Last Updated on March 4, 2023 by Matthew Julian

A Guide to Fitting Your Kitchen 2003

Do you want to buy a Supply Only kitchen and fit it yourself?

A Guide to Fitting Your Kitchen 2023

Installing your new Scavolini kitchen to a high standard is all part of the range of services that we offer. Our service is designed to be flexible, so some customers will want to provide their own appliances or worktops, and likewise they may have their own fitter. Very occasionally it is the client who is game enough to install the cabinets but more often than not, it is their builder who will install as part of a larger project. This is usually fine in theory as long as you check a few things first.

Kitchen fitting is a particular skill and many tradesmen will claim this as part of their skillset.

When doing your general research into your preferred tradesman, ask how often they fit kitchens? Could you go and see their work? Visiting a project can often tell you a lot. Are the doors and drawers in alignment and operating correctly? Is the finish consistent and balanced or are there some odd junctions where parts don’t meet together well?

Which brands have they handled? If they have some experience of higher end brands like Scavolini then they will have some appreciation of its construction, how it is designed to fit together, how to manage the installation, the difference of European design as opposed to English, and certain do’s & don’ts.

Can you obtain references or even chat to previous kitchen clients?

Good feedback will give you confidence – you may be spending the equivalent price of a new car on a  beautiful new kitchen and you need to be sure that the finish will be immaculate. Check out Houzz for references.

If you are installing a supply-only kitchen, one thing that will help you (apart from A Guide to Fitting Your Kitchen 2033) is a set of Service Notes. This a set of notes that we supply indicating exactly where you should place pipes, sockets and cables. It takes the guesswork out of this process and ensures that the kitchen installation goes that little bit more smoothly, avoiding any frustrating mistakes that need to be undone before the cabinets go in to position.

So with the caution section of “A Guide to Fitting Your Kitchen 2023” complete lets move on to part 2 of our guide.

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A Guide to Fitting Your Own Kitchen 2023 – Part. II

Fitting a supply-only kitchen can seem daunting, but with the right guidance, it can be a straightforward process. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Get installation advice: Before starting the installation process, it is essential to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions provided with your kitchen. If you’re unsure about anything, you can contact the supplier or the manufacturer for assistance. Many manufacturers offer online resources, including videos and installation guides, to help you through the process.
  2. Check for missing or damaged parts: Inspect all parts carefully upon delivery to ensure that everything is included and in good condition. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the supplier or the manufacturer immediately for a replacement.
  3. Consider standalone appliances: If you cannot find a unit with an integrated appliance, consider standalone appliances instead. They can be placed next to the units and connected by your installer or plumber.
  4. Add hinge holes: If an appliance door has no hinge holes, you can easily add them using a drill and a template. You can find hinge hole templates online or from the manufacturer.
  5. Deal with plinth gaps: If your builder cuts your plinth under the dishwasher and leaves a gap, there are a few solutions. You can use a plinth seal strip to cover the gap, or you can use a wooden plinth and cut it to fit around the dishwasher.

Overall, fitting a supply-only kitchen requires careful planning, attention to detail, and the right tools. By following the manufacturer’s instructions and seeking assistance when needed, you can successfully install your kitchen and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful and functional space.

A Guide To Fitting A Kitchen 2023 – 10 More Tips

  1. Plan ahead: Make sure you have a detailed plan for your kitchen layout, including measurements and the location of appliances, sinks, and cabinets before you begin the installation process.
  2. Read instructions carefully: Ensure you read the installation instructions provided with your supply only kitchen before starting the installation process. Yes I know this is the second time I mention this, and instruction manuals can be boring, but it is important, especially if something goes wrong.
  3. Seek professional advice: If you’re unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to seek professional advice from a kitchen fitting specialist.
  4. Verify all parts: Verify that all the parts you received are present and undamaged before you begin installation. If something is missing or damaged, contact your supplier immediately.
  5. Check for compatibility: Make sure that any appliances you plan to use with your supply only kitchen are compatible with the units you have purchased.
  6. Prepare the space: Prepare the installation area by clearing the area and ensuring that it is level.
  7. Protect the surfaces: Protect any surfaces that may be damaged during installation, such as flooring or countertops.
  8. Follow instructions: Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully, including the use of the correct tools and hardware.
  9. Test everything: Test all appliances, cabinets, and drawers to ensure they function properly before finalising the installation.
  10. Be patient: Take your time with the installation and don’t rush the process. It’s better to take your time and do it right than to rush and make costly mistakes.

So yes, by all means consider purchasing a kitchen from us on a supply-only basis. We won’t be offended if you ask, and we’ll be happy to advise accordingly.

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