You want a new kitchen installation. After years of loyal service, the old kitchen falls victim to the urge for other, more modern shapes, materials, and functions. Everybody is happy, but alas, it does not last.
It is only after the old kitchen is broken out and the appliances have entered the recycling stage that you discover the connections for the new kitchen are not in the right place and there are not enough cables going to the switchboard. You also wanted to replace the gas stove with an electric cooker, and to add a steam oven. In other words, you are in trouble. It can only be solved by cutting, chopping, and adding new cables. That unfortunately means you have to pass through other rooms that will also be damaged.
A Better Concept
There is a better kitchen concept for new builds and thorough renovations. It adds more flexibility to the kitchen installation as well as avoiding the problems listed above when reorganising the kitchen.
The simplest way to achieve this is by equipping the kitchen with its own secondary switchboard. It can be hidden in one of the cabinets. The kitchen switchboard is then connected with the main switchboard using a multi-cable system. The section of the wires depends upon the number of appliances that are to be connected. Some cores will not be used immediately. These can be used later when additional appliances need to be connected. Leave some spare room in the secondary switchboard to anticipate future extensions.
Limit the Renovation Works to the Kitchen
The above approach enables you to limit the renovation works necessary in the kitchen. The cables to the various appliances and wall sockets – do not forget the lights – are now connected to the secondary switchboard instead of the main switchboard, which is much more difficult to reach. Once the old kitchen is broken out, we can do whatever we want. Long live our new kitchen!
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