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Things To Consider

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There are many things to consider when purchasing a new kitchen.

As with anything you buy, it’s important you look at the quality of the product and workmanship. If you are comparing quotes based on price alone, ensure that you are comparing apples for apples. Different products and different materials are used by every company and the pricing will vary based on the quality of the products used. Do the research and look at the quality down to the last detail, there will be a very good reason why one quote will be far cheaper than the next. Alarm bells should ring if a quoted price is far below others you have received.

At Galley Kitchens we have been selling and installing kitchens since 1991 and know that in order to provide a kitchen that will suit your needs and last many years into the future, the quality of the materials used is critical. All parts of the kitchen that we do not manufacture ourselves, come from reliable, reputable companies that sell products that are of the standard we expect. The kitchen we install in your home will be of the quality we would have in our own. No exceptions.

Our staff have a very high level of quality and expectation placed upon them to ensure the customers receive a high quality product. Our sales staff have many years of experience and know what will be suitable for your home. This comes from the fact that not only have they sold many kitchens but they have also worked for many years in the factory producing kitchens. They know what works and what will be suitable in your home.

They are not high pressure salespeople, who will do or say whatever to close a deal. They are honest people who firmly believe in the product they are selling and know that it is their reputation on the line if you the client, don’t receive what is expected.

For most people, your new kitchen will be in place for the next 20 or more years and you will be using it daily. It needs to be functional, designed for ease of use and needs to cater for the appliances, cutlery, crockery and food storage that you have. It needs to look good and cater for the fact that the kitchen is often the meeting place in the house where everyone sits around and talks. Each household is different in how they use their kitchen and the items stored there and we ensure that all these things are considered when we design your kitchen.

The Design

 

With the design of your kitchen don’t forget to consider the following:

  • The work triangle – All homeowners seek a functional workspace in the kitchen. In planning your kitchen layout, it is important to consider the distance between your sink, stove and refrigerator in relationship to each other. Connecting these three workstations from their center points should create an invisible work triangle.
  • Kitchen cabinet storage – When designing your kitchen it is important to consider your storage space and accessibility. You will have many items that are rarely used and will need to be stored but need to be accessed easily when you need them.
  • Food and drink storage – Careful consideration should be taken for the types of food and beverages you want specific storage for.
  • Create and island – If your space allows, consider an island. They are very handy for extra storage space as well as giving you more bench area.
  • Breakfast bench – The kitchen is the place where people mingle, have breakfast or just have a quick coffee before work. Consider a breakfast bench that will suit your household.
  • Shopping – You need to consider the most practical place for unloading and unpacking shopping. May sound silly but you do this a few times a week.
  • Materials – Always select products and materials that are of high quality. Purchasing low end materials for the job may come back to haunt you in a few years.
  • Benchtops – The benchtop you select for your new kitchen will be the landscape of the room. Benchtops are available in many materials, patterns and colors. Granite, manmade stone (i.e cesear stone), quartz, acrylic (ie Corian), solid timber or laminate are just some of the choices. Make sure to select a counter that will compliment your color scheme and be neutral enough to compliment a broad range of color schemes.
  • Appliances – If using existing appliances you must also consider future purchase like a larger fridge or stovetop. If installing a dishwasher, keep it in close proximity of the sink. With the rangehood you need to decide if it’s best to have it ducted outside.
  • Bells and whistles – Your budget and the style of kitchen you want, will dictate the fixtures and fittings that you will use in your kitchen. Get your salesperson to explain the differences in not only functionality, but price, for all items you will need.
  • Budget – With many people, the budget is what is most important when selecting their kitchen supplier and the type they want. We believe the most important factor when purchasing a kitchen is to find a supplier that will provide a quality kitchen, made with quality products, that will last. From there you discuss your budget and design the kitchen with them accordingly.
  • Selling of your home – Bearing in mind that one day you may want to sell your home, opinions of your kitchen can drastically increase or decrease your selling price. As an example, if you are a tall person, you may want to want raise all benchtops heights to save you bending over when working with and preparing food.This may be practical now but could be a key factor in someone not buying your house in the future.

The Manufacturer

 

With the choice of kitchen manufacturer don’t forget to consider the following:

  • Previous work – Take the time to see what other work they have done. This will give you a great idea of what you can expect in your home.
  • Testimonials – Read what others have said about their installed kitchen.
  • Longevity of the company – Can be a very important factor considering the high rate of businesses that close.
  • Price – Always an important factor but sometimes cheapest is not always the best.

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