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    • Rexxel
    • By Rexxel 10th Jul 18, 9:09 AM
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    Utility room units
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:09 AM
    Utility room units 10th Jul 18 at 9:09 AM
    Hiya,

    We've knocked a doorway through our kitchen into our outhouse and we're turning it into a utility room (separated by a door).

    The back wall, where the washer and dryer are going to be is 202cm wide and the wall down the side with a window and where the belfast sink is going is 242cm.

    So, we'll be having a base unit on one side of the washer and then on the other side, hopefully a corner unit that runs round to the belfast sink.

    Above the base units, we want two cupboards separated by a hanging rail (for ironed shirts etc).

    Our quote from Howdens came to 1600 which seems a lot to me considering the amount of space.

    I like the look of IKEA units but have been warned about the sizing.

    Basically, does anyone have any tips on getting these units and worktop for less than 800? Our builder is fitting them as part of the job.

    Thanks
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    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 10th Jul 18, 9:10 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:10 AM
    B and Q or wickes off the shelf units........
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 10th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
    Try DIY kitchens online.
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

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    • armchaireconomist
    • By armchaireconomist 10th Jul 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:38 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:38 PM
    Had a look online for second hand? Loads of nearly new ones available, perfectly adequate for a utility room.


    (Make sure you insulate the outhouse by the way, converted ones can be particularly unpleasant)
    • Rexxel
    • By Rexxel 10th Jul 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 2:24 PM
    Had a look online for second hand? Loads of nearly new ones available, perfectly adequate for a utility room.


    (Make sure you insulate the outhouse by the way, converted ones can be particularly unpleasant)
    Originally posted by armchaireconomist
    Thanks! I'll have a look around on Gumtree/Ebay etc.

    Ah yeah, we're having it insulated and boarded and all that. We're putting a radiator in there too which should hopefully help with the freezing kitchen in winter!
    • armchaireconomist
    • By armchaireconomist 10th Jul 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 4:05 PM
    Good stuff, usually an afterthought until you go in there in winter! Line the entire inside in slab-style insulation like rockwool, it'll be warmer than the main house!
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 11th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
    Hiya,

    We've knocked a doorway through our kitchen into our outhouse and we're turning it into a utility room (separated by a door).

    The back wall, where the washer and dryer are going to be is 202cm wide and the wall down the side with a window and where the belfast sink is going is 242cm.

    So, we'll be having a base unit on one side of the washer and then on the other side, hopefully a corner unit that runs round to the belfast sink.

    Above the base units, we want two cupboards separated by a hanging rail (for ironed shirts etc).

    Our quote from Howdens came to 1600 which seems a lot to me considering the amount of space.

    I like the look of IKEA units but have been warned about the sizing.

    Basically, does anyone have any tips on getting these units and worktop for less than 800? Our builder is fitting them as part of the job.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Rexxel
    If you want a corner unit, 2 appliances that is 1.8m no room for any base unit each side the appliances

    even with a washer dryer/stack that's 1.2m with a corner, leaving room for 2x400mm units.
    • cranford
    • By cranford 11th Jul 18, 9:06 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 9:06 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 9:06 AM
    I second the DIY Kitchens online recommendation by Pinkshoes.
    The units come pre-assembled to save a lot of time, they are available in colours to match the doors so you don't need end panels- saving money and plenty of size widths to choose from. The plinths and corner posts are also reasonable priced.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 11th Jul 18, 10:06 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 10:06 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 10:06 AM
    Thinking about it if you have 2.42m on the wall with the sink won't you be able to fit the appliances each side of the sink, simplified plumbing.

    do you really need that amount of work top with both runs?

    with full hight units with a gap it would be neater more storage(ironing board, brooms etc.) and then you can get a double rail between them rather than just one between wall units.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 11th Jul 18, 10:12 AM
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    A good option in a utility is a Victorian airer.
    • Rexxel
    • By Rexxel 11th Jul 18, 1:11 PM
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    Thinking about it if you have 2.42m on the wall with the sink won't you be able to fit the appliances each side of the sink, simplified plumbing.

    do you really need that amount of work top with both runs?

    with full hight units with a gap it would be neater more storage(ironing board, brooms etc.) and then you can get a double rail between them rather than just one between wall units.
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    Unfortunately, the plumbing side of it has been done now so i don't think the washer and dryer are movable

    Thanks though, i hadn't even thought about full height!
    • Rexxel
    • By Rexxel 11th Jul 18, 1:13 PM
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    A good option in a utility is a Victorian airer.
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    Yes! Been looking around for one of these, any recommendations on where to get one from? Thanks
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 11th Jul 18, 2:26 PM
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    Ah yeah, we're having it insulated and boarded and all that. We're putting a radiator in there too which should hopefully help with the freezing kitchen in winter!
    Originally posted by Rexxel
    Measure and photograph where the studs are so that you know where to fix wall units & stuff to. Plasterboard on its own won't support much weight and certainly isn't strong enough to hang wall units from.
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    • Rexxel
    • By Rexxel 11th Jul 18, 2:53 PM
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    Measure and photograph where the studs are so that you know where to fix wall units & stuff to. Plasterboard on its own won't support much weight and certainly isn't strong enough to hang wall units from.
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    Ah right, thank you for the tip! Will do
    • gamston
    • By gamston 12th Jul 18, 6:18 AM
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    as others have said ebay for second hand kitchen,
    I needed 900mm high wall units and had to buy units from B&Q and the doors (New) from ebay, the doors aren't great ( so if buying from ebay try to view first)
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