Kitchen Installation – How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen?

The kitchen is one of the most complex rooms to renovate, and the number of trades, appliances and products involved means the process can drag on if it’s not managed effectively.

While it’s possible for your new kitchen renovation to be installed within a week, in most situations it will take much longer.

How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen? – Kitchen Planning

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Managing the timeline of a kitchen renovation is the key to a smooth renovation. Certain tasks need to happen before others, which means trades need to be scheduled in the right order.

How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen? – Skilled Trades 

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A kitchen renovation almost always involves all key trades, and everyone needs to do their bit before the next part can start, which can result in pushed-back timelines if something is not organized well.

It’s also important to allow enough time for each stage in the process to be completed to avoid having to reschedule trades if one step takes longer than expected

How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen? – Kitchen Splashback 

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The type of kitchen splash-back also affects the timeline. Custom-made stone or glass splash backs take longer to install, but tile splash backs are quicker because tiles can be cut on site.

How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen? – Kitchen Worktops

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If you’ve got a kitchen with laminate worktops, typically your kitchen worktop gets delivered with the kitchen.
A laminate kitchen worktop can be installed within a week, but it normally takes about 10 days

However, kitchens with stone benchtops will take longer because the benchtops can’t be made until the kitchen cabinets are installed and exact measurements taken. ; Four to five weeks is the average turnaround. In the first week the old kitchen comes out and the new cabinets go in.

Then the template is made for the new kitchen worktops. It could take anywhere between two to three weeks for the worktop to be made. Ensure exact measurements are taken.

How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen? – Big Kitchen Layouts

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Bigger means slower! How long to renovate your kitchen? Bigger kitchens take longer to make, according to Mr. Piva. “It may seem obvious, but most people discount just how much the size of the kitchen will determine your timeline.

With a bigger kitchen the cabinetry takes a longer time to make, then there are all the other trades like plumber and electrician that also come into play which can easily blow out your timeline.

How Long Does It Take to Fit a Kitchen? – Kitchen Design Layout

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The complexity of your kitchen design will either make or break your timeline. Plan to avoid mistakes and delays: look at kitchen designs layouts or use special kitchen design tools to create your own.

If you are going for a bespoke kitchen with intricate cabinetry, appliances and features, it will take a longer time frame due to specific dimensions and features that won’t be readily available.

New Kitchen Appliances

Order early to avoid delays! One of the most common mistakes when planning a kitchen renovation is underestimating the lead time when ordering new kitchen appliances.

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Kitchen appliances should be ordered first as, depending on what you require, they can take anywhere from one to two months to come if out of stock. This unfortunately could leave you at the end of your kitchen renovation without properly fitted appliances.

Specialized kitchen appliances take longer to order than off-the-shelf items.

Try to have as many kitchen appliances and tools as possible on site and ready to be installed, the risk of delays is then minimized.

Galley Kitchen Ideas
– Create a Small but Perfectly formed Kitchen

As much as we’d all love a large kitchen the reality is many of us have to make do with only a few square feet to pack a lot into a small space. But with clever planning and organisation, it is very possible to create a small but perfectly formed kitchen that can do everything you need it.

Galley Kitchen is one of several kitchen layouts you can choose from, it is also called the parallel kitchen. It is one of the most efficient kitchen layouts, ideally suited for small spaces and serves as a perfect one-cook kitchen. 

Galley kitchens comprise of two parallel walls opposite each other with a walkway in between, which is why it’s called as a walkthrough kitchen. That makes it easier to design cabinets, as you no longer have to concern yourself with corner cabinets. 

If you have ample space, you can also include an island. We have put together a selection kitchen ideas that are an idea for small spaces.

Understanding The Working Triangle.

What is the Working Triangle?

This is the distance between your sink, fridge and cooker, and it is fundamental to creating a kitchen that flows as well as one that looks good.

It is the most worked area of any kitchen, ideally, the cooker is an equal distance from the fridge and the sink for easy access to ingredients and preparation of food.

Straight Lined Kitchen

Where space is limited, the straight line kitchen is the most space-effective layout option. It’s also pleasing to look at. The triangle gets reduced to a straight line in this case, but where possible you should keep some space between your fridge, sink and hob so that you don’t feel too cramped.

straightline

Liners/Galley
Long and narrow

A long room means you have plenty of space for cabinetry, keep wall units to a minimum so you don’t end up with a corridor effect. Handle less units, pale and pale colours will give a streamlined, open and bright feel to this space.

Galley

U or G Shape

Easy to navigate tricky corners can be maximised with clever storage options, such as carousel options, such as large pull out drawers. If you have a large enough U-shape, try adding a breakfast bar as this add a lived-in feel to the space.

G Shape
U Shape

L Shape
Most popular

Space is maximised in this layout, leaving enough room to move around the centre of then kitchen. This is ideal if you want to add a dining table.

L Shape

Island
Best for large spaces

The most sought after layout, an island kitchen can add flexibility. You could include your oven or sink in the island creating space elsewhere, or use it as a breakfast bar. These looks are usually reserved for slightly larger spaces

Adding an island unit to either a straight-line or L-shaped kitchen gives extra storage and worktop space and can provide a great entertaining area. However, you need to allow at least 1200mm of space on each side for an island to work well and not feel cramped.

Kitchen Installation : “Dry Fit” – What You Need To Know.

A ‘Dry Fit’ kitchen installation is the assembly, customising and fitting of furniture together with sink, taps, appliances and light fittings installed but with final connections to services and any other supplementary works undertaken by client’s other appointed trades. 

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Dry fit installation process would normally include the physical removal of your old kitchen and fitting of your new one, but not any gas, electrical, plumbing, or cosmetic work like tiling, plastering or decorating. 

Your kitchen designer should issue you with drawings indicating the service required for your kitchen and the appliances therein. it is advisable that you always use these draweings in consultation with your contractor and take their recommendations. 

It is important to note that all service preparations and electrical/plumbing connections, building works (including the provision of a hole for the extractor duct) and any decoration must be carried out by your appointed contractors or your kitchen fitter will charge extra for any addtional works.

Exactly what is included in a dry fit can vary slightly depending on the fitter/supplier so double check with them what it includes and excludes. They should be happy to explain this to you.

If you think that the best option for you is the dry fit route, your fitter will expect to complete the installation works on a finished site. A Kitchen should be considered as a piece of furniture and installed only when other trades have finished on site, to avoid damage to the

Generally, the time its takes to complete a ‘Dry Fit’ installation service may depend on a number of factors. When every aspect of your requirement is known, the fitter will then be able to give you a realistic time to complete your installation.

In terms of costs, these will be usually on a fixed price basis, rather than day rates, therefore the cost shouldn’t change if it takes 5 days, 8 days or longer.

We will advise that you conmsider your options carefully if you require a full fit, consider using one company to complete all the works.

If you need any help or advise please contact us at info@4dkb.co.uk

Kitchen Remodelling and installation service

Remodelling your kitchen can not only increase your property value, it can make your home much more enjoyable to entertain and live in.

We can undertake any type of kitchen remodel, from changing countertops to completely removing your existing kitchen to start again, 4 Dimension kitchen and bathroom can be there with you every step of the way.

Our in-house plumbers can replace and update all of your old kitchen plumbing, creating value and long-term cost-savings for your home. 

Our team of professional electricians can install new overhead and under-cabinet lighting, re-site and install new fuses and can even upgrade your home’s circuit breaker, if need be. 

We’ll hang drywall, paint your kitchen walls and ceilings, and install new eco-friendly flooring and baseboards, if you so desire. 

Whatever your personalised kitchen renovation project requires, the team at Flow 4 Dimension Construction has you covered.

We know that the bathroom and kitchen are often the most used rooms in a family home and a remodelling project can be extremely disruptive on family life. We are experienced to understand the work quickly and efficiently to minimise the effect on your day-to-day life. 

LET’S GET STARTED

Let the professionals at 4 Dimension Kitchens and and bathroom help you achieve your kitchen renovation goals. Call 0843 289 5111 or email info@4dkb.co.uk to get started today.

What Does a Kitchen Survey Entail?

A kitchen survey does not simply entail, as many people believe, running a tape measure around the existing kitchen to check it all fits.

Firstly, we will like to know if your kitchen had a professional design done and If you have a plan.

In most cases during the installation process the fitter will check the plan and amend to suit.

During a survey, checks will be made to ensure that the furniture will fit, and the design works in practice, is functional and contains all the elements you need.

This includes confirming the position of units and choices as illustrated in plans. Worktop joins, colours, profiles and splashbacks are also confirmed.

The survey process also includes checks for electrical and plumbing requirement.

Depending on the type of electrical appliances you purchase, you may have to consider changes to the existing electrical works.

If the kitchen has not been planned then that is your next step, get in touch with your designer to discuss your needs.

If you happen to be in the area we cover, which is London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, contact us and we will help with all aspects of your new kitchen.

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Having completed this thorough check you can sit back and relax knowing that every aspect of your new kitchen is going to meet your high expectations.

At 4 Dimension Construction, we manage every kitchen and bathroom project from conception to completion. 

We have devised key stages into each process to ensure we fully understand the client’s requirements, this ensures that your kitchen installation/remodelling goes to plan.

As every single kitchen project is different we can fully adapt these stages to each client’s individual requests.

5 Steps to transform your kitchen

Whether you’re planning a kitchen refresh a useful utility, a family kitchen, or a fully extended kitchen following our 5 steps to transform your kitchen, will help you every step of the way.

Step 1 – Know your space

Did you know that the kitchen is the most used space in the house, despite this kitchens are getting smaller and smaller and worktops are getting more cluttered.

People spend an average of 3 hours a day in the kitchen.


Knowing the exact size of your space and making the most of it is vital for your kitchen transformation.

No matter the size of your kitchen it should be free of clutter but with everything within reach. So whether you have a big or small compact space we offer innovative design and installation solutions.

Tips for measuring your kitchen

#1. Sketch your room layout

#2. Indicate Openings

#3. Measure Your doors, walls and Windows

 #4. Indicate and measure any obstacles

#5. Measure ceiling height

What is the working triangle?

This is the distance between your sink, fridge and cooker, and it is fundamental to creating a kitchen that flows as well as one that looks good.

It is the most worked area of any kitchen, ideally, the cooker is an equal distance from the fridge and the sink for easy access to ingredients and preparation of food.

U or G Shape

Liners/Galley


Long and narrow
A long room means you have plenty of space for cabinetry, keep wall units to a minimum so you don’t end up with a corridor effect. Handle less units, pale and pale colours will give a streamlined, open and bright feel to this space.

Easy to navigate tricky corners can be maximised with clever storage options, such as carousel options, such as large pull out drawers. If you have a large enough U-shape, try adding a breakfast bar as this add a lived-in feel to the space.

G Shape
U Shape

L Shape

Most popular
Space is maximised in this layout, leaving enough room to move around the centre of then kitchen. This is ideal if you want to add a dining table.

L Shape

Open Plan

Great for entertainment. Open plan kitchen are perfect for modern living – but remember that you don’t want appliances that are too noisy. Storage solutions, different ligh timing zone and a dimmer will help create different mood, whilst keeping it tidy.

Island

Best for large spaces

The most sought after layout, an island kitchen can add flexibility. You could include your oven or sink in the island creating space elsewhere, or use it as a breakfast bar. These looks are usually reserved for slightly larger spaces

Step 2 – Be Inspired

If you are looking for kitchen inspiration, our gorgeous instagram and Pinterest accounts are a perfect place to start.

Personalise.
So now you have an idea what you will be getting. It’s time to decide how we can make it unique to you. What finishing touches will you add? What colour scheme or tiling would look great?

Speak to a member of our team today about your kitchen project or please book your free survey, a member of our team will happy to give you a call to arrange a visit.

Step 3 – plan and design.

Step 4 – shop for your kitchen

You can buy your kitchen from a variety of outlets or feel free to enquire about our suppliers.

Step 5 : Installing your Kitchen

Once you have purchased your kitchen, you will need to find a reputable kitchen installer. It is always advisable to use fitter local to you.

There are sometimes many things to consider when carrying out your installation, which could include plumbing, electrical works, flooring and more. It is important to factor these extra costs into your budget.

Read : How much does a new kitchen costs?

As specialist in kitchen and bathroom design and installation we can help. We cover London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.