialist for this task, your Carterton kitchen installer will be capable of replacing solid wood, stone, laminated, vinyl, engineered wood or ceramic tiles flooring as part of the whole installation.
It is always advisable to use an experienced and fully qualified electrician for all electrical installations in your new kitchen, and it's very rare if some kind of electrical work isn't needed, unless you are merely changing like-for-like cupboards. From time to time you'll find a kitchen fitter in Carterton who is Part-P qualified for electrics, mostly they'll "take a shot" at basic electrical tasks, which should set the alarm bells ringing.
Generally, kitchen fitters or kitchen installation companies in Carterton will have an electrician who works alongside them, when electrical work is necessary, since kitchen fitters have typically trained as carpenters and joiners, and will have only dabbled in electrics and plumbing to expand their skills.
You should ask about the electrical side of things when survey and quote is being prepared, as "sparkys" don't come cheap and you will have to allocate additional funds for the electrical work.
You could very well need a heck of a lot of electrical work doing, dependant upon the layout and design of your kitchen and for some time now this has come under part P of the building regulations, and has to be done by an NICEIC or ELECSA registered electrician. Electrical installations could include extra sockets, lighting, isolation switches, underfloor heating and light switches.
Through the use of the latest kitchen innovations and design features an experienced Carterton kitchen installer will be able to completely rework the look of your weary old kitchen and make the best possible use of the space that you've got available. Even if your current kitchen is outdated and drab a skilled installer will make certain that you finish up with a space-saving, ultra modern kitchen that is going to make your friends and neighbours jealous. They will probably have problems believing that it's even the same room you began with.
Kitchen installation projects can be undertaken in Carterton and also in nearby places like: Oxford, Burford, Fulbrook, Crawley, Alvescot, Shilton, Minster Lovell, Brize Norton, Langford, Clanfield, Curbridge, Swinbrook, Worsham, Bradwell Village, Witney, Filkins, Bampton, Aston, and in these postcodes OX18 1JB, OX18 1HJ, OX18 1HS, OX18 1EF, OX18 1EB, OX18 1GQ, OX18 1EJ, OX18 1EN, OX18 1TS, OX18 1PB.
Kitchen Floor Levelling Carterton
With some kitchen installations it may be essential to get the floor level before fitting any base units, particularly if you're removing any walls to expand the kitchen area (broom cupboard or pantry for example). A bit of further work on the floor will likely also be needed if you're installing underfloor heating, more so with water than electric. If the requirement for this was clear from the beginning, the price will be included in your original quote. Your kitchen fitter may carry out the work himself or call in a flooring specialist to spread a layer of floor levelling compound.
Kitchen Disposal in Carterton
When you bring a kitchen fitter in for the initial survey it is recommended that you find out if the disposal of your old kitchen cabinets is going to be factored into the final price. With tough restrictions on what and how much can be dumped at your council tip, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to dispose of building related rubbish in particular. The majority of kitchen installers in Carterton will be perfectly happy to clear away and responsibly get rid of your old kitchen cabinets and in the process comply with the current legislation that affect this form of waste. You will then be able to de-stress knowing that the entire thing has been conducted properly. (Tags: Kitchen Dismantling Carterton, Kitchen Disposal Carterton, Kitchen Rubbish Removal Carterton, Kitchen Removal Carterton).
Kitchen Worktops Carterton
One thing which definitely makes your kitchen stand out is the worktop. The meticulous installation of your kitchen worktops is essential if the finished kitchen is to look perfect. While installing worktops isn't the simplest job in the world, it's imperative that this process is accomplished properly in order for your new kitchen to last and perform as it should.
Make sure your selected Carterton kitchen fitter is capable of the task before he gets to work, ask to see pictures, in particular close-ups of the finish on the worktops. Manufactured from a wide variety of different materials including granite, laminates (MDF or chipboard), quartz, solid elm, copper, marble and resin, kitchen countertops are available in different thicknesses, and can also be purchased in a huge range of designs and colours.
Popular Kitchen Worktop Finishes
- Acrylic Resin
- Laminate (Chipboard or MDF)
- Solid Wood
Hinge Adjustments to Kitchen Cabinet Doors
If you already have a kitchen that you're satisfied with, but the cabinet doors have become wobbly or misaligned, you are not alone, because that is a really common issue with mass-produced flat pack kitchens in Carterton. It doesn't matter who fitted the kitchen in the first place, or how skillfully it was done, with continual use, the cupboard hinges will move about, get sloppy, or even get detached altogether. To save you having to bring in a kitchen fitter or handyman to do this job for you, it is always a good idea to learn how to re-adjust these hinges yourself. The task is essentially quite easy, as soon as you know which of the screws to turn and which way to rotate them. When the hinges and doors have all been adjusted correctly, you'll be amazed at the improvement in the overall appearance of your kitchen. You should be able to perfectly space out your doors and make sure that all the unit doors close perfectly and do not bang into and damaging the neighbouring doors, once you have the knack of it. The YouTube video on the right of this page plainly explains the procedure and in a far clearer way that I possibly could describe it with text. So, to learn how to properly adjust and fine-tune your hinges and have your kitchen looking perfect, have a watch of the video.
Kitchen Makeovers Carterton
It's not always necessary to have a totally new kitchen installed when your existing kitchen is looking sad and tired - a kitchen makeover may be all that you need to rejuvenate it. Without breaking the bank, there are a lot of innovative ideas out there which will help you to brighten up your existing kitchen in Carterton. Here are just a few of the ways that you can make your sorry old kitchen look better:
- Fitting New Worktops - Merely installing a new worktop can make your kitchen seem almost look like new once again. It can be fairly pricey, but is definitely cheaper than a completely new kitchen.
- Vinyl Wrap Makeovers - If you're working to a strict budget but would like to give your kitchen an attractive new look, you could invest in a vinyl wrap makeover.
- Painting the Kitchen Cabinets - Giving you old kitchen cabinets a spot of paint is a cheap and quick way to add new colour to your old kitchen.
- Professional Cleaning - Getting your kitchen professionally deep cleaned can go a long way to making it look newer.
- Retiling the Floor and Walls - Sticking new tiles on the walls, floor or both can really rejuvenate a sad old kitchen.
- Adding New Doors - The addition of new doors to your old kitchen cabinets can give your kitchen a complete new look without breaking the bank.
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Kitchen Tiling Carterton
Adding wall tiles to your kitchen in Carterton can give it a whole new look whilst providing an easily cleanable, hard wearing finish. There are tiles to match any taste and budget and they're available in a wide range of styles, sizes and colours to create any design that you want. You could create a spectacular backdrop using tiny little mosaic tiles, or create a more roomy, contemporary effect by using large format wall tiles.
For a calm and worry-free experience, an established tiling company in Carterton will provide a professional installation service from beginning to end. From providing guidance on the choice of tiles, preparing and cleaning the surface to be tiled, post-installation cleaning and providing aftercare advice when needed, a professional tiling company in Carterton will make any tiling project seem effortless. Any kitchen fitter in Carterton worth the name, will either be able to provide you with a decent tiling service, or will put you in touch with a tradesman who can. You can get quotes for kitchen tiling in Carterton - HERE.
Searching For a Kitchen Fitter On the Internet
These days most people in Carterton who are trying to find services of any sort are likely to "Google it", or put simply, search for them online. Needless to say as you are currently checking out this page then you probably pinpointed it by using Bing, Ask, Google or Yahoo and we're glad that you did. Imperfections do however crop up with the search engines, and you might find that the results you're presented with are not precisely what you were anticipating.
Typing in "kitchen fitter near me", "kitchen fitters in Carterton", "kitchen fitter Carterton" or "Carterton kitchen fitters" will usually be the procedure to use when trying to find kitchen fitters in Carterton. Just to inform you if you didn't know already, you'll normally realise that the first and last 4 results are inclined to be some form of "pay per click" adverts, while a lot of the remainder will likely be business directories such as Yelp, Thomson Local, Yell or Three Best Rated, or entries for major trade portals like My Hammer, Checkatrade, Rated People, Quotatis, TrustaTrader or Local Heroes, which may or may not be helpful. Odd job men generally don't have large budgets to move their own websites to the top of the positions, so you're liable to find these hidden lower down in the search engine results perhaps on the 2nd or 3rd pages.
Recent Kitchen Projects
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Kitchen Installation Articles
By using the internet as a powerful resource it is extremely easy to uncover a whole host of valuable information and ideas about kitchen floors, kitchen breakfast bars, kitchen lighting, farmhouse kitchens, kitchen worktops, kitchen planning, kitchen colour schemes and kitchen wall tiles. To illustrate, with a quick search we discovered this fascinating article about kitchen redesigning - an overview.
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Kitchen Fitters Around Carterton: Kitchen fitting estimates were recently requested by people in the following Carterton streets: Pitreavie Avenue, Tyndale Close, Stanmore Crescent, Peel Place, Argosy Road, St Johns Drive, Arkell Court, Wavers Ground, Hastings Drive, Mayfield Close, Belle Terrace, Faulder Avenue, Britannia Close, Dovetrees, Carterton Road, Strathmore Close, Woodlands, Meadow Way, Charles Road, Warwick Close, Park View Lane, Tansy Way, Bryony Gardens, Woodrow Court, Home Close, Abingdon Road, Laurel Close, as well as in these postcodes: OX18 1JB, OX18 1HJ, OX18 1HS, OX18 1EF, OX18 1EB, OX18 1GQ, OX18 1EJ, OX18 1EN, OX18 1TS, OX18 1PB.
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