A DIY Guide to Kitchen Fitting
According to recent data, 24% of adults feel the kitchen is the room in the house that needs the greatest amount of upkeep, while almost 50% of home owners acknowledge it as the most lived-in space within their property.
So, as the focal point of the home for so many people up and down the UK, it's crucial that we see our kitchens as a pleasant place to spend our time. With that in mind, if your kitchen is looking a little tired, perhaps it's time to spruce things up?
However, redesigning and revamping can prove an expensive process, so fitting it yourself can make you a significant saving. Taking on such a project requires careful planning, which is why we've put together this simple guide to installing your own kitchen.
Preparation is paramount
Before you begin, it's vital that you create a clear idea of how your new kitchen is going to look. That process includes meticulous measuring up, ensuring you have enough space for the units, sink and worktops that you desire. Once you've designed the layout and made sure everything will fit, only then can you start to think about fixing the units themselves.
Install the base and wall units
Firstly, you need to move the base units into place, ensuring they all fit into the space and are level before screwing them together. You then need to fix them to the wall to provide extra stability, before repeating the process with the higher units.
Add the doors and kickboards
Next, you need to fix the doors to the cupboards, ensuring they can all open smoothly and without obstruction as well as making sure they are square. And no one wants a big gaping hole underneath their floor units, so fix kickboards to create that finished look.
Install the sink and worktops
The final pieces of the jigsaw are the sink and the worktop. The latter should be carefully measured and cut to sit on top of the units, leaving a hole for the sink. When it comes to fitting the sink, silicon sealants from RS Components will create a strong, watertight seal that will hold it firmly in place, preventing any movement and guarding against potential leaks getting through and damaging the cupboard or flooring underneath.
Hey presto, your new kitchen is complete, and you and your loved ones can look forward to spending more quality time together in a space that's been refreshed and revitalised by your own fair hand.