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    • Marlie Marlie
    • By Marlie Marlie 17th Apr 18, 7:18 AM
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    New Kitchen Hunt
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    • 17th Apr 18, 7:18 AM
    New Kitchen Hunt 17th Apr 18 at 7:18 AM
    Hi all

    We are in the process of scoping a whole new kitchen for or extension.

    I have read many posts on this forum and the Misus has decided on a white gloss modern kitchen.

    Our builder is recommending benchmarx as he can get us trade discounts.

    I have read many good reviews of Schiller.

    Is there any other good brands worth considering? I hear the German kitchens are the go to kitchens but have been recommended to steer clear of intoto and also kitchens.

    Any help appreciated. This is quit e a big kitchen build so want to get the best for my bucks.

    Many thanks
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    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 17th Apr 18, 11:03 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 11:03 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 11:03 AM
    Do a search on the forum for DIY Kitchens. Lots of people have used them including me.
    • cosygoals
    • By cosygoals 17th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 2:47 PM
    All our research led us to DIY Kitchens. Hasn't arrived yet but ordering was a breeze thanks to their detailed website. More choice than many other companies out there. Can't wait for it to arrive!
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    • cddc
    • By cddc 17th Apr 18, 5:38 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 5:38 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 5:38 PM
    Benchmarx are perfectly fine. As are DIY for that matter. Both will be decent quality and last as long as you would reasonably want them to. Schuller would be slightly better but probably more money and it would be for you to decide if the nice design touches you get on a German kitchen are worth the extra expense.
    • Marlie Marlie
    • By Marlie Marlie 19th Apr 18, 8:10 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 8:10 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 8:10 PM
    What is DIY like compared to the German kitchens?

    Little worried that I would have to design myself and measure up on such a big project.
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 19th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
    What is DIY like compared to the German kitchens?

    Little worried that I would have to design myself and measure up on such a big project.
    Originally posted by Marlie Marlie
    German kitchens are over-rated.

    Yes, it will be difficult and a lot of work if you haven't designed a kitchen before and especially as it is a new extension. But even if you go to Howdens etc and use one of their designers, they might not be any good.

    It depends how much time you have to design the kitchen. You can ring DIY Kitchens for help and you can send your plan to them for comments.

    There is lots of free information online and you could always ask for suggestions on here.
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