Cost of New Kitchen

Discussion in 'Homes and gardens' started by LByrne, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. S.L.F

    S.L.F Guest

    True.

    The thing is the quality of the doors and cornices, pelmets and such.

    If you have shaped MFD which is wrapped with a plastic it looks good for a few years but if you get any scratches or cuts anywhere it is just a matter of time before the wrap falls off.

    Seasoned solid wood with preservative and finished with a water resistant finish in my view is the best to go for.
     
  2. galway_blow_in

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    thats whats in our house , were planning to get it painted by a well regarded specialist , im guessing its a few grand however , know a couple who got a regular painter to paint their kitchen and it really doesnt look convincing , im hoping to replace hinges and knobs too
     
  3. S.L.F

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    Could strip it and get it sprayed.
     
  4. peemac

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    We were quoted approx €1500 for repaint by specialist for average size kitchen - L shape 14ftx12ft

    Higher cost of €1800 if we were going with dark colour. Probably would mean extra coat.

    Thought it was reasonable - no spare cash at moment though.
     
  5. Gordon Gekko

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    We're in the process of getting a new kitchen. It's financial terrorism unfortunately...€28,000 for the kitchen and €10,000 for the appliances.
     
  6. galway_blow_in

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    heard of plenty of folks spending 40 k on a kitchen , women have expensive tastes :D
     
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  7. Gordon Gekko

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    Too true!

    To be fair, we're delighted with it.

    I've a client who just spent €100k on one!
     
  8. galway_blow_in

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    you would need to be working on wall st to splash that kind of cash but i suppose you mix with a lot of wall st types :D
     
  9. delfio

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    They may have expensive materialistic tastes but I wonder how many of these women have the skills to dish up a tasty morsel in their shiny new expensive kitchens :p
     
  10. Gordon Gekko

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    To be fair, my Mrs is an awesome cook.
     
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  11. galway_blow_in

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    returning to this thread , we got another quote for the painting of our kitchen this evening , it just occurred to me afterwards , why would someone get a kitchen painted if its cheaper to simply replace existing doors ?
     
  12. housebound

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    We had our kitchen painted by a company a few years ago for €700 and they did a fantastic job....prices have increased though in the past few years as popularity for painted kitchens has grown.

    Alot of people would rather get their kitchen doors painted as they like the style of the ones they have already just not the colour/finish of them and also perhaps the door quality of their existing kitchen is better than replacing with cheap doors. granted if you already have a low range kitchen then it makes sense to just replace the doors but if you have a decent quality higher range kitchen then it might be better to get it painted.

    Also people might think its awkward to source the various door sizes they have and would have to get the other parts of the kitchen around the doors painted to match the new doors anyway. They might need someone to fit the new doors.....etc etc they might be getting other parts of their house painted so to get a painter in to do the job on the existing kitchen seems like less hassle.

    After seeing how easy it was to have our kitchen painted and more importantly after obtaining a ridiculous quote to have a kitchen painted in a house we were selling...I have since painted that kitchen in our other house myself and saved myself the €1000.
     
  13. Bronte

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    I've just got a kitchen replaced. For a rental property. The units from B&Q cost 2K, extractor and new cooker with ceramic top included. Brown shaker doors. The labour, pulling out old kitchen, plastering, painting, putting in new kitchen etc cost 4K. Hopefully that will last 20 years and I'll be happy with that. If it were a kitchen for myself I'd have gone for wooden doors and a granite worktop. Can't believe that anybody would spend 100K on a kitchen unless the doors were made of gold.
     
  14. Slim

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    A colleague recently painted her kitchen doors and carcass. Cost her €200 plus a couple of days of her time!
     
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