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Kitchen Fitting

Checkatrade trusted and vetted kitchen fitting experts offer tips and advice on all your kitchen project needs
Kitchen island with contrasting colours

Kitchen Fitting

Inspirational kitchen island ideas: Upgrade your kitchen with an island

Kitchen islands offer a whole host of additional benefits to the heart of your home. It’s often thought that you can only have a kitchen island in a large space, but they’re actually an excellent solution for all kinds of layouts. To help you upgrade your kitchen in terms of both functionality and style, we’ve...

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Kitchen design ideas

Kitchen Fitting

Kitchen ideas: Bring your dream kitchen design to life

Planning a kitchen redesign and wondering where to start? In this article, we’re sharing kitchen ideas that will bring the heart of your home to life. From layouts and worktops to flooring and finishing touches, we’ve put together our top tips to help you begin creating your dream kitchen. Kitchen extension ideas At the start...

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Kitchen tile ideas

Kitchen Fitting

Kitchen tile ideas: Getting the wow factor

Once you’ve planned your kitchen layout and design, it’s time to select the finishing touches. Tiles are a great way of adding character and personality to your space. What’s more, the possibilities are endless, as these kitchen tile ideas show. Available in every shape, texture, pattern and colourway you can think of, you can create...

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Open plan kitchen extension

Kitchen Fitting

Kitchen extension ideas: Expert tips to maximise your open plan space

Who wouldn’t love a larger kitchen? A kitchen extension is excellent if you want to maximise your space and create an open plan living space for cooking, dining and entertaining. Understanding how to plan a kitchen extension can be a little daunting, from finding the right builder and architect to securing planning permission and creating...

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Kitchen floor ideas

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Kitchen floor ideas for stunning cooking spaces

As the heart of the home, your kitchen needs flooring that offers durability and style in equal measures. Thankfully, there are many kitchen floor options available with different textures, materials, colours and shapes to choose from. Whether you want something subtle and chic to put underfoot or flooring that will make a real statement, we’ve...

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kitchen extension ideas

Kitchen Fitting

Should you consider a kitchen extension?

Family growing, space getting tight? If that was the situation fifteen years ago, young families would have been scanning estate agents windows for a new larger home. Today, many families with young children don’t want the upheaval and high cost of agents commission, solicitors fees, removal charges, stamp duty, and the stress and financial uncertainty...

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cheap kitchen worktop

Kitchen Fitting

How to fit cheap kitchen worktops

Kitchen worktops come in many shapes and sizes – and costs. At the top of the price range, you can easily pay above £200/m (at 600mm deep) for a composite or solid wood worktop. The good news is that for those of us on tighter budgets, you can pick up a cheap worktop for around...

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Kitchen Fitting

Affordable kitchen ideas: the perks of second-hand and ex-display kitchen units

A kitchen is one of the most functional areas within any home. However, functionality and appearance often go hand in hand, and we often find ourselves seeking a sleeker, more modern looking kitchen. Are you considering upgrading your kitchen in the near future? The main issue for many homeowners is governed by a rather tight...

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Planning an aesthetic kitchen

Kitchen Fitting

4 tips to help you decide your kitchen’s aesthetic

There’s a galaxy of options out there when it comes to kitchen aesthetics, so don’t feel too disheartened if you’re a homeowner unsure about your next step in the kitchen overhaul process. This post will aim to shed some light on the tricky journey to kitchen nirvana by providing tips to help you decide what...

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