Why buy a second hand kitchen?
Why buy a second hand kitchen? Well, for most renovators, the reason for buying a second hand kitchen is usually the price. A new kitchen can cost upwards of $10,000, which for some folk, is way above budget. On the other hand, second hand kitchens and used kitchens can provide an easy way to pick up a bargain, saving thousands of dollars in the process. So, if that kitchen is in need of a makeover, but there just isn't the money to do it, check out the amazing range of second hand kitchens on eBay to find the perfect money-saving option.
What to look for in a second hand kitchen?
Okay, so this is not like buying a pre-loved pair of jeans. A kitchen - whether second hand or not - is still a big, important purchase. Not only does that kitchen have to look good, it also has to be perfectly functional, otherwise there's not much point having a kitchen at all. So, what should buyers be aware of when buying a kitchen second hand?
First up, size. The new kitchen has to comfortably fit the space provided, so it's important to pay attention to the seller's description to ensure the various cabinets will fit in their new home. Be sure to measure the space properly, drawing a diagram of the kitchen if needed. The new kitchen template can then be placed on top of this drawing to work out whether it will fit. It's worth noting that buying a bigger second hand kitchen with extra cabinets can be helpful, as these may be slotted easier into the available space, with extras left over just in case.
Of course, design is also important. Most people invest in a new kitchen that looks nicer than the old one, so that second hand kitchen should be in a style, colour and design that matches the renovator's vision. Be sure to take into account materials and workmanship, to ensure the kitchen is sturdy and long-lasting. It's also worth bearing in mind that newkitchen benchtopsandcookwaremay be needed to ensure the new kitchen works within the new space, and offers the best in functionality.