Finding a good kitchen fitter is hard especially in Liverpool. You want someone that gets your idea of the perfect kitchen. As well as someone that can advise you on what could make it even better when you’re unaware of all the options. When someone asks who should they choose I always tell them to go with N Design Building Services.
When choosing the cabinets you have several options to go with. You can get them from places like B&Q, Wickes or Homebase, which while cheaper they are not as custom. Another option is to go with custom made cabinets which will give you the freedom of any design and quality as long as your budget allows it. Ask the kitchen fitter what they would do in you situation to aquire a different perspective.
Sinks and Taps
You have a few option when choosing sinks as they come in a few types. From stainless steel to ceramic and even stone. While stainless steel is easy to clean it does scratch easily so it will not stay as shiny as it is when new. Ceramic sinks are great but are a lot more expensive as are stone sinks. They also usually take up a lot more space and are heavier.
For taps you really want a mixer kitchen tap as it makes everything so much easier. You can also go for a tap that features an extending hose to make cleaning pans and filling containers easier. Another great feature to look for is a filtered water tap, you will get cleaner water and less limescale build up in your kettle. They can come in a variety of finishes but most common being chrome.
There are a few finishes that you can have, some more common than others
Wood – Wooden flooring is expensive but it has an advantage of being resurfaces many times, and can be finished in a variety of finishes from dark to light.
Laminate – Laminate flooring is the cheaper alternative to wood flooring. Some types can be resurfaced, of course not as much as hardwood flooring. But it has its disadvantages, some types of laminate flooring can be damaged by water, as you can see in the image below.
Tile – From simple ceramic tiles to marble tiles there are many options and colour combinations between some tiles and grout. It is relatively cheap and durable.
Other Finishes – Polished concrete, resin and other types of floor finishes are available but can usually cost a lot more.
You will usually find tiled walls and untiled areas painted but you can also have stainless steel splash screens. As well as wood, resin and anything else that can be finished to be easily cleaned. Again with tiles there are a lot of combinations and options.
Countertop colour will dictate the feel of the kitchen, if you want a brighter kitchen, then a light colour countertop will lighten up the room. A light countertop with dark cabinets would also look great as the colours would contrast well. You can get chipboard countertops covered with melamine which is the cheapest option but will also feel cheap. It is a lot better to spend a little bit more for wooden or stone countertops such as marble. Stainless steel can be good if you don’t mind the period where it will get scratched up until the scratches blend in.