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Shopping for a new kitchens

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Shopping for a new kitchen can sometimes be a daunting task.? What kitchen style do I like, what is the best layout, how much will I need to spend and which supplier will I choose.

Well in this article, I want to focus on the last two points, cost and supplier.

When listening to people as the look for their dream kitchen and a supplier, the one thing I hear the most is:? “I got a quote off one supplier that was ?6,000 and a quote off another that was ?10,000.”? Most people then assume that the quote for ?6,000 is the best one to go with, but this isn’t always the case.? I would bet anything that both quotes were for different quality of kitchens.

Now I am not saying that both kitchens would not be of good quality.? But lets just say that you are pricing for a painted kitchen.? One quote could be for an MDF door painted and the other quote could be for solid wood painted.? The key here is to always ask each supplier what they are quoting for.

You obviously have to keep budget in mind when pricing around.? But here are a few pointers:

1. Ask each supplier what materials they are quoting for.

2. When you have your quotes together, consider them all while keeping in mind what has been quoted for.

3.? If you are unsure what a particular kitchen supplier has quoted for, contact them and ask them to clarify.? They will be happy to do this.

There are always going to be variations in the cost from one kitchen supplier to another, but the key when shopping around is to make sure you are compairing like-with-like.? That way you will be sure that you are getting the best deal and the best quality for your budget.

Kitchen iPad – Will it take off?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Hi all,

I came across this on YouTube and just had to share it.? An Apple iPad built into a kitchen door.? While this?is?from?a DIYer,?I wonder will we see more technology enter the kitchen?

If you ask me,?I think that by being properly integrated into the kitchen rather than simply cutting a section out of the door and fitting it in, this is a real winner.

What do you think?? To watch the video, click here

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Launch Blog For Food Lovers

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Are you a food lover?? I suppose who isn’t!? I checked out a new blog today that gives delicious recipes for you to try in your kitchen.



Fisher & Paykel, the kitchen appliance company, have launched this blog for food lovers to try out great new recipes.? Fisher & Paykel say,

“This blog is born of the passion of a group of friends here at Fisher & Paykel.? Ardent lovers of food and cooking, we want to inspire our readers, share our recipes and impart knowledge.? Each member of this team brings to the table their own unique perspective on food, influenced by different flavours, shaped and moulded by our varying experiences and backgrounds”


Seeing that I love my food and enjoy cooking, this blog is a winner for me.? Check it out for yourselves at www.ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com