Kitchen

By Adrian Cruce

The Benefits of a New Fitted Kitchen

Fitted kitchens are what you’d expect from their name, they’re basically kitchen units which come fully assembled to your home. The great news is that you can find a range of designs which perfectly suit both your budget and your style. A fitted kitchen consists of fitted units which are permanently attached to the wall, right down to the floor level. As they fit seamlessly into your existing kitchen space, they’ll look seamless on display as well as practical.

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There are two main types of fitted kitchens available, those which incorporate frames and those which don’t. Frame fitted kitchens involve individual units which are fitted into the wall behind the oven, fridge, cooker and so on. The frames for these units often differ slightly depending on the style you choose. Wall-mounted wall units are the most common form of frame fitted kitchens, offering both practicality and style. The benefit of wall-mounted units is that they can be quickly and easily moved if necessary, allowing you to make the most of the space you have available. Of course, this requires access to a ladder, which may not always be an easy task!

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If you prefer a more mobile design, then you’ll be interested to know that you can also purchase fitted kitchens which are ‘drop-in’ models. A drop-in fitted kitchen consists of a cabinet or cupboard which accepts drawers or cabinets, which then fit into a corner of the room. Many people like to install a slide in style rather than using a frame because it is very simple to install. Drop-in fitted kitchens offer versatility, since you can choose to use either a sliding door or a hinged door – however, both types have advantages and disadvantages. In terms of style, a drop-in kitchen is probably less stylish than a frame fitted kitchen.

If you’re on a tight budget, then a ‘floor-standing’ fitted kitchen unit is a great way to cut back the overall cost. These units can generally be fitted in a weekend as long as you carefully follow the correct instructions. Also, there are a number of manufacturers who will sell their ranges direct to the public; these companies usually aim to reduce the costs of their products so that you can save money by buying direct. There are a great way and a bad way to buy a fitted kitchen; you should always ask an expert before you invest in one, so that you can make sure it’s the right product for your needs.

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One of the main benefits of a new fitted kitchen is that it comes with brand new worktops. Many people like to upgrade their worktops when they buy a new home, but it’s an option that should be considered carefully before opting for a full renovation. Generally speaking, worktops are best left in their original state because they can look dated and out of touch with current tastes. If you want to bring your worktop up to date, or if you want to create a statement for your kitchen, then by all means replacing your worktops. You can either choose to change the whole worktop design (which can take a lot of time) or you can choose to simply get a new finish for your worktops.

Another major benefit of fitted kitchens is that they tend to come with a variety of styles, materials, and colours. Unfinished kitchen cabinets are more standard, and come in a huge range of colours and finishes. However, there are some very stylish options available if you’re looking for something a little different.