Replacing your kitchen is a big decision and a costly process so it’s good to go into it knowing all the facts.
In our experience people tend to make the decision to take the plunge and buy a new kitchen at three key stages: when they’ve bought a new house and want to update the kitchen; when they’ve just had a large gathering and it was unnecessarily stressful due to an inadequate kitchen; when they are either considering selling the house or have considered it and decided to stay but modernise with a new kitchen. Changing your kitchen is a big decision. It’s a high value purchase and it inevitably causes some upheaval during the installation phase.
Who to work with
As with all high value purchases, choosing the right partner is a big deal. You want to work with someone who will do a good job, with minimal fuss and at the best possible price. You want someone who understands what you want, can interpret your vision, help to iron out any concerns or niggling areas and create a design that you’re confident is right for you and your home.
It’s also worth checking they are accredited for the KBSA Consumer Care Plus scheme and have the Government endorsed TrustMark. This gives you peace of mind that they will produce work of a high standard and that you are covered should the company go into administration.
Most people choose a supplier based on word of mouth recommendations and their own research. Many find it helpful to visit the showrooms to get a feel for the quality and service, as well as taking a look at their portfolio of work.
We believe it’s always worth visiting a showroom and speaking to a member of the team to get a feel for the level of customer service you can expect and to check out the designs, appliances and the finish of the kitchens for yourself.
Consultation, design & quote
Once you’ve chosen whom to work with you should be allocated a designer who will talk through your requirements, your ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ and your reasons for upgrading your kitchen. This enables them to make sure your design fits your lifestyle and your taste.
Once the basic design is agreed, you can style up your kitchen. Select the type of units you would like walnut, high gloss, solid oak or painted wood. Choose the type of worktops you would like: granite, wood, quartz and Corian.
Then it’s on to appliances. Put these kitchen activities in order to give your designer a clear idea of what appliances you need in your kitchen from fridges, to coffee machines, dishwashers, ovens, mixers and more: general cooking, quick and easy food, entertaining, baking and complex cooking, tea, coffee and toast, eating, working/homework/activities, TV watching, relaxing
And finally, the finishing touches: taps, paint, tiles, draining board, butchers blocks, bins and so on. Your designer will walk you through it so you don’t overlook anything important.
Creation and Installation
We build all our cabinetry on site in our workshop in Martlesham. Some providers outsource the cabinetry and joinery. We prefer to stay in control of the timescales and quality of our products.
A team of craftsmen lovingly sculpt the framework of the kitchen out of your chosen materials and check, check and double check that it’s right. Once we have all the component parts, the team will arrange to come in and fit your kitchen.
Our team is very conscious that they are in your home and they want to minimise the disruption and keep the area as tidy as possible.
A quality kitchen provider will be keen to make sure that you’re happy with your kitchen. We want it to be a pleasure to use and the heart of your home. We encourage our customers to let us know if they have any problems with their kitchen so we can help to get them sorted as quickly as possible.
We offer all our customers a lifetime guarantee on our cabinetry. We’re confident that it’s top quality and we build it to last.
Once you’re an Anglia Factors customer, we always view you as a customer. We hope you’ll come back to us when you next need a kitchen, bathroom, home office, built-in cupboards or a small building project.
To find out more visit Anglia Factors, 34 Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RD, www.angliafactors.co.uk, 01473 610192