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About to start a kitchen project? Consider the help of a professional

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To ensure your build goes according to plan, you’ll definitely want to consider bringing in the experts

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A capable designer and a builder with the right experience and work ethic can make all the difference.

Why you should consider a designer

Bringing a designer on board at the earliest stages of your project means you have someone who:

  • Can design the space to fit your needs.
  • Has industry contacts.
  • Knows how to budget for a kitchen project.
  • Knows how to handle the legal requirements.


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Finding the right person

When it comes time to hire a designer, there are a few things you can do to ensure you find the right person:

  • Ask around to find the best people in your area.
  • Get family and friends to recommend someone they’ve worked with.
  • Search potential candidates online to see if they’ve got a website.

Why you need to find the right builder

Unless you plan on building the kitchen yourself, chances are you’ll need to get someone in who knows their way around a toolbox.

In addition to actually building the kitchen, a builder can:

  • Help you with local council requirements and restrictions.
  • Find out what permits you need Work with you to put a project schedule together.
  • Find other qualified tradespeople – if required.



Finding the right person

When it comes time to hire a tradesperson, there are a few things you can do to ensure you find the right person:

  • Ask around to find the best people in your area.
  • Get family and friends to recommend someone they’ve worked with.
  • Search potential candidates online to see if they’ve got a website.

Once you’ve found someone, be sure to ask them the following questions:

  • Are they legally able to carry out the job for you?
  • Are they insured?
  • Do they have a health and safety policy?
  • Are they a member of a trade association?

First published date: 25 July 2017

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