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How much did your kitchen/diner knock-through refurb thing cost you?

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robino · 14/04/2009 09:01

Planning to knock through from our (now disused) downstairs bathroom into the next door kitchen to make a kitchen diner. If I remember correctly total size will be about 20ft x 10ft when done.

It's in a (fairly large) 2 bed victorian terrace. We are planning to sell and it's an ideal starter home so don't want to do a posh job (but obviously not a rubbish job)

How much do you reckon?

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lalalonglegs · 14/04/2009 09:05

See this thread.

mrsmaidamess · 14/04/2009 09:07

Ours cost about £60k for everything, including fit out.. We had a utility room put in too, with loo. But ours is quite big, about 30 foot by 15 foot when all done.

robino · 14/04/2009 09:24

Thanks lala and Mrsmaidamess.

It's not a supporting wall - house was extended before we moved in and it's just a partition (and going by other stuff they'd done to the house - not a very good one either!)

And if it costs anything near £60k it ain't going to be happening Xmas Grin . Absolutely nothing against spending that kind of money on a house that's worth it but it would be quite rough to make a loss on a house that we've owned for 7 years!!

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lalalonglegs · 14/04/2009 10:09

If it's non-supporting, pay to get a structural engineer to confirm this and then knock it out yourselves (messy but cheap), plumber to remove and cap off bathroom fittings (£200-300), hack off tiles etc yourselves then plasterer to make good (couple of hundred quid). Rest depends how much you want to spend on making flooring same throughout, extending kitchen units into new area etc. You may need electrician so that lights for old bathroom and existing kitchen are on same switch.

lalalonglegs · 14/04/2009 10:09

If it's non-supporting, pay to get a structural engineer to confirm this and then knock it out yourselves (messy but cheap), plumber to remove and cap off bathroom fittings (£200-300), hack off tiles etc yourselves then plasterer to make good (couple of hundred quid). Rest depends how much you want to spend on making flooring same throughout, extending kitchen units into new area etc. You may need electrician so that lights for old bathroom and existing kitchen are on same switch.

noddyholder · 14/04/2009 10:11

You could do that fairly cheaply if no support is required.

MaryMotherOfCheeses · 14/04/2009 10:12

£60k??? Crikey, that sounds like it involved a lot of work.

I'd been expecting about £1k to knock our wall down, then just costs of a new kitchen.

citybranch · 14/04/2009 23:48

Just had similar done. We had Non-supporting wall knocked down, old false chimney breast and fire removed, 1 window blocked up, new back door & 2 new windows, new ceiling with recess lighting, replastering. Magnet kitchen fitted with new appliances (17 unit kitchen), some plumbing (sink location changed), some electrics (new sockets, lighting) Cost about £14k!

risingstar · 23/04/2009 21:18

for knocking down wall between kitchen and dining area and building a stud wall, plaster paint and replace 2 radiators £1650 PLUS VAT.

Blade47 · 21/10/2013 10:46

60k what the heck did they do for that ?

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