NSW Opinion/ Suggestion please

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  1. God_of_money

    God_of_money Well-Known Member

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    IP is in New Lambton Heights, Newcastle. My PM emailed me this week than tenants are requesting to replace the kitchen doors. The laminate door is started to peel off. I thought that it is a bit excessive to replace all doors. I was being quote $2800. See pic

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  2. Michael Mitchell

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    Personally wouldn't spend the money, still functions fine and looks ok. If Tenant absolutely sooks, just tell them to find somewhere else to live, or buy their own place :)
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

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    Is that kitchen a Polytec (vinyl wrapped door) which looks like epoxy? The glue gives up after about 10-15 years.

    I recently had someone who damaged their kitchen as the kettle didn't switch off. Has the PM heard of replacing the one or two doors which are damaged?
     
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    You might just be lucky enough to find that Bunnings Kaboodle doors are a direct replacement. $70 a door or thereabouts depending on finish.
     
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    Hopefully all of these doors are standard sizes for easy repair.
     
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    How long have they been tenants at your property? Might be ideal to replace doors if they are long term tenants
     
  7. God_of_money

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    Tenants would like to replace all kitchen doors..I ask to get a quote to repair, but PM said that too old to repair
     
  8. God_of_money

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    > 5 years... I was thinking to replace it.. but I have to replace for whole kitchen, it is very expensive
     
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    How long ago was the kitchen renovated , have you tried going back to the cabinet maker or the manufacturer and getting them to replace all the affected areas under their warranty.
    Much of the problems are caused by the poor quality of the glue that was used in later products and more environmentally friendly , but in many cases would fail after only 6 or 7 years.
     
  10. God_of_money

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    It has been >15 years... It was originally my PPOR. I might just bite the bullet and replaced all doors
     
  11. Shazz@

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    If it was me, I would replace them. Your long term tenants have pride in where they are living and would just like the doors to look nice.
    Try going to a joinery which doesn’t have a kitchen showroom out the front. You can simply take one of the doors off (if it’s Blum hinges) and see what your options are.
     
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  12. TMNT

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    go to bunnings and have a look at the kaboodle range, theyre not the cheapest, but good bang for buck
    I and hope that the doors are standard sized
     
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    I my experience, kaboodle ikea and similar doors are different sizes to older cabinets, When I renovate my townhouse, the 30 year old cabinets and doors are in perfect condition but I cant stand the colour, so will have to get custom made doors to replace the original ones.
     
  14. Scott No Mates

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    At 30 years on, they've had a good run. Although invisible, the carcasses would be brittle and break as soon as you showed some love.
     
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    Mel Morgan Sydney Property Manager Business Member

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    I would go ahead with the replacement as they'll have to be done sooner or later, and might as well make your long term tenants happy. Take the opportunity to modernise the kitchen a bit with simple flat white doors and nice modern handles.