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If you fancy a luxury wooden kitchen, but austerity measures are holding you back, you could put your mind to buying second hand kitchens at a massive discount instead!
Or if you are having a new kitchen installed, why not try to recoup some money by selling the old cabinets, worktops and appliances (instead of throwing it all in the skip).
We know a bit about painting and beautifying the best of refurbished and second hand / reclaimed kitchens. You really can save yourself tens of thousands going this route!
Reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen
A shrewd homeowner purchased this beautiful second hand kitchen
It took a lot of skilled joinery work, new worktops, handles, appliances, and a beautiful paint job from Traditional Painter, Mark Nash – and now, who would ever have thought that this was actually a second hand kitchen bought, paid for and installed for a fraction of the cost of new.
Is there really a market for second hand wooden kitchens? Good ones?
The truth is, the supply of luxury second hand wooden kitchens is not as abundant as it was in the boom, but even so, there are enough examples around and determined homeowners have a realistic chance of finding a bargain basement second hand kitchen tagged with a big name designer label.
Where to buy or sell a luxury second hand kitchen?
There are a few options for acquiring or selling a beautifully made custom kitchen that has stood the test of time.
1 – Specialist second hand kitchen companies. They acquire stock from various sources, and warehouse them ready to sell and re-deliver anywhere in the country.
How much they pay you, or you pay them for a reclaimed kitchen depends on the size, quality and condition.
2 – Direct from kitchen showrooms Ex display kitchens from high street showrooms are a good source of “second hand” as in, not brand new kitchens. It is part of the cycle of kitchen company life to rejig their displays, and old stock is regularly surplus to requirements. Tipping costs companies big time.
The discounts can be significant, obviously not as massive as when buying a reclaimed kitchen, but if what they have available fits your space, you are well ahead financially!