Archive: October 2011

It is rare these days to find such a slick and well-oiled service

October 31st 2011 by .
What do you think about your new kitchen doors? Love them.
How did you get on fitting your new doors? Well, with a couple of hard-learned lessons.
What does the finished job look like? Very good, so good in fact that we’ve decided to do the floor as well.
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? Service was excellent, but perhaps a “don’t do this” video might help.
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments? It is rare these days to find such a slick and well-oiled service. I was impressed that the doors arrived when you said they would – that’s almost unheard of. All the problems I encountered were of my own making.
Name R Descy

Very easy to fit. Great advice from staff

October 29th 2011 by .
What do you think about your new kitchen doors? Excellent. Great quality and look amazing.
How did you get on fitting your new doors? Very easy to fit. Great advice from staff to say where the hinge holes needed to be
What does the finished job look like? Excellent. Really makes the entire kitchen look like new.
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? When asked to confirm a measurement after the order had been submitted I sent an e mail in reply but did not get a reply to confirm that you had received my reply.
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments? A great overall service with quick replies to changing quotes.
Name James Willmett

They are great, easy to fit and look fab

October 25th 2011 by .
What do you think about your new kitchen doors? They are great, easy to fit and look fab
How did you get on fitting your new doors? So easy… wonderful
What does the finished job look like? Really good a great kitchen makeover
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? nothing
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments?
Name Mr T Hilliam

Kitchen Doors: Great for Boats and Caravans

October 25th 2011 by .

If you are renovating a caravan or a boat, you may be forgiven for assuming that you will need expensive bespoke kitchen and cupboards to be installed. Surely all those small spaces and unusual needs cannot be catered for easily? And surely you will need to employ someone to do the work for you?

If your have answered “yes” to these questions, you couldn’t be further from the truth. If you decide to order kitchen cupboard doors online you can specify the exact sizes you need and they will be prepared to fit. All of this will be completed at a fraction of the price of bespoke and you will save even more money because you can fit the doors yourself.

The difficulties of caravans and boats

Caravans and residential boats will usually have a kitchen or small galley already installed. If you are buying second hand there is a good chance that this kitchen (or indeed, the whole décor) may not be to your taste. The thought of ripping out all of those cupboards may be daunting as finding replacements off the shelf is not going to be easy.

However you can utilise the cupboard carcasses and simply fit new kitchen cabinet doors which are made to fit the exact dimensions you need. This will transform your entire boat or caravan in a weekend and you will save plenty of money for all the other extras you might want to add.

In a caravan or boat you are likely to need more unusual shapes and openings than you would want in a regular kitchen. This may mean that your cupboards open upwards rather than sideways. You may need shorter than usual drawer fronts, narrow doors or shorter doors. Most of these requirements can be taken care of by a good kitchen door supplier.

How to measure and fit

The easiest way to ensure you send your kitchen door supplier the correct dimensions is to simply take your measurements from the doors you have removed. Measuring the inside of the doors is best as this removes any chance of your figures being influenced by design details on the outside.

You should then remove the hinges (if you want to reuse them) and take note of where the hinges will need to be attached on your new doors. You can ask your supplier to pre-drill the hinge holes for you to make the job even easier.

When it comes to fitting, it is a simple case of using an electric screw driver to attach  the doors to the carcasses and a screw driver to adjust the hinges. It really is a job for even a novice DIYer.

Accessories

You may also want to consider adding a few accessories to your caravan or boat kitchen cupboards. One of the hazards of boat and caravan life is the fact that your stored items might take a tumble out of your cupboards. One great way of preventing this is to install wire mesh baskets inside your cupboards. These often sit on rollers and allow easier access to the back of the cupboard. They have the added benefit of keeping your products safe and sound even in the rockiest of weather.

Style choices

When it comes to looks, the sky is the limit for your small kitchen. In order to maintain a cohesive look throughout your boat or caravan it is a nice idea to use the same doors on your kitchen cabinets and on your regular cupboards. This will bring the whole space together.

You may want to opt for a light colour to add the illusion of space. A reflective material is also good for bringing in light. For those people who are more traditional, light coloured wood kitchen cabinets are a great option. This look will last a lifetime and will make your caravan or boat more easily saleable when the time comes.

So, replacement kitchen doors are not just for the home. You can use them anywhere you need an attractive and cheaper option for replacing your kitchen cabinets doors.

The doors are great. I will definitely purchase again

October 25th 2011 by .
What do you think about your new kitchen doors? Yes the doors are great. I will definitely purchase again
How did you get on fitting your new doors? I do this alot as I am a builder/kitchen fitter. They were nice quality. The only bad point was the plinths were damaged both ends…for this particular project it didn’t matter.
What does the finished job look like? Good
What could we do to improve our kitchen doors or our service? Packaging of plinths could be better.
Would you recommend us to others Yes
Any other comments?
Name Kim Myers
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