Kitchen

Advice on Picking a Kitchen Installer

When searching for a kitchen installer, it’s essential that you choose the right pro for your project. Kitchens are often a significant investment, so it’s important to spend time to get a quality installer. Getting the wrong installer could cost you time and money to put right any issues. Even worse, it could result in damage to your expensive kitchen units or appliances.

Choosing a pro

There are a number of easy things you can do to help get a trusted pro to carry out your project:

Read reviews

Check online for reviews of the pros you’re thinking about using. If they haven’t got any reviews online, ask them for references or photos of previous work so you can get a sense of the quality of their work. If the pro is on our service, they’ll have a Quotatis Smart Profile which you can use to view ratings and reviews from previous customers.

Don’t use cold calling companies

Companies who knock on your door unannounced may not be who they say they are. While it’s possible that they’ll do a good job, it’s difficult to trust the installers. It’s always best to go with a company who comes recommended.

Get a range of quotes

It’s vital to get several quotes for your kitchen installation. This way, you’ll know what a reasonable price for the project is. Also, any quotes that are particularly high or low will stand out, and you can ask any follow-up questions.

Check the company details

Always verify the company name, address and proof of their insurance cover. If you do this, you can be sure that the company are legitimate and that you’ll always be able to get in touch with them. We check these details for every pro that’s on our matching service.

Make sure they come to the property to quote

You’ll get the most accurate quotes by having the pros come to your property. By doing this, the installers can take accurate measurements and make sure that they know exactly what things need to be done for your kitchen installation.

Picking a kitchen installer

Ensure they have membership to Competent Persons Schemes

While kitchen installers are not required to be members of Competent Persons Schemes or trade associations, it may be worth choosing those that are. For some work in a kitchen installation, like work with gas, electricity or plumbing, you will need to use a tradesperson registered with a CPS.

Communicate clearly

Ensure that you are upfront about your needs for your kitchen. Any changes made to an already installed unit may be expensive, especially if it’s to units that are plumbed in. Make sure design drawings are completely accurate to ensure a smooth installation.

Kitchens are the focal point of your home, so it’s vital to get yours right. Follow these simple instructions and you’ll find the perfect kitchen pro to carry out a high-quality installation. If you’re looking for trusted local pros in your area, fill out the form below and we’ll match you with up to 4 kitchen companies.