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Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

Can anyone recommend a company that can rip out an old kitchen. I've just had a quote from a company for CHF 1,900. Not even going to bother to sound surprised, just determined to shop around
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

put an ad up on some french sites like http://www.leboncoin.fr: free kitchen, buyer removes. We got ours out like that for free - actually as we had an almost new dishwasher, the buyer even paid us a few hundred for it.
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

Well, you need a hammer and few similar tools, and there you go!

I have ripped off my kitchen, several years ago, and it was <2h job. Ok, perhaps <4. The difficult(ish) part is to throw away all those rubbish, but you can take 2-3 trips to rubbish disposal place.

All in all - this will cost you very little, and you will have great sense of achievement!
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

I will look into this, I'm just very short on time as I work in ZH so don't get home till about 8ish
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I will look into this, I'm just very short on time as I work in ZH so don't get home till about 8ish
I have ripped out a couple of kitchens in the past ( and bathrooms and dividing walls and...) The kitchen fittings are the easy part - just the thing to keep you occupied for a couple of hours on a cold, wet weekend. Any woman could do it.
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Any woman could do it - to keep you occupied for a couple of hours on a cold, wet weekend...
...fixed that for you.
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...fixed that for you.
Yeah, I'd love to sit down with a cup of tea and slice of cake whilst a woman toiled away at some DIY I needed doing.

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Can anyone recommend a company that can rip out an old kitchen. I've just had a quote from a company for CHF 1,900. Not even going to bother to sound surprised, just determined to shop around
buy some hammers, a few beers, a wrecking bar and a chainsaw. then post the event on EF.

EDIT: dibs on the chainsaw
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buy some hammers, a few beers, a wrecking bar and a chainsaw. then post the event on EF.
...and invite annoying EF members only. Lock them all in the kitchen and give them chainsaws. EF would be such a nice forum afterwards.
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

Call my 21 year old son...he LOVES ripping things out....and his idea of payment is equivalent to a case of beer and some pocket money.
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

Here is the offending kitchen... I know, I could live with it but 'er indoors wants it out.
However I think you can all agree that its particularly well fitted, so not exactly an afternoon's work












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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

why not change the handles and paint it?
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

Wow, you live in a caravan?
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Here is the offending kitchen... I know, I could live with it but 'er indoors wants it out.
However I think you can all agree that its particularly well fitted, so not exactly an afternoon's work
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Yes it is. JUst think of it as a jigsaw puzzle to be taken apart. HOwever, looking at the amount and apparent quality, I now suggest you go with an earlier option given by someone - get in the professional who will actually pay you a bit, so they can take the kitchen away to resell.
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

We also got our kitchen like that, took a Saturday afternoon to take it apart.... remembering to label and diagram where everything went/fitted together. Stove top/extractor/oven/dishwasher/fridge included.

The building firms who trash before installing new give their workers the option of "rescuing" what they want, before just ripping it out and throwing into mulders.

Lots of guys working for builders take the old kitchens apart and then take them home to their countries in Europe in their holidays .... to sell.

A little bit of advertising?
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I applaud your wife's taste
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

It looks like a sauna more than a kitchen.

Repainted could look nice though with the wood texture.
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You could just remove doors and surfaces and replace those.
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Re: Ripping out old kitchen - Basel

OK, what I'll do as a first step is advertise the entire kitchen on Ricardo (inc the V-Zug Oven, steamer, dishwasher, extractor and fridge). Its completely free, but the recipient needs to dismantle and collect. I'll give it a fortnight, and then Plan B - EF event with pizzas and sledgehammers
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OK, what I'll do as a first step is advertise the entire kitchen on Ricardo (inc the V-Zug Oven, steamer, dishwasher, extractor and fridge). Its completely free, but the recipient needs to dismantle and collect. I'll give it a fortnight, and then Plan B - EF event with pizzas and sledgehammers
I vote for plan B, if you are asking. I haven't destroyed anything in almost a week
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