No longer is the kitchen a basic room just for cooking it’s now a room in which to cook, eat, drink, entertain, socialise and hold family gatherings often with integrated TV and sound-system, mood-setting lighting and furniture, tables, seating and even sofas on which to relax.
Each family member may use the room for an entirely different purpose such as school homework, children painting or drawing at the kitchen table or breakfast bar, office work or domestic accounts. Friends and guests are entertained or wined and dined in a luxury kitchen.
The dictionary defines luxury as: Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort; Something expensive or hard to obtain; Sumptuous living or surroundings and A pleasure obtained only rarely. However I contest parts of these definitions saying that a luxury kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive, rare or difficult to obtain and maybe not essential but every household deserves the luxury kitchen of their dreams. Moreover the cook of the house doesn’t have to be a slave at the stove and some elements of luxury should allow them to relax in the right frame of mind whilst they are cooking, washing, cleaning, entertaining or spending quality time with family members.
Many kitchen companies claim to be the “best” provider of luxury kitchens so who do you choose? Especially when there are hundreds to choose from and every one claims their own company should be the “company of choice”. This is very hard and time-consuming especially when we are bombarded with information via the internet, newspapers, TV, radio, luxury kitchen glossy magazines and national newspapers and huge billboards.
Here in this brief article I give you crucial information for you to make quick and informed decisions on safeguarding your investment when it comes to your choice of the best provider:
Questions that you should ask:
Beware of companies demanding high deposits (even 50%) up front, that’s a lot for any customer to lose if the kitchen supplier ‘goes under’ as so many have done during the recession.
Any company which manufactures from raw materials and supplies you direct is unlikely to be adding-on the cost of retailers, wholesalers or sales reps (we don’t) and any initial design consultations should be free of charge (as ours is).
Unlike a luxury handmade chocolate which melts away in seconds, a well-designed kitchen should almost last a lifetime and give long-lasting pleasure.