daiking

Cost of kitchens now...

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We need some units for our utility room and am shocked by the prices. Do these really start from £2000 now? (B&Q, Howdens, etc)

 

That makes £4000 fitted for Hacker not unreasonable.

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Try IKEA. Should be about half the price of other places if you are happy with basic shelves and doors. I did my brewshed for about £250 and it's about half the size of that utility (4 units, 3m of worktop, prep sink) our entire kitchen (Units, drawers, glossy panels etc, no appliances or worktop) was £2800, and that had 16 units, mostly drawers. 

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DIY-Kitchens.com seam popular on here.

 

I can't vouch for the quality yet as my one arrives tomorrow, however they are rated highly on Which.co.uk

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I am damned sure that would not be anything like £4K at Howdens.  Do bear in mind, Howdens are very negotiable.

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My last Howdens kitchen 2 years ago was nearly a superset of that .. tall cupboard carcass excepted .. so I should be able to do a comparison.

 

Are appliances included in your quote? And are you shocked because it is too high or too low.?

 

Ferdinand

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1 hour ago, ultramods said:

DIY-Kitchens.com seam popular on here.

 

I can't vouch for the quality yet as my one arrives tomorrow, however they are rated highly on Which.co.uk

 

Fantastic quality. Better than all the sheds and Howdens. 

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There’s no picture but the Howdens quote did come in at over £2k (quoted via a decent trade account as well) as have B@Q direct and someone else she spoke to. No appliances except sink/tap as we have the washer and dryer already. I thought that was expensive for some chipboard.

 

I don’t want high quality value, I want robust and cheap value. Will eventually get round to doing an IKEA quote but expecting the same.

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41 minutes ago, daiking said:

There’s no picture but the Howdens quote did come in at over £2k (quoted via a decent trade account as well) as have B@Q direct and someone else she spoke to. No appliances except sink/tap as we have the washer and dryer already. I thought that was expensive for some chipboard.

 

I don’t want high quality value, I want robust and cheap value. Will eventually get round to doing an IKEA quote but expecting the same.

 

I estimate that for the set in the 1st pic the range I went for .. Greenwich Shaker Light Oak and OK quality eg 38mm worktops and thick not thin 1.5 bowl sink etc was at around  £1500 for that set delivered. Works well in a house with eg oak veneered doors.

 

Not sure if that is helpful.

 

Ferdinand

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We settled on a German kitchen 

While the carcasses have a built in seal They are exactly the same as all the much cheaper ones 

I’ve fitted quite a few Bq and Howdens Its a shame that BQ have gone back to self assemble 

But nothing between any of the carcasses It’s the doors and choice of worktops that eat up the cash 

 

We were quoted eye watering sums for fitting a Nolte kitchen 

Specialist job 

Perhaps the easiest kitchen I’ve ever fitted Rails kickboards infils all pre cut for you 

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14 hours ago, daiking said:

I don’t want high quality value, I want robust and cheap value. Will eventually get round to doing an IKEA quote but expecting the same.

Look at Howdens really cheap flat pack range. Spruce it up with some better doors.  I did a complete kitchen in a rental for under £1K with that.

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3 hours ago, ProDave said:

Look at Howdens really cheap flat pack range. Spruce it up with some better doors.  I did a complete kitchen in a rental for under £1K with that.

 

Might look at that. Likewise Ikea, I don’t mind putting units together to save some money. I can do flat pack myself that’s the easy bit.

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Howdens current quote total £1756 xvat broken down as below, no worktops or appliances.

Based on this i'd guess for your pictured kitchen maybe £750.

 

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We can probably do without one of the wall units (for the gas boiler) and are those really 7 decorative end panels?

 

but as it stands that’s coming in at 1800+vat

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