We like to think that almost anyone can fit our replacement kitchen doors and get a professional-looking result. The fact is that fitting our doors is easy to do. We make it even easier by pre-drilling your hinge holes and providing a range of sizes. But sometimes you might just feel that you want a professional to come in and get the work done for you. We totally understand this.
Reasons to choose a professional
There are a number of reasons why you might choose a professional to fit your replacement kitchen doors, including:
- You simply don't have the time. While it is true that fitting our doors can take less than one or two days to complete, you may prefer to spend your weekend relaxing, while someone else does the work for you.
- You may need more than a simple replacement of doors. If you are adding a new worktop, plinths, pelmets or additional cupboards, it might be wise to get a professional in, at least for the more complicated parts of the job.
- You might just be the type of person who cannot do DIY. If you scratch your head when the word screwdriver is mentioned, or your heart beats in terror at the thought of removing your kitchen doors, you should probably let someone else take over. Not everyone is cut out for DIY.
If you choose to go with our professional fitting service, you can trust that the builder will know what they are doing. You'll also get the work completed on time, on budget and exactly how you wanted it done. But if you are looking for a builder yourself, we recommend that you take the following points into consideration.
Advice when choosing a tradesperson
- Always get three quotes – even for a small job such as this one.
- Follow up any references given to you by the builder and take the time to visit work they have already completed.
- If you can, get a referral from a neighbour, relative or a friend. Someone who they trust is likely to be better than someone who is completely unknown to you.
- Try not to pay your builder upfront. You should hold back a small amount until they have completely finished to your satisfaction.
- Remember that for your builder, this job is going to be seen as simple and short. This is a good thing, but you may have to wait until your builder has the time to fit you in. It may not be as quick as doing it yourself after all.
- A builder will usually charge around £150 per day. This should be a one day job, but if worktops and other extras are included it could stretch to two days or more.
- Don't forget the cost of disposal of your old kitchen. The builder will need to pay to have this taken away. If you do it yourself, you should be able to take it for free to your local recycling centre.
Maybe you could consider doing a little of the work yourself. Maybe you could remove the old doors and hinges and prepare the kitchen for your builder. This could save a little more time and money on the job.
The most important thing when fitting your replacement kitchen cabinet doors is that the final result is perfect. You should be “wowed” by the result happy with what you paid. Whether you do it yourself or get someone in is immaterial. Just ensure you are over the moon by your kitchen at the end.