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Kaboodle, Kinsman, Freedom, IKEA or smaller brand kitchens?

Hello! Our kitchen is so old and disgusting and we’d love to put in a new one. We don’t have a huge budget so thought perhaps now that we have to stay home all the time, we could spend the time putting in a new one.

Has anyone used a kitchen company like Kaboodle, Kinsman or other flat pack kitchens? What would you recommend?

Are they much cheaper? And are they hard to do yourself? Thanks … we’re a bit out of our depth and need advice.

Posted anonymously, 31st March 2020

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  • I have an Ikea kitchen. I love it! I designed everything myself online using their tool. Easy once you have the meausrements and have visited the showroom to know exactly whtat the products look/feel like. I paid an installer to install it. 4 days to install and still looking beautiful 4 years later.

  • Flat pack kitchens from bunnings and ikea seem cheap at first but prices rise quickly with fittings and finishes (especially on kaboodle). my advice save your money and get it done by a cabinetmaker/builder. you use your kitchen every day you want it done right

  • It is not easy to instal your own kitchen. There’s so many things to consider that you just don’t realise half of them. Make sure you have excess money after buying your new kitchen, to be prepared for any mistakes

  • Firstly measure your kitchen area that you want to replace. None of flat pack furniture including kitchens are cheap. Some companies will install them for you. I have no idea what the cost is. If you draw a sketch of what you currently have with measurements (or at least approx.) they may be able to give you different layout ideas that may be more practical. Just in case you do change the layout make sure you measure your fridge too. I know somebody who forgot to measure their fridge, didn’t want to down size it and had to redesign the cupboards….after they were built….an expensive mistake

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