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Planning and Design

Designing your kitchen is the most important aspect of your project. There are many considerations to decide upon which we have listed below for simplicity.

1. Knocking Through

Do you need to remove a wall to make your kitchen larger? If so you will probably need a builder to determine whether you need an RSJ and to complete the job. You will need a skip.

2. Existing kitchen removal

You can either employ the builder to remove the existing kitchen or remove yourself and sell it on ebay.

3. Electrics and Plumbing

Involved in the above would probably involve moving power points and installing new lights etc. Also disconnecting the existing appliances especially gas fittings.

4. Layout

Firstly you need to decide on where the three main kitchen items Fridge, Cooker and Sink will be fitted and which type they will be


Integrated- Our units accept a full length larder fridge or 70/30 fridge/freezer

American type- Available from 600mm widths. If ice and water model then you will need a water supply behind.

Under counter- Mostly 600 mm wide. Integrated will require door panel (VL 5096)


Range- Available in 900, 1000 and 1100mm widths

Built-in- Using a tall unit either single or double oven

Built under- Need unit to house


Inset- Inserts from above worktop

Under mounted- Fitted into unit then worktop on top

Belfast- Either double or single. Special unit required

5. Other Appliances

Do you require a dishwasher or wine cooler? These will lessen your unit requirements. Also taps, boiling water tap, waste disposal, water softener, microwave etc


6. Units

Take care to include sufficient drawers especially for cutlery. Also, a 1000mm unit is cheaper than 2 x 500 units


7. Extractor

Canopy- Available with or without corbels

Cooker Surround - Available in 1700mm width for 900mm cooker and 1900mm width for 1000/1100mm cookers. ( see fitting instructions for installation advice)

Stainless Steel/Black- Available in many sizes


8. Wall Units

Glazed or unglazed? Lights under?

9. Worktops

Granite, solid wood (oak, beech etc) or laminate

10. Tiling

Floor tiling or wood floor ? Upstands or wall tiles?

11. Decoration

Deciding on the colour combinations of the walls , floors, units and worktops can be a major undertaking and requires careful consideration

Having decided on all aspects above we can help you plan your kitchen. Simply email or post us a plan drawing of your room with measurements of all walls, windows and doors indicating where the fridge, cooker and sink will be and we will create a plan drawing and 3D images of the proposed kitchen in the colours you require. Initially, this costs £50 which can be paid by Credit/Debit card, but this cost is deducted from this final kitchen order. If you are local to us, we offer a more comprehensive service for £100 including a site visit and one hour consultation, again refundable on placement of order. Below is an example of a computer generated image of a proposed kitchen with the plan drawing and legend beneath.

If you would like to use this service then please contact us via eBay message . You will receive your drawing within 24 hours along with the quotation. If necessary, changes can be made thereafter.


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