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    I need to upgrade the kitchen in a small unit in the Eastern Suburb of Melbourne. Because it’s an very old building and I intent to sell in a couple years’ time, I don’t want to spend more than I should. I am indecisive between Bunnings Kaboodle Kitchen or Ikea…. Ikea has 25 years warranty and has cheaper range while Kaboodle offers only 10 years. Any suggestion? Thanks.

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    I think it depends on what the market wants. I recently renovated the bedrooms and loungeroom in one of my properties and I used the cheapest products I could find. I chose cheap products because I didn’t believe the market was going to pay more for expensive products. When I refer to ‘the market’, I mean that properties with nicer products weren’t commanding a rent or sale price that would outweigh the additional expense. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks Matt. I ended up paying for a company to do the whole lot. You are right about the preferences of the buyer or renter. Expensive products won’t make any difference to the rent of this old unit.

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    Hi,

    I know you have posted that you chose a company to do it but thought I would reply in case others needed help.

    I have used both Kaboodle and Ikea for kitchens, Where possible I would go back to IKEA.

    Regards,
    Brett

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    We have a Ikea kitchen here in NY…..its from 2009…..here we are in 2019 and looks as good as new-would totally use them again.

    http://www.collins.net.pr/Photo/House%20photos/135%20Henry%20St%2C%20Brooklyn/3%20-%20Final%20Outcome/photo.htm

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    Ikea is cheaper and has long years of warranty. I choose Ikea if you have two choices only. Anyway, try to find cheaper yet good quality.

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