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New kitchen,bau meister sought

We are currently renovating and find myself with a 2m by 6.8 meter long kitchen...... I realise it's a galley kitchen, and have some design ideas, but am interested to know on average how much kitchens cost. The 2 quotes I have including appliances in just hitting at 45k (miele with a 50% discount)with Alno kitchens.

Is it worth getting it from Germany?

As we are doing the kitchen, we are knocking down 2 walls, closing 2 walls and need a steel frame on the new door as it's a foundation wall - we have only one offer, and for that price, I would take out my anger and frustration with a sledge hammer and the walls...... Any recommendations? We live in Zurich, the ones we were recommended wouldn't come here!

Any input, ideas or advice would be gratefully received!
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Old 20.03.2011, 15:06
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Re: New kitchen,bau meister sought

Given the Euro, I would suggest that at least you consider getting it from Germany. I have used Möbel Markt Dogern, and have been happy with them, regarding service and quality.

Best would be to go to them and pick what you like and get a quote. They deliver and install in CH.

Best of luck!
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Re: New kitchen,bau meister sought

Given that it is a galley kitchen it is worth looking at Fust renovation centres for an ex demo model, available quite often 50% off of the crazy retail price.
Found the link http://www.fust.ch/de/nav/schnaeppch...en-baeder.html
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Re: New kitchen,bau meister sought

I also renovated our old house 10 yrs. ago, which included, completely gutting and refitting our kitchen.

I don't know if you have more money available, than I had, and require a super luxury kitchen when finished, or just a nice usable modern one.

Anyway, the route I went was the Ikea one (using their kitchen service). I took the dimensions of the kitchen, approximate desired layout, chose the type and style of units, and then sat down with the guy, and he worked out the whole design on his computer.

Printed it out from different perspectives, went back to the kitchen shell to visualise and fine tune, then finally back to Ikea where a full inventory of requirements was produced and assembled. Loaded up, drove home and set to work.
Even with appliances, the cost was a fraction of what you've mentioned (I can't recall the amount, though - between 5 & 7K, I think). For our old house, it is more than enough, and in keeping with the rest of the refurbishment.

We are currently having a new house built, and our builder has allotted 20K for the kitchen, which will turn into about 25K I expect.
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Re: New kitchen,bau meister sought

The thing is, the kitchen is not super luxury.....I chose the Matt not high gloss, with handles .....this doesn't include the floors and lights...... And no marble!just average ceramic! Was thinking about ikea, will make a trip! Wanted a something a little more special though!
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Re: New kitchen,bau meister sought

Oh, congrats on the new house!
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The thing is, the kitchen is not super luxury.....I chose the Matt not high gloss, with handles .....this doesn't include the floors and lights...... And no marble!just average ceramic! Was thinking about ikea, will make a trip! Wanted a something a little more special though!
See what you think - I seem to remember the fitted kitchen side of their business may be a little bit more better quality, than other aspects of their business. Although I've been to Ikea since then, I haven't paid much attention to the kitchen side of things, so don't know how it is now.
Their design software is (was) good, and obviously saves on working it out yourself (or even an architect), and it worked out every last little detail down to the last handle and fixture.
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Re: New kitchen,bau meister sought

Germany is definitely a good idea. We bought ours for €15'000 last year, including fitting. That's a 5m x 4m kitchen, granite surfaces, black mirror backsplash. Miele dishwasher, siemens hob, oven and extractor. Getting the electrics and the plumbing done cost extra and had to be done by Swiss qualified people.
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