Kitchens and bathrooms are two very important rooms in a home. In fact, these two rooms are often known to “sell” a house on the market. When on the market, these two rooms are known to bring the highest value in the home, and so it is important to keep them updated. Kitchen and bathroom fittings are the finishing touches to these rooms, and so the professionals that work with these fittings are equally important. Homify has a great range of kitchen and bathroom fittings professionals that you can browse, as well as see their past work to get inspired to create a masterpiece out of these two highly valuable rooms!
To understand these professionals one must first understand what exactly are kitchen and bathroom fittings? These are plumbing or accessories suitable for use in the given room. This can include:
Hot bathroom rail
On a typical work day a kitchen and bathroom fittings professional can:
Remove existing cabinets, appliances and sink
Remove existing flooring
Lay new flooring
Remove wall tiles
Re-plaster the room
Fit all cabinets
Many people in this field have qualifications such as plumbing or electrical. It is possible to take courses to further develop one’s education in the field. For example, there are courses such as CAD design, kitchen design, a certificate in fitted interiors or a certificate in wall and floor tiling. Often after a course is completed, one does an apprenticeship with a more experienced professional. There also is a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) that many building contractors will want you to have before you work on their sites. To receive this card, the professional must pass a health, safety and environment test.
A professional may work alone or part of a team. Sometimes it is necessary to work with a qualified electrician to complete parts of a job, for example, if you are reconnecting a gas supply.
There are two main types of kitchen and bathroom fitters. This includes:
New site fitter professional
This professional works on a newly built site. This could be a home, office, or building that is new development and starting with a blank slate of design. This sort of project involves a lot of installation, as opposed to removal.
Renovation fitter professional
This kitchen and bathroom fitter will work on a home, office, or commercial building that is already built but is renovating the kitchen or bathroom space. So on this sort of project, the professional would be removing, for example, old cabinetry and tiles and laying new ones.
We need kitchen and bathroom fitters because they put great design plans and dreams and make them a reality-literally. An interior designer may create the look of the kitchen and bathroom, but there then needs to be someone to actually installs the fittings into these rooms. The cabinets, sinks, faucets, and other items do not install themselves!
The cost of the services of these professionals will vary depending on the size of the space and how much is going to be done, for example is it a new site where everything needs to be laid, or is it a renovation project where perhaps only the sink and faucet is being removed and installed. Their services are typically paid in two ways:
Per hour fee
The professional charges per hour for the project. A typical hourly rate can be from 30-100 euros an hour, depending on the professional and their experience.
Flat rate fee
The professional charges a flat rate fee that includes all costs. For example, for a large kitchen where only the replacement of the kitchen cabinets are being done, this can cost up to 450 euros.
It is a good idea to hire a kitchen and bathroom fittings professional when the designs for the space have been decided on. For example, if you have a new site project that used an interior designer to design a new kitchen, then once those plans are finalized you would hire the professional to do the work to bring your vision to life.
Similarly, if you are renovating a kitchen or bathroom, once the design plans have been made, you would hire the professional to implement the plan into action.
It is best to be in contact with a professional as soon as design plans are made to ensure a smooth transition and to make sure the design plans can be implemented smoothly. This allows room for error and redesign. For example, if design plans were created putting a claw foot tub in the middle of a bathroom, a bathroom fittings professional, upon consultation, may discover this is not possible due to the pipes location in the bathroom. Since they were hired in the beginning stages, it will make for an easier edit on the design.
The time range required for services also depends on the specific project.
This can range from 2-6 days.
Replacement of cabinets and tiles
This can be done in 1-2 days.
Tiling a bathroom
This can take up to 3 days.
A kitchen and bathroom fittings professional makes our creative vision a reality. There is a lot of technical work required that the average person may not be aware of. For example, the ability to follow technical drawings, and the ability to mark out accurate measurements is very specific and necessary. These professionals often work in dusty conditions, especially when ripping out existing fittings.
A professional will also mark the location of hidden pipes and cables and produce pipework. These are just some examples of specific knowledge that is best suited for a professional.
The benefit of hiring a professional to fit your kitchen or bathroom is there is likely to be no mistakes. If a mistake is made, for example, if a faucet is installed incorrectly causing water to leak from the seams, then that will cost the client money. Hiring a professional will always save money in the long run.
Now that you know why you need to hire a professional, homify’s website is the perfect place to find one! Homify makes it easy to search for a kitchen and bathroom fittings professional by searching via location and room style. It is simple to see past work, and homify has made it easy to contact the perfect professional for your project.
Let’s say you want to change the cabinets in your kitchen. First, you have looked on homify’s website and found the perfect professional for your project. From there it is smooth sailing:
The professional comes to your home to take a look at the space, the designs, and to talk about your expectations.
After talking, the client and the professional agree on a price. Let’s say 500 euros, flat rate for the project.
Here is the fun part! Your professional gets to work on the cabinets on the following day. They first have to remove the old cabinets in the kitchen. Afterwards, they install the new ones.
The professional cleans any debris that took place while dismantling and installing the new cabinets.
After 3 days, the work is done. You’re kitchen looks brand new, thanks to the beautiful cabinets installed by your professional.
Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms in a home. Hire a professional kitchen and bathroom fitter to ensure these rooms look as fantastic and welcoming as they can.
Other professionals you may need include:
This professional creates the design plans for the space that the fitter will work in.
Make sure there are no problems with the ever so important electricity and hire a professional! They would make sure lighting, dishwashers, and refrigerators, for example, are able to run efficiently.
This professional makes sure the plumbing is squared away- for example the sink, toilet and bathtub would require a plumber.