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Topic # 204798 18-Oct-2016 10:37
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This isn't a DIY job, but we are looking at getting our kitchen done, and the pricing we got back seems pretty expensive - but I don't really know if that's just par for the course.

 

Not counting electrical, plumbing, and appliances; what does a nice kitchen cost these days? What have others spent?





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  Reply # 1652745 18-Oct-2016 10:43
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We are getting a new kitchen installed as I write this, our place is a construction site. Our cost for just the kitchen is $18,000. Add to that sub trades and appliances. The final cost we don't know yet but it will be circa $26,000





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  Reply # 1652748 18-Oct-2016 10:54
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Ours cost around the $18k mark in the end with reusing the existing appliances.  That was with new lighting, gas fitting, plumbing, electrical.  Had quotes from around $11k to well over $25k. Just depends on what you want.  


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1652761 18-Oct-2016 11:16
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20-30K isn't unreasonable depending on size, quality and type of appliances.

 

I have a client who just spent $200K on his kitchen :) I offered to work for free just to be allowed to cook in it :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1652771 18-Oct-2016 11:41
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I wouldn't cook in a $200K kitchen, it would be for looking at only tongue-out





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  Reply # 1652785 18-Oct-2016 11:46
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I wouldn't cook in a $200K kitchen, it would be for looking at only tongue-out

 

 

 

 

It's SO nice. I've been in quite a few kitchens and a lot of it can be fluff, but actually this is incredibly well designed, it's all done from a workflow perspective, lots of little touches here and there to make life easier. Lots of integrated technology. Has gas and induction, dedicated high BTU wok cooking stand,

 

teppanyaki plate etc.. 


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  Reply # 1652786 18-Oct-2016 11:49
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I have a client who just spent $200K on his kitchen :) I offered to work for free just to be allowed to cook in it :) 

 

 

 

 

Is it the sort of kitchen you'd want to cook in? Anyway if he can afford to spend $200K on his kitchen you aren't charging enough.


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  Reply # 1652795 18-Oct-2016 12:29
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Got one this time last year.  Kitchen only including soft close doors, 3.5x2.5m 3mm engineered stone benchtop, pantry and sink for $6000 from Magic Kitchens in Auckland.  that was about the cheapest I could find.  Others were easily double for the same design, with no fancy rotating cupboards.


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  Reply # 1652812 18-Oct-2016 12:59
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Got one this time last year.  Kitchen only including soft close doors, 3.5x2.5m 3mm engineered stone benchtop, pantry and sink for $6000 from Magic Kitchens in Auckland.  that was about the cheapest I could find.  Others were easily double for the same design, with no fancy rotating cupboards.

 

 

 

 

3mm engineered stone benchtop or 30mm engineered stone benchtop?


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  Reply # 1652814 18-Oct-2016 13:04
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We'll prob look at getting ours done in next couple of years, wife wants granite top - thankfully we know someone in the granite industry who will sort us out :) (Even offered to put my name on the other side, so when I kick the bucket, wife can use it as a headstone)

 

Any renovations on a room that has power and plumbing requirements, is never "cheap" - comes down to what you want to do exactly.

 

Pick a number between $6k-$200k as mentioned above......

 

 





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  Reply # 1652818 18-Oct-2016 13:14
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Yep. But it's also going to be in place for about 10 years, and kitchens are supposed to be functional and valuable. Modern family is that folks live in kitchen/family room these days.

 

 

 

We have a corian bench, which is a cast plastic that feels like stone when finished and allows big, custom pieces to be made (we looked at granite and were told no more than 2m long etc).





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  Reply # 1652840 18-Oct-2016 13:19
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Hmmm... I think we need to shop around a little more by the sounds of it.

 

Quote came in at just under $24000 (installed) for the kitchen, but that doesn't include appliances, electrical, or plumbling. That's also just a laminate bench top. The quoted doors are those more expensive vinyl warpped ones, but it still seems very expensive too me.


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  Reply # 1652846 18-Oct-2016 13:24
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Hmmm... I think we need to shop around a little more by the sounds of it.

 

Quote came in at just under $24000 (installed) for the kitchen, but that doesn't include appliances, electrical, or plumbling. That's also just a laminate bench top. The quoted doors are those more expensive vinyl warpped ones, but it still seems very expensive too me.

 

 

 

 

Little hard to comment without a lot more detail, but yes on the face of it, that does seem pricey.

 

 


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  Reply # 1652848 18-Oct-2016 13:30
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Always get quotes with this, as you can get big variances. My brother just had a new kitchen, which has a ceaser stone bench island, and a stainless bench, was about 25 k not including appliances. It is quite a large kitchen. It also includes a butlers pantry and laminate tops. There was at a least5 k difference in quotes. They played one against the other to get the price down. Things like tiles splash backs are add ons. It probably depends on how much you want them to do. Appliances can vary significantly.

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  Reply # 1652857 18-Oct-2016 13:41
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I strongly recommend a good quality splashback. Also, your cooktop, esp if it's GAS, make sure it's easy to clean. Think your cupboards though clearly and make sure you have enough storage, and then double it. 

 

Almost every complaint I see about new kitchens is that they under catered for cupboards. Things like bookshelves above cupboards or microwaves are very handy for storing cookbooks etc. 

 

Think about the way your doors on the cupboards open, and drawers. our dishwasher can't be opened at the same time as our utentsils drawer, which makes unloading the dishwasher slightly more time consuming!

 

Beds bathrooms and kitchens are areas we spend a fair bit of time in, and it's worth investing to ensure those are areas you enjoy spending time in. 

 

Also lounge suites. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1653181 18-Oct-2016 21:50
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Re @antoniosk -- Corian - we have that in the house we bought (surface probably 15 years old), and I don't think I'd recommend it:  (1), seems to have very large heat expansion -- outs cracked down a join when I foolishly put a hot pan on it -- the crack was about 10 mm, but closed up again when it cooled! (2), the surface looks pretty matt and scratched now, but I believe you can get it resurfaced; (3), I hate the built-in sink, integral with the working surface -- soaks up the heat out of the washing-up water!

 

Next time (maybe soon), a different surface.





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