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    Where to buy a kitchen from?

    Kitchen Fitters

    Where is the best place to buy a kitchen from? I have looked at a variety of places (B&Q, Wickes, Wren ETC) and they all vary massively on price and quality. I am looking for something mid range, likely in a high gloss finish. Is it better to purchase myself and then hire a kitchen fitter?

    Asked by Beverley on 31st Mar 2020
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    JLM Kitchens

    "Sometimes it will work out cheaper to get your kitchen fitter to ‘supply and fit’ as we get good discounts as we buy from places that are not open to the public, so, for example, you could buy the kitchen for £3500 and pay £1200 for kitchen installation, a kitchen fitter could supply and fit for £4200 and still be happy with their labour cost, and 9/10 times the quality of kitchen supplied by the kitchen fitter will be a lot better than DIY shops."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Cast Interiors Ltd

    "Big chains in my eyes don’t offer Best Buy they just sell you what’s pleasing on the eye and make it as cheap as possible.

    I’d be happy to give you a competitive quotation for one of our bespoke kitchens and I’ve been told more than once that we were cheaper than wren and B&Q

    Thanks Jonathan"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Peter Turner

    "The best kitchens are Magnet kitchens or Howdens kitchens, they both have good quality kitchens."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    GK.Builders Limited

    "I recommend Howdens Kitchen for good quality and price.
    If you need help with kitchen design.
    We will advise and install kitchens at a reasonable price."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    DIYKITCHENS, far better than all of them, both in quality & price, Range is unbelievable.
    Either is good, but you need a good measure & floor plan.
    Cheers Simon
    Focus building"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    CMC bathrooms and kitchens

    "It’s a personal choice in the end, but Howdens kitchens are good, although you will normally need a tradesman with an account to get one from there. But they have the advantage of the kitchen carcasses already made. So no flat pack kitchen."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Spinnaker Interiors

    "Most companies use contract fitters.
    So why not get your own and avoid the commission that the company will add on.
    You can probably get a better deal purchasing A kitchen yourself. Push for freebies. There are always sales on."

    Answered on 27th May 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Kevdewalt Carpentry Services

    "Good afternoon.

    I'm in the middle of finishing a kitchen for a customer in Cardiff, he purchased his kitchen from B&Q in a dark grey gloss finishes, it looks very nice. I have a Magnet account who deals in kitchens and they bet any like for like quotes and I could fit it for a good price for you to.

    Many thanks Kevdewalt carpentry services."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    gpg home improvements

    "Hi, we only fit Howden kitchens (trade only) I can say B&Q have stepped up with their new units and doors and do come in high gloss but we only use Howden as we can get it cheaper then pass that savings on to the customer. If you would like a free quote please contact us, many thanks Gavin from gpg home improvements."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    GDP carpentry & joinery

    "Hi best place for a good quality kitchen at a fair price would be Howdens joinery. They are a trade only so best to get in contact with a kitchen fitter first."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Mayfair Of Cheshire


    To be honest we have used Howdens, B&Q and have installed kitchens from DIY kitchens. All are ok, I would say the quality of the standard flat pack B&Q isn't much worse than a standard Howdens kitchen, as long as the doors look good you wont see the inside anyway. I would suggest finding a tradesmen to fit a flat pack kitchen, use someone like tkc, really cheap but good quality, at the end of the day its laminated wood, so don't be ripped off by wren for example."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    ReKent Ltd.

    "I installed couple of kitchens in past. Cribbit Installers in Kent. The kitchens are really solid. Very good quality."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Anthony Newman

    "I find DIY Kitchens probably the best, I’ve fitted numerous over the last few years and if there’s a problem they always manage to sort it out quickly and efficiently.
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

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