Want an expert kitchen or bathroom? Go independent… - Grand Designs Magazine


Want an expert kitchen or bathroom? Go independent…

Get great peace of mind from expert, independent kitchen and bathroom showrooms...

Promotional Feature By Jennifer Turner |

Kitchens and bathrooms are key rooms in any house – to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck, go independent and go virtual…

Black and gold bathroom with freestanding bath

Photo: Virtual Worlds

The personal touch

Buying a new kitchen or bathroom is a big investment on your time and budget and a time full of big decisions. While you may well have some idea of the kind of styles you like and how you want the finished space to look, one of the most important decisions actually needs to be made before a single tile or tap is purchased – who to trust with the design.

Eye-catching discounts from the big multiple retailers might be tempting and being able to click and order your new kitchen online from the comfort of your sofa may sound like a nice idea. However, these buying methods won’t necessarily get you the best results and they’ll certainly mean missing out on a great deal of expertise.

modern bathroom with walk in shower and geometric tiles

Photo: Virtual Worlds

There are several reasons why taking a trip to your local independent kitchen or bathroom retailer is worthwhile.

A wealth of choice

Firstly, the choice of products with an independent will be extremely broad. An independent retailer is not tied to any one brand or manufacturer but will instead have access to a very wide range.

Independent retailers using Virtual Worlds software can select products from a vast array of manufacturer’s catalogues. They can therefore tailor the design to exactly meet the needs of the customer and your finished kitchen or bathroom will be unique to you, rather than an ‘off the shelf’ alternative that’s the same as thousands of others.

woman wearing vr headset in bathroom

Photo: Virtual Worlds

Expert eyes

Your independent kitchen or bathroom retailer will have a lot of expertise which you can draw on. You may never have undertaken such a big project before, but to them it’s second nature. They can draw on their experience to advise you on what will and what won’t work to ensure you make the right choices.

Ultimately, this will lead to peace of mind that the finished room will be just as you imagined it. With the help of Virtual Worlds 4D this is taken a step further, as simply by visiting a participating showroom you can experience your new kitchen or bathroom in virtual reality.

That way, you’ll really know how much space there is for the kitchen island you’ve always dreamed of, or if there is room for a freestanding bath, without having to take the retailer’s word for it. An independent retailer will have access to this technology and will be delighted to let you make the most of it.

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Nothing to hide

Investing in the services of an independent kitchen or bathroom retailer means that there’s less chance of any hidden costs occurring unexpectedly. A specialist will be able to manage the project for you, or at the very least be able to put you in touch with the relevant experts for installation, so that every aspect is taken care of and in safe hands.

woman wearing vr headset next to man and boy sat at kitchen table

That DIY price you were almost tempted by when it caught your eye online? It won’t have included the cost for design, delivery and installation, so it isn’t the value for money investment it might have appeared to be. It all comes back to that all-important peace of mind that your dream kitchen or bathroom really is possible and can be yours.

To find your nearest independent retailer with Virtual Worlds technology, visit www.find4d.co.uk

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