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  • Avatar of mel_d01mel_d01
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    Hello Everyone,

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a cheap and cheerful kitchen, flat pack units. I live in perth but I don't think there's anything over here. So I was wondering if over east had anything like this? maybe units all in standard sizes that you can order over the Internet? any ideas would be great.

    Thanks
    mel

    Avatar of redwingredwing
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    Did you check out BUNNINGS, we've had  luck there?

    Ikea has a downloadable planner as well

    Avatar of Cat159Cat159
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    Hi

    Get out the yellow pages and look for cabinet makers – if you know what size your cabinets are going to be (get the bunning flat pack catalogue and it will have all of the sizes in there). Then give the cabinet maker the sizes of the cabinets req'd and they can cut out a flat pack for you. I do this all of the time. For example Bunnings wanted approx $1200 for the cabinets, the cabinet maker quoted $795 of which he has cut out, edged and marked out as a flat pack ready to screw together. On the Gold Coast I use a company called Cut to Size or HPP. There should be similar companies over there. and the good thing is that they can do the doors and benchtops as well in what ever colour or laminate you want.

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    Avatar of suavemechanicsuavemechanic
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    we recently got a made in china assembled in beenleigh kitchen from the internet,(the bay )
    it was really really good
    nice two pac great handles and hinges….
    the guy who cut the granite said we had 5 grand worth ,
    which was way more than we paid for the whole deal !
    there were a few hassles with time and due dates,
    but for the price i would use these guys again and again (under an assumed name of course … i blasted him !)
    the fact it was assembled saved me a bunch of time on the install ,
    and hiring a small truck midweek is not such a big deal
    good luck

    Avatar of Susie40Susie40
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    Hi suavemechanic

    Could you give me a few more details of these guys. I knocked down my old kitchen over 6 months ago and sanded the floors but am looking at putting one in very shortly. Do they have a website?

    Cheers
    Suzie

    Avatar of mel_d01mel_d01
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    hiya all,
    yes suavemechanic that company sound like a good move. more details please.

    To be honest I was actually looking to see how much competition there was out there to start a business. only an idea at the moment. Do you think renos like yourself would buy flat pack kitchens if they were standard size units such as 600w, 800w, 1000w, 300w ect with a choice of colours, purchase over the internet + deliveried?? with an option for units already assembled and units you have to DIY??

    just an idea, or is it easier just to go to bunnings…hmm,.

    Avatar of mel_d01mel_d01
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    Oh I forgot to mention with an ideal lead time of 2weeks deliveried.

    Avatar of Ol PaintingOl Painting
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    FLATPAX kitchens from Bunnings are cheapest are found so far and look really good. They also have now modern colours, timber look and murble benchtops. So you can easily create designer look

    The only comments – I really don't like their laminated bench tops. So I’m getting bench tops only from IKEA – thick square edge benches.

    Also kitchens come with those simplest stained steal doorhandles. But I always upgrade them to a good quality handles instead – it ads two more start top the overall look!

    You have to book everything in advance – takes about 2 weeks, but my last reno in country WA was 6 weeks and they messed up order as well! So be repaired for this, go to the shop yourself, ask them to show a printout of what they ordered and check it!

    Overall it's easy to assemble. Fixing doors is always a challenge to me (it suppose to be very easy!!! May be it's just me). But the overage size kitchen frame I put together myself in one day easily – and I'm just a girl.

    Avatar of DinahDinah
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    I use Bunning flatpak kitchens in my renos but i never get their benchtops. I use a local hardware store  so I have the, colour/style, and the right bench lengths with no joins that I want. The price is comparable to Bunnings benches with no wastage. They will also cut the sink and cooktop holes if needed for a small charge.
    Perhaps you have that kind of hardware service where you are?

    Having said that, I like the suggestion that Cat159 came up with – approach a cabinet maker to make you a flatpak. I might try this myself next time.

    Avatar of Jonathan_CubopacJonathan_Cubopac
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    Hi There

    We are looking for a distributor for our flatpack kitchens in WA. If you are interested have a look at http://www.cubopac.com.au

    Thanks

    mel_d01 wrote:
    hiya all,
    yes suavemechanic that company sound like a good move. more details please.

    To be honest I was actually looking to see how much competition there was out there to start a business. only an idea at the moment. Do you think renos like yourself would buy flat pack kitchens if they were standard size units such as 600w, 800w, 1000w, 300w ect with a choice of colours, purchase over the internet + deliveried?? with an option for units already assembled and units you have to DIY??

    just an idea, or is it easier just to go to bunnings…hmm,.

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