How to purchase a new kitchen?
Firstly we went round all the usual suspects but couldn't find what we wanted. Overwhelmed with choice and not knowing which way to go we then visited Chris Sharpe Cabinets ........
We are currently undertaking the complete renovation of a bungalow - turning the lounge and kitchen into bedrooms and bathrooms and bedrooms into a lounge, dining room and kitchen, all open plan.
Due to the kitchen being in the lounge it was imperative that it was a functioning kitchen but didn't look like a traditional kitchen, we visited Chris Sharpe's and spoke to Paul Kettleborough. It was also important that the quality was there - this is our retirement bungalow so we have no intention of doing this again.
When we explained what we were trying to achieve he showed us samples of materials he thought would fit our brief. We thought the quality of the cabinets/drawers, 18mm instead of the usual 15mm, was very beneficial to our requirements. We then made our outline decision.
The kitchen designer, Kevin, came round to measure up and discuss further if we could actually have what we wanted. He drew the plans and put them on a 3D plan so we had a more visual representation of what we were getting. Paul had given us some good suggestions, self closing doors with no handles, they can be dust traps and more drawers instead of cupboards ( we are not getting any younger and getting on the floor to reach the back of the cupboard would only get more difficult with time)!!!!!! Kevin showed us sink choices, tap choices and even bin choices. We finalised our requirements, chose all our appliances and firmed up the quote.
This job was made more difficult because Paul had to co-ordinate with other trades that were not part of the kitchen team but independent contractors we had employed to do other jobs on the new extension - this wasn't a straight kitchen swap.
We found Chris Sharpe Cabinets very understanding of our requirements, timescales and building situation. They fitted the cabinets very efficiently with minimal disruption to other trades. There was flexibility on both sides when the fitting date was brought forward by a week but we rescheduled trades and Paul kept in constant communication with us.
They were always available for any queries, which usually happens on these types of projects.
We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody wishing to purchase a top of the range, high quality kitchen using expert, tidy fitters at a very reasonable price.
Paul& Carole Baggley