Kitchen Fitters Walton-on-Thames

Walton-on-Thames Kitchen Installation and Repairs

Kitchen Fitters Walton-on-Thames Surrey (KT12): It's quite possible that, as for many others in Walton-on-Thames, the kitchen is your favourite room in the home. All things considered, it's the place where you and your family interact and gather together. Because, throughout the years, a great many amazing memories are going to be made there, it's crucial that the kitchen is a space where everyone can feel relaxed, together with being functional and looking great. Converting your kitchen into a room that everybody loves and wants to be in can reinvent your daily life and provide you with a hangout for both loved ones and friends.

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By enlisting the help of a dependable and experienced kitchen fitter in Walton-on-Thames, you can receive invaluable recommendations and advice on the best materials, layout and features to meet your unique requirements and desires, while also making certain that all the technical details, such as ventilation, electrical and plumbing systems, are expertly taken care of to create a kitchen that is both visually attractive and practical for daily use.

It always pays to seek out an experienced professional when it comes to having a kitchen fitted, and unless you happen to be a carpenter/joiner, or are a very good do-it-yourselfer, it's highly unlikely that you'll be capable of fitting your own kitchen. A skilled kitchen fitter in Walton-on-Thames will be doing this work day after day, and will have run into every conceivable problem that might be involved with the project.

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If, like many householders in Walton-on-Thames, you're planning to buy your new kitchen from a superstore chain such as Homebase, B&Q or Wickes, you will find that they offer a kitchen installation service as well. This is naturally an extra cost which is added to the price for the kitchen cabinets and appliances. This can often come as something of a surprise (particularly if you already had a price in mind), as there is a big mark-up on this sort of service, and it will probably be double what you were envisioning. The actual fitters will only be paid about 50 percent of this and the rest will be added to the profits of the company involved.

So, there are some benefits from using these (contracted out) fitting services, the main one being that guarantees are included, and you can go back to the company if there are issues. However, as someone like Magnet will likely be using local kitchen fitters from the Walton-on-Thames area, there is no real reason why you can't just book these services directly, and cut the bill in half. Locally based Walton-on-Thames kitchen fitters still have their reputations to uphold, and will usually be glad to resolve any problems, so you won't only save money, but additionally avoid the requirement to go through the excruciatingly slow and "clunky" complaints system of a big national DIY chain!

You should also be aware that when buying fitted kitchens from some of these larger DIY chains, issues quite frequently occur. Among the most common complaints are for not supplying everything you have ordered, having fittings, parts and fixtures missing from individual packs and delivering the wrong stuff. It's quite normal for fitted kitchens to arrive in a flat-pack, particularly when purchased from DIY chains, and to save costly and inconvenient hold-ups to the installation process, you'll need to meticulously check that everything is there on delivery, and that all the packages are there and containing the correct components.

Because of all of these issues, and others I won't mention here, lots of kitchen installers in Walton-on-Thames are not keen to work for such chains, and aren't even that happy about installing kitchens that have been supplied by them. So, in the first instance ask around and see what the feedback is. While acknowledging that, some of the fitted kitchens from these sources are of decent quality and really good value, and when fitted properly and looked after will last for a fair few years.

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It's said that most of people see references from family and friends as the most reliable resource before buying any product, or accessing any service, therefore if you have a member of their family or a friend who's recently had a kitchen fitted or refurbished, you can ask for a recommendation. Positive word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most people in Walton-on-Thames (over 80 percent according to studies), so if you're aware of a friend or neighbour who's had a kitchen fitted recently, ask them if they're prepared to recommend someone. From the potential contractors, make an effort to obtain at least three different quotes.

A professional Walton-on-Thames kitchen fitter will draft a plan of your kitchen after carrying out an on-site survey and accurately measuring the available space. They will explain colour schemes, cabinet designs, room layouts and materials, so as to come up with the most detailed plan feasible. From this carefully designed plan, they will be able to give you an accurate estimate, based on your kitchen choices. You can of course sketch out a rough plan of your own, if you're capable of doing the measuring up by yourself, then take it to Homebase or B&Q, where a software program will work out the perfect configuration and tell you where all the units will fit.

To give them the required skills for this sort of work, most professional kitchen installers in Walton-on-Thames will have done some sort of apprenticeship scheme with their employers, and will as a rule have plenty of joinery experience and expertise to rely on. Skillful in using both power and hand tools, they will be able to take apart your existing kitchen in Walton-on-Thames and install your new units quickly, skillfully and professionally.

Your chosen kitchen installer could quite easily come upon sections that require more work during the removal of your existing kitchen cupboards. Owing to the years that have gone by since the original kitchen was fitted the walls and floor under and behind the units will have been largely neglected and forgotten. A few of these trouble spots might be damaged and will need to be refurbished if your new kitchen is going to fit neatly in position, and your kitchen installer will have to deal with this if the work is going to move forward without issues.

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If gas appliances or a gas oven need to be installed in your new fitted kitchen in Walton-on-Thames you'll have to make certain a Gas Safe registered engineer completes this aspect of the job for you. Sometimes, but very seldom, an experienced kitchen fitter will have gone the extra mile to being Gas Safe registered - if not he or she will be able to call on somebody who is. When a fresh new kitchen is being put in it's also quite normal to upgrade all the flooring, since in most cases the existing flooring will be unsuitable or damaged. This should be a job which a proficient kitchen installer in Walton-on-Thames can handle very easily and should also be capable of working with whichever materials you prefer; engineered wood, vinyl, ceramic tiles, natural stone, laminate or wood block.

It's always recommended that you use a qualified electrician for all electrical tasks in your new kitchen, and it's almost certain that some form of electrical work will be needed, unless you're just exchanging "like-for-like" units. Occasionally you will find a kitchen fitter in Walton-on-Thames who is Part-P qualified for electrics, mostly they will "have a bash" at basic electrical tasks, which should definitely set off the alarm bells.

Almost all kitchen installers in Walton-on-Thames have a history in carpentry & joinery, and some might have dabbled in basic plumbing and electrics to get by in an emergency, but even if they are incapable of doing this electrical work, they'll most likely have an electrican standing by who they use for the bulk of this work.

You ought to ask questions about the electrical side of things when survey and quotation is being prepared, since electricians certainly don't come cheap and you'll have to put aside extra money for the electrics.

You may well need a heck of a lot of electrical work doing, subject to the layout and design of your kitchen and for some time now this has come under part P of the building regulations, and is required to be done by an NICEIC or ELECSA electrician. Electrical tasks might include heating, extra sockets, isolation switches, light fittings and light switches.

By employing a properly trained and experienced kitchen installer in Walton-on-Thames you'll be sure to get all the relevant help and advice with regards to how you can best use your available space, and the various ways that you can transform the look of your weary old kitchen by making use of the latest kitchen innovations and industry developments. Your friends and neighbours are certain to be envious when they realise how your formerly outdated and dull room has been remodeled into an ultra-modern, space-saving kitchen with all the latest gadgets. They'll probably have trouble believing that it's even the same room that you started with.

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Kitchen installation projects can be undertaken in Walton-on-Thames and also in nearby places like: Upper Halliford, Kempton Park, Lower Halliford, Brooklands, Rydens, Hampton, Hurst Park, Oatlands Park, Ashley Park, Lower Green, Littleton, Laleham, and in these postcodes KT12 1GA, KT12 1LH, KT12 1PH, KT12 2AU, KT12 1JP, KT12 1HB, KT12 1HR, KT12 1RH, KT12 1EF, and KT12 1NL. Verifying this will make certain that you are accessing locally based kitchen fitters. Walton-on-Thames home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services. Click on the "Quote" banner to get kitchen installation estimates.

What About the Kitchen Sink?

As probably the most functional component of any kitchen in Walton-on-Thames, you might feel that the 'design and style' of the sink in your kitchen is mostly irrelevant. Surely all you need is a regular stainless steel basin for doing the dishes, correct? Wrong! Actually, sinks come in a whole host of sizes, materials and shapes, and your selection of sink will have big practical and aesthetic implications for your kitchen in Walton-on-Thames. But, what are the different kinds of sinks that are available, and how will they impact on the way in which your kitchen is used? The following is a summarization of the sinks on the market right now:

Kitchen Sinks Walton-on-Thames

Styles: Whilst one-bowl sinks are standard in most domestic kitchens in Walton-on-Thames, there's a lot to be said for some of the alternatives. Two-bowl sinks, for example, offer enough space for food preparation and washing-up at the same time, without any risk of dropping your brussel sprouts into soapy water. Nonetheless, they do take up a fair bit of space, which means they may not be suitable for smaller kitchens in Walton-on-Thames where space is tight.

One-and-a-half-bowl sinks offer a good compromise, providing you with an additional area that doesn't eat up too much of your available surface space. There is still much to be said for large one bowl sinks, particularly if you've got a dishwasher. A large single sink allows you to soak larger pans and dishes that won't easily fit into that appliance.

Materials: Stainless steel is the most popular sink material on the market and with good reason. Hard-wearing, cost-effective and easy to maintain, the sleek metallic effect fits seamlessly into almost any kitchen. If, however, you're searching for something a touch different for your kitchen in Walton-on-Thames, you might wish to consider granite, which is exceptionally resistant to scuffs and scratches, and offers a contemporary aesthetic which is both imposing and understated.

If you can't stretch your budget to high-quality granite, though, you may be drawn to composite sinks, which are made from a combination of fillers and natural materials. Available at a slightly lower price, they offer some of the best qualities of granite, making them a good choice. Then again, you might go with the classic tones of a ceramic sink, which combines a brilliant white material with a high-gloss finish to create a dramatic focal point in the kitchen.

Mounting Options: In relation to mounting options, you can opt for set-in, under-mount or surface sinks. Surface-mounted sinks are set into a pre-cut hole in the worktop surface, and provide a decent all-round mounting option for many different kinds of worktop material. For a more subtle touch, you could consider an under-mount sink, which is installed below the countertop and generates no rim between sink and worktop surface. This makes the area around the sink a lot easier to clean. Last of all, set-in sinks are built into the worktop and are made out of the same material, which offers a seamless look which works beautifully with granite.

And that's it. An almost endless array of available choices, meaning that you're sure to find a sink that complements your home in Walton-on-Thames.

Floor Levelling Walton-on-Thames

If you are pulling down walls to increase the size of your available space (you could be removing a larder or broom cupboard for instance), it may be required to carry out some floor levelling before fitting any cabinets. Some additional work on your kitchen floor will probably also be required if you are putting in underfloor heating, more so with water than electric. If the requirement for this is obvious from the outset, the price should be included in your quote. Your kitchen fitter might undertake the task himself or else call in a screeding specialist to pour a layer of floor levelling screed. (Tags: Kitchen Floor Levelling Walton-on-Thames, Floor Levelling Compounds Walton-on-Thames, Self-Levelling Compounds Walton-on-Thames).

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen island installation is a popular addition to many modern day kitchens. Its purpose is to provide additional counter area for cooking, as well as a place for family and guests to gather.

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For homeowners who want to add a personal touch to their kitchen, a competent kitchen fitter can help bring their vision of a custom kitchen island to life. In designing and installing a custom kitchen island, the kitchen fitter will consider the size and layout of the kitchen, as well as the desired functionality and aesthetic of the island.

A kitchen island can feature integrated appliances like cooktops or sinks, provide storage space in the form of cabinets or drawers, and also offer seating areas for dining or entertaining. During the consultation process with a professional kitchen installation company, property owners can discuss their specific needs and preferences for the kitchen island, which may include the use of eco-friendly or sustainable materials in its construction. Additionally, the kitchen installation experts can offer recommendations on the proper care and maintenance of the island, including cleaning and repairs.

In summary, for a valuable and functional addition to any kitchen, professional kitchen fitters can design and install personalised kitchen islands with seating, storage space and built-in appliances, and offer plumbing and electrical services, as well as care and upkeep guidance.

Kitchen Design Walton-on-Thames

One decision that you will have to make is precisely who to get to design and plan your new kitchen. Your alternatives will be between local builders merchants or kitchen suppliers in Walton-on-Thames and kitchen installers themselves. Each of these will have the use of computer programs which can design your kitchen from the measurements provided. You might imagine that you will get the best prices from a specialist supplier, but quite often local kitchen installers will have good contacts in the trade and may be able to get your kitchen units even cheaper. Of course, kitchen installers are the experts (often more so than suppliers), and they know precisely what goes where, and which type of fitted kitchen will be most suitable for your space and requirements.

Kitchen Door Hinge Adjustments

Cupboard doors becoming wobbly or misaligned is one of the most frequent issues with existing kitchens in Walton-on-Thames. Over time, the cabinet hinges will get rocky, move about, or even get completely detached, irrespective of how competently the kitchen was installed in the first place. To save you having to bring in a handyman or kitchen fitter to do this job for you, it would be beneficial to figure out how to re-adjust these door hinges yourself. If you start messing around with a screwdriver with no knowledge of what you are up to, it can seem like a hopeless task, but when you understand the proper procedure and learn which of the screws to turn and in which direction, it can actually be fairly easy. As soon as all the doors have been correctly adjusted, it can make a massive difference to the appearance of your kitchen. You'll be able to perfectly space out your doors and make sure that all the cabinet doors close perfectly and without banging into and damaging the adjoining doors, once you have the knack of it. The YouTube video to the right gives an excellent explanation of the method and in a much better way that is possible to describe it with text. So, have a quick look at the video and learn how to perfectly adjust your own cabinet hinges.

Kitchen Tiling Walton-on-Thames

Kitchen Tiling Walton-on-Thames Surrey

Kitchen tiles help add an extra layer of protection with a durable and easy to clean finish that also looks awesome. There are tiles to suit any budget and taste and they're available in a wide range of sizes, textures and colours to create unlimited design options. Mosaic patterns, using extremely tiny tiles, can make an eye-catching backdrop effect, or larger tiles can be used to give a more contemporary, spacious feeling.

An experienced tiler or tile company's installation team will be able to provide you with an end to end service. This will include an on-site survey of the kitchen area to be tiled, advice on the best tiles for the job, thorough preparation of the surfaces, and a full fitting service plus any aftercare that might be required. Any kitchen fitter in Walton-on-Thames worth the name, will either be able to provide you with a decent tiling service, or will be able to call on someone who can. For kitchen tiling quotes in Walton-on-Thames - CLICK HERE.

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Kitchen Fitting Tasks Walton-on-Thames

Local Walton-on-Thames kitchen fitters should be able to help you out with kitchen floor levelling, laminate kitchen worktops cut and fitted Walton-on-Thames, kitchen lights fitted Walton-on-Thames, kitchen gas services, stainless steel worktops cut and fitted, modern kitchens, the tiling of kitchen walls, renovation of kitchens, handleless kitchens Walton-on-Thames, specialist installation of kitchens, kitchen floor coverings fitted, Wickes kitchen installation in Walton-on-Thames, modern fitted kitchens, B&Q kitchen installations, kitchen renovation Walton-on-Thames, Homebase kitchen installation in Walton-on-Thames, walnut kitchen fitting in Walton-on-Thames, kitchen extractor fan installations, kitchen floors installed Walton-on-Thames, kitchen island installation, elm kitchen fitting, metal kitchen worktops fitted, wooden worktops cut and fitted Walton-on-Thames, stone worktops cut and installed, Magnet kitchen installations, kitchen fitting estimates, vinyl wrap kitchen makeovers, all wood kitchens Walton-on-Thames, specialist kitchen fitting, the installation of fitted kitchens, kitchen makeovers Walton-on-Thames, oak kitchen fitting, and a lot of other kitchen related tasks in Walton-on-Thames. Local Walton-on-Thames kitchen fitters will probably have the postcode KT12 and the dialling code 01932. These are just a selection of the tasks that are conducted by nearby kitchen fitters. Walton-on-Thames contractors will keep you informed about their full range of kitchen services.

Kitchen Installation Articles

When you're searching for inspiration and ideas for kitchen layouts, kitchen worktops, kitchen tiling, kitchen lighting, kitchen flooring, kitchen colour schemes, kitchen blinds and outside kitchens, you don't really need to look much further than the internet to get everything you could need. With such a multitude of expertly written blog posts and webpages at your fingertips, you will very shortly be knee-deep in creative ideas for your upcoming project. Just recently we stumbled across this thought provoking article on the subject of kitchen remodeling ideas and designs.

Skip Hire Walton-on-Thames

Whether your kitchen installation project in Walton-on-Thames is big or small, a certain quantity of rubbish and waste is likely to be generated which will need to be disposed of. Even though you may well get rid of some waste in your household rubbish bins, these will not be suitable in most instances. In most regions of Great Britain, the environmentally safe disposal of any construction or garden materials is managed by the local council. This could mean you're obligated to get rid of it in an authorised disposal and recycling centre. It's better to look for skip hire in Walton-on-Thames, if you don't want to be carting waste to your nearby council site.

Skip Hire Walton-on-Thames

Providing you with a guarantee that your waste will be delivered to an authorised site for proper and safe disposal, a professional Walton-on-Thames skip hire company should be your best bet. The skip hire provider will want to be informed about the kind of waste materials that are going to be tossed into the skip, so speak with your kitchen fitter about the type of waste that's going to be generated by your project. Hazardous waste like asbestos materials will need to be processed separately, and a split disposal system will be employed by the skip hire provider in such cases.

There are rigorous regulations to deal with hazardous waste and it is best to leave it to the professionals to handle. Working closely together, your kitchen fitter and the skip hire firm will make sure that all the rules and regulations are observed precisely.

The ideal scenario is when you have a spot in your garden or driveway where a skip can be sited. On the reverse side of this, if you have no suitable area, and you have to park your car on the street, you may have to seek the help of your nearest neighbours, and see whether they could leave you a space for the skip someplace near to the work area. If a skip is going to be sited on a public highway in Walton-on-Thames a temporary permit or licence may be needed from your local council, and your skip will have to be signposted and lit. Enquire if you need a skip licence at your local authority office. This will make certain that the placement of the skip will not cause any problems.

Skip hire businesses in Walton-on-Thames offer skips in all kinds of sizes for any scale of kitchen project you might have, and they start from huge roll on roll off monstrosities and builders skips down to skip bags and mini-skips. You can CLICK HERE for skip hire prices in Walton-on-Thames.

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Also find: Ashley Park kitchen fitters, Hampton kitchen fitters, Brooklands kitchen fitters, Rydens kitchen fitters, Laleham kitchen fitters, Littleton kitchen fitters, Upper Halliford kitchen fitters, Hurst Park kitchen fitters, Lower Halliford kitchen fitters, Lower Green kitchen fitters, Kempton Park kitchen fitters, Oatlands Park kitchen fitters and more. People who are hunting for kitchen installers, will discover that such services are available in pretty much all of these villages and towns. So as to get quotes for kitchen installation, local home and business owners can click here.

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(This kitchen fitters Walton-on-Thames article was updated on 23-02-2024)

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