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Kitchen help

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kyoto49, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    So I need a new kitchen. I'm basically starting from scratch so will need everything, although plumbing and electrics are ok I believe. What I would appreciate some help on is the best place to get decent budget units from. I have a small terreaced house type kitchen, 8 x 6 ' max, and am looking for a simple white shaker style kitchen. And I need a man/woman to do a top job of fitting it. I hvae no idea where to start tbh.

    I've read bad things about Howdens pricing so they are off the list, but if anyone can advise on a supplier of kitchens at a good price (CHEAP!!!) and a fitter person, that would be great. I know I can get the units for a few hundred pounds, and I already have the integrated AEG fridge freezer ready to slot in, but the rest needs a proper plan.

    This is so not my type of thing, I have no interest really, I just want to return home one day to a nice white shaker style kitchen all fitted and good to go :)
     
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  3. Lucy

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    I got Wickes off the shelf cupboards for my terraced, they were pretty decent.
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Surely the shelves should be in the cupboards?
     
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    Must be a small terraced if it fits in cupboards :)
     
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    We were on a tight budget so went to Ikea - easy peasy to put together, great quality and great prices!

    Still looking fabulous 2 years on!
     
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    I’m ripping out a shaker kitchen, solid oak worktops all less than 18 months old, range type cooker, American style fridge freezer and dishwasher probably going as well as all under 18 months old. I’m swaying towards intergrated appliances, doors are solid wood, could do with a paint touch up but I have loads of the paint left, carcuses have seen better days but budget ones are 10 a penny. Can’t help on the fitter if you find someone send him my way. We did a quick fix on the kitchen when we moved in but now going to do it properly from scratch as layout doesn’t work for us and hubby is a nightmare with the wood worktops!
     
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    How did you get on Kyoto?
     
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    Still looking fabulous!

    Plus on Monday I noticed my oven wasn't working properly - just not getting hot.

    Rang IKEA - said a repair man will be with you tomorrow.

    Chap arrived the next day and replaced a part - no charge, no cost, no faff. In total he was here for 20 minutes!

    5 year warranty on all electronic goods - HURRAH!!
     
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    Errr we went to Cornwall and Romania and Morocco over the summer soooooo......nowt was done!! :)

    To be honest I'm still in the same place as I was, I just can't formulate how to use the space to it's best advantages. I need to decide how to utilise the under stairs space, accessible only from the kitchen, or whether to just put the fridgefreezer there and give up on that space. Indecision and lack of interest has meant nothing has been done. I think I just want the magic kitchen fairy to arrive and sort it all out for me!!

    Eventually I will decide and it will all be beautiful!
     
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    Presumably, there is a 'triangular wall' under the stairs that prevents access if the main 'doorway' is blocked by a fridge/freezer?

    If that's the case, it is unlikely to be of any great structural necessity and you could rip it out, or fit a door into it?

    That's the situation that I have and it gives access to the meters and a bit of long-term storage.
     
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    Yes, I think you are correct but so have no idea how I would go around getting this removed. That would add builder to my list of trustworthy tradesman I need to find. I hate all of this, so much to go wrong. I do like the idea though so thanks for the suggestion. I'd like a cupboard to fill with the Hoover and shoes and stuff!
     
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    The stairs are probably self-supporting - it's not really a 'builder' job.

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    Not actually my stairs.
     
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    Bloomin ollydays!
    I'll probably find myself in the same boat, i like the idea of getting my kitchen renewed/updated but not so much the doing.
     
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    But mine has a wall where that banister is so is need to cut through the brick....sounds messy!
     
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    Ah - right - it's often just a partition.
     
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    This is as good a thread as any. I need to get an electrical cooker for my daughter fairly urgent but hoping for second hand. Anyone know of any second hand appliance places relatively close by?
     
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    Pickups on Mill Bank might be a goer.
     
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    Pickup's is the closest thing that Stafford has to a Cat Cafe.

    Buy electrical goods around the sleeping cats.

    It is, without doubt, the best store in Stafford.
     
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    Katherine House don't sell cookers from that location. Seemingly we are picking one up from Stoke tonight via Facebook marketplace.
     
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