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Kitchens Installations in South London & Surrey

Our expert kitchen fitters consult with you on kitchen design, fittings and appliances before providing your ideal kitchen.

What to consider when installing a new kitchen

When installing a new kitchen, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, you should think about the layout and design of the kitchen to ensure that it is functional and meets your needs. This includes the placement of appliances, cabinets, and work surfaces.

Next, you should consider the size and budget of your kitchen renovation. This will help you determine the types of materials and finishes that you can afford and ensure that your kitchen is appropriately sized for your family and your cooking needs.

Other factors to consider include lighting, ventilation, and storage. Good lighting is essential for cooking and creating a welcoming atmosphere, while ventilation is necessary to eliminate cooking odours and improve indoor air quality. Finally, adequate storage space is critical in a kitchen, and you should consider how you will maximise storage while maintaining an attractive and functional space.

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Fitting a kitchen can be a complex and time-consuming process, but the end result is often well worth the effort. The first step is to design the layout and choose the cabinets, countertops, appliances, and other components that will fill the space. Once all the elements have been chosen, the professional installer will take accurate measurements of the room to ensure that everything fits perfectly.

Next, the existing flooring and wall finishes will need to be removed to create a clean slate for installation. The walls may need to be patched and repaired, and any electrical or plumbing work will need to be completed prior to installation.

The cabinets will be installed first, followed by the countertops, sink, and appliances. The installer will ensure that all components are level and securely fastened to the wall and floor.

After the major components are installed, the installer will finish the details such as installing cabinet hardware, backsplash tiles, and trim work. Finally, a thorough cleaning of the new kitchen is completed, and the space is ready for use.

Fitting a kitchen requires a high degree of skill and precision. It is important to hire a professional installer with experience in this type of work to ensure that the job is done correctly the first time. A well-designed and expertly installed kitchen can add significant value to a home and provide many years of enjoyment for the homeowner.

Our 6 point checklist...

1. Plan the layout carefully: The layout of your kitchen is essential, as it affects functionality and workflow. Consider the location of appliances, sink, and cabinets, and ensure you have enough walking space.

2. Prioritize storage: Make sure you have enough storage for all your kitchen essentials and do not forget tall cabinets to store appliances and pantry items.

3. Choose the right materials and finishes: Consider durability, maintenance, and aesthetics when choosing materials for your countertops, cabinets, and flooring.

4. Lighting: Proper lighting is crucial in a kitchen. Ensure that your kitchen has enough natural and artificial lighting to make preparing meals more accessible and enjoyable.

5. Plumbing and electrical: If you are changing the placement of your sink or appliances, it’s essential to consider plumbing and electrical work. Ensure you hire a licensed professional for safety.

6. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential to maintain indoor air quality and remove cooking odors. Consider a range hood or exhaust fan to prevent moisture buildup and air pollutants in your kitchen.

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