Hi, I’m Lloyd Feldman. For many years I worked for a large kitchen distributor supplying independent kitchen showrooms throughout the UK.
Therefore, I know how most brands compare to each other in terms of price and quality and which are the best value.
Plus, I also know who the best suppliers to buy these brands from from are.
I use this knowledge to help consumers find the best value kitchen suppliers for their requirements.
Why is it so difficult to find the best value kitchen?
Lack of knowledge
Most people know very little about kitchens.
Too much information
Buying a kitchen can seem like a minefield. With so much information to take in, some of which is conflicting, ensuring you get the best quality kitchen for your money is not easy.
Independent kitchen showrooms who tell you their kitchens are the best
Most independent kitchen showrooms will tell you why their kitchens are the best. However, when you have visited 3 or 4 showrooms who all sell different brands and all tell you why their kitchens are the best, who do you believe?
Sales tricks by the chains
The chains make buying a kitchen even harder with their sales tricks. They mislead people into thinking they are getting a bargain by inflating their prices & then offering fake discounts.
They then pressurise people into putting down a deposit by telling them their sale ends in a few days time.
Chain store guarantees that are not worth the paper they are written on
Chain store guarantees of up to 25 years may sound appealing. However, if you do get a problem & try going back to the store, you will usually be told the problem is wear and tear which is not covered by the guarantee.
Sales tricks by builders and trade-only suppliers
Builders also mislead people into thinking they are getting a bargain. Trade-only suppliers inflate their prices so builders can offer consumers fake discounts. This is the same sales trick the chains use.
In reality, the prices builders quote for kitchens is usually similar to the chains. In fact, they often quote more than the chains, especially in affluent areas.
Kitchens from trade-only suppliers with little or no come back
When you buy a kitchen via your builder from a trade-only supplier such as Howdens, Benchmarx or Magnet Trade, you are buying a kitchen with little or no come-back. This is because your contract is with the builder and not with the trade-only supplier.
Therefore, if you get a problem with the kitchen, when you go back to the trade-only supplier, they will usually tell you that they only deal with the trade and you need to go back to your builder. However, when you go back to your builder, they will usually tell you that they are only responsible for the fitting and you need to go back to the trade-only supplier.
This toing and froing usually goes on for some time until people eventually give up.
How do we know who the best value suppliers are?
For many years we worked for a large kitchen distributor supplying independent kitchen showrooms throughout the UK.
Therefore, not only do we know which are the best value brands, but also who the best suppliers to buy them from are.
Is there a catch?
No! Using us is just like using a mortgage broker. The only difference is we will find you the best value kitchen supplier rather than mortgage supplier.
How do we get paid?
If you buy a kitchen from a showroom we recommend, the showroom pay us a commission. This cost has no effect on the price you pay as showrooms do not pass it on.
Our service is free for consumers.