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chrismanc

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Jun 2020
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    Yes, the custom doors do look a simple design . I'm sure there is money to be saved having then CNCed yourself. Carcasses from DIY / Ikea etc will be nowhere near as nice as top end stuff, but budget will dictate this as necessary I think

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    It was, no idea of the software used. I can find out if you really want to know.

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    Thanks, it is indeed an option I'm looking at . I'm looking for a local CNC company to quote up for doors. If I choose the custom door route It's likely that I'll go for carcasses from DIY Kitchens over Ikea, as they don't have weird sized appliance spaces, and come pre built to minimise labour costs

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    Is that with Metod carcasses ? How have you found those?

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    Thanks, and agreed. There are a few changes to make to the plans tbh. The wall cabinets above the sink need to be taller to accommodate more stuff and to hide ducting from the extractor . As you say, the island and room for seating underneath needs to be re-thought. And the second fridge freezer needs to go to be replaced with storage, I definitely don't need two full height fridges. I'm not happy about the weird offset of the island and the units behind either. The space from wall to door is 310cm, so you could fit 300cm worth of cabinets then line the island up with the edge of that...

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    I'd not considered ex display no, its a good shout.

    I had thought about standard carcasses from someone like DIY Kitchens with custom fronts , but haven't seriously researched. Other than Plykea and the like, is there anyone else who does this ?

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    And a top down view so it makes sense

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    It'll be for units, whites good and install. probably a bit of flex in budget. Excludes Plumbing, electrics and flooring.

    I'll be sourcing white goods separately of course, and not from a kitchen supplier. Same probably goes for worktops .

    Attached a plan of the proposed layout for reference. this was done by our architects kitchen supplier. They exclusively supply Bulthaup. Love the look and style of their ranges, but obviously way out of budget.

    style wise I want a minimal modern kitchen - handleless (or pseudo handleless ), matt finish. Much like many of the German manufacturers like ProNorm, Noblia etc.

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    I'm not overly keen on any of their styles in all honesty, they do however look pretty solid for the money

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    question for the Forum:

    Kitchens- I am getting a new one. I don't have 40k to spend on it, probably around half that.

    What firms and manufacturers should be on my list to look at? I'm after a clean modern design

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