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Free online Design service


 

Step by step Preston & Co will walk you through a different path to avoid potential minefields of purchasing your new kitchen. No hard sell, No obligation to buy

Questions

Q. Why does Preston & Co charge for their design service. when some other companies don’t?
A. This is correct we initially charge our customers for our design service which is completely 100% redeemable against your order. The reason why we initially charge for our services is because we value our time as time served kitchen specialists, we are kitchen designers, installers, and feel that has a worth, we invest our valuable time and efforts in producing amazing yet practical designs with your brief in mind. We are not salespeople offered by other companies we don’t just fill the room with units or products that with room units’ products that?
Q. I already have plans from another kitchen company do i still need to pay for design service ?
A. If you have plans and or quotes from other companies we would need see plans and detail quotation via email or at the showroom once we have taken look at them we can best judge if we can help you. If we feel we can achieve your budget then we would more than happy to work with you . We will always design our own kitchens and conduct our own home visit and check measure .At Preston co we have very straight forward transparent approach -No hard sell, No obligation to buy .Design service is completely 100% redeemable against your order.

 

"We would only recommend you use our design service if we can both agree to work with the budget set for the project , there are several different kitchen range options from £8000 -15000* base on typical kitchen design, bespoke kitchen ranges from £18000+*.
We highly recommend our in house installation service and project managed service to avoid any possible issues you my might incur during installation outside of our service.
* + installation average cost installation £1800-£2400".

 

Not sure ? give us call Tel 01225 708976

 

Steps

Step 1
If you are happy with our kitchen range options as stated above and understand our kitchen range start from £8,000 based on typical design. This service is completely 100% redeemable against your order. If your looking for something lower than our starting range we can point you in right direction just call us or pop in to showroom.
Step 2
Select the service you require below will then prompt you to make payment via Paypal enter the amount for that service. (standard design service £120). You can also make payment via the showroom in person or over the phone Tel: 01225 708976 during business hours. No pressure, No hard sell, No obligation to buy . Once payment as been confirmed we then email you confirmation and link to a design brief form .
Step 3
Fill-in the design brief this will assist the designer in creating your initial design, you can also upload pictures, plans, etc. We will produce your designs within 3-5 working days or alternative you can call the showroom and we will assist you in filling in design brief.
Step 4
We will upload you designs to our online design portal. You will receive email with access to your designs. We will contact you shortly after to see what you think and if we can improve the design or make alterations if required. Once you are happy with the design, we will then produce a quotation for your approval
Step 5
If you accept the quotation and wish to proceed with the order, we will hold the price to avoid and future price increases for up to (3 months) and we will also book provisional production date with the factory and schedule a provisional installation date. 50% of order value is required at this point. 45% is due 14 days before delivery 5% on completion installation. We will carry out detail site survey 3 weeks before delivery to make sure everything is correct if we need to make any alteration to the plan or order we will act promptly to ensure no delay incur. At this stage your initial design service charge will be offset against your order value - completely 100% redeemable.

 

New builds or extension customers

Customers that do not require products within 6 months.

We can start the process regardless; this service helps you understand the cost and layout and avoids stress and costly mistakes.

We keep In-touch during your project, give advice and share our expertise.

We only require 5% of order value to secure the price for up to (9 months) during this time we will liaise with you and or builder/ project manager, trades and provide detail installation drawings. i/e electric supply requirements and other services to eliminated errors and make the process run smoothly and on budget. We will also book provisional production date with the factory and schedule a provisional installation date. 45% of order value is required 12 weeks before delivery. 45% is due 14 days before delivery 5% on completion installation.

The initial design is not fix in stone and is flexible we can make alterations to the furniture up 3 weeks before the scheduled delivery. We always carry out detail site survey 3 weeks before delivery to make sure everything is correct. If we need to make any alteration to the plan or order, we will act promptly to ensure no delays are incur and cost is kept to minimum.
 

Island kitchen layout
Galley kitchen layout
L - shaped kitchen layout
U-Shaped Kitchen layout

Island kitchen layout


If the space is large enough, an island unit provides a multifunctional space that can work as somewhere to cook, prep, eat and entertain. It can act as a ‘bridge’, cutting down on leg work between workstations, and, in a large room, it makes the most of unused space.

Design tips:Consider incorporating a hob and sink as well as a dishwasher, wine cooler and recycling bin. There should be plenty of room left over for decent storage, too. Make sure there’s at least one metre between the island and all the cabinetry surrounding it, so that you can open all doors and drawers.

Add a worktop overhang to create a breakfast bar seating area, or a stepped-down surface for an informal dining table.

 

 

 

 

Galley kitchen layout


Why choose it? It’s the ideal layout for narrow rooms, but is also a popular option in open-plan spaces where a long island runs parallel to the units along one wall. Though it’s traditionally long and narrow, it can be exceptionally functional if planned correctly.

Design tips: Try to separate the cooking zone from the wet area with a length of worktop in between – the worktop in total should be at least three metres long.

Aim for at least 1.2m between facing doors and include an efficient triangular cooking zone with the fridge on one wall and the sink and hob opposite (or a variation on this theme). if space allows, it’s best to avoid having tall units which might accentuate the narrow space. For the same reason, stick to paler colours to help keep the room light and airy.

Be careful not to install too many wall cupboards, as it may make your kitchen feel cluttered.

 

 

 

L - shaped kitchen layout


Why choose it? Here you can create the ultimate working triangle with the fridge at one end of the L, the hob on the other and the sink in between. This layout feels open, but can be more tricky to work with.

Design tips: Make sure there’s enough space in between each zone and consider installing a bank of built-in appliances on one side for ease of use and a streamlined effect.

The best ergonomic placing has the hob on one wall, and the sink and fridge on the other, but do make sure there is adequate workspace between these elements. this can be an efficient layout for one cook, but two may find themselves under one another’s feet – you could include an extra prep sink to ease the pressure.

If space allows, you could also place a small dining table at the side.

 

 

 

L - shaped kitchen layout


Why choose it? It’s extremely practical, as you can have the cooker and hob at the centre, with sink and fridge at either end of the U to create the perfect working triangle. This layout also provides plenty of workspace, and you can use clever internal fittings to get the most out of the corner cupboards.

Design tips: With such a large worktop area, a well-chosen surface can really come into its own, so pick something striking. Consider solid-surface materials such as Corian, which can sweep around corners seamlessly.  If the room is particularly compact, try to have at least two metres of space in the centre. Small rooms would also benefit from reduced-depth units and worktops, so ask your supplier if this is an option.

Aim for at least 1.2m between facing doors and include an efficient triangular cooking zone with the fridge on one wall and the sink and hob opposite (or a variation on this theme). if space allows, it’s best to avoid having tall units which might accentuate the narrow space. For the same reason, stick to paler colours to help keep the room light and airy.

In a larger room, you might have enough space for an island or a table and chairs at the centre of the U. Or, in a classic kitchen-diner, the third leg of your u-shape could be a peninsula – a long island joined at one end to the wall, between kitchen and dining areas.

If your room is open-plan and you spend a lot of time entertaining, you may want to think about having the bulk of your kitchen designed as a u-shaped island, which can then become a real cook’s theatre. Or create a G-shape, with a peninsula joined to one of the walls.

 

 

 

Kitchen Design Service

£99 + vat

 

If you are located within 25 miles of Melksham, I will visit you in your home to chat about how I can help with your project and check your own measurements or if you  have architects drawings. I will ask you lots of questions to get as much information as I possibly can, and I measure your room and take “before” pictures.

If you are not located within 25 miles from Melksham a phone consultation will take place and I will ask you to email me the measuremenst and drawings.

I will then go away and work on my initial design ideas. These will be emailed to you for further discussion by telephone or email or presented in the showroom, when you will be free to ask me to make any revisions and changes.
Based on our discussion a fully developed design with full colour 3D visuals will then be provided for your approval. When you are completely happy with the design I will give access to Preston & Co cloud portal (to view your plans and documents).

For kitchens this will include a detailed dimension plan, elevations, colour visuals, work-surface drawing, detailed cabinet list ,suggested appliances, accessories and finishes.

Included:

3D Designs

Elevation plans

Detail Floor plans

Access to Preston & Co cloud portal (to view your plans and documents).

360 room view via your portal

Furniture quotation

Installation Estimation

Recommend appliance list

No obligation to purchase

Preston & Co Free £250 gift card

Multi work-surface quotation i.e Quartz, Corian, Dekton, Timber.

*£99 fully redeemable on kitchens order.

 

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