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Designer Kitchens

You Dream It – We’ll Make It! It's really that simple! Your first step to making your dream kitchen a reality is to phone us at Barrett Joinery to make an appointment with one of our Designers.

What Do I Need To Do?

We have five Designers who all specialize in different areas so you may be asked a few questions initially about your project to make sure your enquiry is given to the right person. At your first meeting they will ask you about the style of kitchen you would like and need general information about the appliances that you want to fit in.

It is good to look through magazines and the Barrett Joinery website for ideas. You may be able to spot ideas that can be incorporated into your design. This helps the Designer get a feel for your taste and the look you are trying to achieve. Your Designer will show you samples of different finishes and door styles that are available and will guide you through the steps of the design process. The most important aspect of the kitchen is the layout. The style of the kitchen and colours can look very smart but the kitchen needs to incorporate the right design to meet the work habits of the cook using the kitchen.

How Long Will It Take?

This will partly depend on the workloads of your Designer and the factory at the time.  Generally, a designer kitchen will take 2-3 weeks to work through the design process after the initial site measure.  The actual manufacturing time for the kitchen is approximately  4 – 6 weeks.

You will be given an approximate installation date once the final plans have been passed onto our Production team. The final site measure has to be checked and colours and appliance models confirmed before this can happen

What Will It Cost?

Barrett Joinery offer a free measure and quote.  You can alter and change your plans as many times as you wish. A design fee may apply if you wish to purchase the plans. This is deducted from the cost of the kitchen (once the final plans are accepted) and forms part of the 25% deposit required prior to manufacturing the joinery.

The balance of the quoted joinery cost is invoiced once the kitchen has been fitted.  It helps for the Designer to know the budget they are working with as this will help determine the materials that you can use and the extent of the joinery.

When you are working out your budget remember to make allowances for plumbing, electrical work, new appliances, splashbacks or tiles and often replacement of flooring. Your Designers job is to convert all your information into a design that is stylish, practical and affordable.

What Will Barretts Do?

Your Designer will work closely with you while designing your kitchen.  You will be able to see images of how it will look using our 3D computer programme and samples of materials and colours in our showroom. You will be provided with a written quote by your Designer. They will also assist and guide you with the choice of colours and handles. This is usually the final step before making the kitchen. If your project requires a Building Consent we can assist with the application and documentation.  This will incur an additional charge which will vary according to the size of the project and the documentation required by the Council.  We prefer to install our own joinery and therefore generally your quote will include the joinery being delivered to site and fitted by one of our specialist installers.

Our custom made joinery is not manufactured as a kitset and so we do not recommend that you install it yourself as all our benches and panels are made oversized to be scribed to the walls. The extent of our involvement is up to you. If you have sub-contractors who you prefer to use we are happy to work with them, or we can organise the whole project right through to the painting and flooring.  We have a network of reliable tradesmen who will turn up when we need them and do as we ask.