Remodelling a kitchen in the right order

Written by Daniel Peace

November 21, 2017

When it comes to remodelling and updating your kitchen to something shiny and new, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are many elements to the average kitchen that need to be considered, especially for a full overhaul. To give you a bit more insight into how upgrading your kitchen works, here's our quick-read guide to what needs to happen and when:

1. Planning

Before you can even start work on your new kitchen, the first step is to engage a reputable
kitchen company to help you choose your products, measure up and design your new kitchen
for you. When you visit a local kitchen showroom, you might be overwhelmed by the choice
available. However, this is where the expertise and experience of the staff will be able to help
you make decisions and guide you through the selection and buying process. At the end of
this phase, you will have a 3D drawing of what your kitchen will look. If the kitchen
company will be project managing everything from start to finish, then you will have an
itemised quote for everything including your electrics, plastering, flooring and other essential

2. Site Preparation

Now the real work begins. At this point, all existing appliances can be removed and stored if
they're going to be reused, and all parts of your old kitchen will be removed and cleared out,
leaving a blank slate for your brand-new kitchen. At this stage there will be mess and
disruption – there is no way to avoid it unfortunately. If you have an appointed installation
manager, they will use all their experience to ensure that jobs are all done in the correct order
wherever possible and that the project runs smoothly.

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3. Plumbing and electrics

The first stage of installing a new kitchen is ensuring the plumbing and electrics are in a safe
and convenient location for correct functioning and servicing. Little details like tidying up
can be dealt with later, but the plan allows both the electrician and plumber to correctly place
outlets, install lights and run wires and pipes through the right walls for your new kitchen.

4. Walls and floors

At this point your new kitchen is starting to take shape; before cabinets, units or appliances
are fitted, flooring can be laid and protected and walls painted in preparation for the kitchen
itself to be installed. Decorators can start preparing for tiling and splashbacks at this point
also, to your specifications.

5. Cabinets and units

This is when your kitchen begins to look like an available room again; all units are installed
and fitted precisely to your plan, and shelving inserted. At this stage, smaller decorative
elements like tiling and grouting can take place as well as the connecting of the sink and
garbage disposal unit if required.

6. Appliance installation

One of the final aspects of a kitchen remodelling job is the reintroduction of appliances,
either those that were stored earlier for use later or brand new out the box, with dishwashers
and fridges plumbed in as required. At this point the majority of the work required in your
kitchen is complete, and your modern kitchen should look fantastic.

7. The final touches

This part is down to you; make your new kitchen complete with finishing touches like
flowers, utensil pots and more. Make your kitchen yours with little additions that match your
personality and style.

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Looking to create your dream kitchen? Contact Ramsbottom Kitchen Company today, we’d
love to help make your dreams a reality.

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