Quality never goes out of style.
By Gary Baker
When you are considering home improvements, particularly refitting or updating your kitchen, there are many factors that come into the decision-making process. You want to make changes that suit your own lifestyle and that work for your family today, but will bring extra value and appeal if you come to sell the property later. A survey by the National Association of Estate Agents last year revealed that a third of respondents felt that a decent kitchen adds the most value to a property – typically almost 5%.
At first glance, any newly fitted kitchen is going to look appealing after the possibly tired and grubby cupboards and surfaces that it replaces, but will that appeal last? Will your new kitchen keep its good looks for years to come so that you can enjoy it now and rely on it to hit the spot with potential buyers in the future?
Quality design is vital. A specialist kitchen designer will help you understand how to make the most of the space you have available – that magic relationship between the three points of the kitchen triangle of the sink, fridge and cooker. Choosing equipment and appliances that are as up to date as possible will keep your kitchen looking fresh for longer, while giving you the peace of mind that comes with the latest technology.
Quality installation is just as important as good design, especially for materials and machines that are multi-functional and technically complex. At CD UK, we supply the solid surface material DuPont™ Corian®, an advanced premium material used to create worksurfaces for both indoor and outdoor projects. Corian® is a top quality solution in terms of aesthetics, functionality, hygiene and design. Seamless and infinitely thermoformable, it is hygienic enough to be used in hospital settings, while any marks or blemishes inflicted by time or by accident can be easily sanded or buffed out, leaving it looking as good as new, for as long as you want it.
To deliver Corian® at its best to consumers, the DuPont™ Corian® Quality Network ensures the best quality of fabrication, sales and technical service, backed by a DuPont™ 10 Year manufacturers’ warranty – a guarantee that is not available with natural surfaces such as wood and granite. Quality Network members are companies throughout the UK with experience in the design, fabrication and installation of Corian®. They have taken part in technical and product training, been certified in their technical skills and are regularly updated about technical and product developments, giving you ultimate peace of mind. So, before you commit to a kitchen refit, consider your aims – and put quality at the heart of your investment.