Relatively Easy Good Quality DIY Product
The majority of components went together very easily. I would recommend researching and purchasing appropriate saw blades to minimise chipping of any laminate when cutting and a combination drill and countersinking bit. This can add a approximately $150 dollars to the cost of this product providing you already have the appropriate power tools.
The push to open hardware was very fiddly and required some deviation away from the DIY installation instructions so I'd recommend anyone looking to install a kitchen for the first time to use alternativ...e hardware such as standard or soft-close. The product is good quality with solid backs and drawer bases. Customer support was exceptional. 4 stars only due to the issues I faced with the push to open hardware.
Warranty related issue
I had a warranty issue and sent through the receipt and photos of the product that was needed in order to complete my kitchen. Kaboodle staff were very professional in their dealings with me. They organised the manufacture of a product in a colour that was no longer available and then shipped the product to my home address at no cost and in a timely manner. I was very impressed with the after sales service. I would have no problem purchasing this product again in the future.
Happy with the product but poor service
I ordered an L shaped kitchen bench for an office kitchen from Bunnings. When it was ready I went to collect it but a major panel was missing. I live 50 km from the nearest Bunnings so that meant a round trip of 100 km 2 weeks later to collect it. Black mark number 1. When I assembled the unit I found that this panel was too short, so another 100 km round trip to return it to Bunnings. It will 6 weeks by the time I get the (hopefully) correct size panel. I insisted it be delivered this time. Black mark number 2 for not making an effort t...o make it more quickly. So Pros: the panels were in good condition with pre-drilled holes and the instructions were easy to follow. I am not completely happy with the bare edges on some of the panels. The metal draw runners are metal and sturdy and work well, better than some of the plastic ones you see. Cons: Poor service as above.
Had a problem with the finish on some of my kitchen doors, i emailed kaboodle photo's and receipts and they accepted my warranty claim and replaced all the doors,drawers and end panels to make sure the colours matched. I am very impressed with the service i received, the new panels were delivered within a week, considering the kitchen is nine years old i am very impressed.
Defective on occasions
Twice now Ive done small projects using kaboodle from bunnings. Each time something has been damaged and or defective. Very inconvenient when live an hour away and have to replace an item that was defective or damaged within the packaging.
Disappointed with benchtops
Purchased a 6yr old home 4 months ago with a kaboodle kitchen which looked amazing, after a few weeks I noticed scratches in a certain area & now no matter where you look it looks dull & scratched everywhere. The scratches are from smooth objects moving on the bench. Ive lived in houses & never had such issues with benchtops :-(
Easy, well priced, what I wanted
The flat pack style and colour we used were antique white heritage, the flat packs were easy to assemble, loved the pre drilled holes, loved Bunnings Cannington WA for their customer service. Kitchen not finished but have attached photos.
Just don’t rush it.
Has a local kitchen company come and quote our kitchen, it came to $42,000 but more if we wanted soft close doors and drawers. After getting the quote they never called back to see if we wanted to go ahead which we did.
That’s when I decided to have a go myself and went to BUNNINGS to see what was on offer.
Basically for $5000 I can do half the kitchen with premium soft close doors and drawers. I’ll do the other half soon.
Everything is simple, everything fits, the instructions are easy to understand and BUNNINGS have heaps of YouTube videos if you need extra help.
Take your time, don’t rush and you can definitely end up with a premium result.
We love our Kaboodle kitchen, don't understand all the negativity
We built our own home and used Kaboodle because we couldn't afford to do all of the kitchen at once. We put in the carcasses first, gluing as well of course. It all fit perfectly and was easy to construct and level with the adjustable feet. In contrast, we paid a real cabinet maker for a custom bathroom vanity, and it is actually just chipboard as well, so more expensive doesn't solve the issue of having chipboard but we needed a special size. The gloss white heritage doors did discolour. It was easy to take photos and send a scan of our receip...ts to the wonderful person at Kaboodle who organised a replacement, in heritage style, of every single one of our doors and drawers, even those that were not damaged or affected. It is a higher quality and cleans like a dream! It was a lot of work to refit everything but as we had saved money by simply using white melamine panels between the cabinets, we never had to tear anything out, not even our hair! Photo copy and keep your receipts and call Kaboodle directly. The corner cabinets are horrible however as the Kaboodle hardware is expensive and breaks and does not support the sagging corners that must constantly be adjusted. The instructions regarding the hardware is also inadequate. Also a wire carousal we bought for the corner slides down and is crooked and a waste of money. Buying a sturdy lazy susan base and making a wooden turn table for the other cupboard worked well. We built our own benchtops and waterfalls using Acacia benchtops from Bunnings, solid wood for $99. We picked everything up ourselves, built it ourselves, and can feel proud of the beautiful kitchen that all have admired!
Bought a house with a Kaboodle kitchen in it. We replaced some of the damaged doors only to realise that the rest of the white kitchen had discolored to off white. When we pulled a drawer out all of the ball bearings fell out. The cheap board cabinets are held together by screwing into the chip board.
We approached Kaboodle regarding the discolored doors but they wouldn't help as we didn't have receipts.
I would never buy Kaboodle by choice as it is overpriced and rubbish.
- Verified customer
Kaboodle design does not comply with regulations and fails a compliance audit
We engaged the services of the Bunnings in home kitchen design and had our kitchen planned out. The kitchen was installed as per these plans. When our kitchen was randomly selected for a gas compliance audit, our kitchen failed as the design did not allow the required 650mm from the top of the gas cook top to the rangehood. Based on the plans and products supplied, this situation could not have been avoided. The issue was a design fault. This voids the rangehood warranty and voids our house insurance. We are currently in the process of removing...the rangehood cabinet and replacing it with a smalled cabinet to meet the compliance requirements. This is one of the many, many problems that we encounter with the purchase of a Kaboodle kitchen. As this issue is a design flaw, we expect there would be innumerous Kaboodle kitchens installed in houses across Australia that are not compliant with regulations.
Excellent choice for a rental house
After reading all the review here on Kaboodle, I need to say something on my Kaboodle kitchen installation for my rental house. I ordered my kitchen thru Bunnings Chatswood and they sent out Dave to my place for a quote. It was quick and he showed me the kitchen design after the measuring my kitchen. I was surprised by his professionalism and he was always contactable during installation regarding delivery and choosing installers. The delivery came in two shipments and they did not miss a thing. The handles they charged was $8.5 each and I spen...t $100+ on handles I didn't like so I refunded them and bought nicer one on ebay for $18. The benchtop initially took 3 weeks to cut but was delivered in 1.5 week. Luckily, I found my kitchen installer who installed over a 1000 kitchens for kitchen companies and he was very good at installation and carpentry. He spent four half days to get it installed and he said the quality of the flat pack kitchen is better than Ikea. My old Ikea last 19 years as a rental so hopefully this new will last the same. I sealed all the gaps near the sink as it is a laminate benchtop. The overall result was good and I spent $4000 on the kitchen, $900 for installer, $250 for plumbing and estimate $500 on electrical connection. With better appliances bought elsewhere, the whole kitchen renovation was a lot cheaper than original $15000 quoted by kitchen companies (on cabinets, demo, tiling, installation), which didn't include plumbing/electrical each at extra $900-$3000 per trade. The whole project saved me at least $10000, only that I need to organise it myself for organizing workman on Airtasker, so Kaboodle is great solution if you need a kitchen for rental. If you are looking for a kitchen which last for a long time and less hassle plus you are willing to put money in, go for a designer kitchen. Time spent on the kitchen: from order to 1st delivery about 2 weeks 1-2 weeks on benchtop Installed, plumbing/electrical Overall time on the kitchen: 5 weeks MUST: Book appointment with consultant for a home consultation and put in order on the spot, it saved me so much time and let them do the measurement. Ask them the availability on cabinets and benchtops. Some takes much longer to order. Also find a good kitchen installer, not a handyman or a carpenter.
Unbelievably bad service
From day one I have had trouble with this new kitchen. Staff at penrith south bunnings wouldnt ring me back ( this was to start the process) paid for an expert to check my design ( who then changed my design and over ordered kick boards thanks Mick) paid for installation and had guys leaving cigarette butts in my frint yard playing loyd radio while I was home didnt instal correctly paid for a plumber which I think a child could do a better job. So far: corner cupboard door came loose which I fixed put in 2 door cupboard when I ordered 3 drawer...cupboard ( hopefully being fixed shortly) all doors soft close except small drawer set ( this will be fixed soon hopefully) edge of kitchen bench not sealed at install tap has leakwd twice already as not installed correctly cupbords were left filthy and sawdust left in behind appliances staff member at penrith st bunnings admitted everyone involved in the kitchen were at fault please fix this shoddy job and get out of my life do not recommend Kaboodle, Bunnings Sth Penrith or Pro installations excepy Paul who has done a great job fixing problems
Waiting for 3 months so far
I have been waiting on benchtops since April. Its now July. Our order was lost. Staff at bunnings had no idea what was happening. We didnt start to get some action until I lost my temper but even so we still dont have benchtops and I just received a phone call to say that they have gone to production but the interesting thing is no one has been here to make the templates so how can it be true that they have gone to production? I was told in the phone call that the benchtops will be here to be installed in 20 workings days. Another months time. I would not suggest using Bunnings for Kaboodle Kitchens and really wish I had gone elsewhere. Heaven knows when I will get my benchtops.
Don't go for a Kaboodle kitchen - you get what you pay for!! Cheap and nasty!!
We spent around $12,000 and are so disappointed with the results. The pine wood in the panels is cheap and of poor quality. We received a fridge panel with water damage. We got 2 replacements which were also damaged. In the end, we just accepted it and my dad painted the marks so we wouldn't have to wait any longer. One of the doors fell off. As the hinge came straight out of the pine wood. We also had to order another panel as it got damaged by the builder. Because the pine wood in the panels is so brittle it just broke when he tried to instal...l it. This piece took 3 months to be delivered. And once again it is damaged. They obviously don't have quality control and employ useless couriers that don't care about the product they are delivering. I would NOT recommend Kaboodle kitchens. You are better to pay a bit more for a professional kitchen company to take care of everything including installation. As it is a big investment and will affect the resale value of your home!
Big drawers are great
I installed a couple of tall pantries to add some kitchen storage and it all went together easy enough. I wish I had installed more of the large drawers as you can really load them up with heavy stuff and you can see where everything is. I went with the soft close hinges and am happy with the quality of all the hardware and have been using it for about 6 months.
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Questions & Answers
Has anyone installed the narrow pullout drawers with baskets.?
Ours are not that smooth to open and shut and I am unsure why.
Thanks for any help.
Has anyone had experience with the Macaroon cupboard door surface? It has a silky satin (not gloss) finish, but not sure how it cleans and whether it lasts without discolouring? Thanks
Anyone had any issues with Kaboodle matte cupboard finishes and scratching/scuffing? I was interested in getting the Vivid Basil green colour which is in a matte finish but it looks flimsy and would maybe show marks?
Do not buy a Kaboodle kitchen of any description. My veneer has lifted off the bottom of the doors ..they are white so I do not know about the green. I have not seen green in our Bunnings stores here in Qld Australia.
If anything does happen to your cupboards the service from them is terrible ...they are rude and hard to get anything done.
Spend a few extra dollars and buy a good brand of kitchen it will be worth it in the end.
My kitchen has had so many repairs (by me) in the 6 years I have had it like hinges not holding the doors, doors dropping, veneer peeling and lots more.
read the many reviews on Product reviews and see all the trouble others have had .
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