Exclusiv Kitchens have two showrooms based in the North of Brisbane and in Bayside. We’re open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4.30 PM and from 9AM to 2PM on Saturday.
When you visit our kitchen showroom you’ll meet one of our friendly kitchen designers. Ed and Toni Hough are the owners and started Exclusiv Kitchens in 2005. Since then they have designed hundreds of kitchens.
We’ve been designing, manufacturing and installing kitchens for over 10 years so we know a thing or two about kitchens. That’s why we’ve pulled together 10 things you should be asking the Brisbane kitchen showrooms you visit.
10 Things You Should Ask At The Brisbane Kitchen Showrooms You Visit
1. Quality Materials & Finishes
You don’t want to order a kitchen and only find out when it’s installed that the cabinets are cheap, poor quality imports. Make sure that when you visit each kitchen showroom that you pay careful attention to the quality of the cabinets.
2. Australian Made and Manufactured
Don’t order a kitchen only to find out that it will take 6 weeks to be delivered. Make sure you ask where the kitchen is manufactured and how long it will take to be delivered.
3. Cabinets Warranty
You don’t want cabinetry that starts to crack and peel after only a few years. But if it does start to crack and peel wouldn’t it be nice to know that your cabinets are covered by a 7 year warranty. Make sure you ask whether there is a warranty on the cabinets.
4. Hardware Warranty
You certainly don’t want to pay extra for the latest kitchen technology (“soft-close”) only to discover it works for a few years and then breaks. But if it does break wouldn’t it be nice to know your covered by a lifetime warranty. Make sure you ask whether there is a warranty on the hardware.
5. Kitchen Design Experience
I’m sure you’d rather not get your kitchen designed by someone with little to no experience. When visiting kitchen showrooms make sure you ask the kitchen designers about their experience.
6. How Long Does It Take
You want your kitchen designed, manufactured and installed as quickly as possible. Make sure you ask how long the process takes.
7. What do you use to design your kitchens
Not all kitchen design software is the same. Old clunky software is much more likely to result in poor quality designs no matter how good the designer. Make sure you ask the designer what software they use and then do your research to make sure it’s good.
8. How much is it going to cost
I’m sure you have a budget in mind and you don’t want to find out just before signing the contract that your kitchen is going to cost twice or three times the amount you’re willing to spend. One of the first questions you should ask once you’ve seen the design of your kitchen is how much is it going to cost.
9. Do you use licensed installers
Everything has gone perfect until the installation. Unfortunately the installer isn’t qualified, doesn’t know what he’s doing and damages your new kitchen. While looking around the kitchen showroom make sure you remember to ask whether they use licensed installers.
10. What else can you do
Many kitchen renovations involve more than just designing, manufacturing and installing the kitchen. You may need plumbers, builders or electricians. Having to organise and coordinate these trades separately can be frustrating. Ask the kitchen showroom staff whether they provide these ancillary services.