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How much for a new kitchen these days??

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Angeliz Mon 15-May-06 13:04:41

Just out of curoiosity, how much would you be willing (funds permiting) to spend on a new kitchen?

Including sink, double range cooker, fridge freezer, tiles, worktops.....everything?

Haven't done this in a while and we're getting a few quotes

Tatties Mon 15-May-06 13:14:03

Just had a quote from Ikea of around £600 for their cheapest kitchen. Doesn't include tiles or any appliances though. That's basically the cupboards, worktops, sink and handles.

Twiglett Mon 15-May-06 13:24:53

depends .. will you have to move plumbings?

For completely finished I'd say you could probably do it budget for 5K .. middle-ground 10-15K

Twiglett Mon 15-May-06 13:26:22

homebase / b&q do pretty good quality ... avoid magnet ... don't talk to kitchens direct

get the best worktop you can afford and get tiles you love

Belo Mon 15-May-06 13:33:28

I was once told by someone quite high up at B&Q that they would never buy a B&Q kitchen.

I bought a Magnet kitchen for my old flat. I bought it 7 years ago and its still looks new even though its lived in by scummy tennants. I've heard lots of other people say positive things about them too.

Lots of friends have had negative experiences with Ikea.

Belo Mon 15-May-06 13:34:08

I was once told by someone quite high up at B&Q that they would never buy a B&Q kitchen.

I bought a Magnet kitchen for my old flat. I bought it 7 years ago and its still looks new even though its lived in by scummy tennants. I've heard lots of other people say positive things about them too.

Lots of friends have had negative experiences with Ikea.

If no building work is needed, I reckon £4-5k is enough excluding appliances.

littlerach Mon 15-May-06 13:34:39

Belo, I heard the same about B and Q.


Think that ist's the fitting that can increase the price so much.

Twiglett Mon 15-May-06 13:34:57

I think magnet are overpriced for what they are .. sorry

but I'd use the design planning services of Magnet / B&Q and Homebase and don't hesitate to replan and replan until you're sure its what you want

Twiglett Mon 15-May-06 13:35:33

I know good kitchen fitters in london area ... any use?

Piffle Mon 15-May-06 13:36:21

Ikea are super
Easy to fit yourself too.
Can do very cheaply if you get local builder to quote rather than high street
We had B+Q do one in our flat the installation was extortion, end product looked great but that £6k by the time we tiled and lam flooring put in.
Did it to sell the place though.

Angeliz Mon 15-May-06 13:40:31

We've had 2 quotes from a local firm and from Moben.

Moben said 15.000 ish and that's everything.

Local one said 14.500 for everything apart from work tops and tiles. I was shocked at the local one but not at Moben. Have to say was very impressed with them, they are drawing up plans to show us next week. We're not comitted to any yet of course.

Thanks for replies. Off shopping but will check this out agagin later.

Angeliz Mon 15-May-06 13:41:58

Thanks Twiglett but we're up North.
It's a big big kitchen actually and there is going to be some building work (done by my Dad) first.

Piffle Mon 15-May-06 13:44:06

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to MOBEN!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you never seen watchdog!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angeliz Mon 15-May-06 13:45:55

OH NO
Please enlighten me!!

(must go npow but will check out later)

Tinker Mon 15-May-06 13:45:57

We've just put in B&Q kitchen - done it oursleves (well, I've not done anything!) Think they are fine for selling a house but quality not great. But ours was a cheaper one. Think IKEA ones look great.

Belo Mon 15-May-06 13:46:01

no, no, no, no, no to Moben.

Belo Mon 15-May-06 13:49:03

Moben

brimfull Mon 15-May-06 13:50:33

we spent 13,000 last year,that includes range cooker(£2000),fridge(£1000) and granite(£1100).
This was in independent place recommended by builder.

collision Mon 15-May-06 13:52:47

We did ours for £300!!

We bought new doors for the old units and got a nice piece of worktop for £25.

Didnt buy oven etc

Piffle Mon 15-May-06 13:52:57

when you google
moben kitchen complaint this is what you get
google

Piffle Mon 15-May-06 13:54:34

also google kitchesn direct which is part of moben
Ghastly reputation

madamechocolat Mon 15-May-06 14:01:52

Don't even consider Moben - my parents (like many others I believe) had a bad experience with them

Jenswish Mon 15-May-06 14:19:26

I have just had a kitchen fitted by kitchens direct and although it looks gorgeous I think it is sht! Simply because.......

what they fitted the broke, when they refitted it, they didnt screw things in properly, add enough glue etc etc.
We were told they take the old kitchen and any materials they havent used away before they finish the kitchen (it took us nearly 5 wks to get the crap moved from our yard)
We were told it would be delivered and fitted within 2wks. and 6wks on its only just finished.
They didnt put parts of the cooker hood in, they broke the washing machine before it was even used.

All in all it cost us £6500 and it really isnt worth that money!

Dont bother with them

Angeliz Mon 15-May-06 18:53:28


Oh that is such a pity. I was really impressed by the guy and their designs too! He actualy made the other guy look like a total cowboy. I suppose he was just a good salesman though, wasn't smarmy or pushy at all.

Told dp and he said.........'well they have been wrong yet!' (mumsnetteers)

Am gutted as i had my heart set on it tbh and we want it done pretty quick before the baby gets here.

Twiglett Mon 15-May-06 19:30:02

they have or haven't been wrong yet?

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