use our kitchen fitters to install your cupboards?
Let's first look at the difference between an experienced fitter
and a beginner. We will call the professional installer "Pro"
and the beginner installer "Novice".
and error = experience
One of the first things that gives the pro the upper hand is trial
and error. The pro has already paid his school fees on someone
else's cupboards. For instance. When you start fitting kitchens
you would first need to know how to design
one. If you didn't leave side fillers and top fillers for allowance
you are in big trouble. Why? Because the ceiling, walls and floor
is always skew. Not sometimes...always. As a matter of fact a
good fitter depends on the walls being skew. That's why he leave
a space between the walls and the side of the cupboards. He will
fill that space with a piece of wood later. A Pro will measure
very accurately making sure he has every bit of detail of the
kitchen on paper. If there is anything in the kitchen or bedroom
he has to work around like a DV board , plug or pipe he will make
sure he knows exactly how far it's situated from the walls and
floor. After all you don't want to start installing your kitchen
cupboards and realize that your cupboards are lined up directly
above a DV board or water pipe. Thankfully I've never endured
that pain but I have taking the wrong measurements where the cupboards
I've built don't fit into the space where I've measured. Now that
was a head and a huge waste of time. It's one thing cutting the
cupboard smaller but a complete other thing cutting the doors
and drawer fronts smaller. Why? Because the doors are edged with
deferent edging compared to cupboard carcass's. A doors edging
can have impact edging on it that is edged onto the door with
a special machine. Impact edging can be glued on with Gemkem by
hand but it wastes allot of time. One of the edgings you can't
glue on is devon edging. The machine that does that actually uses
a router and routers away the superwood. But enough of doors and
fillers. Let's move forward.
your kitchen cupboards If
your kitchen cupboards aren't level your doors won't fit properly
on the cupboards. Your drawer fronts will stay skew no matter
what you do and eventually you will think it's the cupboard itself
that isn't square. Well it's not. Not everybody can level a cupboard.
It's quite an art because you have four adjustable legs that you
use to level the cupboard. Every time you adjust the leg it either
move the door of the cupboard forward, backwards, up or down.
And you thought it was just the hinge that did that. Surprise!
There is an easy way to solve this problem and the Pro will know
about this method. Click here
and look at the picture that's heading reads "Sloping to
the left down by 10mm". You wil see that the level is resting
on a white plank. Us kitchen fitters called it a kleet. That is
the piece of melamine you will be resting the back of your cupboards
on to to line them up without any effort. If you've done this
right you'll only need to adjust the front two legs
fillers and finising touches They
way I can easily see if a Pro or Novice kitchen fitter installed
a kitchen is by the quality of the top fillers and theneatness
of the silicone work. When I said it's an art to level a kitchen
I meant it but if a fiiter claims he is realy good look at how
tight he cuts his side fillers and top fillers. A Novice normaly
leaves huge gaps between the ceiling and top filer or between
the wall and the side filler. So big that he has to use allot
of Painters mate or Silicone to fill that gap. The reason thei
quality looks like that is'nt because they're rushing a job or
trying to take shortcuts. It's because they havent learned the
correct and easy way to cut fillers. The obviouse way that the
Novice uses is actualy the hard way. There is a much easier way
and the Pro knows that way. This allows him to cover far more
work than the Novice and without effort.
are but a view reasons why you should'nt use novice kitchen fitters
to do big jobs. What I did'nt mention was that they could also
cost you allot of money if they damage the kitchen. After all
they are still learning. If you are building your dream kitchen
and spending thousands of rands on it would'nt you want to know
that you've placed the work in a competent kitchen fitters hands.
Remember that your kitchen will only look as good as the fitter