DIY Kitchens


Online Kitchen Store – DIY Kitchens Help & FAQ

Online kitchen Store are a market leader in supply only kitchens for the DIY enthusiast. All of the products we produce are exactly the same quality and specification as we supply to our high street showrooms and trade dealers, but at a fraction of the cost of normal retail price. If you are looking for DIY kitchens then we can help.

We are able to make these cost savings by cutting some of the frills. With DIY Kitchens the planning and design is carried out by the customer and not the retailer thus saving you money. However, our staff are always on hand for technical advice.

As a manufacturer we are very flexible with cabinet and kitchen unit sizes, so if you have a special requirement or are struggling to make standard sizes fit your bespoke kitchen space then please gives us a call or chat with us online.

 

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Whether you are based locally or anywhere else within the UK, we can deliver your DIY kitchen directly to your door. Read on to learn more about our do it yourself kitchen service.

 

DIY Kitchens FAQ

Q. How long will it take for me to fit my kitchen?

A. This will depend on the amount of units, what tools you have etc. We would expect an competent person with good DIY skills to be able to install an average kitchen in 2/3 days.

Q. How do I remove a drawer box from its runners?

A. The drawer is easily removed from its runners by first opening the drawer to 75% of its extension, then with both hands underneath the front of the drawer, give a medium firm lift upwards to release from the runners. To refit the drawer simply position the drawer on the runners and close the drawer whilst pushing on the drawer front until you hear a click. Please view our video showing these simple steps here.

Q. How do I attach a hinge plate?

A. Hinge plates are fitted to our cabinets in the factory as we use a plastic dowel so that the hinge plate is not directly screwed into the MFC. These can be fitted on site if required using a hammer.

Q. What tools would I need in order to fit a kitchen myself?

A. The basic tool kit would be: pencil, level, screwdrivers, power drill, jigsaw and hammer. In some cases appliance may require Torx bits.

Q. Would I need any specialist tools?

A. General speaking you will only need the selection of tools that a average DIY person would have.

Q. How would I install my inset sink into the worktop?

A. An inset sink must be cut ito the worktop using a Jigsaw. Mark out the worktop using the template provided, some times with dark coloured tops masking tape should be applied to the surface prior to marking. Most sinks have a built in seal which is perfectly adequate and no further sealant in required.

Q. How would I install my under-mount sink into the worktop?

A. The under-mount sink must be cut into the solid top of the sink unit prior to the templating of the work-surface, it is best to be generous with the cut out as then it can be manipulated a few mm when the worktops are being fitted.

Q. How would I install my butler sink into the worktop?

A. The Belfast or Butler sink simply stands on the top of the unit, the unit is made the correct height so that the total height of the sink & cabinet (plus a little tolerance is the same height at the cabinets either side).

Q. What does integrated and fully integrated mean?

A. Basically there are two types of integrated appliance. If an appliance is supplied as integrated it means it is designed to be built in. Fully Integrated means that when the appliance is installed it is completely hidden I.e. A dishwasher with a full door and the controls only visible when the door is opened. A semi-integrated appliance takes a smaller door which leaves the control panel exposed even when the door is closed. These appliances usually take a drawer-line door and the control panel approximately lines up with the drawer front of the furniture.

Q. Do washing machines and dishwashers need a divider panel between them?

A. It is good practice to fit a panel between appliances that do not fit into a cabinet like washing machines and dishwashers, however sometimes we are limited by space. Some types of worktop are capable of spanning the distance, if in doubt please ask us.

Q. The base units appear 720mm high but my integrated washing machine is 818mm high how will the work surface fit?

A. Units are fitted with 150mm legs and are adjustable making the standard height of a cabinet 870mm plus the worktop.

Q. With a built under fridge how do I attach my cupboard door?

A. All built in or built under appliances come with the fittings to fix the cabinet doors, these are the appliance manufacturers part.

Q. Where can I buy an anti-slip drawer mat?

A. We supply drawer mats, please call if you require any further information.

Q. I have just bought a new oven and it has a plug fitted to it. Can l just plug it into a socket? I thought l needed a special cable.

A. All appliances sold in the EU that plug in to a normal household socket must be sold with a plug fitted. So to answer the question if any appliance comes with a plug fitted it can be plugged into a normal 13 amp socket. Most single ovens are rated less that 13 amps, although there are exceptions with pyrolytic clean systems etc.

The special cable and switch you refer to are for electric hobs and ovens with a greater loading which must always have the correct cable and switch. This is a dedicated 45 amp supply.