Fitting a kitchen: a handy how-to guide on installing your new design

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Fittiing a kitchen can be a complex job (Image credit: Sturti/Getty Images)

Although the initial stages of kitchen design can be fun, with time spent pouring over colours, finishes and deciding which appliances you need, fitting a kitchen well is an equally integral part of the process.

With so many different components involved in a new kitchen including plumbing and electrics, get it wrong and you could be facing problems larger than simply wondering how to fix a wonky cupboard door.

Amy Reeves
Amy Reeves

Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018 and has a large interest in sustainable building methods. Interviewing countless self-builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine gave her plenty of inspiration when it came to renovating her own a mid-century home, together with her partner.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.

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