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Hidden Secrets to Buy Kitchen Displays & Furniture for Sale
One of the best ways to buy kitchen cabinets and
furniture for the kitchen (freestanding items) is by finding those
previously used for display, or intended to be mounted for display in
or similar area.
There is a variety of legitimate reasons why the cabinets might be placed
for sale. Possible reasons include that the kitchen display was installed
in a model home that has been sold or updated, a dealer of cabinets is
discontinuing them for newer floor models of the furniture, or, acquired
the cabinets under a special incentive program with the manufacturer
now the timing is right. Yet another reason is that the manufacturer
out of business, so be weary -- parts and spare pieces like mouldings
and spacers might not be available if this is what you encounter. Make
sure its really not a scratch and dent
sale in hiding! Another distinct possibility is that the kitchen showroom
their business operations, which is understandable given the winding
down of the U.S. economy in recent years.
Surpassing the savings these deals represent, is the way they
will fit into and are integrated within your open kitchen area.
Factors to consider:
- Design services - will the party selling the cabinets
help layout the cabinets for the dimensions your kitchen and make
suggestions? If buying from a pro this normally has teeth -- most
have software applications just for this. Don't underestimate the
the display won't probably be returnable.
- Receiving installation - normally this is available from kitchen
shops and home centers when buying local only. Some carpenters don't
want to fool with recycled kitchens, however.
- For previously mounted displays, mounting holes that
are mostly internal to the cabinets won't always line up with your
existing support studs. Spaced on the backside and sidewalls, these
might show themsleves on opening the doors on occasion.
- When rearranging
the layout, to meet your configuration, since the side-by-side cabinets
are screw attached at meeting points, this can leave open holes in
being installed the second time around. This being
the case, white
laminates are among the easiest to deal with since white panels can
be cut and re-attached to conceal this, though not an exact match.
Examples of typcial white are melamine and thermofoil. Check with a
cabinet supplier/shop for details prior to buying.
- Verify the types of cabinet hardware; knobs and pulls. Buyers having
their own already should verify for fit -- that the holes align,
for depth of door/drawer slab, and that both wall cabinets, base
cabinets, hardware and plumbing fixtures compliment each other within
kitchen scheme. Note: hand painted knobs picked up out-of-the-country
such as Mexico are commonly made of different sizes, despite their
- The counter is traditionally installed seperate from wall and base
cabinets, as is the sink, fixture and plumbing and then connected
with the dishwasher. Re-use of a countertop is stretch, and rarely
Freight/Delivery/Taxes - can add up quick based on the total bill. Know
what's figured in the proposal and then negotiate for the best total
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