Kitchen supply and fitting is a specialist area in which Jackson Building Centres has considerable experience. Many branches have a number of tiled showroom displays and some are recognised as the premier kitchen showrooms in their locality. Jackson Building Centres can offer the right kitchen solution, ranging from large volume contract supply to a hand-made kitchen incorporating the latest products available. With its trained kitchen staff, Jackson Building Centres is able to offer the complete service from design to quotation, delivery and fitting.
These days the kitchen has become the centre of family life in many homes, and is certainly one of the main features that will affect the saleability and price of a home. The kitchen should be large enough to accommodate a table that a family can sit around comfortably, planned with enough space for a wide range of cupboards and worktops with plenty of space to comfortably prepare a meal. As with bathrooms, kitchens have undergone radical changes in the last few years with a huge choice of tiles, countertops, cupboards and devices.
Kitchen units have evolved beyond a straight mixture of cupboards and drawers, and ranges almost always include wine racks, built-in chopping boards and pull out trays or ironing boards. The straightforward rotating carousel has been supplemented by clever pop-out wire framed shelving to prevent items being forgotten at the back, and integral wicker baskets for storing fresh fruit and vegetable. Integrated and semi-integrated appliances give a tidy finish, hiding the dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine behind panels matching the rest of the doors. Small gas filled dampers now prevent cupboard doors slamming, and glass fronted doors and stylised countertop lighting can add a touch of elegance.
Until recently only the most expensive kitchens were anything other than laminate coated chipboard, but solid wood units and doors have become more affordable and more generally available. Worktops too come in a choice of materials, depending on budget, from laminated chipboard, to natural wood, through to expensive solid materials including marble and granite. Even taps have come a long way with quarter turn ceramic discs replacing rubber washers, pull out nozzles for washing large items and under-counter water filters feeding a specific drinking water tap.
Your local Jackson Building Centres showroom will be able to assist with planning and information on a wide range of kitchen and bathroom furnishings and equipment. For more details of the products on offer and to take a 'virtual tour' click on the location of your choice.