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    • Thompson106
    • By Thompson106 11th May 17, 8:52 PM
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    B and Q Kitchen? replace
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    • 11th May 17, 8:52 PM
    B and Q Kitchen? replace 11th May 17 at 8:52 PM
    Hi guys


    I spent almost 20,000 on a B and Q high gloss white and grey kitchen last year, and I hate it. I'm looking at just changing the doors however the only range they do the 1000 pan draw fronts and 1000 briding unit doors is their IT range and we don't like any of the door styles/colours. We like a cooke and lewis one which is grey but they only do the size up to 800. I'm totally stuck. Does anyone know of any kitchen doors which would fit onto a B&Q units and draws (1000 pan draws and briding units?
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    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 12th May 17, 9:24 AM
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    • 12th May 17, 9:24 AM
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    • 12th May 17, 9:24 AM
    You spent £20,000 on a kitchen and only then decided that you didn't like it!!! Weird.
    My son had his entire kitchen re-doored using a local company. They made a fantastic job of it. Maybe that's the way to go.
    • economic
    • By economic 12th May 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 12th May 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 12th May 17, 10:07 AM
    Hi guys


    I spent almost 20,000 on a B and Q high gloss white and grey kitchen last year, and I hate it. I'm looking at just changing the doors however the only range they do the 1000 pan draw fronts and 1000 briding unit doors is their IT range and we don't like any of the door styles/colours. We like a cooke and lewis one which is grey but they only do the size up to 800. I'm totally stuck. Does anyone know of any kitchen doors which would fit onto a B&Q units and draws (1000 pan draws and briding units?
    Originally posted by Thompson106
    20k for a B&Q kitchen?? why was it so expensive? and to make things worse you hate it! is it the white gloss finish that you hate?
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 12th May 17, 3:58 PM
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    • 12th May 17, 3:58 PM
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    • 12th May 17, 3:58 PM
    Wow! That's a lot to pay for something you hate.
    What do your friends/ relations think of it ? Maybe it could just need something neutral to balance things out, like a different colour flooring or wallpaint to break it up a bit??
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 12th May 17, 7:45 PM
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    • 12th May 17, 7:45 PM
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    • 12th May 17, 7:45 PM
    What do you hate about it?

    Perhaps changing the worktops, flooring or blinds would help to make it more to your taste?

    I can't imagine what there is to dislike about a white and grey kitchen - this is what I'm going to have soon.

    If you can be more specific about what you don't like, maybe some of the folk on here can think of less radical changes you could consider.

    Presumably the £20k included a significant amount of labour as well as the units and appliances?
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 12th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 12th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    • 12th May 17, 8:08 PM
    20 k for B&Q kitchen, must have been gold plated.
    • Thompson106
    • By Thompson106 19th May 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 8:30 PM
    Yeah my kitchen is HUGE lol. Yeah its the gloss finish I hate, can never keep it clean and always shows all the streaks. I seen a light grey wood door they do but for some reason they only do the pan draws (of which the hole base units are) in size 800mm and all mine are 1000 pan draws. They only seem to do them in Gloss :-(
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 19th May 17, 10:41 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 10:41 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 10:41 PM
    It might be more cost effective to get a cleaner!

    I have my own method for high gloss stuff and worktops. Spray with cleaner, wipe with a jay cloth, rinse cloth and effectively rinse door/top with the cloth again.

    Polish the door dry with a clean dry tea towel.

    It's often allowing water to dry naturally that causes the streakiness. It shows up most of darker colours.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • premkit
    • By premkit 20th May 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 20th May 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 20th May 17, 4:00 PM
    Local independents will have their stockist which can accommodate any sizes in any colours, but generally they don't like doing door changes, not enough profit in them. A lot of fitters have accounts with trade only door manufacturers, that may be the way to go.
    • chezybezy
    • By chezybezy 20th May 17, 4:42 PM
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    just a idea, did you check to see if they can be ordered at B&Q as often they have other sizes, the ones in stock to 'take away' are only a selection?
    - Chez
    • tlj7
    • By tlj7 21st May 17, 4:17 PM
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    I have 1000mm pan drawers from DIY Kitchen.com
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 21st May 17, 7:09 PM
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    I have 1000mm pan drawers from DIY Kitchen.com
    Originally posted by tlj7
    Even when you think that the doors are the same size with different manufacturers, they all all have their own very precise mm measurements and different fixing points so they don't fit each other's units.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 21st May 17, 9:23 PM
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    20 grand on a B&Q kitchen....!!
    Either a wind up or you have been had.................
    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 21st May 17, 9:31 PM
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    Why not post pics and we can advise you on what you could do.

    It may not be the units, but the lighting/furnishings?

    We have white high-gloss units in our house, moved in 2 years ago. Previous owners installed kitchen around 10 yrs ago and it still looks fab, clean shiny high-gloss. Think its a B&Q kitchen too (bet it didnt cost £20k though!)

    Perhaps you meant £2k? Typo?
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