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    Default Bunnings Kit Set kitchens

    Hi all,

    Has anyone had any dealings with Bunnings kitchens? I am looking at ordering and assembling myself to save a bit of coin but am wondering if just easier to order cabinets already assembled.
    Any pro's or con's that people have experienced with these kitchens? Is it as easy as they make out?

    Cheers

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    Hi there,

    I've put Bunnings kitchens in about 5 properties and have had no issues.

    I've found the flatpack cabinets to be very easy to assemble. Even with limited handy skills you'll probably find you can comfortably assemble the cabinets.

    Installing them is more advanced, so perhaps get some suitable help for that part as you'll need to drill holes for the plumbing and get everything level, mount the benchtop etc.

    Pros:
    - Readily available, quick and easy solution
    - Many PIAs give you discounts at Bunnings
    - Easy to assemble
    - Can work well for low and mid value properties

    Cons:
    - Less ideal for high value properties
    - If you shopped around actively you could probably get a higher quality product from a specialist supplier for a similar price
    - No custom options to create floor to ceiling cabinets etc that fit the the space well (custom kitchen cabinets add value).

    Happy assembling

    Sebastian


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    Most DIY people would be able to instal a kitset kitchen.
    As the existing cabinets were to be taken out I started with a bare floor plan of the space and drew a plan based on the flat pack cabinet sizes available.
    The benchtop however was made by a separate company.
    The sink was of the type that sat on the top of the bench and I simply used a jigsaw to cut the benchtop to suit the tap and waste pipe locations.
    As the cabinets were a different depth to the existing ones I had new vinyl flooring laid professionally.

    The PIA discounts are also for Mitre 10 too.
    You need to show the PIA membership card plus personal ID to get the discount.
    FYI, the Mitre 10 code the cashier needs to pull the discount account up on is "M10PropN."
    (Helps the cashier out if you tell them the code as I have found that most don't know about that account)

    Cheers,
    Brian

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    I got two people to quote on a kitchen I replaced recently, one liked Bunnings and took me around the showroom. The other said "nah they're rubbish" and uses specialists. In the end the specialists were unavailable and we went with a Mitre10 deal, using the PIA discount.
    Free online Property Investment Course from iFindProperty, a residential investment property agency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    Hi there,

    I've put Bunnings kitchens in about 5 properties and have had no issues.

    I've found the flatpack cabinets to be very easy to assemble. Even with limited handy skills you'll probably find you can comfortably assemble the cabinets.

    Installing them is more advanced, so perhaps get some suitable help for that part as you'll need to drill holes for the plumbing and get everything level, mount the benchtop etc.

    Pros:
    - Readily available, quick and easy solution
    - Many PIAs give you discounts at Bunnings
    - Easy to assemble
    - Can work well for low and mid value properties

    Cons:
    - Less ideal for high value properties
    - If you shopped around actively you could probably get a higher quality product from a specialist supplier for a similar price
    - No custom options to create floor to ceiling cabinets etc that fit the the space well (custom kitchen cabinets add value).

    Happy assembling

    Sebastian
    Thanks Sebastian, Yeah I am pretty confident after watching how to vids to do myself, Out of interest what did your mid range value kitchen cost? approx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirwee View Post
    Most DIY people would be able to instal a kitset kitchen.
    As the existing cabinets were to be taken out I started with a bare floor plan of the space and drew a plan based on the flat pack cabinet sizes available.
    The benchtop however was made by a separate company.
    The sink was of the type that sat on the top of the bench and I simply used a jigsaw to cut the benchtop to suit the tap and waste pipe locations.
    As the cabinets were a different depth to the existing ones I had new vinyl flooring laid professionally.

    The PIA discounts are also for Mitre 10 too.
    You need to show the PIA membership card plus personal ID to get the discount.
    FYI, the Mitre 10 code the cashier needs to pull the discount account up on is "M10PropN."
    (Helps the cashier out if you tell them the code as I have found that most don't know about that account)

    Cheers,
    Brian
    Thanks Brian, Do you reckon there much of difference between Bunnings and Mitre10?

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    Hi ImLovinIt,

    It's a personal thing but I prefer Mitre 10 as I feel they have a better range of goods.
    I'm not sure about the difference in price of the same or similar product because of this.
    I suggest that the best way to check on what you have asked me is to go into each store in your area and look at
    the range of product, the quality, and retail pricing.

    Cheers, Brian

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    I have just ordered a flatpack from uduit
    www.uduit-diy.co.nz
    Similar concept to Bunnings etc.
    We'll see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    I have just ordered a flatpack from uduit
    www.uduit-diy.co.nz
    Similar concept to Bunnings etc.
    We'll see how it goes.
    Would appreciate an update when it's installed.
    My blog. From personal experience.
    http://statehousinginnz.wordpress.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImLovinIt View Post
    Thanks Sebastian, Yeah I am pretty confident after watching how to vids to do myself, Out of interest what did your mid range value kitchen cost? approx.
    Hi ILI, total kitchen cost was $14,500. I killed a couple of computer hard drives so I can't find the itemised cost breakdown for you right now, I'll post it if I dig it up.



 

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