Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions and our answers.
Yes, unlike a number of our competitors, we don’t charge a fee for design consultations and quotes.
You deserve to have the freedom to choose who you will trust to design and supply your new Kitchen before you start handing over your money.
We believe once you discover the value, benefits and guarantees we can offer you… that our competitors can’t, there’s a good chance we’ll be doing business together anyway. No pre-commitment is required!
Your kitchen is the heart of the home and should suit your lifestyle. Plus, it should add value to your home whilst making your day-to-day life easier.
Our friendly designer with the knowledge and expertise to listen to you and understand your individual needs and visions can advise you on how to make the best use of the space in your home to create a functional and stylish-looking kitchen. You only get one shot, so you need a specialist who designs kitchens daily to ensure you haven’t wasted your hard-earned money.
Unfortunately, we find In Brisbane, people often make the mistake of doing things ‘on the cheap’, but it’s a false economy to spend ANY money on a Kitchen or product that will not have a practical layout, incorporate clever storage solutions, look aesthetically pleasing or stand the test of time. There is so much to consider when designing a new kitchen and way too many choices and decisions to make, so don’t risk it with just anyone, as the last thing you want is a kitchen of poor quality that looks and functions badly and actually devalues your home.
Our friendly, creative and experienced designers can simplify the process for you, giving you all the information and sharing with you all the options and possibilities to make your kitchen beautiful and your experience hassle-free.
Yes, absolutely, we “Brings the Showroom to you” in the comfort of your own home. I mean, that’s the best place, isn’t it your existing kitchen is in your home and the room the new kitchen is going in, right!.. No more spending all your weekends tramping around when Easy Living Kitchens can bring it all to you…..Choosing everything can be quite daunting as a new kitchen is made up of many individual components that must be considered in conjunction with each other so your kitchen will not just look stunning and feel great but function well.
We will guide you through the process of choosing and making informed decisions about design and layout, storage solutions, your living style and family needs, cooking preferences, Appliances, cabinets, door styles and colours; bench tops and splashbacks styles and colours, sinks and tap ware; handles, hinges and drawer systems, electrical points, lighting, water connection and flooring …… just to name a few.
You will find us making it easy for you to take care of the big checklist and tiny details by walking you through our easy step-by-step process, so you can relax and enjoy your new kitchen process unfold.
Yes, can rest assured that our creative designers are the best in the industry. Having seen pretty much every scenario, combined with over 35 years in the industry and a vast range of experience to tap into, no job is too tricky or challenging. You will get a custom-designed and well-crafted kitchen that most cleverly uses the available space and looks and feels just right…We are very experienced in this area, and you will be amazed at our ideas!
Yes, we can. We can design a kitchen with that objective in mind, understanding that you want to improve the property's resale value without going overboard. What the market is looking for …It will also have that WOW factor, so it will appeal to prospective buyers.
No. all of our kitchens are fully custom-made, so we are not restricted to sizes or options. For that reason, we can tailor-make every custom kitchen to suit your needs and create a functional space for you.
Yes, you will find Easy Living Kitchens can design and supply custom kitchens in any building, from the smallest kitchenette or small kitchen to full-sized penthouses…
Yes, we are experts in designing and creating functional kitchens for the specific needs of retirees and senior living complexes. If you have one kitchen or 100 in your senior’s village, we can handle it.
Yes, we will help you choose which appliances best suit your needs and lifestyle and give you options for your vision and budget. With relationships with some of the best brands in the world, you can rest assured we have taken care of everything for you and will make sure they are ready and on-site for your installation.
If you already have your appliances, we just need to make sure they will work in the new kitchen design, so make sure you have all the specifications ready when we arrive…. we recommend not buying any appliances until you have designed your new kitchen.
Yes, there have been many horror stories with imported kitchens, from being made with carcinogens, falling apart, completely wrong, not meeting Australian standards and no chance of getting warranty repairs done… the list goes on… Best advice: simply don’t risk your family's safety or your home by buying Imported Kitchens.
We manufacture all our custom-made cabinets in Brisbane, supporting local jobs and families and are delivered fully assembled to you.
Unfortunately, there are many kitchen companies out there now using restrictive fixed-sized cabinets and flat pack systems just to improve their company profits INSTEAD of providing the customer with a kitchen that looks good, suits their needs, fits well in the room (and doesn’t look like a handyman job), maximises storage and more importantly is good quality with a good finish and warranties which the customer deserves and paid for.
We will never put the customer’s needs at risk like this and will never take shortcuts like the others therefore, we are one of the few totally custom-made kitchen suppliers left in the marketplace today.
So what’s the difference, you ask?
With restrictive-sized cabinets and flat packs – You will be stuck with dead space, less storage, large fillers to walls, cabinets that don’t fit properly, large gaps around cabinets, strange cabinet layouts that don’t work for you but suit restrictive size cabinets, and in many cases they are not built as well and simply won’t last the test of time… ultimately you will be disappointed.
Easy Living Kitchens Difference
Fully custom-made kitchens are made specifically for each customer and their needs. You are not limited to fixed sizes. Your kitchen will fit snugly into your existing walls and room. You will maximise storage as every bit of usable room can be used. No ugly end fillers or cabinet gaps, Superior world-class quality. So if you are tall, we can raise the bench height. If you need more depth, we can do it, more top or bottom storage, done…it’s all possible with us. You will be absolutely ecstatic with your new kitchen.
Most people get this wrong, unfortunately. Never have your floorboards finished polished before a new kitchen renovation. It’s asking for trouble.
It’s ALWAYS recommended only to do the base sanding back of your floorboards before installing your new kitchen. Your floors should NEVER be fully finished until after installation… Why, well, let’s think about it… For workplace health and safety, trades must wear their boots, so there will inevitably be scuff marks. They also move kitchen cabinets and components around the room to fit your new kitchen. You will also have plumbers, electricians, stone masons, glass splashback people, and all their tools as well...
So to avoid disappointment leave the floors until after the installation.
This will vary depending on what’s involved, like stone benchtops and glass for splashback, among other things, but as a general rule of thumb and to be safe, it’s suggested that customers allow for 2-4 weeks from start to finish.
For many, renovating a kitchen is not something they have performed before. They really don’t know how much it will cost. They don’t know what’s involved.
There’s no shelf price to base your Kitchen on. It really does depend on a number of factors including size, individual tastes, quality and types of fittings, bench top and splashback requirements, appliances and many other factors.
CLICK HERE to go to our blog article that breaks down the true cost of a complete Kitchen Renovation and what’s involved.
How much a kitchen renovation costs is usually forgotten when the increase in the overall value of your property is factored in. Done properly a kitchen renovation is almost guaranteed to pay for itself and become a very sound investment toward your property’s value.
The only way for you to know how much your Kitchen renovation will cost, is to call Easy Living Kitchens and book in your Kitchen Design Consultation and Quote. From there, we can give you a 100% Fixed Price for your Kitchen Supply, No Hidden Extras Guaranteed, to create your stunning, new Kitchen.
Unfortunately, this practice is rife in the industry. Many companies or contractors will deliberately price low to win a job, then use cleverly worded clauses in their contracts to justify substantial costs for variations and extras.
With Easy Living Kitchens, you can be GUARANTEED this will not happen to you. Here’s how our guarantee works for you and protects you from hidden extras;
100% Unconditional, No Hidden Extras, Fixed Price Kitchen Supply Guarantee – Even if we have left something out in your kitchen design, you don’t pay any more. You signed off on what you’ll get, and the quoted amount for your new kitchen supply is all you’ll pay… GUARANTEED!!! Of course, what you pay may change if you change what is quoted or add any extras beyond what is included in your quote.
No. Sorry to be blunt, but there’s no getting away from this. The old saying “you get what you pay for” extends far into the Kitchen industry. I’m sorry to say there are cowboys out there who have given us a bad name at times.
Kitchen renovation companies have a habit of “here today, gone tomorrow” syndrome. Many builders take it on, discover the complexities and frustrations, and then pack up and disappear. Often leaving many unhappy customers behind.
Easy Living Kitchens is a specialised kitchen renovation company and recognized industry leader here for the long haul.
We’ve invested substantially in developing systems, schedules and quality mechanisms to ensure every customer is thrilled with their Easy Living Kitchens experience.
You’ll find no other company prepared to offer the same level of professionalism, service and industry Guarantees… that give you, the customer… confidence, certainty and much-deserved peace of mind when planning your dream, modern, stunning new Kitchen.