Found 21st Nov 2007
My mums getting a new kitchen, shes been quoted about £14,000 for cupbords floor and wall, and granite surface with sink etc, without fitting costs. Im thinking this is way too much. Kitchen is small to medium sized, about 20'x10'.

Anyone got any good recomendations for good quality kitchens.

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This does seem alot but kitchen prices vary wildly. I would say that pre built units are much better than flatpac's. My parents had an exspensive kitchen but instead of using the company direct the local builders merchant ordered it and installed it which saved them about 2k.

We did the same. We were all set to get certain units. My fitter showed me very similar units in the trade section of B&Q. I was astonished at the price differences for basic units. We saved 50% of what we were going to pay.

Most kitchen places try and keep the cost of units as low as possible and load the prices on the finishes eg corniche or pelmets, it is almost hidden in the final cost if you are not careful

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Thanks,
Any more options?
The salesman is coming round tomorrow for the hard sell, and i would like to have some other quotes to compare.

If you want quotes, then get some people to come and give quotes.

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Granite worktop will put the price through the roof.

stanley

Thanks,Any more options?The salesman is coming round tomorrow for the … Thanks,Any more options?The salesman is coming round tomorrow for the hard sell, and i would like to have some other quotes to compare.




Salesman? Please dont say he works for Moben kitchens.

If it is moben, dont agree on anything while he/she is there. They will push you till you sign on the dotted line.

you could go into b&q or wickes and get a kitchen plan done free and they will quote you on whatever type of units/surfaces etc that you want. the plan is free you just need to go in with a basic plan of your kitchen.ie where windows and doors are and mains supplies etc and measurements.they also do a fitting service

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thesaint

If you want quotes, then get some people to come and give quotes.



Any recommendations?

find Howdens and say you are in the trade

Berbatov

find Howdens and say you are in the trade



I had a new kitchen from them and in 3 years the draws are falling apart, the back of the units are coming away and the handles are falling off - and i paid £3000 for the units and i have a smaller kitchen.

I would recommend you visit Wickes or B and Q and get quotes from them.

homebase do really good and cheap kitchens also they usually have discount days and you could buy a homebase discount voucher of fleabay

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Ikea:thumbsup: 25 year guarantee on some of it

simon1966

I had a new kitchen from them and in 3 years the draws are falling apart, … I had a new kitchen from them and in 3 years the draws are falling apart, the back of the units are coming away and the handles are falling off - and i paid £3000 for the units and i have a smaller kitchen.I would recommend you visit Wickes or B and Q and get quotes from them.



oh really, they are owned by MFI. We have had ours a year and a half and its fine. If the handles are falling off it could be the kitchen fitters. Overall I am very happy with

Pur kitchen is from B&Q and we love it, really good for the money £2k! think our kitchen is around 12 x 10. We got lots of cupboards for that too. The planner in store was good but we used independant fitters (B&Q are too expensive)

This close to the Jan sales I would hold off too. Get the plans done now and wait until the boxing day sales start.

We went round about 6 different kitchen suppliers from B&Q to the expensive and surprisingly to us B&Q was the one we liked the best.

HTH but don't be pushed into anything by the sales rep

I agree with Vannquish, I had a moben salesman round and he would not leave it was getting really freaky and awkward coz we were clearly not going to sign without talking about it (with my gfriend) and he stayed for 2 hours!! Never, never again.

In the end we opted for the best/most expensive Ikea kitchen and got a chippie to install it and it is awesome.

stanley

Thanks,Any more options?The salesman is coming round tomorrow for the … Thanks,Any more options?The salesman is coming round tomorrow for the hard sell, and i would like to have some other quotes to compare.



I don't understand how your mum has been given a quote of around £14k when the salesman is only due today? :?

Unless your mum wants something bespoke, I would advise her to go to the DIY stores and have a look.

I have an IKEA kitchen, the only complaint I have with it was that they make(possibly different now)the base units to deep, this became apparent when I fittted the worktops back againgst my wall that isn't straight.
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