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Buying a new kitchen is a big purchase decision and you'll want to get it right first time. Having spent plenty of time, money and resource on the actual kitchen, sadly, the less glamorous part of the overall process, the installation, can often be overlooked and can be fraught with problems. Along with the design, the quality of the fit is the most important element of any kitchen project and the one that will truly make the difference between you being satisfied or delighted with your kitchen purchase.

If you're thinking of choosing one of the national retailers to install your kitchen, we've summarised below all of the useful information you may need when making that decision.

Stores with Kitchen Showrooms298245213022223068
In-store Design & planning serviceYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Initial Home Survey (Measure)FreeNot Available£40£50 RefundedFreeFreeFree
Access to 3D Planning ToolYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Who installs their kitchens?B&Q Approved InstallersHomebase Approved InstallersIKEA Approved InstallersJLP Approved InstallersMagnet Approved InstallersWickes Approved InstallersWren Approved Installers
Remove your old kitchen?Yes - small fee----Yes - FreeYes - small fee
Full Technical Installation SurveyYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Installation Workmanship Guarantee / Warranty5 Years1 Year5 Years2 Years2 Years2 Years3 Years
Which? Trusted Trader ApprovedYes------
Independent Pre-Payment Insurance Cover----Yes--
Trustmark Approved-Yes--Yes--
BiKBBI ApprovedYes--Yes---
FIRA Gold Product Certification----Yes-Yes
FIRA Gold Installation CertificationYes-Yes---Yes
Institute of Customer Service Member-----Yes-
Member of Furniture OmbudsmanFull MemberFull Member--Full MemberFull MemberFull Member