Where and how to buy a new kitchen in Bridgend
18th March 2011
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Looking for a new kitchen?

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Spring has sprung and many people in Bridgend will be thinking about sprucing up the home.  In recent years the kitchen has become the target of most home improvements with many householders in Bridgend aspiring to create the perfect kitchen-diner.  According to statistics Brits now spend longer in the kitchen than the French and whilst this may be due in part to the influence of TV cooking shows but property programmes have also influenced us to knock down walls and open up the kitchen.  

The demise of the dining room is no bad thing as formal dining is an occasional event for most families.  Putting the dining table in the kitchen is a smart move as families are more likely to eat together around the table on a regular basis when the journey from stove to table is much shorter.  The dining table gets a lot more use in other ways too – you can supervise the children while they are doing their homework or catch up on a bit of paperwork while keeping an eye on dinner.  Opening up the kitchen influences the way you want your kitchen to look and kitchen design has evolved to keep pace with the trend.  

Bridgend has a range of kitchen companies who offer a superb choice of beautiful kitchens so there is no need to source your kitchen from suppliers who you may or may not be able to trust. 

Kitchen design is a personal thing so you need to choose a local kitchen design and installation company you can trust to do a great job for you. When choosing your kitchen in the Bridgend area, you should make a list of what you want so here are some hints and tips to get you started.

  • Don’t allow yourself to be seduced by glossy advertising.  Short list some companies and then look at their testimonials.  
  • A kitchen is not a fashion item and should last many years to make sure you choose a design you can live with for a long time.
  • Your kitchen will last longer if you choose quality cabinets which should be 18mm/19mm wide with solid backs. 
  • Opt for metal-sided drawers with solid base back and avoid hardboard as it will warp in time.
  • If your kitchen gets a lot of heavy use choose anti-slam drawers which are quieter and reduce wear and tear.  
  • Make sure you will have a personal contact within the company – this person will be you first point of contact for all questions before and during the installation
  • Satisfy yourself that your kitchen designer understands your vision so your kitchen meets all your requirements.
  • Avoid kitchen companies that cold-call you, they will not deliver the personal service you want and if they are not based in the Bridgend area they will not care too much about negative reviews.
  • Check with your kitchen designer that all items will be checked for damage before installation.  
  • No kitchen designer should expect you to pay up front for everything – it is normal for part of the fee to be paid on completion. 
  • For peace of mind, choose a company which will organise the schedule of works for you. 
  • Tell your kitchen fitter about any concerns as the job progresses, don’t leave it until the end.


No matter how big your budget, you will want to use a company which delivers good quality products at a fair price so get some quotes but remember when it comes to kitchens, quality should be your prime consideration.

So now you have the vision and the desire to up-date your kitchen, here are some kitchen designers in the Bridgend area who you may like to contact.  These kitchen designers all feature on the Best of Bridgend because we believe they deliver a good service:

Appletree Kitchens (Pontyclun)

Just Kitchens (Bridgend)

Richard Davies Kitchens (Porthcawl)

If you have used any of these kitchen designers, please leave a recommendation for them onThe Best of Bridgend.


This is the sort of recommendation which inspires you to use a local company:

"Thanks for the exceptional workmanship and after sales service I have received from your company. I am so pleased with the quality of my kitchen and downstairs cloakroom.You and your staff have exceeded all my expectations from initial planning to the commitment to all aspects of after sales service. I would certainly recommend you to friends and family and I wish you well in all future development."





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