DIY: How to remodel your kitchen

Out with the old and in with the new! Make sure you call the handyman for any plumbing and electrical work, but you can do the stripping, designing, painting, and installing the cabinets yourself.

1. Clean up the room

Switch off all cables and electrical appliances. Remove cabinets and appliances, and leave the sink cabinet in place. (Not moving the sink saves tons of installation costs.) Reuse laundry or garage cabinets if you can, or list them on an online trading site like Gumtree. Also remove the tiled splash guard with a hammer and chisel.

2. Design the layout

Use cardboard cutouts the actual size of appliances and cabinets to help set the kitchen layout on the floor. Name the cutouts and mark them with their size in millimeters. Take the existing location of the sink as a keyword and create the classic triangle of sink, refrigerator and hob.

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3. Strip and prepare walls

Use Peel Away ( to easily remove paint from a brick pillar. Apply the paste, cover with the laminated film, tape the edges, leave for the recommended time, remove and wash the wall with water. Patch or repair the splashback wall and prepare it for tiling.

4. Install the cabinets

Position all of the base cabinets for the island according to the layout plan and clamp them together. Repeat this process for the cabinet next to the existing sink cabinet. Check the level of the cabinets and adjust the feet as needed. Make sure all drawer guides are in place before installing the cabinets.

Use Peel Away to easily remove paint

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5. Install the table tops

Use Paperock (, a non-porous composite material, for your countertops. Measure, cut, and install the sink. For the island, make a cutout in the countertop for the wooden top. The waterfall is mitered so cut the island bench and side piece at a 45 ° angle on one end.

6. Tile the back wall

Apply the tile adhesive to the wall with a notched trowel. Mask the edge of the table and place the first row of spacers at the base and between the tiles. Use a tile cutter if necessary. Put it in second gear. Apply the grout with a float and wash off the haze with clean water and a sponge. Connect the seal and let it harden.

Prepare well before laying the tiles

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7. Paint the walls

Put down the sheets and mask the electrical outlets. Thoroughly clean walls with diluted sugar soap and allow to dry. Cut the edges and sockets with a wide brush and apply the paint with a roller. Once the paint is completely dry, install floating shelves and the closets.

8. Make table cutouts

Mark the countertops for the sink and hob, then use a jigsaw to make cutouts. Set up the sink and hob and have a plumber plug them in along with the oven and dishwasher. Put the fridge in the corner, add your small appliances and accessories, and your new kitchen is ready to go.

Mark the countertops for the sink and hob before cutting them out

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Optimize your kitchen

Now that you have tweaked the design of your kitchen, you can also tweak your kitchen with appliances of your choice. Gone are the days of bulky reach over your island bank. With a 2-in-1 induction hob with integrated ventilation that is slim and elegant Bosch – no range required! With an integrated air duct and filter, you can design your kitchen more freely and flexibly, making it the perfect solution for an island bench or anywhere you want to maximize space.

A Bosch hob does not need a range

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Why Induction?

  • Faster cooking as the heat is not transferred to the surface but to the cookware.
  • The temperature control is much more precise than gas or electricity, which means more consistent results.
  • Easy to clean as the rapid cooling means you can wipe the surface almost immediately after the cooking process is finished.
  • Safer for families with timer and shutdown features and a surface that doesn’t heat up.
  • The combination of induction with integrated ventilation gives you even more freedom in planning your kitchen, especially with open designs and island bench designs.

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