I’m getting so close to finish installing my utility kitchen! In truth though, it seemed like a pipe dream when I talked about doing this myself. I just wanted to try it myself and feel a great accomplishment.
I think it was really the plumbing I saw as most challenging as the rest has felt like basically building flat packed furniture. Then screwing to the wall. Oh and working very slowly and carefully in case I got ahead of myself.
However, for a corner kitchen worktop, I had to make a decision. Try routering which I’d never done for worktop before. Or keep it incredibly simple using a corner trim.
So from the the video above I obviously picked the easier method. So, why I hear you ask?
- It’s just a utility kitchen that wouldn’t be used as much as my kitchen and this suits me fine.
- If I made a router mistake, it could cost me another worktop at £60 each.
- The worktops are a two man job to lift and me and my fiance argue over DIY. I’m a perfectionist and work much slower than him which can be frustrating for both of us.
- AND FINALLY, I’m not a pro encouraging every day people and wanted to show anyone can do this if you’re happy with this finish and DIYing on a budget with minimal tools.
The reason I feel I need to say why I’ve done it this way is there’s a lot of snobbery with this “dated” finish. So it’s up to you what you’d be happy with.
I knew I’d get some harsh remarks as I’d seen plenty on other peoples’ videos. But you know what? We’re happy with it and that’s all that matters.