This is one of the most important stages as the information gleaned from this meeting will inform the overall design of the finished kitchen. We will be listening to your desires, how you see yourselves using the kitchen, considering proximity and style of rooms, doors and windows, existing kitchen appliances and features you may wish to retain, the space, the light, all the little things that come together to make the perfect kitchen for you and your home.
Measurements and notes will be taken, together with photographs for reference when your plans are being drawn up.
Once the design and details have been ironed out and final budgets identified we ask for your sign-off on the plans, just to ensure you are 100% happy with everything. A detailed survey is undertaken to check the final measurements, then we can really get to work.
The Dowers ‘method’ is to create kitchen furniture, as one might expect of craftsmen. You will find our kitchens feature very few ‘join lines’ between cupboards unlike those put together with modular units. We don’t waste space with filler ‘blanks’, we simply adjust the width of the furniture we are building to fit your space, and where an existing feature creates an obstacle in the room, such as a protruding wall or chimney, we simply adjust the depth of cupboards and drawers to encompass them.
In short, we give you a stronger kitchen, with a better finish, and better use of the available space.
Clients are welcome to visit the workshop, by appointment, to see their kitchen as it develops, and for remote clients we have been known to supply a photographic record to satisfy their interest.
Of course we must not lose sight of the fact that this is a major project in the most-used room of the house, so you have to expect disruption, but our dedicated fitters have been part of the company for years and work quickly and efficiently, with the minimum of fuss. Having also been involved in hand-making the kitchen from the start the fitting team already know the elements and peculiarities of the project, so whilst your walls may or may not be straight, such snags will have been pre-empted and are easily overcome.
We look forward to working with you to fulfill your desires.