Looking for kitchen specialists? Here are 3 questions
1. Are they qualified to do the job?
The first question that you really need to ask is if they are qualified to do the job. There is so much more to a new kitchen than storage space and the colour scheme. A kitchen specialist should be aware of any potential dangers involving the electrics, lighting, plumbing and gas appliances. They will understand all of these risks and will consult and use the services of electricians, plumbers and gas fitters. The work carried out needs to meet certain regulations, so make sure that they know what they're doing.
2. Can you see their past work?
Any reputable kitchen specialist will have a portfolio of work, either online or as a paper copy, that you can browse. If they don't have one then look elsewhere. A portfolio serves two purposes. Firstly, you can check their quality of work and read up on customer reviews. You could even chat to these customers. Then secondly, you can see if their style of work suits your needs and own style. For example, they may specialise in Scandi minimalism whereas you want a more classic kitchen.
3. Do they specialise in kitchens?
Finally, it is important that you ask if they are actually a kitchen specialist and not the local handyman who just happens to 'fit' kitchens. A new kitchen is a huge investment, and as such you need a professional to ensure that you are getting value for money and a kitchen that will last you for many years.
When planning to undertake any type of kitchen renovation or new build it is highly advisable that you use a kitchen specialist to ensure that the overall design is practical and safe. When searching for kitchen specialists always check their credentials and certification, ask if they are available to do your work and always look at their portfolio to get a feel of what they do. Always do your research, use quality tradesmen and kitchen specialists you can trust.