As the core of your home, the kitchen is where you work efficiently and enjoy time with your family. A newly fitted kitchen is favoured by most people in the UK these days. But, a lot goes into the installation process. You can start by getting creative and planning for your new kitchen.
Since installation requires technical expertise and skills, let the experts handle it. Professionals can manage the full installation process, which includes supplanting the current units with the new ones and a lot more.
If you are looking to purchase a new kitchen for your home, we are here to help you. Here are a few steps for the installation of contemporary fitted kitchens.
Choose A Design For Your Kitchen
The designing process can be either free or chargeable as per the company norms. However, most companies may design your new kitchen for free. You may offer suggestions for designing at the initial phase, as well as during the final process.
Installation of Cupboards, Worktops, Sink, Appliances
The cupboard is the first thing you can choose for your new kitchen. Choose the type of handle you want – modern metal or an old fashioned rustic look. Both base and wall units are available in a varied range. Worktops also come in a wide range nowadays. Laminates are the default choice for most homeowners. Quartzes is also a good option as it has a smooth finish and easy to wipe off.
You may either go for steel or stone sinks. There are a variety of tap and sink options. For the kitchen appliances, you may either go for an integrated or freestanding one.
In freestanding design, you get an opportunity to retain your old appliances, which helps in cost-cutting. There are stylish and colourful wall tiles options to give a vibrant statement to your kitchen.
Removal of Old Kitchen
Before any new installation, removal of old furniture and appliances is necessary. You can start by stripping out windows, doors, drawers, lights, and worktop. This process is relatively quick.
Once every old thing is out of the way, work on the walls. For a damp wall, there is a damp-proof specialist to take care of the stuff. Painting is the next step for a bit of touching up to remove any stains accumulated on the surfaces.
The next stage is the first to fix the work. The process involves electrical wiring and adding new spurs, sockets, switches, and lights. LED lamps are sufficient to keep an average-sized kitchen very bright. Lighting the back of the kitchen worktops is a better option.
Gas And Electrical Appliances Installation
Before placing the newly fitted kitchen, it is essential to check if all the electrical sockets are sufficient and ready for the new appliances. Six to seven double sockets are adequate for an average-sized kitchen. Placing the gas appliances in the kitchen is another essential thing to note. The gas-safe engineer will look into the gas installation.
After all the electric and gas installations, you may go for a flooring change. You are suggested going for tiles, laminate, or hardwood on your kitchen floor. Tiles like ceramic and porcelain are popular these days for the modern fitted kitchens. The glazed coloured tiles with pale colour option give your kitchen more light.
The last step is the final painting after every installation. The final coat of paint will give a new look to your kitchen.
As per your suggested design, the newly fitted kitchen is ready for you. All the kitchen cabinets are delivered assembled along with equipped doors to make your new kitchen fitting easier.