our tips for selecting the right kitchen installer

If you’re having a professional take care of your kitchen installation for you, we’ve collated a list of key questions to ask your potential installer to help you select the right person for the job.

By ordering an affordable DIY kaboodle kitchen, you’ve already saved yourself heaps and are well on the way to achieving a designer look for less.

While the kaboodle range was designed to be DIY friendly, you can also opt to have a professional tradesperson take care of installation for you. And when you choose an installer, you want to rest assured you’ve made the right choice.

If you’re replacing an old kitchen, you’ll need to ensure it’s safely removed before installation of your new kitchen can begin. You can outsource the removal too, but if you’re doing this part yourself, check out our how to guide to removing your old kitchen responsibly. You will still need a qualified tradesperson to take care of all electrical and plumbing work.

Now installation can begin!

Bunnings make it easy to find installers. You can request quotes from the Bunnings special orders desk or online and the team will connect you with trade professionals from hipages. By following this process, you know the installer you select will be a fully registered and licensed tradesperson. However, it’s still important that you properly vet your options to avoid any surprises.

To help you choose the right kitchen installer, we’ve collated a list of questions to ask potential installers;

licensing and trade work history

  • Are they licensed and insured? Can they provide proof?

  • How long have they been working in this trade?

  • Do they have any certifications, awards, or affiliations relevant to their trade.

  • How many kaboodle kitchens have they installed in the past?

  • Can they provide references or examples of past projects similar to your project?

project management questions you can ask

  • Can you walk me through your process from initial consultation to project completion?

  • What is your preferred method of communication during the project?

  • What is you estimated timeline for completing my project?

  • How do you handle unexpected issues or changes during a project?

  • Do you offer warranties or written guarantees on your workmanship and materials used?

  • Can you provide a detailed breakdown of costs for my project?

  • Are there any potential challenges or limitations you foresee with my project?

  • How do you prioritise safety on the job?

  • How do you handle permits or regulatory requirements for the work being done?

  • Will you be subcontracting any part of the work? If so, how do you ensure quality control?

  • How do you handle cleanup and disposal of materials after the project is completed?

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