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Building new kitchen/diner -what to do with old kitchen?

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whataconundrum Wed 11-Sep-19 15:31:04

Hi all

We are hoping to extend and build a new kitchen/diner and make the current kitchen into a study.

This means we will have a kitchen going spare. We would like a different style and config so can't see us reusing the current one but I wanted to know how you sold previous kitchens? And if so, did they come and rip out kitchen for a cheaper price? Just looking to see whether we could make a very small amount instead of sending it to the tip!

Africa2go Wed 11-Sep-19 15:59:36

I had an island unit and quartz worktop that was about 2 years old. I posted photos on a local FB selling site and got about 50% of what I'd paid - it was pristine and obviously an upto date design. We made a utility room in the extension where we've used the rest of the kitchen.

They sell on Ebay / Gumtree / FB etc but I'd be wary of allowing someone to take it out. What happens if they damage your walls / floor / pipes etc?

WhereDoesThisToiletGo Wed 11-Sep-19 17:49:28

Agree, don't let buyer remove it themselves.
You or you builder should remove it.
Label each unit and its door with a number written on a piece of paper masking tape.

If you price it right, you should sell it within a day or two on Facebook.
It's up to you whether you list it before removal and say collection from X date in a week or two, or remove it first and say collect ASAP

longearedbat Wed 11-Sep-19 18:11:11

We reused much of our old kitchen. Worksurfaces were turned into workbenches (this is in the garage) and the cupboards now hold tools, paint etc. Mind you, it was a very old, but sound, kitchen. Yours sounds a bit more modern, but, there is always a market, even if it's re-purposed, or perhaps you could use it for similar? Seems so wasteful to chuck them away in landfill.

WhereDoesThisToiletGo Wed 11-Sep-19 19:26:35

@longearedbat we are using some of our wall units in our utility which currently has none.
Our very first house had a very past it kitchen dating from the 70s and it made excellent garage storage.

EatYourTeaNow Wed 11-Sep-19 19:30:31

Our builders ripped out the old kitchen which we then sold on eBay.
The only difficult bit was storing the units after they had been ripped out until they were collected. Made a couple of hundred pounds and saved them going landfill, and it saved us needing a second skip smile

BambooWhoosh Wed 11-Sep-19 19:38:19

We bought a kitchen off ebay. Owner had just moved in and wanted to change the kitchen. He had it already dismantled in his garage.

Also have previously looked at used kitchens for sale here www.usedkitchenexchange.co.uk/

Imicola Wed 11-Sep-19 19:41:47

We didn't sell ours (doubt anyone would have wanted it, as it was very old and dated). However, skinflints that we are, some is now in the utility room, and the rest is going into the shed!

Polly111 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:28:37

I bought my kitchen secondhand from Facebook.

If I were you I’d advertise it before it’s taken out then buyers have a better idea of what it looks like and you can tell them that it needs collecting on x date.

It would probably be useful if you’re able to do a list of the units with their sizes.

Also agree with previous posters that i wouldn’t ask the buyer to remove it in case they cause any damage.

whataconundrum Thu 12-Sep-19 08:52:51

Thanks all for your responses.

Agreed about making sure the builder takes it out.

Hopefully someone on one of the selling sites will get a bargain and we get some money towards our new kitchen with minimal waste!

Chasingsquirrels Thu 12-Sep-19 17:10:54

The majority of mine (20 years old, nothing really wrong with it just dated and I want to do various rejigging etc) is going along the back wall of the garage.

The bloke I'm seeing brought his 2nd hand (but fairly new, Ikea one) for about £500 a few years ago. Dismantled himself and fitted into his kitchen. Bargain.

PolkadotPink Tue 17-Sep-19 11:22:29

I've also looked at www.usedkitchenexchange.co.uk before.

I liked how they have a professional service to dismantle, so you know the kitchen you're buying has been carefully removed and someone has also visited to check it out!

Also helps that the kitchens are so much cheaper than new!

Cantthinkofapassword Wed 18-Sep-19 06:06:48

We were doing a total renovation and the kitchen was old but had newish appliances and granite. The builders would have charged £900 to take it out and recycle it (we live abroad and it is obligatory for it to go to a recycling plant). We offered it for free on a FB group and it was reserved in 20 mins. They came and dismantled it and took it away. A win win.

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