Designer kitchens is all about getting the very best in kitchen design and quality. The extensive use of sub contract labor by other designers may bring down the costs but, it also brings down the quality control, more often than not designers, contractors and clients end up at odds with each other because nobody has overall control of quality standards. Employing staff directly associated to a kitchen design company eliminates that problem.
A complete designer kitchens company will provide a fully comprehensive service from design to installation. You may need to have a door moved or a window repositioned to maximize natural light. Everything from, plastering to plumbing, electrics to tiling, anything that is required to make your new kitchen unique is controlled and supervised by one company. By employing this kind of quality control you the customer are always in control, being able to deal with only one company from start to finish. Giving you the peace of mind that when the work starts it will be carried through to completion, no stopping and starting, waiting for different contractors to each turn up on time, and in time.
You may be thinking that all kitchen cabinets are made the same way. They are not.
Vacuum formed and other types of kitchen doors are not suitable for kitchens, some manufacturers do not even spray the backs of the doors, leaving them vulnerable to moisture. Kitchen doors should be made from materials that will withstand kitchen use, such as, polyurethane, solid timber or timber veneer; they should be sprayed on both sides to maintain an even, balanced look.
Cabinet materials should be made from marine ply that is moisture resistant for the lower wet areas in a kitchen, and solid timber rails used to support heavy worktops such as granite. Some other companies avoid these details to cut down on costs, leaving the kitchen vulnerable to moisture and structural damage.
Hardware: “Grass” hardware is renowned for its drawer and hinge performance, its added weight and soft close mechanism being the envy of the industry. Again other companies will not use this because of the added cost; they look for quantity of items rather than quality.
Installation of the cabinets is very important, most companies today use plastic feet to level the cabinets, imagine the weight of a solid granite worktop on plastic feet. Plastic is just too flexible. Kitchen cabinets should be installed on a marine ply that again is moisture resistant and will withstand spills and constant washing of the floor.
Lastly, door hinges, the pressed metal concealed hinges that most other companies use have to much flex in the linkage and metal parts, meaning you constantly have to re-adjust the doors. Die cast hinges however have superior strength and linkage meaning no adjustments to be made.