Ex-display Kitchen Buyer's Guide

Ex-display Kitchen Buyer's Guide

It can be difficult to buy an ex-display kitchen online or in a store. There are many things to consider when choosing an ex-display kitchen style. These are just a few of the areas you should be aware of when purchasing your ex-display kitchen.

This buyer's guide will help you plan your first ex-display kitchen. Planning your ex-display kitchen remodel is an overwhelming task with many decisions and choices to make. This buyer's guide is designed to make the process as simple and painless as possible.

The heart of the home is the ex-display kitchen. It's where you can prepare meals, do laundry and even enjoy delicious dinners. It is important to choose the right style and design for your ex-display kitchen. It can be difficult to choose the right style and colour for your ex-display kitchen, given the many styles and colours available. Luckily, this guide will help you to find the perfect ex-display kitchen.

There are many styles, designs, and prices available. It is important to take the time to understand what you will be paying for and how it will affect your enjoyment. You can start planning early by looking through some of the consumer magazines that are dedicated to bathrooms, ex-display kitchens, and bedrooms. After you have an idea of the look you desire, you can visit several showrooms to get a feel for it before you make any appointments with salespeople or designers. Look inside the cabinets, and feel the drawers. You can make a list of the items you want to include: wine racks and extra-wide pan storage drawers, dishwasher and soft-close doors and drawers. Split-level cooking is also possible.

How long does the installation take?

A typical ex-display kitchen remodel will take three to five days. It is important to understand what the fitter will be doing for you. You should cover the following items on top of your cabinets and appliances:

  • Worktops
  • Sink and taps (plumbing).
  • Electricity
  • Gas connections
  • Tiling
  • Flooring
  • Decoration

What is the cost of a new ex-display kitchen?

A new ex-display kitchen will cost you on average around £5000. This does not include any preparation costs such as removing an existing ex-display kitchen or plastering and painting. You should set a budget before looking at fitted ex-display kitchens or appliances to ensure you don't end up with something you don't need.

Consider these key points when buying an ex-display kitchen

  • Do you plan to take out your ex-display kitchen and start over?
  • Are you looking for brand new ex-display kitchen cabinets or worktops?
  • Are you thinking of a kitchen extension or remodel?
  • Are you able to move the water or gas?
  • Are you looking for new appliances?
  • What accessories do you need (e.g. taps, extractor fans, sinks)?
  • What kind of flooring, doors, and lighting do YOU want?
  • Do you want to hire professionals or fit your ex-display kitchen yourself?
  • Which other trades such as electricians, plasterers, or gas engineers will you require?
  • Are you looking for other furniture like islands, dining tables or bar stools?

Fitted ex-display kitchens v Unfitted Flatpack ex-display kitchens

A fitted ex-display kitchen will often be more expensive than one that isn't. Because you can combine units and cabinets more easily and create an ex-display kitchen that blends in with the rest of your home, including appliances. You can often find a custom-made fitted ex-display kitchen at a lower cost. Fitted ex-display kitchens that are less expensive don't necessarily have lower quality. We offer seven different price ranges for fitted ex-display kitchens. This allows customers to choose the right ex-display kitchen design to fit their budget. Unfitted ex-display kitchens can be purchased separately or together. This doesn't necessarily make them cheaper. Although you may find a discount at Ikea, fitted ex-display kitchens are more expensive and can be purchased individually.

Flatpack ex-display kitchens

This type of ex-display kitchen comes in flatpack and must be built by either you or a professional kitchen fitter.

Ready to install ex-display kitchens

The furniture units are pre-assembled, and only need to be installed. Although they are not made-to-measure, ready-to-fit ex-display kitchens can be a great way to save time and avoid any installation problems - especially for those who don't have the necessary skills.

Design and style are important

There are so many ex-display kitchen cabinet styles and colors available that you will need to consider what look you want. Do you prefer a modern or traditional ex-display kitchen? Are you more comfortable with a high-gloss or painted cabinetry? You should also consider the interior space of your home. Are the rooms in your home similar?

Once you've gotten a feel for your style, you can narrow down your choices. If you are looking for a classic, country-inspired ex-display kitchen, a shaker-style one is the best, while handles ex-display kitchens have a modern, minimalist feel. Our ex-display kitchen design team can help you choose the right design for your budget and style.

What type of ex-display kitchen cabinets should you buy?

Most carcasses available for DIY or ready-to-assemble are made from MFC (melamine-faced chipboard). These key points will make it easier to choose the right product.

Kitchen cabinets made of chipboard with melamine faces

MFC is the staple food of entry-level ex-display kitchens. It's a strong, inexpensive manufactured board. The chipboard core of the MFC is made from paper, scrap wood and sawdust, and then covered with melamine laminate. The carcass's exterior is easy to clean, and it is anti-fungal, moisture resistant, and anti-fungal. If moisture is introduced to the chipboard core, it will expand and 'blow'. Modern carcasses are well-sealed to stop this.

Cabinets made of MDF (Medium density fiberboard)

Another mass-produced popular board. It is considered superior to chipboard and therefore slightly more expensive. Why? It is stronger, denser, and cuts more smoothly. MDF is made from felted wood fibres that have been bonded under high pressure. It is free of sap and knots and has a smooth, aesthetically pleasing surface that can be used for many finishes.

MDF and chipboard with timber-faced MDF

A thin veneer of timber is used to create the appearance of real wood, without worrying about it warping. It's often applied to one or both sides MDF or chipboard.

Plywood ex-display kitchen cabinets

Plywood, a premium sheet made of layers of hardwood, is used mainly by custom cabinet makers. Although it is extremely stable and strong, almost bulletproof, wall-hinging units can find weight issues due to its weight. If your house is located on floodplains, marine-grade or MR (moisture resistant) ply may be an option. This ply is typically faced with oak or birch, but it can also be painted or laminated.

Cabinets made from real wood

It is not practical to use solid timber in single planks for carcasses. It's not as rigid as manmade boards and can warp over time. Solid-wood carcasses made of multi-stave boards are the only viable option. These are thin staves of wood joined together to prevent flexing.

This has the advantage that the carcass edge can easily be sanded flat. No need to use edging strips to get a neat appearance.

Look for a company that delivers what is important

Different projects require different services. While some projects may require only the sourcing of high-quality products as tradesmen may be familiar with them, others may require extensive project management and additional services. It might not be in your best interests to choose a multi-national supplier, as they may not have the connections or experience to provide you with a quality installation.

Get estimates from several companies

It can be difficult to decide on the right interior design for you. It is a good idea to get a few quotes from different companies. However, don't let your stress get in the way of making the right decisions. It's a good idea, if possible, to get recommendations from family members or friends. Next, make a list of five to five companies that you would like to contact for a quote. Keep going until you find a company that you feel comfortable with.