Frequently asked questions
What do I need to know when preparing for installation?
You do not have to be out of your house during installation, however we do require a bit of space to work within and our tools can be loud.
For large installation jobs, we require an initial space to store cabinetry and components till they are finally fixed. This could be as simple as making space in a lounge or using a spare room. In regard to the place of installation, this area too, needs to be cleared. This will make our job easier and our installation time shorter.
For existing kitchens that are being replaced, it is recommended you keep your existing kitchen for as long as possible prior to installation, as you will be without this space for a period of time. During this time, clients are known to use small appliances for cooking and/or have take-out. We understand this is an annoying predicament you, however, our team will try our best to get your life back to normal as soon as possible.
What products and hardware does Kitchen Spectrum typically work with?
Our primary hardware is Blum, however we do use other brands such as Hafele. Any other specified hardware wanted by you can also be discussed. It is also worth noting Blum comes with the security of a lifetime warranty.
Substrate-wise, here at kitchen spectrum we use white Melteca and Melamine on moisture resistant MDF. Although white is typical, other colours can be used to match hardware or your specific design needs.
The external linings of your cabinetry could be a variety of products. We usually work with board brands such as Laminex, Prime Panels and Bestwood. However, we are adaptable to your specific design needs. We have completed jobs in the past that have had floorboards, steel and bathroom tiles, etc, used as the fronts of cabinetry.
How much do kitchens and custom cabinetry cost?
Costs are completely dependent on the materials you use and the complexity of your design. It is important to note, our cabinetry are made from high quality materials, fine craftsmanship and are entirely customised to your space and design needs, unlike typical household hardware stores. For this reason, cabinet makers are typically priced higher then stock-standard off-the-shelf cabinets. It is best to get in touch with us directly for more accurate pricing.
How much experience does Kitchen Spectrum have?
Kitchen Spectrum is a successful bussiness that has been running since 2005. Baydon the director and his son Kane, are the primary cabinet makers and altogether have an impressive 55+ years experience in the feild.
How long will it take?
Timeframe-wise each job is different and will widely vary. There are many things to consider, such as, the size of the project, the complexity of the design, and Kitchen Spectrum's current work schedule. It best to contact us directly for a more accurate estimate for the time required for your scope of works and where you project could fit within our schedule.
What is Kitchen Spectrum's warranty?
We offer a 10 year warranty based on any faulty workmanship. In the unlikely case that something has become faulty or damaged with your cabinetry, please get in touch and we will see what we can do. All hardware and components come with their own manufacture's warranties.
How does the design process work with Kitchen Spectrum?
At the initial design stage its best to have a collection of your design ideas, such as Pinterest boards and magazine images, as well as establishing your needs for that particular space or furniture. From here Kitchen Spectrum can assist you in refining and developing your ideas, along-side selecting hardware and materials.
When requiring further design assistance, we can recommend interior designers and show rooms for particular products.
How does the payment process work?
Here at Kitchen Spectrum, we do a split payment process based on the current project fees. This is divided into three sections – 50% deposit, 40% progress payment and 10% completion payment. For more information on this process please refer to the ‘Our Process’ page.
Kitchen Spectrum’s preferred method of transaction is electronic banking. To ensure we receive your payment properly please use your full name and invoice number as your reference.
Can I change my design?
Yes, throughout the initial design meetings, you will have many opportunities to change your design and refine your needs. Once the manufacturing process has began, you can still make changes, however this may come at your cost and create delays.
Do I purchase appliances through Kitchen Spectrum?
You can but it isnt required. We do have the ability to get pricing of appliances through particular stores. Payment-wise this will need to be secured by you.
How much is a quote?
Our quotes are $150 incl GST. This is a refundable cost which will be deducted off your purchase.