New kitchen for Christmas? Read this first...

New kitchen for Christmas? Read this first...

Please forgive me for bringing up Christmas so early, it's the 4th of September after all, but when you start whinging and whining and crying crocodile tears because you couldn't get your kitchen in time to cook your Christmas dinner in it, don't say I didn't warn you.

So, what's the deal?  If you have been following me for a while then you know that German kitchens are made to order, they are not pre built and ready to be picked from a warehouse.  Each and every single cabinet goes into manufacture only AFTER your order has been placed, and once the cabinets are manufactured then you have a team of eagle eyed professionals running quality control checks on them.  This is the reason why German kitchens take between 6 to 8 weeks to arrive in the UK from the point of order.

At the time of writing this (September 4th), we do not yet know the exact cut off date for orders to be placed in order to be delivered before Christmas, what we do know is that it is sometimes around Halloween, or let's say by the end of October to beginning of November.  Please consider that even this information should be taken with a pinch of salt. Why?  Because the kitchen does not magically fit itself into your house, it takes a further 3-5 days for a skilled expert fitter to fit the cabinets, and if you are going for a stone worktop another 10 days after the cabinets have been fitted.  Keep in mind also that your room would have to have been prepared for installation, all the power points in the correct positions, gas and waste pipes prepared, floor laid, etc.

So for an example's sake, let's say you would like to celebrate Christmas and New Years in your spanking new luxury German kitchen, a realistic time frame would be:

  • Start looking for a kitchen by 1st of October latest, this will ensure that you can visit a few retailers and compare quotes and designs.
  • Ensure you place the order by the 19th of October.
  • Your kitchen should be delivered by the 7th of December.
  • Kitchen installation with worktop should be finished by 20th December.

N.B: Please note: If you decide to have a glass splash back in your kitchen, this can take a further 3 weeks from the date everything is installed.

Hopefully this makes sense, and will stop you from having to order pizza on Christmas because your kitchen is a building site.  Give us a call today on 02035444281 or email illya@illyakitchens.com to discuss your dream kitchen.

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