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By dazzaone - 18 January 2016 19

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I am looking to get a new kitchen installed, and rip the old one out. Has anyone had one done recently? Hoping to get some recomendations for good value installers in the ACT.

All comments greatly appreciated.

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Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for new kitchen installer
dazzaone 3:32 pm 19 Feb 16

Ezy said :

Doesn’t hurt to touch base with them to see.

Another place that we came across was http://www.cabinetsondemand.com.au – I have heard good things. Just ignore the website which hasn’t been touched since the invention of the internet.

thanks Ezy, I played around with that site yesterday. Not bad. I would probably need someone to measure up for me just in case. But all up the price seemed good once I added all the cabinets to the quote. Certainly is one to keep in mind.

Ezy 11:29 am 19 Feb 16

dazzaone said :

Cabtek seems to only offer its services to trades. Can not even find their software on their site, says they can install it for you. Sounds good but I doubt they will want a private customer.

Doesn’t hurt to touch base with them to see.

Another place that we came across was http://www.cabinetsondemand.com.au – I have heard good things. Just ignore the website which hasn’t been touched since the invention of the internet.

dazzaone 11:21 am 19 Feb 16

Cabtek seems to only offer its services to trades. Can not even find their software on their site, says they can install it for you. Sounds good but I doubt they will want a private customer.

vos 4:48 pm 18 Feb 16

They were called goodkitchens in milperra nsw. Don’t know if they are still around, but like I said I had a small kitchen and was mortified at the eye gouging Canberra prices. I have a few friends that done their own installs of ikea and burnings kitchens. They were ok if your game, it’s not rocket science if your good at Lego and know how to measure a plumb line. The ikea ones did mention the annoyance that there were only two anchor points in each unit that meant more fiddling with gyprock anchor thingys as you can’t just screw into the wall. IKEA is designed for homes with full concrete walls and they didn’t think of this in their kitchen designs before selling the stuff here in Australia where we don’t have concrete internal walls everywhere. Bunnings apparently have full solid backs on the units so you can screw anywhere in the back of the unit to where ever the house frame stud is located. Don’t stress out matey it’s just a kitchen and will be pulled out by the next owner cause they don’t like the colors you chose.

Ezy 4:44 pm 18 Feb 16

dazzaone said :

At this stage, Im serioiusly contemplating doing the install myself, and then just manage the different trades to do their part. Ive looked at Bunnings and Ikea, but they dont quite have the special sizes I need. Has anyone had any cabinet maker or joinery in Canberra make the cabinets to spec and then diy to install? I might still get someone to do the bench top especially if stone.

This is the path that I will be heading down with the help of CabTek in qbn.

http://www.cabtek.com.au/contact.html

JC 1:59 pm 18 Feb 16

dazzaone said :

At this stage, Im serioiusly contemplating doing the install myself, and then just manage the different trades to do their part. Ive looked at Bunnings and Ikea, but they dont quite have the special sizes I need. Has anyone had any cabinet maker or joinery in Canberra make the cabinets to spec and then diy to install? I might still get someone to do the bench top especially if stone.

Cabinets on demand do custom sized cabinets. They are part of Aneka kitchens at Mitchell. Have used them twice now and have been very happy. Only thing is you need to know what you are doing, so get the measurements perfect as they will make them perfect.

With measurements you give them the outside dimensions. Their website gives some good advice provided you have half a clue already. Price wise on par with Bunnings and the like, but core difference is customs sizes and you choose your own finish from any laminate or vinyl supplier, or your own paint colour.

Re benchtops if you go stone can highly recommend Bono’s on Geelong St Fyshwick. Not easy to find just be careful they are on the left hand side of the road down the back of another business but right opposite on the right is another mason which stands out, this isn’t Bono’s.

dazzaone 12:38 pm 18 Feb 16

At this stage, Im serioiusly contemplating doing the install myself, and then just manage the different trades to do their part. Ive looked at Bunnings and Ikea, but they dont quite have the special sizes I need. Has anyone had any cabinet maker or joinery in Canberra make the cabinets to spec and then diy to install? I might still get someone to do the bench top especially if stone.

ungruntled 12:24 pm 16 Feb 16

Hosinator said :

We’ve been through both the Kitchen Company and Crown Kitchens and very happy with the work on both occasions, however cost wise they won’t be the cheapest.
We saved money by ripping out the old kitchens ourselves. Took me about a day to do, but I was careful and cleaned the area along the way, ensuring that there was minimal damage to the floors and walls.

Another option might be going through IKEA, you’d just need a carpenter to do the installation, and obviously an electrician, plumber and possibly plasterer/painter to finish off the rest.

I’m currrently getting a quote from The Kitchen Company. I don’t expect it to be cheap as it is an individual build for disability purposes, but I’ll let you know how it looks.

Re IKEA. Before I was injured I put in two IKEA kitchens & was very pleased with them. No problems with quality or measurements. Make sure your other trades people are good. It always really comes down them.

Always look at their last couple of jobs & particularly at the detail. I look at the wide expanses of silicone in what was supposed to be my elegant white ensuite & vascillate between despair & rage.

Hosinator 12:07 am 04 Feb 16

We’ve been through both the Kitchen Company and Crown Kitchens and very happy with the work on both occasions, however cost wise they won’t be the cheapest.
We saved money by ripping out the old kitchens ourselves. Took me about a day to do, but I was careful and cleaned the area along the way, ensuring that there was minimal damage to the floors and walls.

Another option might be going through IKEA, you’d just need a carpenter to do the installation, and obviously an electrician, plumber and possibly plasterer/painter to finish off the rest.

dazzaone 11:15 am 03 Feb 16

rommeldog56 said :

Some years ago, someone I knew said they got a new litchen from a place in Mourya (South Coast). Said it was much, much cheaper than quotes from Canberra. Check out the yellow pages for Batemans Bay/Mourya or google them.

Canberra is a world apart re cost of trades……….

I have Capital Coast kitchens from Batemans Bay coming. So I will give some feedback once I get their quote in. Will have a couple of locals as well to compare against.

rommeldog56 8:44 pm 02 Feb 16

Some years ago, someone I knew said they got a new litchen from a place in Mourya (South Coast). Said it was much, much cheaper than quotes from Canberra. Check out the yellow pages for Batemans Bay/Mourya or google them.

Canberra is a world apart re cost of trades……….

bearlikesbeer 4:58 pm 02 Feb 16

My latest kitchen was constructed and installed by Heiniger Joinery in Queanbeyan. They aren’t cheap but, considering the quality of workmanship and service, I believe they offer good value for money.

Ezy 4:39 pm 02 Feb 16

Very keen to see the follow up on this – I currently have multiple quotes out with local kitchen companies, it would be great to avoid a Canberra tax if we can.

dazzaone 2:27 pm 02 Feb 16

vos said :

Good luck with that one. New kitchens in Canberra are installed at hostage prices with the same tag line of “it will add thousands to the value of your home”. Funny that wardrobe companies in Canberra have the same line used too. Our tiny kitchen was quoted at $15k for the carcass ONLY by all the leading kitchen Reno companies in Canberra. Funny how we got the same design quoted up for $5k from Sydney (including travel and accommodation) and I could spend the extra on decent appliances. Do your reaserch mate and don’t be taken for a canberran fool. A new kitchen in a crappy old house ain’t gonna add thousands to a home, people expect a kitchen to come with a home in the first place and they expect to rip it out anyways to replace it with their own taste in style when they buy a house.

thanks for that. If you dont mind me asking. Who in Sydney did that for you? I also heard of one in Batemans Bay who was apparently thousands less than the Canberra ones. I have a quote coming from Kitchens-Direct if anyone has any comments for them.

vos 7:05 pm 30 Jan 16

Good luck with that one. New kitchens in Canberra are installed at hostage prices with the same tag line of “it will add thousands to the value of your home”. Funny that wardrobe companies in Canberra have the same line used too. Our tiny kitchen was quoted at $15k for the carcass ONLY by all the leading kitchen Reno companies in Canberra. Funny how we got the same design quoted up for $5k from Sydney (including travel and accommodation) and I could spend the extra on decent appliances. Do your reaserch mate and don’t be taken for a canberran fool. A new kitchen in a crappy old house ain’t gonna add thousands to a home, people expect a kitchen to come with a home in the first place and they expect to rip it out anyways to replace it with their own taste in style when they buy a house.

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