An independent source of kitchen design advice & ideas
Advanced Kitchen Design
is all about
independent kitchen design and independent kitchen advice.
We're here to help you design your kitchen ... or to design your kitchen for you ... and to help you choose where to buy it.
WE DON'T SELL KITCHENS.
Please get in touch for a chat. If nobody's here to answer the phone ... hang on and you'll get an ansaphone ... or send us an e-mail or a message on our contact form ... and Marion/Majjie will get back to you.
If you've had a look at the Kitchen Buyers Guide section on this website, you'll already have some idea as to why independent kitchen design might be desirable ... but here are ten good reasons to use our design services:
Not everyone should use an independent kitchen designer ... there aren't enough of us to go round, for a start ... but have a look at the following list of people who might want to do so.
If you answered yes, to any of the above, then have a look at the services we provide:
is completed entirely on-line
involves a design consultation at your home
involves a design consultation at your home and a further visit to show you the plan
on the computer and discuss the details
It's not just bespoke kitchens which can benefit from the services of a designer ... large modern kitchens, using standard modular kitchen units, also look better for a bit of design flair:
The one below has high gloss doors which are still very popular:
Small kitchens are perhaps even more in need of good design input - please have a look
at the examples in each of our Kitchen Design Service sections.
I'm afraid we don't project manage your kitchen installation. That only really works on a local basis with someone who can pop in and check on progress. If you don't feel up to project managing the job yourself, then find a kitchen showroom, a fitter, or a builder, who will do the job for you. If they offer project management then they will already know local electricians, plumbers, plasterers and tilers - as well as kitchen fitters (if it's a showroom or a builder) - that they have worked with before.
We don't supply electrical drawings/diagrams. Some upmarket kitchen companies offer this service - but we reckon it's best sorted out by your fitter and your electrician. They're the ones who really know what they're doing. We may make some suggestions for the positioning of sockets but all electricians have to be qualified these days and they're the best ones to advise you. Supplying extra drawings would also be very time consuming and we don't want to put our prices up. It's all very well for those posh kitchen companies - the designers there are probably making thousands of pounds in commission for each kitchen - and then there's the profit on the kitchen sale. They can afford to provide all those extras - you're certainly paying for them.
We don't price your kitchen design. Sorry - but it would just take too long. We can often get a quote for you, though ... depending on exactly what sort of kitchen you want. We don't price the kitchen, but we do need to know what sort of budget you have in mind - because that affects the type of units and appliances we will recommend for the kitchen.
We don't sell kitchens. I know that's been mentioned elsewhere but it's probably worth repeating. We can often recommend what sort of kitchen to buy but we don't supply kitchens ourselves - and don't receive any profit on sales. We charge a fee for coming up with a design, for illustrating that design and tweaking it to your satisfaction. We try to keep that fee as low as possible ... so that it's affordable even for inexpensive kitchens. The standard of designs you get from the kitchen suppliers - who DO want to sell you a kitchen - is very variable and sometimes very poor. We're here to provide a practical alternative just for the design of your kitchen ... to make sure the layout and appliances and worktop are all exactly what you want ... or to make suggestions if you're not sure.
Please do get in touch for a chat. We don't bite!
If nobody's here to answer the phone ... hang on and you'll get an ansaphone
... or send us an e-mail or a message on our contact form ... and Marion/Majjie will get back to you.