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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Barny, 12th May, 2016.

  1. Barny

    Barny Well-Known Member

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    hey team, looking to update an old home in Melbourne with a new kitchen, some cupboards needed, new sink, dishwasher, some walls removed. Maybe floor boards.
    Not after anything fancy, just something nice and cheap. Need someone to do the whole job as I don't know what I'm doing and don't have time to learn.

    Is Bunnings the way to go? Is there anyone else that you could recommend that's on par with Bunnings quality fit outs?

    Appreciated thanks.
     
  2. bob shovel

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    Ikea kitchen
    Appliances online or 2nds world

    Find a good local handy man
     
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    IKEA ain't cheap - find a local cabinet maker instead. We had the IKEA price beaten by over a grand; with solid backs, not fold-in-half fibreboard.

    Call your local Formica/Laminex supplier and ask who has the best reputation, too. Those folk know the inside goss'.
     
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  4. Tony Fleming

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    Not sure if it fits your current kitchen situation. I normally just repaint the cupboard doors and put new handles on. Normally cost about $500 for a Tradie to do. New bench top and sink would be another $400 give or take how fancy you want to be.
     
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  5. Barny

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    Kitchens from 1930's, outdated and in need of more space with more cupboards and sink etc. got one quote for 14k and thought that was way to much, will try ikea and Bunnings too, I reckon I could do it for 8k. It's a very small kitchen
     
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  6. Tony Fleming

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    Ok that's old. I found a decent sized L shaped kitchen on a Facebook buy swap and sell page dismantled for $200. Offered the seller $850 if they put it in and they accepted it. Just had to knock out the old one. Might be an option if you can find one on gumtree or a buy sell page. Tradie shouldn't charge too much if it's already to go.
     
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    Might post up a pick as I little more is involved and I'm no handy man
     
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    Is it for an IP or PPoR?
    As above, have seen some decent 2nd hand ones on Ebay etc...
     
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    Ppor, will need to be made to fit though. Confined space. And I don't know how to do anything but paint. Gonna start with Bunnings and ikea. I'll post some picks up
     
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    Well it's worth waiting until you find something decent.
    I saw the kitchens in one of the Bunnings, wasn't really impressed with them.
     
  11. Barny

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    Yeah they look interesting. IKEA kitchens look decent. Gonna book an appointment, start the research, then see about second hand, and getting tradies to do.
     
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    You can do ikea online. Not a bad kitchen program plus it will give you the cost. Bit of playing to get used to it
     
  13. Barny

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    Good guys are coming around tonight for a quote.
    Got quoted at 14k (everything done)from another company for additional cabinets above the stove, and new cabinets left of the fridge and above, new sink and cupboard underneath. Keeping the upright stove. Maybe a dishwasher but doesn't look like there's enough room.

    Even a Bunnings kitchen would be a massive improvement. Hoping I can do it under 8k.

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    There's under 2k of ikea kitchen there incl laminate bench top.

    You can do it under 8
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    I just finished a complete kitchen reno in one of my IP's for sub $2k. Ikea base kitchen with sink and tap for about $900. Got an upright stove/ cooktop for $600 from Masters. $150 rangehood from bunnings, tiles from gumtree. Installed by myself and my old man. Happy days!
     
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  16. Barny

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    Wanna come do my place ?
     
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    It's not too bad, but I found it a bit clunky. Couldn't rotate some of the things into position.
     
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    Mate I'd love to but I'm flat out ;)
     
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    Oh yeah i threw might laptpp out the window a couple of times too!:confused: fidley but you need to understand is quirks. Or just go into the shop and get them to help!
     
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    Oh boy, the amount of times I've wanted to chuck the laptop out the window with some things.
    And I consider myself familiar with the IT's.