so you want a new kitchen huh? ...
That's it - your sick of your old kitchen and you've
made the decision to buy a new one. We know that installing a new kitchen
is a major decision and a major project. Careful consideration has to
be taken down to the last detail, so please bear these points in mind:
use of dead space and storage
power points - have you enough?
gas points - location; will you need to move it?
lighting - this can have a dramatic effect on the overall look
heating - radiators, space saving plinth heaters
washing machine and dishwasher drainage
We're here to help and advise you every step of the
what's your style
Kitchens express style as individual as their owners.
You may need guidance over styling or you may have strong ideas on what
look you wish to create. TFK kitchens are designed to suit all your
a vast range of styles from modern contemporary to traditional classical
a flexible range of unit shapes and sizes to accommodate awkward areas
accessories that make clever use of space such as magic corners & turn-motions
extras such as dressers, glass units, bottle racks and pull-out ironing boards
do you use yours?
Your lifestyle will affect your choices. We all use
our kitchen in different ways. For some of us it's purely functional;
the place where we cook and wash up. For others it's the most important
room in the house; a place for all to gather, chat and chill out.
a cooking enthusiast and entertain frequently, perhaps quality appliances
may be as important as design features such as an island to ensure
efficient cooking as well as a pleasure.
Perhaps you're a busy parent needing practical doors that are easily wiped and are
durable enough to withstand the many top-speed impacts of bikes and trikes.
If you're space limited, then storage may be all important - opt for tall wall
units for example, to give you extra room.
planning your new kitchen
DO think of your kitchen in terms of a working triangle between
the cooker, fridge and sink to limit unnecessary movement where possible.
DO plan a dining area if space allows. Breakfast bars are a popular and
practical choice and can be designed where a normal table wouldn't fit.
DO think about the details that add character such as tiles, colour schemes,
lighting and flooring
measuring your kitchen
If you require us to quote on a supply only basis, we'll
need your room dimensions, so its important to be as accurate as possible
and provide as much information as possible. Here are our guidelines to help you
accurately measure your room:
Enlist the help of someone to hold the other end of the tape measure to ensure
Measure the whole room including doors and window frames
Highlight any unusual features of the room such as low/sloping ceilings, any
recesses or protrusions
Measure the height between the floor and the window sills
List all the appliances that are to be kept and note their height, width and depth
Draw the following on your plan and include measurements where they apply:
- mains water stop cock
- gas supply point
- cooker switch
- waste pipe
- soil stack
- electric sockets
- light switches
- serving hatch