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A New Fitted Kitchen with a Toughened Glass Splashback from Splashbacks of Distinction

A glass splashbabck in a new fitted kitchen from Splashbacks of Distinction

One of the things that many homeowners dream about is having a new fitted kitchen installed. The kitchen has frequently been described as the heart of any house and so many seem to spend an awful lot of time in them. Some may like to potter about testing out new dishes to tempt their friends and families taste buds, whereas others see the kitchen as a sanctuary to get away from the kids.

There are literally hundreds of companies out there that offer a bespoke fitted kitchen service, with some claiming to be "a one stop shop for all your kitchen needs". Like so many things in life, some are good, others bad, however, you should beware of the companies who promise to do absolutely everything from start to finish. The reason for this is that installing a new kitchen is much more than just fitting cupboards, drawers and a worktop. There will most likely be electrical installations needed, gas fittings, plumbing for the water supply, as well as flooring and general decorating skills. There may even be tiling needed or to keep bang up to date, a toughened glass splashback.

A reputable company that genuinely can handle a job from start to finish will have a host of specialised trades people ready to complete each specific task that will result in a quality, functional fitted kitchen. The cowboy rogue traders will try and muddle through, often leaving you with a badly fitted or even a dangerous kitchen.

Although we are very competant kitchen fitters at Splashbacks of Distinction, after all, it's how we got started in this business, we now specialise in all things glass. We offer toughened glass kitchen splashbacks, bathroom splashbacks, splashbacks with high resolution pictures, glass balustrades, toughened glass shelves, bespoke mirrors, bespoke shower screens and enclosures, acrylic splashbacks and glass worktops. Because we specialise in glass, you can relax safe in the knowledge that your glass splashback will be professionally made and fitted by a company who know what they are doing, not a jack of all trades!

So what are the benefits of having a bespoke fitted kitchen installed?

There are some very good reasons why fitted kitchens are in so much demand, and the following should hopefully explain why so many people now choose to have a bespoke fitted kitchen in their own home.

A bespoke fitted kitchen will be, for all intents and purposes, one of a kind.

Put simply, the kitchen will be unique. People generally want a kitchen that is completely different to their friends and neighbours kitchens. Think about it, not many women would be happy to go to a formal dinner wearing the same dress as another and the same is true of their kitchen.

A bespoke fitted kitchen no longer has to cost a small fortune.

A few years ago, anything that was 'bespoke' commanded a far higher price. This still holds true for certain things, but owing to automation and other positive developments in manufacturing processes, even the modest three bedroom town house can benefit from a bespoke fitted kitchen. Years ago, even the design process would have been incredibly expensive as it would have required a draftsman spending hours devising what could go where and ensuring everything was perfect down to the last millimetre. These days, with the computer aided design packages, someone with very little previous experience can design you a new bespoke fitted kitchen with great accuracy. The information required for this will be the location of any water or gas pipes and the internal dimensions of the room.

A bespoke fitted kitchen will be EXACTLY what you want!

The main reason for having a bespoke fitted kitchen in the first place is so that every component part of the kitchen will be exactly the way you want it. You won't have to adapt anything to fit in with the kitchen, the kitchen will fit in around you. There will be a place for everything and everything will be in its place!

A bespoke fitted kitchen will offer a far better layout if it't designed correctly. The working triangle is often badly lacking in the kitchens that are displayed in the average DIY showroom. This triangle is one of the first things you should consider in a kitchen design as you don't want to be walking the full length of a kitchen with a boiling pan of pasta, to drain it in the colander. You also will want the fridge close at hand too.

The kitchen work triangle

The Kitchen Work Triangle

The main working functions in a home kitchen are carried out between the hob, the sink and the refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary lines between them, make up what kitchen experts call the "work triangle". The idea is that when these three elements are in close proximity to one other, the kitchen will run efficiently.

There are some exceptions to this rule: in single wall kitchens, it is geometrically impossible to achieve a true triangle layout, but efficiency can still be achieved through the configuration of the three items, and how far apart they are sited.

The kitchen work triangle that so many work toward, is a model that was developed back in the 1940s. It was developed to address the efficiency of the kitchen space between the main work areas.

  1. The cooking area such as the oven, range or hob.
  2. The food preparation area such as the main worktop, sink and dishwasher.
  3. The food storage area, including a pantry and/or refrigerator.

The original work triangle model first came about to maximize the efficiency of a kitchen with only one person preparing and cooking food. Because of this, many thought the model would only work effectively in a domestic kitchen setting, whereas it has proved to work very well in a large scale commercial kitchen too. Whether the commercial kitchen is set up like the domestic kitchen, but on a grander scale, or whether each section of the commercial kitchen is set up like a domestic one, the work triangle model still works well.

Installation of a new fitted kitchen

A bespoke fitted kitchen is usually fitted by professional kitchen fitters who have been trained to a very high standard. If the training is to a high standard, it should follow that the workmanship will live up to your expectations and also be of a high standard. This will take away a lot of stress or worry about the fitting process.

Variety is the spice of life

A bespoke fitted kitchen is tailored to your exact specifications and this also means that there will be the scope for variation in the choices of the finishes, colours and materials that you can choose from.

This allows you to design a kitchen that reflects your needs and lifestyle. So a kitchen fitted in a modern house may be a sleek, ultra modern design that is quick and easy to use. Or you may prefer a country cottage type fitted kitchen in a more rural, older property. The beauty of a bespoke fitted kitchen is that its all up to you!


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Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01920 830 084, email us at enquiries@splashbacksofdistinction.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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