A complete step-by-step guide
The kitchen is generally regarded as the most important room in the home and it’s usually the first area house buyers will look at. It is also where people spend the most time, evolving from just being somewhere to cook in to the place where families meet, work and entertain.
Installation accounts for about 20% of the cost of an average kitchen and, in an attempt to keep costs down, 10% of all kitchens are fitted by the customers themselves. This is hardly a surprise as fitting your own kitchen not only saves money but is an ideal introduction to the world of DIY, utilising many of the skills and tools you’ll need for most other projects around the home.
Written in a clear, engaging style, with colour step-by-step photos throughout, the Kitchen Upgrade Manual covers the whole range of kitchen options but focuses on the accessible styles of kitchens you can buy in a DIY store.
It is aimed at the DIY enthusiast, discussing the ideas and planning considerations, but focussing on the actual work involved and how to navigate around the pitfalls that can be the difference between a dream kitchen and a horror-filled money-pit.
Author: Andrew Blackwell is author of the Haynes Home Plumbing Manual and the great reviews for this on Amazon confirm his excellent and clear writing skills. He works fulltime as a plumber and has used his experience, along with help from colleagues to compile this new title.