Kitchen rearrangement

I'll be moving to a new property shortly. The seller will be removing all kitchen appliances so good opportunity to rearrange it. Is it possible to reuse cabinets & worktop counters already there, rearrange them, get matching new ones if necessary? They're relatively new (no more than 4 yrs).

As it is there is a very wide range style cooker & fridge which is outside of kitchen (kitchen is an extension). I'd like an elevated oven, fridge brought in to main kitchen and induction hob (current cooker is gas hob). Is this possible?

Asked by Neil on 27th May 2021
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"To get the best finish new cabinets/worktops is always better. The current cabinets and worktops are likely to have various cutouts & adaptions to suit the original design. Filler panels, cornice, pelmet, plinth, end panels scribed to walls etc will all be cut to the size to suit the original design. It can be a false economy to reuse the cabinets in a different design to the original, as the money you save would be spent on additional Labour.
With regards to moving appliances into the kitchen/switching from gas to electric. It is definitely possible but you are likely to need a new circuit for the induction hob and you’d need to check there are spare ways on your consumer unit to accommodate this or you would need a new/additional CU and be prepared for the electrician to need to run a new cable from the CU to the appliance site. Hope this helps"
Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"All Kitchens can be re-used depending on how they have been treated, Sink base generally requires a replacement, also check for hinge wear and damage to cabinets before adding on any new doors. Hob cut outs can vary but normally OK for direct replacements. We offer a Free service to Design and support refurbishment kitchens."
Answered on 6th Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
"Hi there,

You could only reuse the kitchen countertops when following the previous design, as you'd otherwise find that the hob and sink cutouts would be in entirely different places. In addition, you may need to re-trim joints and polished some edges. In short, it's not something we recommend doing due to its limitations."
Answered on 17th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"All the issues mentioned can be achieved
The only thing you will probably need new worktops"
Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"Yes of course you can reuse them, and rearrange how you like. Most of Hob, oven and fridge got a standard side. We will play with the appliance to fit perfectly."
Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"A lot would depend on the availability of precise matching worktops and the condition of your existing ones, if you knew the brand/manufacturer that would be a good place to start."
Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2014 - report
"Hi.Best way will be to save carcasses and replace doors and worktops.This way you will save couple K.It will be very difficult to match the colours of new units with old ones
Hope this hepls"
Answered on 20th Jun 2021 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
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