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Friday, 18 April 2014

Kitchen Progress - Kitchen Units - Day One & Two of installation

We're on the home stretch...the kitchen units have been delivered & installed!! 

This week the kitchen fitters have been in for 3 days.


Kitchen carcasses have been fitted 

You can see in the above photo, that the units are sitting on wooden planks.
The reason for this is that we wanted taller than standard height units.

The standard height for kitchen units are 900mm:

150mm plinth
720mm units
30mm worktop

We chose to increase the height of our plinths to 200mm which meant the units had to be raised on the planks to accommodate the new height.

Our heights for the kitchen units are 950mm:

200mm plinth
720mm units
30mm worktop

The newly fitted boiler is located in the end tall larder.


Appliances & internal mechanisms have been fitted 

Seimens Oven
Seimens Microwave Combination oven
Neff Induction Hob
300mm Wine Cooler
70 / 30 Fridge Freezer

Central Island with Induction Hob 

'Lamons' Kidney shaped pull out corner shelves


In between Day Two & Day Three of kitchen fitting the Electricians have been in & positioned the down lights.

They have connected the cables and put them onto different circuits.

We realised we had a problem with the positioning of the light switches when the wall units were installed.
They were too high & sat too close to the bottom of the wall units.
As we're having a splash back, the cut outs for the plugs were just too close to the edge which would be weak points and possibly crack.

Therefore the electricians had to move them down, as you can see in the below photos.

The walls will now need to be re-plastered to clean up the mess.