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Mammonite Thu 08-Sep-11 21:21:07


It's a new door Second Nature have brought out. I can't work out whether I like it or whether the door frames are just too wide and make the smaller doors and drawers look out of proportion.

After months of deliberation I was settled on one called Broadoak and then they go and bring out a new one and I'm reduced to indecision.

(I'm looking for a timber door style that comes in unfinished/sanded option so I can paint it myself, btw, if anyone knows of another range)

mylovelymonster Thu 08-Sep-11 21:33:01

Personally, I think the Broadoak is a bit more sophisticated. Is there much of a difference? Milton seems similar - is it just the handles? Love the mixing of the wood and painted finishes and the wide curved drawer units.....

lalalonglegs Thu 08-Sep-11 21:50:59

I think it looks too chunky and a bit too neat - almost plastic-y rather than that slightly nubbly, hand-crafted look that you want from a painted kitchen.

MatLeaveForever Thu 08-Sep-11 21:59:34

Prefer Broakoak but would be happy with any of those kitchens to be honest Think it's just the door knobs on the Langham looks huge but if you have a large kitchen it probably wouldn't matter.

Mammonite Thu 08-Sep-11 22:17:22

Nubbly! It will be after I've painted it grin. In fact I read that as "rubbly" to start with.

I have ordered a door sample of each so I can have a better look. Langham is apparently ash, and Broadoak is oak (obviously). But I agree there's something too chunky looking and less classic about the first one. I'm just swayed because it's nicely styled in the catalogue shot with the big chrome lights and stone floor. the MN jury always knows...

mrsbleasdale Fri 09-Sep-11 12:40:11

They're both lovely lovely kitchens......are they seriously pricey?? There's a showroom near us, but not sure if its worth a trip of it's going to be a £20k kitchen!

Mammonite Fri 09-Sep-11 12:47:47

Not expensive, midrange I'd say. I have designed it myself and am assembling all the bits for a carpenter to fit <glutton for punishment>

I was quoted about £2.5k for supply only of the Broadoak Sanded units (excl worktops and appliances/sinks) from a local showroom. The same is about £2k from DIY kitchens website. IIRC that's for an L shaped kitchen, no wall cupboards but a shelved larder, no mega-expensive interior fittings. I am on a budget of only £4-5K for the whole kitchen , I think it's just about possible.

mrsbleasdale Fri 09-Sep-11 12:51:33

That sounds good. Will take a look over the weekend i think. Yours sounds very much waht i would like...but we're u shaped. Not interested in fancy pullout storage or anything like that.

Mammonite Fri 09-Sep-11 13:05:13

I have to say I've really pruned the price down by leaving out as many end panels and trims/fancy bits as possible. when you look at the prices piece by piece you can see what bumps the total up - it can be £50 for a shaped filler piece.

Very illuminating article on kitchen prices here

mrsbleasdale Fri 09-Sep-11 13:14:49

You're not wrong...I keep getting curved end units put on by designers at a price of over £500 plus vat for the tiny thing! And will definitely query to alarming number of end panels we seem to need...

Will look at the article now, thanks,..

SparkyUK Fri 09-Sep-11 14:08:57

We got our second nature kitchesn from and they were very reasonable , and very good quality carcasses. Our builder normally uses Howdens and said these were even better quality.

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