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How can I find a reliable kitchen fitter?

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Buying a new kitchen can be both a stressful and an enjoyable process. But however hard you work on choosing the kitchen range and getting the design right, the end result can be ruined by a poor fit. So how do you go about finding a fitter who will ensure your finished kitchen looks amazing?

Here are our top 5 tips to finding a fitter:

1. Ask for personal recommendations – contact family, friends, colleagues, friends-of-friends, anyone you can think of. Use social media to reach a wide range of people.

2. Check out a range of sources – look out for local fitters advertising in community magazines and leaflets.  Find out about local networking groups.  Go online and look for kitchen forums where you can advertise and have a look at the Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installers – www.ikbbi.org.uk.

3. Check out references – if you haven’t had a personal recommendation (and even if you have) ask to see pictures of previous projects and speak to a couple of previous customers. If the fitter can’t or won’t give you access to someone who can vouch for the quality of their work think twice about using them.

4. Ask the right questions – when you find a potential fitter meet with them face-to-face and find out about their availability, experience, area they cover, working arrangements and project costs.

5. Do your homework – be aware of what fitting a new kitchen involves.  For example, it will almost certainly involve plumbing, gas and electric work, and if your fitter is not qualified to do this you will need to employer others who are.

Read the full article in our buyer’s guide – Finding a Fitter.

We are compiling a directory for the use of customers looking for a reliable, local kitchen fitter. If you use someone who you would be willing to recommend to other people, please let us know and we will include them in our directory.


Fitakitchen.com Highlights

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Here at Fitakitchen we’re incredibly proud of our professional-looking website and, if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve been having a good look round.  However familiar you may be with the site, we’d like to give some pointers about how to use it and bits we think you shouldn’t miss.

Placing an order

Placing an order really couldn’t be simpler, but before you do, you need to have made a couple of important decisions.  Firstly, you need to decide which kitchen range is the one for you.  We’ve tried to make choosing as easy as possible with lots of colour photographs, but if you’re still not sure order a sample door or two to help with the final decision.  Secondly, you need to decide what you want your finished kitchen design to look like and have mapped this out.  You’ll need to accurately measure your kitchen and know what units you need.  If necessary, get help from a professional!

Once you’ve made these decisions, the ordering process is simple.  Navigate to your chosen range by clicking on ‘Contemporary’, ‘Painted and Stained’ or ‘Traditional’ and click on the image for the range.  Next click on the dropdown lists to chose your units, housings, drawer units and accessories.  Make sure you choose the rights sizes and numbers of units and simply ‘add to basket’.  The contents of your basket will display down the right-hand side of the page, so you can keep track.  Then either navigate to pay for your kitchen or save your basket contents to come back to later.

Don’t miss

The Gallery where we’ve put lots and lots of additional images to help you get ideas and choose your kitchen range.

The Frequently Asked Questions where, hopefully, you will find the answers to any questions you might have.  If not, you can contact us directly at enquiries@fitakitchen.com

The Buying Guides where we’ve included useful information that we hope will be helpful to you when buying a kitchen, which we’re continually adding to.

The Terms and Conditions where we’ve included all the important information for you when you place an order.