New kitchens are great, but giving a pre-loved kitchen a new lease of life is better for the environment and your pocket. Kitchens can contain MDF which is carcinogenic, so if a kitchen ends up in landfill, it’s not ideal for the environment. Buying a used kitchen and recycling your current one can mean that you end up with a beautiful kitchen without harming the planet.
When you buy a pre-loved kitchen, you have more choice than you would if you bought a new kitchen. New kitchens straight from showrooms are often tailored to current trends which may not be to your taste. Opting for a pre-loved kitchen means that you’ll be able to choose from many different kitchen styles such as shaker, contemporary and German style kitchens.
If you’ve ever purchased a kitchen before, you know that it can take a chunk out of your budget, especially if you are involved in the design process. However, buying a pre-loved kitchen means that you can get the designer kitchen of your dreams for a fraction of the price. Plus, with the leftover money in your budget, you can spend a little bit more on personalisation, or even treat yourself to a new appliance. Even if you don’t have much room in your budget, you can still make the kitchen your own by painting the units or changing the handles.
How to Buy a Pre-loved Kitchen
You should always buy a pre-loved kitchen from a recognised re-seller of used and ex-display kitchens such as Used Kitchen Exchange. Kitchens are surveyed for their quality and listed on the Used Kitchen Exchange website. You’ll be able to see the full measurements to help you determine whether the listing is right for you, and you can arrange to view it before you buy. If you choose to buy, the kitchen will be professionally removed and delivered to you or placed in storage (fees apply). If you’ve got your heart set on a showroom kitchen, save yourself some money by purchasing an ex-display kitchen. Ex-display kitchens are fresh from the showroom and have simply been removed to make way for new stock. Some ex-display kitchens are sold with appliances and accessories included, so you can get a kitchen straight from the showroom for a great price. If you’re not sure how a stylish showroom kitchen will look in your humble abode, Used Kitchen Exchange also offers a 3D visualisation service, so if you can provide them with a floor plan, they’ll be able to show you how the kitchen will look in the space you have.
Recycling Your Current Kitchen
If you’d like to reduce your carbon footprint even further in the kitchen buying process, you can recycle your current kitchen. If you’d like to make a tidy profit from this, consider selling with a site such as Used Kitchen Exchange. They make the process really simple – the team will visit your home and take professional photos, and then it will be listed on their website. Used Kitchen Exchange will handle all the enquiries for you, and they will help with removal when a buyer is found. Their aim is to make the process as stress-free as possible, so you can make some money and help the environment at the same time.
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