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    • Mark300zx
    • By Mark300zx 7th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    In search of a good quality kitchen????
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    • 7th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
    In search of a good quality kitchen???? 7th Feb 18 at 7:41 PM
    Suggestions greatly appreciated, like the look of Odina range from Homebase but sad to hear they do not sell them anymore!
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    • Furts
    • By Furts 7th Feb 18, 8:29 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 8:29 PM
    Unfortunately you are asking a meaningless question to which there is no answer. Your question is akin to saying we liked the look of the Austin Allegro but it is no longer made - what is a quality alternative?

    You should be drawing up a Specification of the quality you require linked to your budget then seeing what can be achieved for the money.

    Further your Odina probably excluded all appliances, excluded the sinks, taps and wastes, excluded the worktops ... so you then have to ask what was it? Having defined that then you can start searching.
    • Mark300zx
    • By Mark300zx 7th Feb 18, 9:14 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 9:14 PM
    Unfortunately you are asking a meaningless question to which there is no answer. Your question is akin to saying we liked the look of the Austin Allegro but it is no longer made - what is a quality alternative?

    You should be drawing up a Specification of the quality you require linked to your budget then seeing what can be achieved for the money.

    Further your Odina probably excluded all appliances, excluded the sinks, taps and wastes, excluded the worktops ... so you then have to ask what was it? Having defined that then you can start searching.
    Originally posted by Furts
    • pma13
    • By pma13 7th Feb 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:20 PM
    I've heard some positive feedback regarding home base kitchens I've recently looked at the gloss cabinets but I've been advised to try Howden s don't know if you have one local
    • Mark300zx
    • By Mark300zx 7th Feb 18, 10:27 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:27 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:27 PM
    Have a howdens at the end of my road and I am tempted for the convenience
    • provista
    • By provista 7th Feb 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 10:39 PM
    We have a Crown imperial high gloss kitchen. As the gloss doors are acrylic not wrapped vinyl they look amazing
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 8th Feb 18, 5:14 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 5:14 AM
    I wouldnt touch gloss go for hand painted everytime
    • Furts
    • By Furts 8th Feb 18, 10:34 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:34 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:34 AM
    Originally posted by Mark300zx
    You laugh but do not answer my reply. Your thread says you are looking for a quality kitchen, yet your search has been at Homebase. Quality kitchens are not at Homebase, and you have been sucked into the concept that because Odina is German and you are getting a quality product.
    • Mark300zx
    • By Mark300zx 9th Feb 18, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:52 PM
    you laugh but do not answer my reply. Your thread says you are looking for a quality kitchen, yet your search has been at homebase. Quality kitchens are not at homebase, and you have been sucked into the concept that because odina is german and you are getting a quality product.
    Originally posted by furts

    • CKdesigner
    • By CKdesigner 11th Feb 18, 9:31 AM
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    Dear Mark300zx

    Homebase stopped selling their Odina kitchen range a year or so ago. It was when Homebase was bought by Bunnings and the Odina range didn!!!8217;t fit their business model, or some reason like that evidently.

    Odina was a brand exclusively supplied by Homebase and made by Nobilia who are a German kitchen manufacturer and Nobilia is the largest kitchen manufacturer in Europe. They produce around 3,600 Kitchens every day!

    I personally think quality can only be determined by value for money. The Odina range of Kitchens can be used (or could have been) as a good example of this. When Homebase sold Odina it was generally far more expensive for a retail customer to buy from them rather than from an independent kitchen specialist. This was Homebase!!!8217;s pricing policy. Where as generally from an independent a Nobilia kitchen can be purchased for a price that is often competitive to the likes Howdens and Benchmarks. In my opinion a Nobilia kitchen is far more advanced in terms of build quality and design than any trade type kitchen manufactured in the UK.

    You say you would like a quality kitchen which I assume means you have looked at the general offerings from the DIY stores and not been impressed. So I would suggest you look at 2 or 3 independents near you and hopefully you should find better quality kitchens, better design ideas and ultimately good service and advice.

    Good luck with your search.

    CK
    Last edited by CKdesigner; 11-02-2018 at 9:34 AM.
    • starlitegaize
    • By starlitegaize 27th Feb 18, 1:52 PM
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    Nobilia supply quite a few companies... Out of the "Howdens" versus "Benchmarx" I've fitted 4 or 5 Benchmarx kitchens and they've all been brilliant quality. My one problem with Howdens is the cheap iron-on edging they use on the doors which shows the bobble of the chipboard. We had a few minor problems with the Astrocast worksurface, but once polished, it was absolutely fine. It all depends on your fitter too. Maybe Howdens have improved their ranges. And, yes, look at independents as an option.
    • davilown
    • By davilown 27th Feb 18, 3:16 PM
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    Diy-kitchens.com are good quality - fitted one last year and another one in a few months. Very well priced too.
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    • cddc
    • By cddc 27th Feb 18, 4:54 PM
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    As long as you avoid the potential bullet that is Wren and anything associated with Vance Miller you should be OK.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 28th Feb 18, 8:16 AM
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    Another person here registering surprise that the search for quality began in Homebase.

    I guess we all have to start somewhere.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Furts
    • By Furts 28th Feb 18, 9:27 AM
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    Another person here registering surprise that the search for quality began in Homebase.

    I guess we all have to start somewhere.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Everybody is free to spend their money as they wish. My sentiments are as yours but if Homebase is deemed quality then a fascinating follow up occurs.

    OP considered my responses to be emoji taking the pee wee, but I throw the gauntlet back to OP. Three weeks on and we are no closer to knowing how OP defines "a good quality kitchen", nor what brand they chose, nor where they sourced it from.

    So come along OP, do the decent thing as a Forum user and give everybody some feedback please. Using the Forum does not have to be a one way street. We could learn, and gain knowledge from what you have established.
    • ryder72
    • By ryder72 28th Feb 18, 9:48 AM
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    The Odina range was simply a Nobilia kitchen badged Odina for Homebase.

    You can buy it from Kutchenhaus or several independents.
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    • Mark300zx
    • By Mark300zx 1st Mar 18, 3:22 PM
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    Everybody is free to spend their money as they wish. My sentiments are as yours but if Homebase is deemed quality then a fascinating follow up occurs.

    OP considered my responses to be emoji taking the pee wee, but I throw the gauntlet back to OP. Three weeks on and we are no closer to knowing how OP defines "a good quality kitchen", nor what brand they chose, nor where they sourced it from.

    So come along OP, do the decent thing as a Forum user and give everybody some feedback please. Using the Forum does not have to be a one way street. We could learn, and gain knowledge from what you have established.
    Originally posted by Furts
    • Higgy1981
    • By Higgy1981 7th Mar 18, 12:36 PM
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    Crown kitchens
    Hi I am new to kitchen buying. All advice for Magnet is you get a quote but haggle to get 50% discount. I am getting a quote from Crown whose cabinets I love - do you know how they operate? Do I pay the price given, or do I expect to be able to get a certain % discount? Any help welcome
    • juliebunny
    • By juliebunny 13th Mar 18, 8:43 PM
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    Could anyone share experiences of Wren??
    Or Wickes kitchens (not fitters)
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    • juliebunny
    • By juliebunny 13th Mar 18, 8:45 PM
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    Any advice on haggling also greatly appreciated!!??
    Less stuff, more life, love, laughter and cats!
    Even if I'm on the shopping threads, it doesn't mean I'm buying! Sometimes it's good to just look and then hit the CLOSE button!
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