Frequently Asked Questions About Kitchen Removal & Second Hand Kitchens
WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS TO OLD OR UNUSED KITCHENS?
Usually when you buy a new kitchen, the company doing the installation will charge for the removal of the old kitchen. We offer this service for free, plus plumbing and electrical.
When most old kitchens are removed, they are immediately scrapped and become landfill. So not only are you not only wasting your money to pay for the removal, but also having a negative impact on the environment.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE KITCHENS WE REMOVE?
A high percentage of our second hand kitchens go to new homes, for example in granny flats, rental properties, or holiday houses.
HOW DO WE ASSESS YOUR KITCHEN?
If you want us to remove your kitchen for free, you can send us a photo of your existing kitchen via text or email (email is preferable as the images are clearer).
We’ve been in the industry for a long time, so we can assess kitchens quite easily from looking at a photo. 90% of the time we’ll be able to tell from the picture what we can do for you, and if we’re not sure we’ll come out to your house and have a look. Our assessment is as honest as we can make it, and if we think that kitchen is resellable, we don’t charge. So if we tell you we can remove it for free, we’ll keep our word.
If the kitchen is not resellable, a fee is necessary for removal. Our top price to remove a kitchen that we can’t resell is much lower than the average kitchen company would charge, so either way you’re saving money. The price depends on each client, but it will fall somewhere on our sliding scale down to zero.
About 20% of kitchens we remove can’t be resold, but if we can save 80% of our clients’ kitchens from going to landfill, then we’ve done our part and everyone’s a winner.
WHY CAN'T I REMOVE AND SELL MY KITCHEN MYSELF?
You can try, but first of all remember that you most likely have no insurance or licences, and probably don’t realise how difficult the process can be.
It is easy enough to destroy a kitchen and then remove it, but if you want to keep it in good condition and avoid it ending up in landfill you need professionals on the job. A lot of kitchens today involve materials like Caesarstone and granite, which is extremely difficult to remove without breakage. Also, older kitchens often aren’t in modular form, and bolted to the frame of the house. Kitchens like this are much harder to get out without damage.
Essentially, what would take us 4 or 5 hours to remove would take the average person four whole weekends. Most people can’t afford to waste this much time, especially if they want to put in a new kitchen ASAP. After that, there is the arduous matter of finding a buyer for the old kitchen.
Why try to do it yourself when One Stop Kitchens can do it for free?
IF I BUY A SECOND HAND KITCHEN CAN YOU REMOVE AND TRANSPORT IT FOR ME?
Yes, if you’ve bought a kitchen on eBay and you need it to be taken out and transported, we do that as well. Contact us for a quote.
IS IT BETTER TO BUY A SECOND HAND KITCHEN THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN REMOVED?
Yes, it saves you time looking for different elements that fit together. You get the entire kitchen delivered, including appliances, and the prices can’t be beaten.