How to Buy a Complete Kitchen on eBay

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How to Buy a Complete Kitchen on eBay

When it comes to redesigning the kitchen, purchasing a complete kitchen can be less tedious than purchasing different furnishings and appliances separately. For one, it eliminates the risk of incompatible furnishings. Also, it makes the job a lot easier as homeowners only have to consider the design and functionality of the kitchen as a whole. That said, there are important factors to look into when shopping for the perfect complete kitchen.

 

Elements of a Complete Kitchen

A complete kitchen consists of everything a homeowner needs to make the space completely functional. It is possible to buy all these elements separately, but buying a complete package takes the effort out of coordinating the pieces for complementary looks and function.

 

Kitchen Elements

Description

Cabinets

 

Base cabinets

Aside from being prime storage space for kitchen tools, base cabinets serve as foundation and support for the rest of the kitchen surfaces. They are available in varying depths, partitions, and sizes.

Wall cabinets

Wall cabinets are an excellent means of maximising kitchen space. Placed up on the walls where they won't obstruct floor traffic or working space, these cabinets can be used as storage space for dishes and kitchen utensils, or mounting space for small appliances like microwaves.

High cabinets

Some kitchens feature high cabinets, which offer additional storage options for items that are rarely used or should be kept out of the reach of children.

Appliances and Accessories

 

Sink

Depending on the layout, the sink can be made the focal point of the kitchen design. Thus, the materials and the accessories on a sink should blend well with the overall design.

Oven and Refrigerator

Appliances may or may not come with the complete kitchen package; either way, make sure there's ample space for these must-have appliances. Don't forget to factor in the necessary space for door swing, too.

 

Kitchen Size and Layout

To map out a suitable kitchen design, homeowners should be mindful of key features such as doors, windows, fuse boxes and power sockets. Similarly, they need to keep in mind obstructing fixtures that may limit options for the kitchen layout.
Generally, kitchen layouts are created around three essential kitchen elements: the refrigerator, sink, and stove. A smart arrangement will smooth the flow of traffic – and kitchen prep – as it moves from one station to the next. Here are some useful types of kitchen layouts to consider:
 

Kitchen Layouts

Description

L-shaped

This layout has stations perpendicular to each other. It is ideal for large kitchens with space that extends into the family room.

U-shaped

This layout consists of three adjoining workstations. This is ideal if the kitchen has a square shape or if homeowners want to clearly demarcate the work area and the living or dining room.

G-shaped

This is essentially a U-shaped layout, with an extra peninsula – the short leg of the “G” – that separates the kitchen work area from the dining room. Ideally, the sink should be located at the centre of this layout for easy access.

Galley

For small and narrow kitchen spaces, a galley kitchen is the best layout option. This consists of two parallel workstations, with the sink and stove situated on one wall and the refrigerator on the opposite wall.

 

Materials

Some of the most popular materials for kitchen cabinets are wood, Thermofoil, and laminate. Kitchen counter tops are made of common materials like granite, marble, tile, laminate, or stainless steel. Shoppers should choose the materials that reflect the overall style and design they want to create for their kitchen.

 

Shopping for Complete Kitchens on eBay

eBay offers diverse options for both new and secondhand complete kitchen packages. To have a look at what’s available, shoppers just have to click on the Home & Garden category, then navigate to the Kitchen, Dining, Bar section, and type “complete kitchen” in the search bar.
To narrow down their options, shoppers can use eBay’s filters to select the condition, materials, price, and colour of the listings. They can review product description, images, and seller’s feedback to arrive at a sound buying decision. Once they’ve singled out a listing that they like, they can opt to join the auction and bid for the product or offer the “Buy It Now” price for a faster transaction.

 

Conclusion

Updating the kitchen’s look is an exciting task, just as long as homeowners don’t get swamped in the minutest details. Buying a complete kitchen is the easiest way to skip right past the minutia and go straight to a dynamic, coherent look for the entire room.

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