Bazyli Cela. Kitchen Design. May 08th , 2017.
Do you want a new fitted kitchen and fancy doing it yourself? Follow this guide to fitting a kitchen and click on the links and images to buy incredible value units, appliances, worktops, sinks, taps and everything else you need to fit a kitchen.
Even if you decide that you want to employ someone else to fit your kitchen you will still find this guide useful when designing your kitchen to give you the best layout and style for the way you use the room.
Kitchen design is a personal thing but we will talk you through the components you need to consider, when planning your kitchen.
The style of kitchen cabinets you choose is also a personal choice, but very modern kitchens can look great in new apartments and houses, or in traditional period homes. More traditional and cottage-style kitchens look best in older properties.
Choose kitchen tiles and paint for the walls that complement or contrast with the colour of the units.
Choose flooring and floor tiles that echo the colours in the kitchen worktops for a consistent design effect.
Kitchen sinks come in many shapes and designs and you should consider whether you need a single or double sink and the different effect that you will get from choices between ceramic, stainless steel or moulded sinks.
Small changes to design elements can make your room more personal to you. Choose kitchen taps and the handles for your kitchen units carefully as these can make all the difference to your overall design.
Lighting is very important in the kitchen. There should be plenty of light in the work areas but you might want to be able to alter the lighting if you are also going to eat or entertain in the kitchen. See our kitchen lighting project for ideas and information.
Skills Required to Fit Your Own Kitchen
Fitting a kitchen yourself does require a great deal of skill, to get it looking right and to make sure it lasts for years. This is because kitchens have to deal with heat as well as damp and humid conditions, and kitchens are the rooms that are often getting the heaviest wear in the house.
Fitting the kitchen to a professional finish is important to the look and style of the room, but also to ensure that the materials used are working to their best advantage in what is after all the heart of the home. For this reason fitting a new kitchen is a project most suited to the more advanced DIYer.
There are a wide range of skills involved, and you will need to have knowledge in the following trades; Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and Tiling.
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