What’s involved in a kitchen installation?
Even though you may be thinking of doing your kitchen installation, it is a good idea to let the professionals do it. This is because professional carpenters and kitchen fitters have more experience and they know exactly what needs to be done. A typical kitchen installation is normally referred to in other terms as a kind of dry fit. The entire kitchen installation process usually involves a number of things which have been mentioned below.
- The first thing that is going to take place is that all the accessories and the units that have been purchased are first going to be delivered and cross-checked so as to make sure that everything that is needed is there.
- Once the above has been completed, the next thing that is going to be done is the assembling of all the units that were delivered and then fixing them to the kitchen wall. Once the assembly has been completed, the alignment of the drawer fronts and the doors are going to take place.
- The next thing is going to be the fitting of the cornices, worktops and the plinths.
- The fitting of the sink is going to take place next, and it is going to be done within a given distance of the current location that it is going to be installedin. If the sink is moved further away from where it was initially will only end up costing you additional plumbing costs since there is a lot of work that may need to be carried out.
- The existing kitchen is going to be removed and disposed of.
- In case there is any additional work that is going to be required, you should be clear with the supplier and get to know if they are going to agree to do the work for you and how much they are going to charge you. Some of the additional work may include tiling, plumbing and decorating. In many cases, the fitter may agree to take on the extra work of a certain amount. It is however important for you to make sure whether this arrangement is going to be on a separate contract and exactly how much you are going to be charged.
- If there is a contract, it is advisable that you read all the terms and conditions of the contract before you start signing anything. Some of these contracts may contain costly cancellation charges, and it may be a good idea if you knew about
- Check to see if your supplier can offer you with after-sales inspection or service. This service is mainly provided so that they can be able to see if the fittings in your kitchen were done the way you wanted.