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Australia: Home renovation programmes have spawned DIY kitchens revival
Television shows such as The Block and The Renovators has, according to the flat pack kitchens manufacturer, Kitset Kitchens, given everyday Australians the confidence to both design and install their own kitchens as part of a home renovation project. Such is the growth in demand for its DIY kitchens now, that Kitset has recently opened a new store - its fifth.
This expansion, the company believes, is testament to the premium quality kitchens it is known to deliver to renovators, at prices and service standards that are difficult to match.
"Our kitchens are individually made-to-measure to specifications supplied by our clients." says Peter Matarese, Manager of Kitset Kitchens Blackburn. "Designing their own kitchens allows renovators to express their individuality and, to assist them, we provide a Kitset Planning Guide to step them through the important early stages."
The TV renovation series' have also illustrated, however, the frustrations that DIY beginners may face. Some people, the Kitset team has found, are great with design, but are challenged by the prospect of assembling their DIY kitchens.
Recognising this, Kitset offers two options: self installation or a 'done-for-you' service by one of the company's recommended installers.
For those who opt for the full DIY kitchens experience, the company provides step-by-step instructions and a DVD. These take customers through the assembly and installation process from the time they receive their flat pack kitchens.
A leader in the Australian-made flat pack kitchens market, Kitset Kitchens, uses a combination of state-of-the art manufacturing techniques to keep costs to a minimum. It does not, however, skimp on quality.
"The materials used in our system are the same as those found in high-priced kitchen showrooms" says Peter. "The combination of Australian-produced cabinetry, doors and benchtops, along with quality hardware, creates a world-class kitchen."
Peter believes that Kitset Kitchen's high turnover gives the company a real edge in negotiating unparalleled deals with suppliers, which it in turn passes on to the renovator. The company's new Blackburn store, he says, will only increase that buying power.
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16th September 2011