Yes, we know it seems way too early to be thinking about Christmas …But the reality is it really isn’t too early if you are contemplating a bespoke new kitchen and want it installed in time for cooking this year’s Christmas Dinner!
Is this you?
If you think this might apply to you, then here’s a detailed breakdown of what you need to consider to ensure a brand new kitchen in time for Christmas:-
Countdown to a new kitchen in time for Christmas
Working the dates backwards from Christmas week, you would typically need to allow 2 weeks for the installation (longer if you want full glass splashbacks).
Prior to this, a bespoke German kitchen takes roughly 5-6 weeks from the point of order to delivery. This is the time required for your kitchen to be built. This time-frame applies for nearly all European kitchen manufacturers, including every well-known German and Italian brand. And before ordering your kitchen you need to allow time for your design to come to fruition. If you work the dates back to the present, this means that now is the time to contact a good kitchen company if you would like your new kitchen in time for Christmas!
You need time to decide your design
Often (but not always) before even approaching a kitchen designer, many homeowners like to spend time thinking about a new kitchen and what it might look like. You might like to research what styles, colours and finishes you like. This typically includes spending time looking at interiors magazines, visiting showrooms, or browsing online sites such as Houzz or Pinterest.
Many prefer to do this ‘prep work’ before they feel ready to contact and meet with a designer. But other clients like to start entirely from scratch; They choose to work together with a designer to help them identify each of their preferences and needs. Either way works very well. But if you want a kitchen in time for Christmas then bear in mind that the luxury of this browsing time (which is now) is less so than at other times of the year.
You need time to finalise your Design
At LWK Kitchens it takes approximately 2 weeks from a first design meeting until we are able to order a kitchen. Some clients are ready faster and some clients prefer to take longer, but 2 weeks is the average. Our expert designers work at the pace our clients require to tailor a design that perfectly suits their taste and requirement. But of course, as with any type of browsing or shopping, people need time to reflect and decide. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you book an appointment with one of our experts now. This will afford you plenty of time to reflect on your new kitchen design, and come to a decision well in advance of our ‘Christmas Order Deadline.’
What is the Christmas Order Deadline?
Just like every other German kitchen company, the LWK Kitchens Team need to plan ahead for Christmas. It is essential we allow sufficient time for us to:-
- Order your kitchen
- Have each one made-to-order in Germany
- Have them delivered safely to the UK
- Have them installed and finished in plenty of time for Christmas Dinner.
To achieve this, we anticipate needing all Christmas kitchens delivered to us by the 23rd November 2018. And to ensure our orders make this delivery deadline, we need to finalise and place all orders by
approximately 19th October 2018. *
Book Your Appointment Now
So if you’re reading this and are thinking about a new kitchen for Christmas then book an appointment with us today.
Our appointments are free and with no obligation, hidden costs, or pressure. This means that should you later decide not to proceed, then all you will have lost is an hour of your time. All of our designers are fully trained, qualified and expert in what they do. It also helps that they’re really nice!
Reading this and worried it’s too late?
And if you’re reading this and think you might have left it too late for a new kitchen for Christmas then don’t worry…
…We can’t say for certain at the time of this post, but we might still be able to place a Christmas kitchen order after the 19th of October …so it is always worth an ask! For £100 (redeemable against a confirmed order) we can also offer an express design service. During this time, we can work at the pace that you need to quickly finalise your kitchen design.
You can Book Our Free Design Service now, or for more information contact us on 020 7536 9266.
*Please note the Christmas Order Deadline as specified above is approximately 19th October 2018. This is the latest advice from our manufacturer at the time of publication. However this date may be subject to change so please contact us for further information if required.