After you have measured and planned your kitchen area design, made the decision on appliances and labored the practicalities, after that you can start the next phase – ordering and installing your kitchen area. The 2nd thing about this two part series contains tips and hints on exercising your financial allowance, choosing worktops, accessories and useful strategies for delivery and installation. This need not be considered a major headache – follow these tips and hints to alleviate the stress and allow you to benefit from the fruits of the work for many years.
Be sensible inside your prices. Understand the cost of appliances, units, accessories and extras before choosing your financial allowance- then allow a little extra for emergencies or extras.
After you have chosen a cost, do not get transported away with gadgets and top of the line products – if they’re from your cost range, you shouldn’t be attracted into seeing them.
Free standing appliances could save you getting to purchase extra units or doorways.
Are you keeping the existing flooring or replacing it? This will have to be included in your budget.
Are you redecorating the walls too? Make sure to add this for your budget.
Do you want any gas or electrical work done? If that’s the case, you will have to get yourself a quote from the qualified, registered tradesman.
If another person is installing your kitchen area for you personally, make certain you see if they are registered to complete any gas and electrical works – or maybe they are subcontracting this to another person. Also, check exactly what they’re quoting for – and what’s counted as extras. They’ll will often have a cost per cabinet and anything else is going to be extras – cutouts for that sink, worktop mitres, cabinet modifications etc.
Worktops and Flooring
If you opt for costly granite surfaces, keep in mind that it must be professionally fitted.
Wooden surfaces need sanding and many jackets of oil applied before installation and regular oiling once fitted. You should also put barrier paper between appliances and wooden surfaces to avoid condensation as well as heat damage.
Hi gloss and laminate surfaces would be the least expensive options but can’t be combined with Belfast/Butler sinks, because they can’t be sealed sufficiently to avoid water causing laminate lift.
If you wish to improve your flooring simultaneously as the installation, it’s worth remembering that tiled flooring will have to be done prior to the actual kitchen installation.
Wooden, laminate or carpet flooring can be achieved after or before your installation.
Make sure that your sink has a plumbing package – otherwise, you will have to order this individually.
Work surface joins may either be mitred and nearly invisible (you’ll need glue and bolts for every join) or visible utilizing a plastic or metal joining strip (again, need one for every join). It’s often better to obtain a carpenter directly into do mitred joins, alternatively you can easily perform the joining strip yourself.
You ideally require a splashback (metal or glass) behind your hob, unless of course using tiles, to avoid heat harm to the wall.
If you would like the flamboyant trim above and below wall cabinets (cornice and pelmet) measure just how much you’ll need by calculating across the foot of the edges and fronts of the wall units, adding no less than 100mm for every join or corner you will have to make – you will have to perform the same for that plinth underneath the base units.