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We purchased a kitchen - oops!

 

I've been set on handless, but haven't been keen on the J handles I'd seen and I wanted a mixture of wood handleless and another colour though the other half wasn't keen on handleless. I had in my head orange but I couldn't quite get the shade I wanted without customising it (so decided something neutral and paint the walls would be cheaper) and then DIY kitchens didn't do wood effect handleless although the quality of the base units was better than some we had seen. We had seen a couple on the used kitchen site recommended on here, mainly German kitchens and then we saw one eBay as part of the Cucina Colore collection https://mereway.co.uk/kitchens/cucina-colore-collection/ which was advertised with a cost price of £21k which I take with a pinch of salt) and a mix of both handles and handleless which pleased the other half.

 

We knew it had the ovens, hob and sink/tap but didn't know much about the quality so went to the showroom. We were both impressed with the quality, seemed better than DIY kitchens and surprised to find it actually included all Siemens integrated appliances, which includes two ovens (one a steam oven), coffee machine, tall fridge, dishwasher and hob. And then to top it all a Quooker tap and boiler as well, none of which had they advertised! I was mentally trying to tally up the cost of the appliances not to mention the fancy metal pull out bits and bobs in the units and cupboard accessories.

 

Agreeing they would dismantle and then we can inspect again and check they haven't damaged anything (and they will replace anything they do damage), and store and deliver it too, price negotiation started. The other half again was cringing. Have to say, very pleased with the final result!

 

We need to work out where we will put the wall units/shelf as we have a window above the sink so probably on the opposite wall. We also need to add on a cupboard on the end next to the fridge for a similar sized tall freezer (I think it's technically a 3/4 size to match the fridge) and possibly another tall unit next to it just to add on extra space (currently the stretch with the appliances is 3m but we have just over 5m available) but we are made up with what we have.

 

I'm not sure yet if we will keep the worktop or look at quartz or similar (we can always use the existing worktop in our utility). Depends on budget but I don't dislike the worktops that are on to be honest.

 

The flooring you can see is a sample of flooring we carry everywhere we fell in love with a while ago (a worn concrete appearance LVT).

 

So, we are only two weeks in and we have a bath, kitchen, footings and brickwork! No messing around here...

 

Here are some pics.

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So where is the Oops?

 

Looks like you have purchased a decent quality kitchen for a good price, so what's oops about that?

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4 hours ago, ProDave said:

So where is the Oops?

 

Looks like you have purchased a decent quality kitchen for a good price, so what's oops about that?

 

The oops was that it is a bit premature and they want to take it out of the showroom in August and deliver. I'm hoping we can delay it a bit because I'm sure we will probably be without a roof and windows in August! 

 

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2 hours ago, canalsiderenovation said:

 

The oops was that it is a bit premature and they want to take it out of the showroom in August and deliver. I'm hoping we can delay it a bit because I'm sure we will probably be without a roof and windows in August! 

 

 

I think they may offer to store it, but tbh for that value I would probably rent some real climate controlled storage.

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1 hour ago, Ferdinand said:

 

I think they may offer to store it, but tbh for that value I would probably rent some real climate controlled storage.

The appliances I can store at my parents but the kitchen itself may be a bit difficult but yes a possible option....

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1 hour ago, canalsiderenovation said:

The appliances I can store at my parents but the kitchen itself may be a bit difficult but yes a possible option....

 

Perhaps offer £50-100 for storage and a no-damage guarantee (or pay with a CC) on the price and do a photo record at the time of inspection?

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38 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

 

Perhaps offer £50-100 for storage and a no-damage guarantee (or pay with a CC) on the price and do a photo record at the time of inspection?

 

Good idea!

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Can you get it covered by your buildings insurance once you have bought it?

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24 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

Can you get it covered by your buildings insurance once you have bought it?

 

I'm not sure, I guess so as we have accidental damage so if it got damaged in the house probably. I'm preferring your option of asking them to store it instead....

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1 minute ago, canalsiderenovation said:

 

I'm not sure, I guess so as we have accidental damage so if it got damaged in the house probably. I'm preferring your option of asking them to store it instead....

 

It might cover possessions in storage.

 

Or your project insurance might.

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8 minutes ago, Big Jimbo said:

Bargain hunting again. Good job. That should look great in your new gaff.

 

Yep, and it's still in the showroom luckily!

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