The advantages Of Shopping for A Second Hand Kitchen With Used Kitchen Alternate
The price of gutting, buying and installing a brand new kitchen can fluctuate enormously, but I lately learned that a few of us really are ready to splash out on this part of the home. Based on the Kitchen Traits Research 2017 carried out by Houzz UK, 9% of homeowners spent greater than £75,000 on their kitchen renovation and an extra 7% spent between £50-75k.
When spending this much money, we clearly want it to add value to a property, so investing in quality is sensible. My feeling is that few patrons realise that they will in all probability get the quality their searching for, at a fraction of the cost, by buying a second hand kitchen. With this in thoughts, I used to be very happy to work along with second hand kitchen company Used Kitchen Trade on spreading the word.
UKE founder, Helen Lord, personally experienced the advantages of buying a second hand kitchen, when after much searching, she found a pre-owned Clive Christian kitchen, which she realised may very well be reconfigured for her area. She paid simply £5,000 for the kitchen when the previous proprietor had initially bought it for £100k (you can stone island micro reps down jacket black learn all about how she put her personal stamp on it here).
The satisfaction of buying a quality kitchen at an affordable price from a sustainable supply was so inspiring, it sparked the idea to set up her company. Based in Cheshire, UK, they’ve since sold over one thousand pre-owned and ex-show kitchens and won quite a few UK business and environmental awards.
“The kitchen trade is rising at four% per 12 months and 80% of new kitchens in the UK are replacements. Due to the chance and complexities of promoting a used kitchen, most end up in landfill and rather a lot of those have a few years of life left in them. It is not unusual for kitchens which might be only a few years old to be ripped out due to a home extension or a house buy and the kitchen not being to the brand new owners style.
It’s humorous because most individuals would fortunately purchase a used automobile, but haven’t even thought-about a used kitchen. Stone Island Sometimes, a kitchen can take years to avoid wasting for, committing families to unnecessary debt. Property builders and landlords have always purchased second hand or ex show kitchens – they’re savvy patrons, but with our publicity and exercise on social media, extra folks have gotten aware that this is such a good way to buy a kitchen, that matches into your finances.”
Helen Lord, founder of Used Kitchen Trade
So how does it work
Used Kitchen Trade is a web based market for buying and promoting pre-owned and ex-show kitchens. If you’re looking to promote, UKE will survey and photograph it, freed from cost. There isn’t any charge for itemizing your kitchen and they offer an elective elimination service, which is included within the sale value. Additionally they function on a no sale, no charge basis.
For customers buying a kitchen, UKE offer a delivery, storage and optional inside design service, working intently with inside designer Melanie Lissack. Their hottest kitchens are wood in body types that are perfect for repainting, so they have additionally partnered with a specialist painter who can advise clients if they select to repaint their kitchen.
Listed here are just some examples of a few of the kitchens that come up on the market:
This ex-show walnut Metro Deco Clive Christian kitchen contains Gaggenau appliances is on sale for £59k and would usually value in excess of £132k.
A modern oak kitchen situated in Shoreditch, London is being marketed at £6,000. It features handleless flush oak items consists of, granite worktops, island and Gaggenau, Miele and Euro Cave appliances.
This bespoke walnut kitchen in Norwich (including granite worktops and appliances) sold for £5,500.
This is a two-year-outdated modern white high gloss kitchen in North Yorkshire. With appliances, it sold for £9,500
In the West Midlands, this 6-12 months-previous kitchen by Alno is currently being marketed for £3,500
In London, this Benchmarx painted in body kitchen offered for £4,000.
Helen’s top ideas for purchasing a used kitchen:
● Essential, remember to examine a kitchen prior to purchase. We survey all kitchens for our buyers so that they should purchase with confidence. We also supply 14 day purchaser safety.
● Select a kitchen that’s barely greater than you want – this implies you won’t need to compromise on structure and reconfiguration. Have an idea of what kind of layout you want, but don’t hang your hat on this. Understand what number of units you have to and select your kitchen based on this. Units are easy to reconfigure.
Dark inexperienced painted kitchen with gold fittings through Devol
● For those who love, for example, the inky blue look with copper handles, but cannot afford the designer worth tag, you’ll be able to recreate it your self. If a kitchen is going to be repainted, this is a perfect time to alter the handles as the holes will be crammed and made invisible – don’t forget to promote the previous handles on eBay too!
Industrial type kitchen island by Neptune
● You don’t must have spare models to make an island, so if you actually need one – make one! Equally if you have too many items, utilizing them to create an island could be very simple to do.
● Updating is not just right down to paint and handles. Alternative of worktop, colour of the kick boards, tiles and wall color can all dramatically change the look of a kitchen.
Tiles by Mandarin Stone
● Remember that the worktops will likely want re-templating if they are granite or quartz, so factor in the price of this. There are some brilliants laminates available on the market now. This can be a cost effective solution in the event you don’t just like the worktops that include the kitchen and they can be sourced second hand.
Tiled concrete kitchen island. Picture by Shadowplay UK via Rock my Fashion
● If there isn’t sufficient worktop on your chosen layout, mix up the worktops! Totally different textures and finishes in kitchens are very on trend and mixing stone worktops with wooden can look very efficient.