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Double, triple and quadruple check
Had problems right from the start at Bunnings getting the order right and then after it all arrived and started installing it worked out that bunnings has stuffed it up and it was not going to fit,
So I had to change the layout to make it work, in the end the kitchen didn't run from wall to wall like it was planned too because it was 100mm to short.
The Kaboodle cupboards went together pretty easy,
We did find the the draw faces are slightly different widths which make the gaps look all wrong.
For anyone thinking of getting a kaboodle ki...tchen, when bunnings tells you that you will need to put end panels in some where like beside draws or somewhere you will not see the face don't buy it you can use a kick panel and save a heeps of money, I brought 5 end panels which was over $400+ and I could of done the same thing with one kick panel for $45. Our first kaboodle bench top was bowed 35mm had to wait a week for a new one to turn up. If I was going to do another kitchen I would just make all the cupboards myself and just buy the doors.
Best service I ever got
I had installed a FlatPax (Kaboodle of yesteryear) kitchen 9 years ago and 11 months ago. Finally getting around to renovating and decided to change the 3 cabinet doors that had discoloured.
After chatting with Gloria from Northlakes Bunnings, she reminded me there is a 10 Year warranty in the flat pax- now Kaboodle- kitchens. All I had to do was take photos of the kitchen discolouration and remember where and when we bought it ( turns out we FOUND THE RECEIPT but Gloria said she'd find the sales details from the store - a different store ...than hers- if we no longer had receipts). Within 10 days of chatting with Gloria, receipts and photos were sent to Mark at Kaboodle and, with less than a month left on my warranty, EVERY DOOR, KICKPANEL AND END PANEL WAS REPLACED- delivered to my door!!! 10 DAYS!!!! We were also upgraded to a better, more expensive product. Service like no other. Thank you Kaboodle. You have a VERY happy customer.
Easy to assemble but hardware is awful
I installed a Kaboodle kitchen 3 years ago. Very straight forth for someone who is handy with flat packs. I built it entirely on my own. We opted for a metalic gloss finish (I have forgotten the name of the colour- maybe cremasala?)
We also purchased the thick stone composite bench top and I hired a router and routed the stove and sink holes without a problem. The bench top came with a stone router peice that did the job well. When installing I noticed a lack of screws. When I contacted bunnings they said that it was correct. However when I be...
Only 2 years old and at great expense (in my eyes) for a kitchen that is falling apart. Expected a but more life out of it. Doors are always falling off, taking half the cabinet with it. Need to use fillers etc so the door can be put back on. 2 years! Remember that when looking at this product. Not happy Jan!
White Gloss Gone Yellow
Put gorgeous white gloss kitchen in 2013 and noticed last year cupboard fronts going yellow. Kadoodle replaced them with their "new" white called Egg White. Which looks to me like the white ones gone yellow! Will not be replacing them with that, I do not like the colour!
Still waiting to get bench top fixed
I purchased a custom order bench top at the start of november. It was delivered damaged by a fork lift prong from the warehouse in Queensland. It's was replaced and the second one was delivered on the 17th December. This second one was also damaged by a fork lift prong. I installed it under the guarantee that the edge strip can be replaced or a new bench top will be ordered.
It is now March 2nd and I'm still waiting for the bench top to be repaired. 2 AND A HALF MONTHS LATER!!!!!!!!! I'm messaging the repair man almost every day for a repair...
Amazing kitchen for an amazing price!
We recently renovated our kitchen with a new Kaboodle kitchen. We had a quite tight budget and thought we would start by looking into the kitchens at Bunnings.
With our budget we had in mind, we went through the process of designing and planning our kitchen at Bunnings. We found the process very easy and user friendly. The design process and help we got we couldn’t fault and then it was just a matter of building the kitchen.
We had our kitchen delivered and to our disappointment 2 of the doors got damaged during the delivery. Bunnings wer...e really helpful and organised replacements doors straight away. Putting the kitchen together ended up being easier than what we expected and we are so happy with the finished result!! We went with the Euro oak timber bench top, Alpine doors in antique white colour. All doors are soft closing. So amazing what could be done in such a tight space! The way the kitchen looks now you would think we spent 3 times more than what we did. Very happy customers and highly recommend Kaboodle kitchens!!
Total crap house
After fitting touch doors they fall off after use, the plastic thread is carp. Have to use a aftermarket screw. Deffo not be buying this again after the 4k $ spent.
The planning, design and purchase of our kitchen was good. The staff advised us that our kitchen would be completed in the one order so that the colour/ finish would be consistent. Our kitchen is white high gloss and I have no complaints until now as the white high gloss finish has started yellowing. Some doors started to yellow before the others but now all but one door has turned to a creamy off white. I am totally disappointed as they don't look any good against the white high gloss tiles and splash back.
Too many items missing from quote.
I had a Bunnings rep come out, and we discussed everything I wanted as she made notes. The problem I have is that not everything was then included in the quoted amount. The splash back was measured, the measurements are in the quote, but it's not included in the price. Same thing with wire baskets that are essential as drawers.
This means that there could be other expensive surprises if I go ahead and install it - and I'm too nervous to do that now.
I've been really looking forward to my new kitchen for a long time. Sadly the only good things are that the units are very solid and very well packaged. Unfortunately the bad outweighs the good. Everything had to be squared up. The pot drawers do not close fully with soft close runners. Brochure states these are tested to a weight of 26kg, what they don't tell you is this is with normal hinges. When I rang customer service I was advised the runners should improve with use and maximum weight in drawer should be no more than 15kg and try some WD...40! The bamboo benchtops were twisted something else the installer had to remedy, and until unpacking the benchtops was not aware that these had to sit for 48 hours to acclimatise so that held things up a little. The finish on one of the cupboard doors was faulty, there was a "lump" on the surface which looked as though someone had put a 'blob" of paint on there, obviously this occurred during manufacture. I returned the door for replacement and because it was a special order (nougat truffle) I now have to wait 4 - 6 weeks. So a brand new kitchen minus a cupboard door. Very disappointing. November 8th 2016 Update: update of review 11th October 2016 (Disappointing) In fairness to Kaboodle kitchens, I was contacted after posting my review. They were able to speed up the delivery of replacement kitchen door so instead of having to wait 4 - 6 weeks, per special order, it was produced in less than 2 weeks, which was much appreciated. Good customer service. The discreet handles I purchased are not suitable for drawers, they look good but opening and closing drawers marks the surface of the handle (not those on top drawers). This is not a fault of the installer, you will find the same effect in the display kitchen at Bunnings. I was not aware of this until after my purchase or I would have chosen different handles. You may think I am being very fussy but as I said I was disappointed because I am nearing 70 and this will be my last kitchen so I was hoping everything would be perfect, as we all do with something brand new.
The girls at pakenham gave me the best results for my laundry from start to finish
Got the best results from the girls i can send you pics from start to finish the laundry looks fantastic
Great Result with a Kaboodle Kitchen
I've just finished a complete kitchen reno. Plaster, floor tiling, electrical. plumbing and gas. Then came the flatpack kitchen from Bunnings. My wife chose Gloss White which made things really easy because every Bunnings store stocks these as standard. If one store doesn't have what you want the next one down the road probably will. I was really impressed with the quality and strength of the Kaboodle cabinets. Everything went together superbly. Kaboodle cabinets don't have flimsy 3mm backs like another major brand. I'm not quite a tradie, more...a tragic DIYer. Both Notting Hill and Chadstone Bunnings were really helpful, but some product knowledge was lacking at times. This is to be expected if you haven't actually put one of these kitchens together yourself and come across some of the nuances. 'She who must be obeyed' is extremely pleased with the result. We have just ordered our stone benchtops from Bunnings as well and know that they will be well worth the dollars. Installation fee of $500 is a bit steep but you have to know your limitations. I don't do stone! Glass splashbacks to follow and I don't do glass either. There are quite a few tips I could pass on to fellow DIYers but I guess I won't have space here. Suffice to say that you need a good range of tools and quite a bit of patience. Ours is an old house and the floors aren't very level and the walls not square, although I believe new houses can be worse! Some compromise is needed. I envy those who put together the display kitchens in a new Bunnings like Chadstone, with almost perfectly level concrete floors to work with. To get a nice result you do need to be reasonably good at what you do but would you attempt to build your own kitchen if you couldn't use basic power tools? The Kaboodle videos are very instructive and every pack comes with its own line drawings. If you can't follow basic instructions then a Kaboodle kitchen is not for you, unless you get a friend or rel to help. The nice part was being able to buy as much of the kitchen as I could cope with each week rather than be surrounded by many boxes and starting to freak out. So, plan carefully, measure once and then again, think about what you are doing and be prepared to learn as you go. Follow the tips provided by Kaboodle like using silicone sealing around the bases of all cabinets. You will get a very nice kitchen by installing it yourself and save yourself thousands. Buy the best Kaboodle offer, like soft closing hinges and drawer runners and metal sided pot drawers. I think you'll be very pleased and have the satisfaction of knowing that you put it together yourself.
Assembles easy, but will it last?
I refurbished by existing kitchen by adding some Kaboodle units to replace two old ones, as well as installing full laundry cabinets. Kaboodle I found is better for short-term use (say 2 yrs), if you can't afford solid wood. The units we used were not completely square, lucky my handyman made adjustments. Also as one unit was screwed together the melamine split. Not good. I think Kaboodle doors etc are good for the price. But if I was going to install a full kitchen I would look to pay more and buy solid wood units and only use Kaboodle f...or doors or minor cabinets that won't hold a lot of weight or are not likely to be exposed to water seepage (i.e. under sink). They are great for the budget-restrained; but if you want it to last 15 years or survive children, I would suggest using something stronger. But great for minor renovations or short-term use.
Didn't work out the first time but great customer service!
This was our 8th kitchen we have put into a rental property. Bunnings made some mistakes in the sales process so that cabinets did not fit together properly. We were unable to contact Bunnings in the process which was not good. However, Kaboodle helped us out with great customer service and by personally coming along and fixing Bunnings mistakes. Thanks Allan for your help! This does not happen very often, so we are very pleased.
Krusty the Clown needs to leave Kaboodle
I want to love kaboodle but every panel in a cabinet needs to be mm perfect; and it aint. Also half decent screw pressure rips throughthe melamine. It aint cheap IMO, so it should be better.
Kaboodle lift your game
I designed this kitchen myself- it worked until A person from bunnings. Came out and measured thats where he fun started..... if you rely on those electronic devices to measure, they will stuff it up... just about all the measurements was wrong! USE A TAPE MEASURE.
Went to pick my kitchen up personel place my bench tops in a high traffic area, packing was damaged, luckily bench tops had no damage.
Bench top had to get remade too short.
Cupbards along wall was18mm bigger on drawings, than what's actual.
The other wall was 5mm bigger on dra...
excellent low cost kitchen
Put in a largish kitchen 2 years ago. Gloss white base cabinets with 6 pane glass fronted wall cabinets and oiled bamboo bench tops. Looks fantastic. So far still looking like new. No problem with bowing of any panels. Only problem we've had was insufficient glue to hold in the glass on one panel. Kaboodle replaced it and sent another pair as well !!! But we haven't needed them. Also put in another Kaboodle kitchen in a rental property and also no problems. High quality low cost kitchen but you probably need some carpentry skills to install. It...'s a little harder than putting together an IKEA flatpack desk !! Worth paying the extra for the soft closing hinges. I also prefer the high melamine sides on the Kaboodle drawers over the IKEA drawers which are quite low. Also the IKEA drawer and cabinets are a fraction deeper than Kaboodle so don't put a Kaboodle benchtop over IKEA cabinets or you won't get a decent overhang.
A decent product, no issues.
We used the kaboodle cabinets in the spare room to create a 4.2 metre desk. On one side we have 900mm drawers, a 900mm gap, a 450mm cabinet in the middle, 900mm gap and a 900mm cabinet at the end. It was easy to put together after the first one. It is not a high use area but, so can't judge for a kitchen. We installed the desk 18 months ago and still looks brand new. My kids use the cabinets/drawers, and they are not the gentlest of kids, and they look brand new still.
ikea has nothing to worry about!
After assembling lots of Ikea products, I decided to try Bunnings "Kaboodle" range of cabinets for my new kitchen, bad choice. From the poor instructions, which weren't very easy to understand with no guidance to actual panel positions. Some screws tore out of the wood as soon as some pressure was applied. Two doors were bowed and trying to fit the corner cabinet doors was a nightmare. Eventually we had to leave a 10mm gap around the edge just to get the doors to close flush at the centre. Also there were no warnings or advice that wall fittin...gs and fixtures were not included in the box. Unfortunalty I wouldn't recommend these over Ikea. Both are around the same price. It shows that Ikea have been in the business of DIY flat pack products longer than "Kaboodle"
Poor service and quality
Over the last 18 months I purchased amongst other items in exess of $3000 worth of flat pack kitchen. Initially I was told "don't worry about this product as we guarantee that colour and range will be available for 6 years. Found out that bench top were no longer available after 9 months. I buy a 60cm oven tower with single drawer underneath only to find out that there are no face panels available for this item. Product quality is very poor, rolled edges on bench tops have dents and other damage, on 2/3 doors some come with 2 hinges others with...3, corner cupboard has 3 hinges but middle one can't be used due to miss alignment of pre-drilled holes. Initially the service was good but the more I delved into having my concerns answered the worse the service became. I resorted to dending an email direct to Bunnings but have never received a reply. All I will say is "If you want to build your own kitchen do not buy "Kaboodle" from "Bunnings" because it will come back and bite you."
Poor quality surfaces and fittings
After assembling and installing the Kaboodle kitchen from Bunnings I am disappointed with the longevity of the surface. Less then one year on the bench top surface is showing wear. For the price I expected better quality. Handles have started to show signs of rust and I have had to repair them once already.
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