Sec­ond-hand buy­ing tips

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Recycledkitchen -

Pick a kitchen that’s larger than yours. You’ll have a greater range of cab­i­nets to choose from to make your de­sign work. Plus, your left­overs can even go back on Gumtree.

You’re un­likely to find a kitchen to match your space ex­actly. No wor­ries, flat‑pack cab­i­nets are a bud­get way to fill the void.

Al­ways in­spect be­fore buy­ing to check qual­ity and con­di­tion. Pay par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the sink cab­i­net, as it may have wa­ter dam­age. Open all the doors and draw­ers to check they work prop­erly.

The buyer – you – will usu­ally have to dis­as­sem­ble, re­move and trans­port the old kitchen. If you don’t have any will­ing helpers, try an out­sourc­ing web­site like air­tasker.com.

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