Not every kitchen has to be a luxury high spec install. Some kitchens are designed with the primary function to be long lasting and hard wearing. This is one such installation.
The client’s brief was for us to supply a low maintenance kitchen, with value for money repairs if and when necessary. This meant we had to specify a kitchen range which is stocked with the supplier over the long term, to ensure spares for repairs can be purchased.
Items such as kitchen cabinet doors and hinges are often the items that require replacement after a few tenant changeovers over 5-10 years.
The approach to this project was a full renovation of the existing kitchen. The client requested a full removal of the existing kitchen and modernisation to the electrical, plumbing and gas services.
Prior to installation of the kitchen, we had to replace the old timber kitchen window. This unit was defective and required full replacement. We installed a top hung Upvc double glazed window.
Once the above has been completed, we supplied a hard wearing, durable gloss white kitchen from Howdens, Croydon.
At this point we install the 1st fix plumbing and gas services. As the modified layout migrated the position of the gas cooking hob, we were required to reposition the gas supply to the new location.
The chosen appliances for this kitchen installation were contract CDA oven, cooker hood and gas hob with 2 year warranty.
We then call in the electrician and plan the lighting upgrades and circuit layout for the new kitchen layout. We upgraded the lighting in the kitchen to bring the room up to a more modern look and feel, as previously the kitchen only had a single pendent light fitting.
The next phase of this project to was begin installation of the hard wearing kitchen units.