How to build and install your kitchen cabinets.
How to design your kitchen?
This is not brain surgery, if you want us to design it for you just send us your mudmap and we will do it for you.
Then you can look at the plan, and we will change it accordingly, until you are happy.
A. The Sink is usually in front the window.
B. The Fridge and/or Pantry or Wall oven tower are usually on the end of the cabinets.
C. The cooker is wherever you want to put it.
D. Consider the corners in your room and place corner cabinets in these places.
1. You have a choice of a piano corner ( This has two doors in an L shape. )
2. You can also choose a blind corner ( This unit is common when a dishwasher is required near a corner.)
E. Fill in the spaces with the available cabinets.
1. If you have a problem, a special sized unit can be made to order.
Design flaws to look out for.
1. When placing a microwave remember that they only open from the right. There are no left hand opening microwaves.
2. If a dishwasher cupboard is placed beside a blind corner, then a filler is required so that the dishwasher door does not foul the handle on the blind corner.
3. Consider the opening of the fridge door. (eg. left hand or right hand opening)
4. Dishwashers should, if possible be close to the sink, but not necessarily if the design requires different.
1. When choosing floor panels you must consider. 'Does it go to the floor or does it sit on top of the kickboard?'
2. The end panels go to the floor and others between panels will sit on top of kick.
3. There are panels to the floor on each side of the dishwasher.
4. Kickboards run between the panels that go to the floor and are cut to size to fit by the installer.
5. The end panels are oversize so that you can plain the back to fit neatly against the wall.
1. Once again the end panel is oversize in the depth to allow scribing neatly to the wall.
2. There is a wall panel on each side of the rangehood.
3. When a wall cupboard butts up against a wall you require a filler which can be plained to suit.
(This can be as wide as 80 mm and can be plained smaller to suit.)
Wall Microwave panels
1. The wall microwave box requires one or two gables (sides ) depending whether it buts up to a tall cupboard (Then only one gable)
2. This unit always requires one shelf and one back as well as one or two gables.
1. Pantrys and Oven towers require two tall panels.
If the tall cubboard is on an end, then the panel will have to go to the floor.
If their are other cupbboards butting up to the side then the other panel will sit on the kick.
2. If the tall cupboard is butting up to the wall you will requirea tall filler.
When you are finished you will most likely,
still be unsure of yourself
so we will check you plan regardless and draw up our own plan for you.
We will not miss any item and all will be included.