MYTH BUSTER

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In the past three decades, David has sim­i­lar con­ver­sa­tions with al­most ev­ery cus­tomer who vis­its his show­room. It re­volves around three key myths:

All fit­ted kitchens are be­spoke: Many kitchen com­pa­nies use the word be­spoke, en­cour­ag­ing cus­tomers to be­lieve that their kitchen will be cus­tom-made for their home. While to some ex­tent this is true – the kitchen is de­signed and fit­ted into the space al­lowed – un­less each piece is de­signed and made to fit a spe­cific space or pur­pose, it is not be­spoke.

A solid wood kitchen is best: In fact, solid wood isn’t nec­es­sar­ily the best ma­te­rial to use in a space where there is of­ten steam and rapidly chang­ing tem­per­a­tures, as it shrinks and ex­pands with heat and mois­ture, which can lead to crack­ing. One of the most fa­mous cab­i­net­mak­ers of all time, Chip­pen­dale, dis­cov­ered that ve­neer – very thin pieces of solid wood

over­lay­ing a wood or wood-par­ti­cle base – is much more sta­ble.

Quick-fit qual­ity kitchens: There is no such thing as a quick fit qual­ity kitchen. Qual­ity fur­ni­ture needs to be scribed to fit the shape of the wall and floors, checked and rechecked and fit­ted and re­fit­ted un­til it is seam­less. Quick fits re­sult in quick prob­lems!

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