Preparing Your Room

First we need to remove the old kitchen.  Hint - If the tiles are stubborn and do not remove easily from the walls it may be easier to cut around them and remove the gyprock and replace it.


Make sure you have a clean working area.



Using a good level find the lowest point in the room.  Check the level across all directions.


From the lowest point of the floor mark the wall at 865mm up from the floor. This is where the top of your cabinets will be.  Use your level to draw a straight line across the wall.  Hint - we start from the lowest point because if the floor is uneven we can always trim back the end panels and kick boards, but we can't make them grow.

Mark the walls to show locations of final plumbing and electrical work to be done.  e.g. You may need to lower the taps from the wall to get the plumbing up through the sink.


Mark the center line of any appliances.  Use your kitchen plan, or ask your designer to determine where the centers are.

Here we have marked the center of the oven, which will also be the center of the range hood.  It's important to mark things correctly at this stage to make your job easier later on.



You will need to get your plumber to do the first fix for your sink, dishwasher and gas if needed.  Any power points will also need to be marked and your electrician will need to do the prep work before the install.

Give the room one final sweep clean and you are ready to begin the installation of your new kitchen.