Tips on Installing a New Kitchen
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The process of installing new kitchens can seem like an overwhelming task, so here are a few pointers that should help you on your way.
Obviously the first step is to clear out your old kitchen but avoid throwing out old kitchen appliances that you don’t already have replacements for, as these could potentially take weeks to arrive.
Disconnecting the water and electrical supply is the most difficult task at this stage and it’s important to know what you are doing before attempting this job.
If you are unsure about what needs to be done then call in a professional, as this undertaking could damage your kitchen if it goes wrong and can be dangerous. It is illegal to disconnect gas so if you are doing everything yourself you will have to ask a professional with CORGI registration to do this part for you.
As soon as the kitchen is cleared you can begin to install your new worktops and fittings. The best place to start this process is in the corner of the room and work outwards.
Start by marking out how high you want your work surfaces and kitchen cabinets and make sure you use a spirit level so that you don’t have any uneven fittings.
Assembling your cabinets should be straight forward and when fixing them to the walls start in the corner again and work your way outwards, using the spirit level to check your accuracy as you go.
With the work surfaces, make a template to allow you to easily cut the material into a shape that will fit the kitchen wall perfectly.
Depending on the material, use appropriate screws to fasten the worktop into the wall and make sure that trusty spirit level is by your side.
Accuracy is vital when it comes to installing a new kitchen, so if you take your time and make sure your measurement are spot on, then you will have a room to be proud of.