Life is returning to normal and homeowners can once again venture out into the wider world and enjoy the company of others. However, for many who were confined to their homes for long periods, the experience was not entirely unpleasant. Firstly, there was working from home, which provides easy access to snacks, bathroom facilities, and other home comforts.
The time at home has taught many people that home is indeed where the heart is – and that our homes serve a dual investment purpose. firstly they are a financial investment that is expected to offer a return when the time comes to sell, and second, they are an investment in a refuge from an ever-increasingly stressful world. It is also a place where friends and family can gather to enjoy each other’s company.
However, it is necessary, from time to time, to invest in the home in order to ensure that it provides an exceptional return on investment as far as a sales price is concerned – and that it grows to match the needs of the family.
And one of the ways to increase the value of the property in terms of both of these measurement criteria is to engage in renovations that may include installing fitted kitchens and bedroom wardrobes.
Property experts agree that one of the savviest investments any homeowner can make is updating the kitchen (whether a complete renovation or replacing items such as cupboards), the return on investment when it comes time to sell is almost unmatchable as far as renovations are concerned.
Updating bedroom wardrobes with a fitted option has two major benefits for the homeowner. It can increase wardrobe space, update and modernize the bedroom, and also make it a more pleasant place to spend time. All this before even touching on the fact that professionally fitted wardrobes increase the value of the home by increasing the aesthetic appeal of the home and optimizing storage space.
Once you have made the decision to renovate or replace your existing kitchen cupboards or bedroom wardrobes with a modern fitted option the next challenge is to find a reputable professional company in Cork such as drummcarpentrycork.ie to do the work. This may not be as straightforward as it may seem. The supply and fitment of high-quality wardrobes and kitchen cupboards is a highly competitive business – and there are some less than forthright suppliers out there.
Here are some simple hints and tips to ensure that the supplier you choose will deliver exceptional products, and great service – and finish the job on time and within budget.
The best way to ensure that the fitment provider you choose is able to do the job with a minimum of fuss and bother – and disruption to your home life, is to reach out to trusted sources. the best sources for recommendations include friends and family. However, if you don’t get that strong recommendation from these sources then extend the search to include coworkers and other potential sources of trusted information.
If you do not get the information that you need, turn to the Internet. there are numerous review sites that will have evaluations by ordinary people. trust their opinions before you trust any marketing claims on a company website. But also remember that it is extremely rare for a company to receive reviews that are all positive. The way in which a company responds to issues and complaints can tell you just as much about them as a post filled to the brim with praise.
Once you have narrowed down your list to a few possibilities, then reach out to the company. request photos of work that they have done in the past. Also, ask any questions that you might have about the process of installing fitted wardrobes and kitchen worktops and cupboards. Enquire about guarantees and the selection of products that they have available. Also, ask about the company’s membership in any professional bodies – and whether you will be comprehensively covered by the company’s insurance during the course of the job.
Get Cost Estimates
Once you have further narrowed down that shortlist then it is time to reach out to the various companies and ask for estimates. Make sure that you are comparing apples with apples. Some companies may offer more than others. And beware of fine print and hidden costs, make sure that what you see at the bottom line is what you will be paying. Be extremely wary of deals that seem ‘too good to be true’, they usually are – and those are the sorts of deals that are filled to the brim with hidden costs.
When all is said and done, finding the right supplier of fitted kitchen cupboards or bedroom wardrobes in Cork will depend on doing some research and expending a little effort. But the dividends that accrue from choosing that perfect supplier are well worth your effort.
Lynn Martelli is an editor at Readability. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and has worked as an editor for over 10 years. Lynn has edited a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, and more. In her free time, Lynn enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.