tips to Diyers
When you see some of the renovation shows on tv and them attacking the kitchen with a sledge hammer, don’t! the simple and effortless way to begin is the same way it went in in the first place: simply remove screws from tops and cupboards. they will all come away, be easier to dump with even the possibility of selling the old cupboards online.
REMOVING OLD TILES
for removing an old tiled splash back, just cut a line around the tiles and remove the tiles and the plasterboard together and then simply fit a new section of plaster board, this way is much easier, quicker and most of all it’s safer.
Before you paint a melamine door, don’t! the cost to replace with new will surprise you.
if you are trying to save money and just want breath some life back into the kitchen, take a few photos of what you have and then email them to your local professional cabinetmaker. they can make the right choices for you without any guess work and you can get some ideas and options and an idea of pricing so you can decide how far you go before you start that ball rolling.
STONE BENCH TOPS
if you’re wanting to replace your old bench top with new stone top, be aware that your existing joinery must be sturdy and sound or the stone mason will probably refuse to install. if your kitchen is more than 25 years old, the first question will be is it structurally sound to carry a few hundred kilos of new stone. Have this checked by your local stone mason before you go ripping the old top off as warranties on the stone really do matter.