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Well, we can design kitchens at any level of the market, so it's very important that you let us know what sort of budget you have available, so that we design something suitable.
We can design kitchens costing less than £5,000 in total, using IKEA or Wickes units or by finding you a local supplier of , for instance, Colonial Eco or Omega kitchens. On the other hand, a recently designed bespoke kitchen, with inset framed unit doors, in solid timber, fitted onto birch ply carcasses, came to more than £30,000 just for the units without any worktops or appliances or fitting.
If your project is a large kitchen with, say a central island and granite worktops, then a realistic budget is £15,000 - £30,000. Many suppliers provide good value for money - but they can't work miracles!
The important thing is indeed to get good value for money - and to make informed choices as to what you're willing to pay for - that's where we can help.
No, not usually, although some kitchen suppliers do provide good value appliances. It is often better to shop around for these - there are a number of appliance warehouses around the country (and internet suppliers) which get lower prices from the appliance manufacturers by buying in bulk.
One good thing about the advent of internet suppliers and comparison sites, is that it's very easy to get an idea of how much the appliances you want are likely to cost.
Part of the kitchen designing process is to consider different types of appliances and once you know what you want, then you can compare prices. Personally, though, I would get a quote for the kitchen units/worktops etc. first ... and then ask the supplier to quote for the appliances, as an extra.
Yes, but most of our work is carried out in central areas (London, home counties, Midlands, East Anglia and up to Manchester/Leeds).
If you are a long way from Nottingham (more than three hours driving time), then I'm afraid Majjie will need some extra travelling expenses.
Please contact us to discuss this further.
No you sign a contract with the kitchen company, fitter or other supplier in the usual way. We are just helping you to choose suitable suppliers and get a design based on your wants and needs and not on what a particular company wants to sell you.
Often yes, although, for some projects, it may make sense to use separate suppliers for granite or timber worktops and for appliances (see above).
No, not at all, we are quite happy to discuss the plans with another kitchen company of your choice, if that helps.
For bespoke kitchens, liaison with the supplier may incur a fee, depending on how much work is involved.
Hopefully, this won't happen because we take great care to listen to your wishes. Sometimes it can, though, especially if you ask us to come up with a different and imaginative idea. In that case, we will amend the plan once (with as many changes as you require), at no extra cost.
Further amendments will cost extra.
Yes, we're independent, but we tend to use kitchen suppliers that we know which is, inevitably, a fairly small number ... and they tend to be in the Midlands. They do represent a wide sector of the market, though, including companies which have more than one outlet and work nationally, kitchen manufacturers, small businesses which buy national kitchen brands and a number of individual cabinet makers. There are pros and cons to each, which we discuss with you before making a recommendation.
If you don't live in the Midlands, we can also investigate your local suppliers.