Project Management - From beginning to end we manage the entire process to ensure faster installation, continuity and quality of installation so that your kitchen is just as you imagined and we promised to deliverSurvey - No other retailer undertakes a more rigorous initial survey - and not just of the room but of the client's wishes for how they use their kitchen.Design - Good design that understands a client's wishes and marries the beautiful and the practical to create their perfect dream kitchen Fitting - We use only experienced kitchen fitters who only fit kitchens for a living and who use specialist tools which are set up just for installing kitchensA well planned kitchen means you shouldn't notice the plumbing, so we use only experienced plumbers that do the job right Gas Safety - Nothing's more important than a gas safe kitchen so we use only fully qualified 'Gas Safe Register' engineers and provide all the legally required certificates Nothing's more important than a safe kitchen which is why we use only fully qualified electricians and provide all the legally required electrical certificates Lighting - Properly integrated lighting can create a subtle, visually stunning  look and feel that's designed to improve your kitchen's look and feel  Plastering - The invisible foundation on which every beautiful new kitchen is built.   It is essential to have clean smooth walls for painting, upstands or splashbacks Tiling - Floor or wall, tiling done well goes unnoticed except for the beauty it presents Flooring - Whether you want tiles, wood, Amtico, vinyl or any other type, we'll ensure your floor perfectly complements the rest of your kitchen Decorating - Decorating is the finishing touch that really shows off a new kitchen in its best light and can arranged if required Waste Removal - Removing and replacing your kitchen creates a lot of waste! We remove and recycle what we can

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Would you buy ‘Terry and June’ kitchen cabinets?

The case for the much misunderstood kitchen cabinet.

In today’s straitened economic times where cost versus a customer’s budget is often the deal maker or breaker, a question we’re often asked by clients is whether they really need the quality of cabinet that we use, namely 18mm Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) all the way round?

It’s a fair question – particularly as the cabinets are perceived to be ‘hidden’ by the worktops and doors.

But, in reality, the cabinets are the foundation of your new kitchen.  And, like any foundations, they need to be solid in order to support the rest of your structure.  Low quality, flat pack cabinets impact the design and quality throughout their construction.  To accommodate this mass produced product, design is compromised often leading to the sub-optimal use of your space, the use of large filler panels and a wobbly finish reminiscent of a 1970s sitcom stage set (Terry and June anyone?) caused by non-factory constructed joints and cheap, hardboard backs and drawer bases.

And then fitters look to put heavyweight doors and worktops on, which the cabinets weren’t designed to support!

In a relatively short space of time, this poor quality construction is soon affected by the day-to-day rigours you put your kitchen through including heat and moisture generated from ovens, kettles, washing machines and dishwashers.  We often hear stories where a ‘low cost’ new kitchen was installed only three or so years previously and clients having to redesign again due to warping and joints and runners wearing out.

There are a number of elements of your kitchen that a good designer will ask you to decide upon if budget is an issue but compromising on your cabinets should never be one of them.

For more information about Nicholas Hythe Kitchens’ cabinet quality please go to http://www.nicholashythe.co.uk/cabinets or telephone 01480 468598 or email us at info@nicholashythe.co.uk

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