When it comes to house appeal, a new kitchen is high on the list of must do projects.
According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a new kitchen can add as much as 4% to its value.
Beyond monetary gain, this improvements can quite literally transform your home, improve your quality of life and when it comes to selling, provide you with the advantage over similar style homes that are presently on the market.
Do I Need Building Regulations?
Work to refit a kitchen with new units and fittings does not generally require building regulations approval, although drainage or electrical works that form part of the refit may require approval under the building regulations.
If a kitchen is to be provided in a room where there wasn't one before, building regulations approval is likely to be required to ensure that the room will have adequate ventilation and drainage, and meet requirements in respect of structural stability, electrical and fire safety.