Putting together a kitchen on a budget can be a challenge. One way to manage the cost is to install it yourself. At Wren Kitchens, that's a real option and we have the fitting tools and equipment to help you do it.

Extra Value Tools

Inside the power tool kit:

Power Drill It's cordless, with hammer and screwdriver functions plus a handy extra battery. You charge one whilst using the other.
Circular Saw This powerful blade cuts wood quickly and precisely.
Electric Jigsaw Handheld, this narrow blade makes short work of floorboards, doors and other timber.
Electric Router This multi-tasking device is the best tool for shaping wood or cutting grooves and indents.
Extra Value Power Tools

inside the hand tool kit:

Screwdriver A decent cross-head screwdriver.
Panel Saw A medium-sized handsaw for wooden planks.
Mini Hacksaw A handsaw for metals and hard plastic.
Junior Hacksaw A handsaw for hard to access metals and hard plastic pipes.
Hammer A claw hammer to pull out what it's knocked in.
Clamp Heavy-duty for safe working.
Spirit Level To ensure units are hanging straight and true.
Metal Tape Measure For accurate measurements.
Safety Knife All-purpose knife for cutting and scoring.
Set Square To align units and work surfaces at true right-angles.
Sealant gun For pinpoint delivery of glues and seals.
Extra Value Hand Tools

There's no such thing as a born DIYer. We all have to start somewhere and for most that happens when we buy a home. With money tight, we soon find out that if we want a few shelves or a new curtain rail, we'll have to learn to do it ourselves. But what about installing a whole kitchen? Is that a step too far or could you do it? Read on to find out what skills and tools you'll need.

DIY Skills Check

First up is using a tape measure and spirit level properly to avoid making costly mistakes. Second is power tools; confidence using a drill and a power screwdriver, and the ability to drill neat holes to precise depths are must-haves. Thirdly, you must be able to understand plans, and do simple calculations.

Safety Check

Safety is always important so you should be able to map out where gas, water and electrical lines are - and also have a basic knowledge of safe practices such as the right clothing to wear.

Plenty of patience is another vital ingredient as is knowing your limits and not being too proud to ask for help!

Installing a kitchen is not the trickiest DIY project, but it will take time and getting it wrong could be expensive. So whether you are an old hand with a drill or a newbie, it is important to know what's involved.