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Understanding The Kitchen Game

By | Inspirations

If you’re thinking about buying a kitchen whether it’s next week, next month or next year, it’s really important that you understand how things work.

We have found that many people think that because a company has a fantastic and expensive showroom display that somehow they have a better more luxurious range of kitchens. Well in fact nothing could be further from the truth!

The vast majority of kitchen supply companies have access and stock to the same suppliers. In fact, the suppliers may only be 3-4 in most cases. These 3-4 suppliers provide accounts only with the trade and provide, for the most part, a really fantastic product at a very affordable price. The job of the main suppliers is to ensure that they have their finger on the pulse when it comes to trends, finishes and colours.

Each kitchen supply company has access to all of these doors from both the most modern to the most traditional and everything else between.

Typically, the bigger and more expensive the showroom of a kitchen supplier is, would mean that their cost are significantly higher than a smaller more efficiently ran business and therefore must command higher prices to pay for their overheads! Makes sense right?

The thing to remember is that the majority of kitchen supply companies can all offer the same door types, colours and variations and are all buying at the same price!

What makes any company different then?

Well at Good Brother we believe that Good customer service, Good pricing & Good quality are all things that should be expected and not our USP. We know we can provide a professional service to beat all others as well as competitive prices on a range of every kitchen type imaginable, so we go “One Gooder”!

We will match any price you have gotten from any other company and possibly do a little better, all while putting you in for the competition.

If you would like anymore info please give us a call or call to our brand new showroom based in Briarhill, Galway.

It’s more than just a place to cook!!

By | Inspirations

It’s about making life so much easier, such less hassle, making you feel happy and proud…

There are 100’s of thousands of kitchens right across the country that are still in their old dated design of the late 80’s or early 90’s. This does ad some character to the house, but if you’re anything like me you will be sick of the sink in that place, or the fact that the doors bang when you push them that bit too hard or that drawer is always too sticky. I need to go to one side to get the bread and back to the other side to have a decent space to make my sandwich, it’s just all wrong!

A little rug can brighten up your day

It may not seem like a massive change to make, but you will be surprised at just how different your kitchen will look when you change the appearance of the floor using a simple centre rug. A little rearrangement along with a bright new source of colour on the floor will go down surprisingly well if you’re trying to shake off monotony.

Restyle your shelves to make everything better

This is a huge hack. Basically, to get your kitchen to look uber chic, avant garde and post-modernist, or whatever they describe that sexy spaceship look as, all you have to do is make your shelves see-through. You can do this by replacing the shelf doors with clear glass or plastic panels, or you can go one better and simply remove the doors altogether. Radicalissimo!

Lighting makes you happier

It’s an obvious tip, but still the most important in any sort of home improvement. If you’re into the avant garde spaceship thing, you can remodel your curtains to let in more natural light and emphasize the whites and bright silvers. If you’re more of an indoors person, you can experiment with different types of coloured lighting and dimmer switches to achieve a more sensual effect.

A new paint job is more than just a dash of colour

In fact, when carried out alongside a change of lighting, a fresh paint job can completely alter the look of a kitchen, making it totally unrecognisable. Feel free to let your personality shine through as you choose the colour mix that will define your new-but-not-really kitchen.

Add some colour to your cabinets

This could be one of the cheapest ways to drastically alter your kitchen’s appearance. All it takes is a fresh plastic finish over your cabinets in the colour of your choice, and your kitchen can overnight turn into anything you want it to be, from the warm brown reminiscent of a family house to a bright red evoking the image of a bachelor pad.