Kitchen Fitters Reigate Surrey (RH2): It is quite possible that, as for many other folks in Reigate, the kitchen is your favourite room in the whole house. When all is said and done, it's the area where you and your family interact and gather together. It's crucial that the kitchen is a place where the whole family can feel at ease, since as time passes many glorious memories will be experienced there. Although, of course it will depend on how much space there is available, altering your kitchen into a place that everybody enjoys and wants to be in could actually dramatically improve your daily life.
Fitting a brand newisn't a job you need to do all that often, therefore when the time arrives to upgrade your worn out old kitchen perhaps you should employ a professional Reigate to ensure your new units look good and are mounted to your satisfaction.
If you are buying your new kitchen from a company such as Wickes, Homebase or B&Q, you'll likely be offered an installation service, and of course at an added cost. There may be a sudden intake of breath when you hear the price for this service, since it will likely be close to double what you were hoping to pay. There is an extremely good reason behind this, and that is because the installers themselves will receive fifty percent of this fee, whilst the company in question will stick the other fifty percent into their already bulging coffers.
There are naturally a few benefits to be gained from using these (sub-contracted) fitting services. It saves you having to spend time your own installation specialist, there are certain guarantees included, and any serious issues occurring should be compensated for or resolved. Having said that, as a concern like Wickes will probably be using local fitters from the Reigate area, there's no reason why you can't just book these services directly, and cut the bill in half. Additionally, any professional Reigate kitchen fitter will provide some form of aftercare service should any issues crop up, and they're likely to be easier to deal with than wading through a large company's complaints process which is often woefully slow and "clunky".
You should also take into account that when buying fitted kitchens from some of these larger DIY chains, issues quite frequently crop up. Among the most common problems are not delivering everything you've ordered, having parts, fixtures and fittings missing from individual packs and delivering the wrong stuff. It's normal for kitchen units to arrive flat-packed, particularly when ordered from DIY companies, and to save costly and inconvenient delays to the installation process, you will need to carefully check that everything is delivered correctly, and that all the packages are there and containing the correct components (not as easy as it sounds).
Thanks to all of these issues, and others I won't mention here, lots of kitchen fitters in Reigate will not work for such chains, and are not even that happy about installing kitchens supplied by them. Therefore, ask around first and get some feedback. In spite of all this, these kitchens will remain extremely popular, since they're outstanding value and of acceptable quality (providing that all of the components arrive!), when fitted professionally they will be just as long lasting as any other (composite or MDF) kitchen.
It's quite possible that someone you know in Reigate will have had a kitchen fitted in the past, so you can ask family, friends and workmates for recommendations of kitchen fitters they've found to be good. Word of mouth is often regarded as much better than commercial advertising and reviews, as it provides a clearer idea of quality, and comes straight from the mouth of someone you trust. Even if a specific kitchen fitter has been recommended, you still ought to get at least three or four quotes from different companies locally, to provide you with a broad range of what you should be paying.
An experienced Reigate kitchen fitter will draft a plan of your kitchen after doing a home survey and precisely measuring your space. They will discuss colour schemes, materials, cabinet designs and layouts, in order to prepare the most detailed plan possible. By working from this plan and determined by the choices that you have made, they'll be in a position to give you an approximate price quote for your new kitchen, and a time scale for the completion of the work. You can of course draw up your own rough layout, if you are comfortable with doing the measuring up on your own, then take it to Wickes or B&Q, where their purpose built software program will work out the perfect configuration and tell you where all the units will fit.
With years of joinery and carpentry know-how and experience to help them, most professional kitchen fitters in Reigate will have accomplished some form of apprenticeship scheme through their employer, to furnish them with the essential capabilities for this work. Skilled in the use of tools, both electric and hand tools, they should be able to carefully take apart your old kitchen in Reigate and replace it with your new layout correctly, professionally and swiftly.
While doing the dismantling of your old cupboards and other fitments, your kitchen installer could find sections that need additional work. Due to the years that have gone by since the original kitchen was installed the walls and floor under and behind the cabinets will have been essentially neglected and forgotten. There are likely to be issues that need to be fixed and sections that need attention if your kitchen is going to last as long as you'd like it to.
If you are fortunate you will find that your kitchen installer is Gas Safe Registered, meaning he is qualified to mend or replace gas ovens gas cooking appliances, but if he isn't then he will bring in a registered Gas Safe plumbing engineer to complete that work for you. It is fairly likely that you will also be updating the flooring when you swap out your kitchen. Whether the new floor surface is going to be laminate, stone, tiles, engineered wood, solid wood or vinyl, your Reigate kitchen installer should be able to do that work for you, however you might opt to use an actual flooring specialist.
There are not many kitchen installations in Reigate that won't involve extra electrical work, and although some kitchen fitters will "have a go" at this, and even some are Part-P certified, it is usually wise to bring in a professional and fully qualified electrician for this type of work.
As most Reigate kitchen fitters have their qualifications in either carpentry or carpentry and joinery, they will frequently be wary of doing this kind of work, and although some of them might have dabbled in plumbing and electrics to widen their skills, they will typically have an electrician on board to do this work when it's needed.
You will need to ask potential kitchen fitters about the electrics at the beginning, ideally when you're collecting quotes and choosing the best installer. Extra money will likely be needed for the electrical work, if this is not included in the quote, and one thing is certain - electricians do not come cheap, so expect a fairly large bill.
Kitchen electrics now comes under part P of the building regs, and dependent on the layout and design of your kitchen you may well need a heck of a lot of electrical work to be done. Electrical installations could maybe include light switches, underfloor heating, extra plug sockets, isolation switches and lighting.
By hiring a fully trained and competent kitchen installer in Reigate you will be certain to receive all of the relevant advice and guidance with regards to how best to use the available space, and the different ways to transform the appearance of your existing kitchen by making use of the latest kitchen innovations. Your neighbours and friends are certain to be envious when they find out how your outdated and drab room has been reworked into a space-saving, ultra modern kitchen with all the latest gadgets. They'll most likely have trouble believing that it is even the same room you began with.
Kitchen fitting can be carried out in Reigate and also nearby in: Horley, Merstham, The Acres, Hooley, Buckland, Mickleham, Salfords, Lower Kingswood, Betchworth, South Nutfield, Leigh, Earlswood, Beare Green, Redhill, Wrays, Irons Bottom, Sidlow, South Park, and in these postcodes RH2 0EA, RH2 0PQ, RH2 0HW, RH2 0LB, RH2 0LJ, RH2 0BF, RH2 0EN, RH1 6NB, RH1 1AZ, RH2 0ES.
Hinge Adjustments to Cabinet Doors
One of the most common issues that you can encounter with an existing kitchen in Reigate is the doors getting loose or becoming misaligned. It doesn't matter who installed the kitchen in the first place, or how competently it was done, with constant use, the door hinges will get rocky, move about, or even become detached altogether. To save you needing to call in a kitchen fitter or handyman to do this for you, it is always a good idea to learn how to re-adjust these door hinges yourself. The process is really fairly simple, as soon as you know which screws to turn and in which direction to turn them. And you'll be able to make a tremendous difference to the look of you kitchen as soon as all of the doors have been correctly adjusted. As soon as you have got the hang of it you should be able to perfectly space out your doors and ensure that all of the cupboard doors close perfectly and don't bang into each other. The YouTube video on the right plainly describes the process and in a far better way that I possibly could describe it in writing. So, have a quick look at the video and learn how to adjust your own kitchen cabinet hinges.
Kitchen Worktops Reigate
One thing that really makes your kitchen stand out is the kitchen worktop. The meticulous fitting of the kitchen worktops is essential if the finished kitchen is to look just right. Shoddily installed worktops can totally spoil the look and usability of your kitchen and significantly shorten its potential working life.
Before commencing work on your kitchen it is always a wise idea to ask to see pictures of previous jobs to make certain that your chosen Reigate kitchen installer is up to fitting the kitchen worktops correctly. Created from a whole host of different materials including quartz, marble, solid hardwood, stainless steel, granite, resin and laminates (MDF or chipboard), kitchen countertops are available in different thicknesses, and can also be purchased in a huge array of colours and designs. (Tags: Worktop Cutting Reigate, Worktop Installation Reigate, Kitchen Worktop Fitters Reigate, Kitchen Worktops Reigate)
Kitchen Tiling Reigate
Adding a tiled surface to your kitchen in Reigate can give it a fresh new look whilst providing a hard wearing, easily cleanable finish. There are tiles to suit any taste and budget and they are available in a multitude of sizes, shapes and colours to produce unlimited design options. Mosaic patterns, using really small tiles, can create an eye-catching backdrop effect, or large format tiles can be used to give a more spacious, contemporary feeling.
A competent tiler or tile company's installation team will be able to offer an end to end service. They'll perform an on-site survey of the kitchen and give advice on the most appropriate tiles, as well as surface preparation, tiling, post-installation cleaning and providing an aftercare service where needed. Any self-respecting kitchen fitter in Reigate will either be able to offer you a decent tiling service, or will be able to bring in somebody who can. You can get quotes for kitchen tiling in Reigate - HERE.
Kitchen Door Replacement Reigate
A kitchen upgrade in Reigate doesn't necessarily mean you have to replace your units or cabinets. Exchanging your existing unit doors can have a massive effect on the look of your kitchen, and stop the need for an expensive rebuild. It is actually even quite possible to use a kitchen door company to renovate, repair and repaint your existing cupboard doors to completely transform the appearance of your old kitchen without denting your bank account.
Do-it-yourself options are quite possible for replacement unit doors, however hiring the services of a reputable company will guarantee that the whole thing runs smoothly from beginning to end, and that you have some recourse should anything go awry. They'll be glad to offer guidance on the styles of replacement doors, measure them accurately so there are no mistakes, and make certain all fittings and hinge holes are in the appropriate place before installation.
In terms of price, the additional expenditure of using a reputable door company over a DIY job is well worth it for the extra peace of mind and reassurance. (Tags: Replacement Kitchen Doors Reigate, Kitchen Replacement Doors Reigate, Kitchen Door Replacement Reigate).
Kitchen Worktop Finishes
- Stainless Steel
- Laminate (Chipboard or MDF)
- Resin (Corian)
Floor Levelling Reigate
With many new kitchen installations it might be vital to level out the floor before installing any units, especially if you're knocking down any walls to increase the size of the kitchen area (broom cupboard or larder for instance). Your kitchen floor will probably also need a bit of work if you are planning to install either water or electric underfloor heating. A self-levelling compound will be satisfactory in most cases, and the kitchen fitter will include this in the quote (if the need for it was evident from the beginning), and where appropriate he'll call in a screeding specialist, or do the task himself. (Tags: Floor Levelling Screed Reigate, Self-Levelling Compound Reigate, Floor Levelling Reigate).
Kitchen Appliance Installation Reigate
A leading element of a kitchen installation in Reigate, regardless of whether it is a new kitchen or a replacement, is the fitting of your various kitchen appliances. Devices such as integrated heaters, gas & electric cookers, microwaves, dishwashers, extractor fans, washer/dryers and fridges, are what we're referring to here. If your chosen Reigate kitchen fitters are very experienced they will be able to install some or all of these without too much problem, as part of the overall project. Gas appliances must however be installed by a Gas Safe engineer, and a fully qualified electrician might need to check and sign off certain electrical appliances.
If you happen to be having kitchen appliances that are integrated, your kitchen fitter will have to be around for the installation, as alterations will need to be made in the kitchen units, and some final adjustments will be required. (Tags: Kitchen Appliances Reigate, Kitchen Appliance Installation Reigate, Appliance Installations Reigate, Kitchen Appliance Fitters Reigate)
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Kitchen Installation Articles
By using the internet as a useful resource it is quite simple to uncover lots of useful ideas and information about kitchen breakfast bars, kitchen planning, kitchen colour schemes, kitchen worktops, space saving kitchens, kitchen flooring, kitchen lighting and kitchen tiling. As an example, with a quick search we located this thought provoking article outlining the latest kitchen remodeling ideas and designs.
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Kitchen Fitters Around Reigate: People in the following Reigate roads recently enquired about a kitchen fitter: Doods Place, Churchfield Road, Barons Way, Beech Drive, Chartway, Sandhills Road, Talbot Close, Carlton Road, Crescent Road, Delamere Road, Blackborough Road, Buckland Road, Somers Road, Brokes Crescent, Sheridan Drive, Sherwood Crescent, South Road, Coniston Way, Birkheads Road, Albert Road North, St Davids Close, Duncroft Close, Albany Close, Shellwood Road, Stockton Road, Trumpet Hill Road, along with these postcodes RH2 0EA, RH2 0PQ, RH2 0HW, RH2 0LB, RH2 0LJ, RH2 0BF, RH2 0EN, RH1 6NB, RH1 1AZ, RH2 0ES.
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