Kitchen installation services

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If you are renovating your home, installing the cabinets, countertops, sink and appliances in a new kitchen can be a challenge, so hiring a qualified kitchen installer will ensure that your kitchen has a professional finish. We've compiled a guide to finding the right installation service for your needs.

What does a kitchen installation service do?

When installing a new kitchen, you can choose whether to install a pre-packaged modular kitchen or custom units. A design consultant can coordinate your kitchen installation, or you can hire a kitchen fitter to assemble then install the cabinets and worktops, an electrician to connect the appliances and a plumber to install the sink.

How do I book a kitchen installation?

You can book directly with a kitchen installation service online or over the phone, use a comparison service like Airtasker or Oneflare to compile quotes, or find an installer in an online business directory like Whitepages.

How much does a kitchen installation expert cost?

The cost of installing your kitchen will depend on the size of the kitchen and the type of cabinets, benchtops and handles you want installed. A flat packed or modular kitchen costs less to install than a custom kitchen. Prices can start at $100 per unit for a simple installation, moving into hundreds of dollars for a custom installation. Stone or glass countertops and splashbacks require a fabricator or stonemason. Appliance installation starts from around $65 per hour.

How do I compare kitchen installation services?

Collect tailored quotes from several different companies to find out how much they will charge, how long they expect the installation to take and how they will go about doing the work. Check whether there are additional services and costs.

You should make sure the company has insurance, is experienced in similar kitchen installations and that the electrician and plumber you will use are qualified and licenced. Check the customer reviews and feedback of each company to make sure they are reputable. Ask to see examples of their past work to see if it meets your requirements.

How should I prepare for a kitchen installation?

Whether you remove your old kitchen yourself or hire someone else to do it, you should make sure that the room is cleared and the electricity, gas and water are switched off before your new kitchen is installed. You should arrange for the kitchen fitters to have access to your property as well as parking.

How long does a kitchen installation take?

As with the cost, the length of time your kitchen installation will take depends on the size and type of kitchen. A custom-built kitchen takes longer to install than flat packed fitted units. If you need to remove or build walls that will add more time to the installation process.

What to consider when booking a kitchen installation

Consider whether you will hire a consultant to oversee the whole installation, hire the different professionals you need separately, or do part of the work yourself. You should consider whether the cost of the quotes you receive is within your budget, and make sure that the kitchen fitters you hire have the right qualifications and experience.

Do I need to be home for a kitchen installation?

You do not necessarily need to be at home while your new kitchen is being installed. You may find it easier not to be present while your kitchen is being installed as the work can be disruptive and you will be without a kitchen during the process. You can provide the tradespeople with access to your home, leaving a set of keys and any additional information needed like gate access codes.

Pros and cons of a kitchen installation service

Pros

  • Experienced professionals can make sure your kitchen units and appliances are installed safely
  • A kitchen installer will supply their own tools
  • Professional installers will make sure all draws and doors fit correctly
  • An installation service can help organise plumbers and electricians where required

Cons

  • More expensive than doing the installation yourself

Frequently asked questions

Can I install my kitchen myself or should I book an expert?

Kitchen installation is a time consuming and difficult process, so it should not be attempted unless you have extensive building experience. Whether you decide to save money by installing a flat pack kitchen yourself, you will still need a licenced electrician and plumber to make sure your appliances are connected safely. Expert kitchen fitters will also install your units to a high standard with professional-quality finishes, especially if you have a custom kitchen.

Do you need a custom fitted kitchen?

While there are cheap pre-packed kitchen units available, if your kitchen has a unique shape or layout you may need to have a custom kitchen designed to fit the space exactly.

What other services are included in the installation?

When you obtain quotes from kitchen fitters, check whether they only install the cabinets and countertops or they include services like connecting the water, electricity and gas in the installation. Some companies provide these services while in other cases you will need to hire the professionals separately.

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