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DIY Kitchen unit suppliers

We're replacing the kitchen in one of our flats, and at the moment looking at Ikea, who are very flexible in the range and style, with doors, drawers, spacers, feet etc. etc. all being separate items. We could make it work, but their sizes (for base or high cupboard, built-in appliance housing etc.) are only available in height multiples of 20cm, i.e. 60, 80, 100... 200, 220 which involves some compromises and wasted space, so I'm trying to find any other suppliers that go to that level of detail.

Looking at Lapeyre and Hornbach, but not getting good vibes about being able to mix and match as we want, but is there anyone else I should throw into the mix?

This will be self-fitted, and Ikea score highly on helping put together the complete package including everything you need to fit it together, so that's the kind of thing we're looking for, but perhaps in more Swiss sizes, rather than the generic Ikea ones. For example I would like to keep the work surface height as is (or was, now I've ripped the old one out) which is 88cm from the floor to the top, and Ikea would make me raise it, with 80cm unit, min 8cm feet and then the 26mm work surface itself, coming in just that little bit higher...

Any thoughts would be welcome.
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Old 12.10.2019, 22:14
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Re: DIY Kitchen unit suppliers

Not sure what's near you or what's practical for you, so I'm just throwing out ideas.

Bauhaus
home24.ch
ackermann.ch

The OPTIFIT brand looks like you could use the legs or not, which might give you the height you want. Also looks like you can buy pieces instead of a package kitchen.
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Re: DIY Kitchen unit suppliers

<<One of our flats>> sounds like you're renting it out.
The Ikea hight in the end would be 90.6cm, right?

Mine is 89.5cm and I don't like it, it's that bit too low. 95cm would be perfect for me - and it's not that I am a huge person.
So, maybe no need to put that much importance on this. Your next tenant might be mighty happy.
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<<One of our flats>> sounds like you're renting it out.
The Ikea hight in the end would be 90.6cm, right?

Mine is 89.5cm and I don't like it, it's that bit too low. 95cm would be perfect for me - and it's not that I am a huge person.
So, maybe no need to put that much importance on this. Your next tenant might be mighty happy.
Yes, it's a holiday rental. Yes, in our own kitchen in France I've got work surfaces at 90, 100 and ~120 (well, it's a bar really) to suit me, but here the focus is on trying to maximise space while minimising the cost and effort to install it. Keeping the work surface height just means I don't need to re-fix some battening and make a new cut in the architraving that it abuts. And also to fit our half-height dishwasher and compact combi-oven (both 45cm high) with the ability to use the extra space they free up.

The whole kitchen's only 230cm wide, so usable space is at a premium.
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Re: DIY Kitchen unit suppliers

Try looking here.
https://www.ausstellungskueche.ch/

Or Ricardo, Tutti or Anibis.
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