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How to
      build your

Your current kitchen.

It needs some love...

New doors? 

New Appliances? 

New worktops? 

or all three?

Lets start with the basics;

The skeleton of the kitchen is made from cabinets or 'carcass'. These contain the drawers, appliances and allow you to mount doors and worktops.

Cabinets can come with feet or can be wall-mounted. Most cabinets come in standard height, depth and widths.

As cabinets come in standard sizes, you can usually replace parts of the kitchen without replacing the cabinets. 

You'll need to decide if you want to replace just the doors, worktops and appliances or everything.

If you want to start from scratch you'll be left with electrical and plumbing fixings which you will have to move if you want them located differently in your kitchen.

Please seek expert advise from plumbers or electricians if you want to do this.

Next, the cabinets. 

If you're keeping old or putting in new,  you'll need to decide what size you want, and what size doors you'll need.

The next step is to install panels.

For this you'll need a kitchen installer.

Plinths go on the base, filler panels meet the walls, and end panels help hide the cabinets. 

Once your panels are in, your installer will place integrated appliances, ready for the doors.

For example dishwashers and fridges.

The doors and drawer fronts then get drilled, hinged and fitted.

To drill doors easily.             

 see our Blum Guide Tool > 

Appliances next (all the ones that can be fitted before the worktops, e.g oven and extractor, fridge). 

This is the stage where the worktops will be templated (sizes confirmed) before installation.

Handles will then get fitted to the doors. For handleless kitchens, these will be in the form of push-to-open catches. For J-Pull these will be integrated into the doors.

Worktops then get installed. 

For stone worktops these will be done by a worktop fabricator, for wooden or MFC worktops, these can be done by your kitchen installer.

Lastly your final appliances go in. This maybe sinks, taps and hobs, you may need an electrician or plumber to do this.

...and there it is.

Your brand new kitchen.

All of our products are designed for you to order a new kitchen yourself.  Making it easy to replace doors and other accessories. 

If you would like help with your new kitchen and would like to speak to one of our online kitchen experts, please book a consultation

For more information on how to order components, see the next guide

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