Your experience of Kaboodle by Bunnings

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Leewei, 31st Mar, 2016.

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  1. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    Tiling is easy. Just watch a whole bunch of youtube videos. Each one I saw had some tips that the others did not. Put all the tips together and I found it easy to get a great finish! :)
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the mini review.
    I'll have to take another look at the Ikea ones.
     
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    One aspect which appealed to me was the painted finish on the Ikea veddinge doors. It is a seamless finish, reminiscent of 2pac paints. I always find that the melamine seams collect dirt and this is also where the water gets in. One of the cheaper new bunnings kitchens I saw had flakes of chipboard poking out between the seams - not a good look for waterproofing.
     
  4. Azazel

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    I didn't like the look of the Bunnings ones I saw in store, but they were a bit dusty and unclean.
    Would still consider them if I saw decent version in another store.
     
  5. Dylan33

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    I bought and installed a Masters flat pack kitchen last year. Very happy with the whole process. Easy to build and install, good quality and very strong. The bonus was a 24 month interest free deal on all kitchen stuff. I left the bench top to a pro because of out of true walls. He told me that the material that the Bunnings ones are made from can only be imported as a product and not as flat sheets.
    He said where he used to work they did an experiment with different melamine off cuts from the different company's by leaving them in a bucket of water to see which one lasted the longest. Bunnings were the worst and Masters came out on top by a long mark.
    I'll always try and get a Masters job. Providing they stay around?
     
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    If you want to take a look at some kitchens that some of our customers have put together check out the kaboodle renovation hall of fame {link removed by mods}
     
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    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member Business Member

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    Hello anonymous Kaboodle person. People here won't fall for that. Everybody knows that glossy pictures don't always reflect reality. You would be better served addressing some of the comments people have made and explaining what makes Kaboodle better than IKEA and generic flat packs - if they are.
     
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  8. Azazel

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    Yay, budget kitchen royalty!
    Any chance of a group discount?
    ;)
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I'll supply you some cabinets which will last half as long as the others. ;)
     
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    For twice the price? ;) SOLD!
     
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    We've obviously done business previously.
     
  13. Kat

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    I know this is a bit off-topic, but I hope it is useful nonetheless.

    We used a Masters kitchen in our place, and I'd do it again. I believe we spent ~$10k for the cabinetry, handles, soft-close drawer mechanisms, benches and rangehood. I've (hopefully) attached a photos which may give an indication of quality.

    Kitchen04.JPG Kitchen03.JPG Kitchen02.JPG Kitchen01.JPG
     
  14. Mac Fields

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    We've just installed a Kaboodle kitchen and Ikea bedroom wardrobes. The Ikea wardrobes were easier to install and required less drilling, fitting etc. Everything was packaged with the wardrobes. The only slightly strange thing is that the instruction manual had no words. Glad the pictures could be deciphered ok.
    The Bunnos kitchen was a little more hands on and required equipment (drill with different sized bits and the cupboard stand for the wall cupboards), but came together ok. Some said that their kitchen pack didn't include runners and other bits and pieces? Our kitchen included everything and took a few days to install. Just getting the sparky back to fit off the powerpoints.

    Will try an Ikea kitchen next time for a price and installation comparo (the Bunnos kitchen was slightly more than I expected for a DIY flatpacker). The main thing I don't like about Bunnos wardrobes/cupbaords is that 2m is the tallest available. Ikea have 2300mm (about that) high wardrobes that sit nicely just under the ceiling, while Bunnos wardrobes need a huge bulkhead if you want that 'built in' look.

    I like that Bunnos have a 'free' measuring service (as long as you buy the kitchen) to get the measurements right. Ikea charge $99 (shop) or $199 (in house) measuring service.
     
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  15. Lizzie

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    We have used Bunnings in the past and been really happy - but you do need to work out yourself all the bits in bobs you need (as said, not included) but the latest kitchen was Ikea as they have the fronts I was after.

    Very happy with the Ikea - easy to assemble, soft close comes standard, look good - only problems being is that our nearest Ikea is a 5 hour round trip, plus time in store, and that the drawers have shallow sides so things keep falling out of the " plastic container" drawer. I'm sure they have a insert for that.

    The Ikea kitchens are also a little more flimsy than the Bunnings ones, with only a thin back and pierced metal brace across the front. One advice of the stonemason, we put extra support across the top fronts to take the weight of the 40mm stone.

    Might try Freedom next time.
     
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  16. Tom Rivera

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    The cheap kitchens are good for cheap kitchens, but I wasn't happy with their more expensive ranges. The brother-in-law re-did his kitchen with a pricey Kaboodle set up and the quality wasn't great. Looked cheap and nothing fit quite right.