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denver
31-10-2006, 10:06 PM
There seem to be a lot of kitchen cabinet shops around. The prices seem to vary quite a lot. So far I've been to 3 shops and the price difference can be as high as RM3,000 for same design and material.

My kitchen is an L shape with a total length of 19 feet. The cheapest so far is RM5,800 for ABS, and about 20-30% more for semangkok. Most expensive is RM9,500 for ABS (crazy!).

Do you have any reasonably-priced kitchen cabinet shop you can recommend me? There's just too many kitchen cabinet shops to go to, and I'm afraid if I just go to, say 5 shops, I might accidently choose the 5 most expensive shops and ended up getting my throat cut.

So any advice or recommendations would be great, thanks.

Flynn
31-10-2006, 10:33 PM
I checked out many shops myself before I finally decided on Ebac. Here's their website:http://www.kitchencabinetwardrobe.com/ads/Ebac/index.htm

If you decide on them, ask for Sarah. She's very helpful.

Shaneburger
31-10-2006, 11:52 PM
Thanks Flynn :)

scorgio
01-11-2006, 12:03 AM
So any advice or recommendations would be great, thanks.
Perhaps u can draw the layout/design u want with measurement, name the material u prefer, send it to me & I can get someone to quote.

bslee
01-11-2006, 12:09 AM
Have you considered IKEA kitchen cabinets?.
Sorry but I'm biased with local made components, i.e. ABS, MDF and laminates. I've seen so many installations and they look horrid after 5 years. That aside, I'm also wary of local kitchen cabinet installers. You want cheap, there's a possiblility of them skimping on the quality of materials used.
Oh well, your choice!.

scorgio
01-11-2006, 12:17 AM
Have you considered IKEA kitchen cabinets?.
IKEA cabinets (if under heavy duty usage) are not durable enough.

Flynn
01-11-2006, 12:36 AM
When I installed my kitchen cabinets 5 years ago, I did comparative cost for per square foot of cabinet space and exhaustive research on 8 companies that spanned the DIY types to the more wellknown companies. There would be more companies in the market now. I was tempted to go with the attractive innovative options of Ikea but decided on Ebac's range of natural wood in the end because to me, Ikea's products were not as sturdy.

For the handles, I opted not to buy from Ebac as they were more expensive. It's cheaper to buy exactly the same thing from shops that sell them separately. There's a shop in the old wing of One Utama that specialises in locks, door handles and the like, which was where I got the handles at much cheaper prices.

bslee
01-11-2006, 12:42 AM
IKEA cabinets (if under heavy duty usage) are not durable enough.

Please define "heavy usage"?.

denver
01-11-2006, 09:45 AM
Have you considered IKEA kitchen cabinets?.
Sorry but I'm biased with local made components, i.e. ABS, MDF and laminates. I've seen so many installations and they look horrid after 5 years. That aside, I'm also wary of local kitchen cabinet installers. You want cheap, there's a possiblility of them skimping on the quality of materials used.
Oh well, your choice!.

Ikea cabinets is not on my list, because once you use their product, you'll be stuck with Ikea products only.

Quality material and workmanship, of course, goes without saying. My current house uses membrane press with the "normal" kitchen top. After 6 years, the kitchen (door leaf and kitchen top) still looks like new. The trick is to wipe any water that falls on the kitchen top (e.g. drips/spills from sink etc) immediately to prevent it from wrapping and damage. It works so far. Unfortunately, our kitchen cabinet company has moved and I don’t have their new number. Hence, gotta look for new one.

I know that when we look for kitchen cabinets, we go to at least several shops before deciding the “right” one. I am just wondering which kitchen company u choose, and why.

denver
01-11-2006, 10:28 AM
Perhaps u can draw the layout/design u want with measurement, name the material u prefer, send it to me & I can get someone to quote.

PM sent. :)

GreyShadow
01-11-2006, 12:25 PM
anyone here used Ikea's kitchen cabinets? Any comments from the real users?
We are thinking of getting our kitchen cabinets from Ikea as the price seems quite reasonable and sturdy.

bslee
01-11-2006, 01:44 PM
I think the most important 2 components that one should insist on best available quality is the worktop and cabinet doors/hinges. I think Ikea and other available imported brands excel in their quality.
The other components like the chipboard/mdf shell is less important.
As I said, I'm always wary with Made in Malaysia worktop & laminate MDF doors but could accept their SOLID wood quality if there's nothing else to choose from and severly limited on budget..(even then its NOT really much cheaper).

I've come across too many local cabinet doors and components with laminates peeling off and doors coming apart. Owners may seem take good to extreme care but not with maids or people who don't give a damn!. There's always exceptions of course. :)

Mine was from MFI UK (long defunct) and I've NEVER regretted!..7 years on..and still rock solid!.

saml
01-11-2006, 02:30 PM
I just did my kitchen. I got a carpenter to do it. The top I used granite.It is much better than the man made stuff and cheaper than even corian (which is man made) If yours is straight L then can do. Granite is harder than man made materials and definitely better than those chipboard laminates. If you can afford solid wood, go for it. Pine is cheaper and is priced about the same as the more expensive wood veneer. I used man made veneer on plywood for the doors. I think they are ok. The carcass is about the same anywhere.

PeterHng
01-11-2006, 02:35 PM
You may want to check out Hosana Kitchen located at SS18 same row with TeoCheow bak kut teh (opposite SS17 police station). You can contact 03-56384691. I've been using them since my previous house ('98). Price quite reasonable.

denver
01-11-2006, 05:20 PM
You may want to check out Hosana Kitchen located at SS18 same row with TeoCheow bak kut teh (opposite SS17 police station). You can contact 03-56384691. I've been using them since my previous house ('98). Price quite reasonable.

I've been to that row of shop lots, there are about 3 or 4 kitchen cabinet shops there. In fact, the one that gave the the highest quotation (the RM9,500 for ABS) was one of the shops there. It was not Hosana though, will check them out later.

clutz4words
02-11-2006, 09:39 AM
whatever it is, IKEA may have the idea in design.But they do not have the durability.
It will be good that you custom made a kit-cab of ur own. Don use laminated surface, it's goood if u can get it spray on.
My kit area is estimated around the size that u have now, on top of my kit-cab i put on marble top to have the contrast effect.

denver
02-11-2006, 09:54 AM
whatever it is, IKEA may have the idea in design.But they do not have the durability.
It will be good that you custom made a kit-cab of ur own. Don use laminated surface, it's goood if u can get it spray on.
My kit area is estimated around the size that u have now, on top of my kit-cab i put on marble top to have the contrast effect.

Mind sharing, how much did your kitchen cabinet costs, excluding your marble top?

mimosa
02-11-2006, 09:56 AM
Got my kitchen cabinet from Ebac. Now 10 years old and no problems. The seals on the doors still good and the drawers close easily. Maybe they tilt the drawers up slightly, so they close themselves with just a little push.

Wherever you get your kitchen cabinet from, please insist that there are no gaps when the doors close and around the edges of the cabinet with the wall. You really do not want to take a spoon and have a cockroach or lizard jumping out at you. :eek: It may have been there the whole night checking out your cutlery/plate collection. :eek: :eek:

PJS
02-11-2006, 10:57 AM
You may want to check out Hosana Kitchen located at SS18 same row with TeoCheow bak kut teh (opposite SS17 police station). You can contact 03-56384691. I've been using them since my previous house ('98). Price quite reasonable.

FYI, Hosana @SS18 has closed (or moved)

PJS
02-11-2006, 10:59 AM
I've been to that row of shop lots, there are about 3 or 4 kitchen cabinet shops there. In fact, the one that gave the the highest quotation (the RM9,500 for ABS) was one of the shops there. It was not Hosana though, will check them out later.

That must be Rowenta Kitchen, next to pet shop and minimarket. They also quoted about 8-10K for my floorplan, their ABS is more expensive than sprayed surfaces.

PeterHng
02-11-2006, 11:05 AM
FYI, Hosana @SS18 has closed (or moved)

oops, didn't realise that. Sorry. The last I used them was in 2004. Paiseh, paiseh. :(

PJS
02-11-2006, 11:20 AM
Well, Hosana SS18 just only closed about a week ago.

Only ppl who go to that area every week (like me) only will know mah. :) The place is vacant now.

Hosana hv several sister companies, last time they acquired one furniture showroom at Sunway Mentari where Kolej Safa is and also closed a few yrs ago so they hv a history of acquiring companies and/or moving where the market is. Not that they r out of business but rather they might hv moved with the times?

The other Hosana outlet I know is at TTDI fronting the main road from Damansara next to the Caltex. Hosana Kitchen. 38-G, Jalan Wan Kadir 4, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 60000, Wilayah Persekutuan. t: 03-7727 1539

btw, I used SCI located at USJ9 Business Centre (the row behind OCBC facing houses) for my kitchen and wardrobe about 6 yrs ago and everything is still in good condition until today. Very reasonable prices also. SCI Cabinet Industry Sdn Bhd. No 11-2, Jalan USJ 9/5M, Subang Business Centre, Subang Jaya, 47620, Selangor. t: 03-8024 2424.

PeterHng
02-11-2006, 11:25 AM
Used to buy from Hosana at Jalan Kuchai Lama and when I moved to USJ found out they were in SS18. Anyway thnx PJS for the update. :)

denver
02-11-2006, 11:26 AM
That must be Rowenta Kitchen, next to pet shop and minimarket. They also quoted about 8-10K for my floorplan, their ABS is more expensive than sprayed surfaces.

You're right, it was Rowenta. I'm surprised how they can charge so much when they know people usually get a few quotations from other shops as well, and will surely find their prices are very very high.

PJS
02-11-2006, 11:35 AM
Dunno about Rowenta's business model as I only got a rough quotation once, but can u can read a bit of their profile here:

http://titan.apiit.edu.my/pagol/projectinfo.asp?txtID=DH006725

I've been to Signature Kitchen in 1U, impressive! But their price is impressive also!

The sales mgr told me off hand, for a similar kitchen as IKEA's RM8k quotation their price wld be about 10-12K but that is a rough estimate la.

Claimed their strength is their water resistant MDF carcass as IKEA's carcass is common MDF which will warp when subjected to moisture, theirs won't warp.

IKEA kitchen also uses their own special sized fittings, u can only get additional accessories from IKEA, nowhere else. Whereas other custom kitchen makers hv a full range of imported accessories that's fits(some r more exp than IKEA too).

penangkia
02-11-2006, 12:47 PM
There is a big kitchen cabinet place where you can get it for free if you have contacts. I think the place is called Syarikat Cronies & Blockheads Cabinet Sdn. Bhd. the CEO's name is Bodowi. If you don't have contacts but can bullsh!t, they can also close one eye on payments. But beware, one big discarded VIP have tried their products have rated them half past six. But what do you expect, these cabinets look good with laminates on the outside, but the core materials are actually rotten wood. :o

PeterHng
02-11-2006, 12:50 PM
There is a big kitchen cabinet place where you can get it for free if you have contacts. I think the place is called Syarikat Cronies & Blockheads Cabinet Sdn. Bhd. the CEO's name is Bodowi. If you don't have contacts but can bullsh!t, they can also close one eye on payments. But beware, one big discarded crony have tried their products have rated them half past six. But what do you expect, these cabinets look good with laminates on the outside, but the core materials are actually rotten wood. :o

woi, Chris, what r u talking abt ar? :confused: :confused: :confused: :D :D :D

penangkia
02-11-2006, 01:19 PM
woi, Chris, what r u talking abt ar? :confused: :confused: :confused: :D :D :D

Just trying to join in the Cabinet discussion, Peter. :D :D

saml
02-11-2006, 02:57 PM
Dont use marble as it is porous and absorbs stains.

bslee
02-11-2006, 04:30 PM
The sales mgr told me off hand, for a similar kitchen as IKEA's RM8k quotation their price wld be about 10-12K but that is a rough estimate la.


Hiya!..Common sales talk lah!.. which Sales person would run down the products against the competition?.. if he can't catch your attention on the quality, he'd catch you on pricing.

PJS
02-11-2006, 05:01 PM
Hiya!..Common sales talk lah!.. which Sales person would run down the products against the competition?.. if he can't catch your attention on the quality, he'd catch you on pricing.

I mean if u can buy from IKEA for 8k, Signature Kitchen's price is 10-12k, they r more expensive n proud of it! :D

wecare
06-11-2006, 04:14 PM
heard from a friend of friend that he is not happy with his kitchen cabinet from KianClassic, also the services is very poor and quality is so so only.

nurulmy
07-11-2006, 11:39 AM
Kent Kitchen.
Showroom at kota Damansara
For Melanine ABS: Base cabinet RM115 Top RM75
Solid Wood: Base cabinet RM178 Top RM138
Good consultation. I've seen work done for some of my contacts and they are satisfied.
Worth a visit. Call Ken(owner) @ 0123161612

wecare
17-11-2006, 03:43 PM
Finally, KianClassic delivered the cabinet to my friend house after many many calls and time wasted waiting for them to do their installation and was not completed on the same day and they have to come back twice to rectify problem...was told that their customer service is very bad, as they don't return your call. :(

monster
17-11-2006, 04:13 PM
As for me, did a number of inquiries from different companies since early this year. Also went to few expo like Homedec and whatever dec or dex there was.

Finanally settled with Signature Kitchen. They have a few outlets and HQ as well as mainshowroom is in Kota Damanasara.

I also am doing a L shaped kitchen canibet. Went with their mid range top. As for "wall cabinet", am doing double cabinet, meaning I'm maximise to my ceiling. Also a cabinet for below my sink. Cost came to just below RM6k.

They also gave a very good price for the Indesit Hob, Hood and Over for RM2980. The hob is 3 burner. Hood is chimney design and 1200 suction power... can't remember what is the units used for suction power. Oven is 2800W, 3 layer door window and 7 multifunctions.

They are also doing the wardrobe for my masterbedroom and kids bedroom.

PM me if you need further details.

denver
17-11-2006, 04:13 PM
Kent Kitchen.
Showroom at kota Damansara
For Melanine ABS: Base cabinet RM115 Top RM75
Solid Wood: Base cabinet RM178 Top RM138
Good consultation. I've seen work done for some of my contacts and they are satisfied.
Worth a visit. Call Ken(owner) @ 0123161612

Thank you so much for the recommendation, nurulmy! Kent Kitchen is by far the lowest rate and the most value for money kitchen cabinet shops I've been to. Workmanships looks good and nice and friendly guy too. Finally, my search is over.

If anybody else is looking for kitchen cabinets, you should visit Kent Kitchen. Thanks to everybody for your help and recommendations. :)

wecare, I hope all works out for your friend.

denver
17-11-2006, 04:25 PM
As for me, did a number of inquiries from different companies since early this year. Also went to few expo like Homedec and whatever dec or dex there was.

Finanally settled with Signature Kitchen. They have a few outlets and HQ as well as mainshowroom is in Kota Damanasara.

I also am doing a L shaped kitchen canibet. Went with their mid range top. As for "wall cabinet", am doing double cabinet, meaning I'm maximise to my ceiling. Also a cabinet for below my sink. Cost came to just below RM6k.

They also gave a very good price for the Indesit Hob, Hood and Over for RM2980. The hob is 3 burner. Hood is chimney design and 1200 suction power... can't remember what is the units used for suction power. Oven is 2800W, 3 layer door window and 7 multifunctions.

They are also doing the wardrobe for my masterbedroom and kids bedroom.

PM me if you need further details.

We posted at the same time. PM sent. :)

nurulmy
20-11-2006, 11:09 AM
Thank you so much for the recommendation, nurulmy! Kent Kitchen is by far the lowest rate and the most value for money kitchen cabinet shops I've been to. Workmanships looks good and nice and friendly guy too. Finally, my search is over.

If anybody else is looking for kitchen cabinets, you should visit Kent Kitchen. Thanks to everybody for your help and recommendations. :)

wecare, I hope all works out for your friend.

Am glad to help. You helped me a lot too!
Do tell me how it turns out.... Housewarming jgn lupa saya.. Hehe... ;)

Sato
20-11-2006, 11:24 AM
There seem to be a lot of kitchen cabinet shops around. The prices seem to vary quite a lot. So far I've been to 3 shops and the price difference can be as high as RM3,000 for same design and material.

My kitchen is an L shape with a total length of 19 feet. The cheapest so far is RM5,800 for ABS, and about 20-30% more for semangkok. Most expensive is RM9,500 for ABS (crazy!).

Do you have any reasonably-priced kitchen cabinet shop you can recommend me? There's just too many kitchen cabinet shops to go to, and I'm afraid if I just go to, say 5 shops, I might accidently choose the 5 most expensive shops and ended up getting my throat cut.

So any advice or recommendations would be great, thanks.

ok i see what i can do.

FatKhang
20-11-2006, 01:45 PM
Kent Kitchen.
Showroom at kota Damansara
For Melanine ABS: Base cabinet RM115 Top RM75
Solid Wood: Base cabinet RM178 Top RM138
Good consultation. I've seen work done for some of my contacts and they are satisfied.
Worth a visit. Call Ken(owner) @ 0123161612

Nurulmy,
Hi. Can I have the full address for Kent Kitchen? Do they have a branch/showroom in Puchong/USJ area? Thanks.

DatinLawa
20-11-2006, 01:56 PM
gosh... i need to do up mine too and it's stressing me up with just sourcing for quotations... what material to use (mellamine ABS, semangkok, spray-paint, membrane press and whatever) and what top to use!! some said solid surface is better and some said laminated one can do a good job if not better... how about granite? am so confused... any more advice on top of the above postings? thanks a bunch!

sinleong
20-11-2006, 03:07 PM
i got my kitchen base and "walk-in" wardrobe from signature kitchens when they had a sale. while i am a little satisfied with the quality and workmanship, i have a few comments:

1. their sale material is really bad quality. so after a lengthy evaluation, i settled for higher grade material which is not so cheap. so i suspect their sale is a gimmick to draw in the crowd but they will try their best to peddle those items not on sale or with lower discount.

2. my walk-in wardrobe is not really walk-in. more like a sliding door. and i had to wait more than 4 weeks until it was finally installed. i cant close the sliding doors properly after a while - it keeps sliding to open.

3. in all, i spent RM10k on a 5ft sliding door wardrobe and 8ft L-shaped kitchen base. after spending so much time on the design and seeing that i spent so little, they seemed to have lost interest in me. i went back to do my living room cabinets and bedroom drawers, but they dont return my calls anymore even after several reminders...

i hope someone from signature kitchens is going to read this

Sato
20-11-2006, 03:39 PM
i got my kitchen base and "walk-in" wardrobe from signature kitchens when they had a sale. while i am a little satisfied with the quality and workmanship, i have a few comments:

1. their sale material is really bad quality. so after a lengthy evaluation, i settled for higher grade material which is not so cheap. so i suspect their sale is a gimmick to draw in the crowd but they will try their best to peddle those items not on sale or with lower discount.

2. my walk-in wardrobe is not really walk-in. more like a sliding door. and i had to wait more than 4 weeks until it was finally installed. i cant close the sliding doors properly after a while - it keeps sliding to open.

3. in all, i spent RM10k on a 5ft sliding door wardrobe and 8ft L-shaped kitchen base. after spending so much time on the design and seeing that i spent so little, they seemed to have lost interest in me. i went back to do my living room cabinets and bedroom drawers, but they dont return my calls anymore even after several reminders...

i hope someone from signature kitchens is going to read this

This is really a very very big rip-off. next time if u wanna do something in this nature u can pm me, i personally know someone very good in doing kitchen cabinet/wardrobe thing although not branded but the material use is good and affordable and no gimmick like most unethical businessman. :)

btw i tought u are suppose to get the quote and design 1st according to your room condition and size before they install the wardrobe?

FatKhang
20-11-2006, 06:26 PM
Has anyone here have experience with SCI Kitchen? Was looking around yesterday but it was closed. Is price affordable and workmanship good? Thanks

denver
20-11-2006, 10:10 PM
i got my kitchen base and "walk-in" wardrobe from signature kitchens when they had a sale. while i am a little satisfied with the quality and workmanship, i have a few comments:

1. their sale material is really bad quality. so after a lengthy evaluation, i settled for higher grade material which is not so cheap. so i suspect their sale is a gimmick to draw in the crowd but they will try their best to peddle those items not on sale or with lower discount.

2. my walk-in wardrobe is not really walk-in. more like a sliding door. and i had to wait more than 4 weeks until it was finally installed. i cant close the sliding doors properly after a while - it keeps sliding to open.

3. in all, i spent RM10k on a 5ft sliding door wardrobe and 8ft L-shaped kitchen base. after spending so much time on the design and seeing that i spent so little, they seemed to have lost interest in me. i went back to do my living room cabinets and bedroom drawers, but they dont return my calls anymore even after several reminders...

i hope someone from signature kitchens is going to read this

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm surprised that a big company like Signature Kitchen would treat their existing customer that way. You should complain to the group MD or something.

PJS
21-11-2006, 09:14 AM
Has anyone here have experience with SCI Kitchen? Was looking around yesterday but it was closed. Is price affordable and workmanship good? Thanks

I posted this info before, they cld be closed on Sunday, call their number lah.

"I used SCI located at USJ9 Business Centre (the row behind OCBC facing houses) for my kitchen and wardrobe about 6 yrs ago and everything is still in good condition until today. Very reasonable prices also. SCI Cabinet Industry Sdn Bhd. No 11-2, Jalan USJ 9/5M, Subang Business Centre, Subang Jaya, 47620, Selangor. t: 03-8024 2424."

nurulmy
21-11-2006, 11:00 AM
Hi All...

Anybody can recommend me a good deal for built in hood hob and oven package?? What brands are good and long lasting but not so expensive (within 3K budget)

Sorry Denver post a non-related reply but my post not so laku la :eek: !

twohands
21-11-2006, 01:39 PM
Has anyone here have experience with SCI Kitchen? Was looking around yesterday but it was closed. Is price affordable and workmanship good? Thanks


I also used SCI for my kitchen cabinets and wardrobe. they are pretty reasonable and does quite a good job.

will pm you the person's h/p number.

Sato
21-11-2006, 01:46 PM
what about doors nobody interested to change house door for new year celebration ka? :D Can pm me for the contact too! :D

GreyShadow
23-11-2006, 10:39 AM
Anyone using Ikea's kitchen cabinet?
we are thinking to using the Ikea's one, seems like their cabinets are quite solid and they offer 10 years warranty too!

Any feedback on Ikea's cabinet would be appreciated. ;)

Sato
23-11-2006, 04:17 PM
Ikea cabinet according to my mother in law word "can u please buy something tat can last rather than look good?" :p

vkmal
13-04-2007, 03:02 PM
I also used SCI for my kitchen cabinets and wardrobe. they are pretty reasonable and does quite a good job.

will pm you the person's h/p number.
Hi. I am in real need of a good contractor for my kitchen and wardrobe.

Would appreciate if someone can recommend a reliable and reasonably priced contractor?


Thanks.

GreyShadow
13-04-2007, 05:48 PM
Avoid Rowenta Kitchen at SS16, across the Police station
now really regretted getting my kitchen cabinet from them... wasted so much of my time and energy. Really want to vomit blood when dealing with them

tokkok
13-04-2007, 10:48 PM
Avoid Rowenta Kitchen at SS16, across the Police station now really regretted getting my kitchen cabinet from them... wasted so much of my time and energy. Really want to vomit blood when dealing with them

can elaborate more? how's the built quality?

i went to the ss16 store and after a few sessions and rough quote ~ RM6,500, i hv some bad feelings abt them and decided not to pursue (the lady still waiting for my deposit :) ).

then found they advertise 50% off for nyatoh - so i went to the same company in 1U Jusco Home Center. same floor plan, same material - they quote me ~ RM14,000 x 0.5 = RM7,000 <-- offer price!!

finally went to SCI and paid deposit. this weekend finalising the details.

CS Chua
15-04-2007, 08:14 AM
I used SCI 7 years ago and they were good. My cabinet doors are still holding up.

SookYee
31-07-2007, 07:47 PM
Anyone used Formula kitchen at Jalan Subang 4 yet?

canelle
01-08-2007, 03:11 PM
Hi. I am in real need of a good contractor for my kitchen and wardrobe.

Would appreciate if someone can recommend a reliable and reasonably priced contractor?


Thanks.


My house was done by the contractor last year for kitchen cabinet, wardrobe, and renovation. His job is good, and he'll give many ideas for the design, while price is reasonable coz he has own factory to do kitchen cabinet, wardrobe stuff. anyone interested pls pm me for his no.

regines
01-08-2007, 04:30 PM
My house was done by the contractor last year for kitchen cabinet, wardrobe, and renovation. His job is good, and he'll give many ideas for the design, while price is reasonable coz he has own factory to do kitchen cabinet, wardrobe stuff. anyone interested pls pm me for his no.

gimme his contact + co name pls...i wan to renovate my kitchen

dt buy from those company dat had closed down the showroom diam diam like hosana in ss18 coz slowly they will close their branches one by one and dissapear !! those showroom just do nice nice then take ur deposit and bye bye !!!


just like "sohon hair care centre" !! now got to go tribunal and claim back $ pulak !! can get back our $ or not, also dt know yet !! huh...

SookYee
07-08-2007, 08:58 AM
after going a pretty full circle, looks like we'll be settling for SCI - the semangkok solid wood borders and semangkok ply for the middle portion. We hope to book this weekend but just before that, should i be weary of anything about SCI - i've read good posts on them thus far. Any negative feedback though?

avusblue
07-08-2007, 10:17 PM
Anyone using Ikea's kitchen cabinet?
we are thinking to using the Ikea's one, seems like their cabinets are quite solid and they offer 10 years warranty too!

Any feedback on Ikea's cabinet would be appreciated. ;)

I installed IKEA cabinets in my kitchen .. and in one word - AMAZING. Very happy with the quality, results, and price. Contrary to the other crap that Ikea sells, their kitchen system is very very solid. Check out this website for more opinions on it: www.ikeafans.com. After using it for over 6 months now, this is my conclusion, we'll start with the bad first:

Cons:
1. Limited color selection. Different color may increase the price up to 2x.
2. Installation by Ikea contractor sucks. Friend had his installed by them, things not aligned, excessive gaps covered with caulk/silicone, just quite bad installation workmanship.
3. Fixed cabinet sizes, meaning if u have a remaining space to a wall, no cabinets might fit in that space.


Pros:
1. The biggest selling point for me was the BLUM hardware - hinges and drawer systems with soft close. All made in Austria, and sold for many times more at upmarket kitchen outfitters. The hinges come in Ikea packaging, but clearly marked BLUM on it. No normal kitchen installer would use Blum unless you specifically ask for it, and expect to pay much more for it, especially the drawers. Hinges and drawers (and countertops) bear the most wear on any kitchen system, so this is a big plus. And the 10 year warranty is good too.
2. Carcass/base unit material is as good as any u can find in the market, though its not waterproof. Conventional wisdom would state that you wipe up any water that gets on wood or wood products - and your wood would probably last a good long time. It is very well engineered though.
3. Engineered to work as a system. Very solid when correctly installed.
4. Modern design and works with a variety of other modern designed Ikea products.
5. Modular system allows you to add pieces as you go, or even change all the doors/color in the future. Removing a door takes less than 5 seconds without any tools.
6. When installed correctly, it is gap free, meaning cockroaches and lizards can't get in.


Pricing:
I paid RM6k for all my pieces from Ikea (installation done by myself). I have 3 wide metal drawers, 1 high pull out pantry, 1 low pull out pantry, built-in oven & microwave(purchased separately), and a bunch of metal baskets. Comparison:
a. Signature Kitchen - RM18k - same metal drawers, good hinges. Includes comparable pantry but no metal baskets.
b. No-Name Shop - RM 11k - no metal drawers, china hinges, no pantry, no baskets. Just base cabinets with shelves.
c. Another No-Name Shop - RM 8k - no metal drawers, china hinges, no pantry, no baskets. Just base cabinets with shelves.

So all in all, I think it was really value for money. But I would only recommend it to people who will install it themselves. It took me 2-3 hours per day, maybe 6 days a week, for 5 weeks to finish it up. This includes cutting the countertop for sink and hob installation. Included also is engineering for a modified base to support the weight of my Granite Countertop on my island, sink & electrical work in my island, and preparing the plywood subbase for the granite top. And this was a one-man job without any helpers. By the way, I do NOT install kitchen cabinets for a living, nor am I a carpenter, and this is the 1st kitchen i've installed .. haha.

SookYee
09-08-2007, 03:20 PM
Hi - think we've settled for SCI for the kitchen cabinets and thinking of Inoz for the granite top - any advice before we dive in?

maymay_my
19-10-2007, 03:24 PM
ok i see what i can do.
u mean hanging kitchen cabinet itself cost u so much????
:confused:

maymay_my
19-10-2007, 03:35 PM
ok i see what i can do.
maybe i can help u..my friend house kitchen cabinet 20ft(Hanging unit) very big L shape and the corner unit was great. More than 1/2 the length above 4ft height..Design seems to be nice.Semangkok materials. Cost only 4k plus.

chanseng738
21-10-2007, 09:55 PM
Hi maymay,

do you have any picture of your fren kitchen cabinet? And any contact number for the supplier?

Scorpio 6
21-09-2008, 02:46 PM
Hi - think we've settled for SCI for the kitchen cabinets and thinking of Inoz for the granite top - any advice before we dive in?
I use to have my kitchen from SCI but after 1 year plus my cabinet start to warpdue to miosture. I went back to them and tell them how come like that since i hardly use and claim by them saying that the chipboard that they use is water resistent board. After much arguement i decided to replace them with another company. When they dismantle they told me is not water resistence board. I know i got cheated by SCI. So i replace it with water resistence board and until now i very happy with it after 4 years plus. Although SCI price is cheap but good things never comes cheap. I have learn my lesson now :( :(

rebling
22-09-2008, 04:32 PM
1) I use Fortile Hood D5BH 3Z, Rinnai Hob RGHIII (2 burners), Fagor Oven with 8 functions.

Heard from most ppl that it is the best combination but might be slighly pricy. I bought my set all 3 at RM3580.

2) I settle my kitchen cabinet with De Knows and RM9785 (L shape 8 feet by 10 feet) with 2 tall units (1 tall unit with build in oven, microwave and another tall unit with 5 pull out trays), solid surface 32mm, White Acrylic doors.

Wan Wan
22-09-2008, 07:45 PM
1) I use Fortile Hood D5BH 3Z, Rinnai Hob RGHIII (2 burners), Fagor Oven with 8 functions.

Heard from most ppl that it is the best combination but might be slighly pricy. I bought my set all 3 at RM3580.

2) I settle my kitchen cabinet with De Knows and RM9785 (L shape 8 feet by 10 feet) with 2 tall units (1 tall unit with build in oven, microwave and another tall unit with 5 pull out trays), solid surface 32mm, White Acrylic doors.And when was this?

rebling
24-09-2008, 09:00 PM
And when was this?

i bought the hob, hood and oven end of August 08.

The kitchen cabinet confirm in July 08 and shall be install once hse renovated.

regines
24-09-2008, 09:33 PM
dt ever use granite kitchen top !! it will stain....ouchhh




Hi - think we've settled for SCI for the kitchen cabinets and thinking of Inoz for the granite top - any advice before we dive in?

regines
24-09-2008, 09:37 PM
which kitchen showroom u bought from yea ??



i bought the hob, hood and oven end of August 08.

The kitchen cabinet confirm in July 08 and shall be install once hse renovated.

rebling
26-09-2008, 09:29 PM
hood, hob & oven from JF (USJ 9) next to Alliance Bank.

Bareno 2036F model sink at RM380.

2) Kitchen cabinet is from my relative recommendation as I seen the work and look nice. So I call up the person and he is very friendly and efficient and consider the price ok, so I confirmed with him. 8 x 10 feet (L shape), solid surface, 5 units of pull out basket, 4 big drawers.

cherisse
08-04-2009, 01:53 PM
I've got a very good deal on kitchen cabinet. Just confirm last two days. My kitchen is also L-shape. Price is around 2,400. Using Melamine, Glass, and aluminium side. Very very good deal as i have been searching around.And this fella is my friend's contractor. I have seen their sample as well

LMei
09-04-2009, 05:42 PM
I've got a very good deal on kitchen cabinet. Just confirm last two days. My kitchen is also L-shape. Price is around 2,400. Using Melamine, Glass, and aluminium side. Very very good deal as i have been searching around.And this fella is my friend's contractor. I have seen their sample as well
Can you PM me the contact?

Alya
10-04-2009, 10:39 AM
cherisse

can you give me the contact as well? tks

sblsbl
19-04-2009, 12:22 AM
hi, can give me the contact too?? very urgent...

besitai2007
19-04-2009, 11:39 AM
I had my e-Tiara kitchen cupboard made by a shop in Taipan - same row as AmBank. The lady has since stopped her business and it has since been taken over by someone. My main grouse is the wood panel she used. It was some kind of chip board which warped after 5 months! The side of my two cupboards looked as if some unseen hand tore them out! I could not ask her to redo the defect as she had stopped her business. Had to pay someone to repair the damage. So, beware of the wood panels they use. It will be your luck if they are going out of business later.

bslee
19-04-2009, 11:50 AM
Frankly lah, I've much reservation for local manufactured wood particle board or laminated boards. THEY DON'T LAST!. Most people cannot tell the quality of chipboard being used. From past obsevation, its lifetime is likely 5years more or less.
Sorry state for local produce, still not up to mark, cheap, nasty and only good profit for the installers. Doors falling off its fasteners is a common problem Nice to see on the outside but don't last.

cherisse
27-04-2009, 03:26 PM
Sorry reply late. The contact is 0123227763 Mr.Poon from Carolla kitchen. Just tell him Miss Ding from USJ 3 introduce

weiz
11-11-2010, 06:28 PM
My house was done by the contractor last year for kitchen cabinet, wardrobe, and renovation. His job is good, and he'll give many ideas for the design, while price is reasonable coz he has own factory to do kitchen cabinet, wardrobe stuff. anyone interested pls pm me for his no.

hi there canelle

can ya pm me your contractor contact# ?
thanks !

weiz
11-11-2010, 06:41 PM
I've got a very good deal on kitchen cabinet. Just confirm last two days. My kitchen is also L-shape. Price is around 2,400. Using Melamine, Glass, and aluminium side. Very very good deal as i have been searching around.And this fella is my friend's contractor. I have seen their sample as well


hi there cherisse

can ya pm me your contractor's contact/ details/ portfolio, as per above ?
thanks !

weiz
11-11-2010, 06:44 PM
This is really a very very big rip-off. next time if u wanna do something in this nature u can pm me, i personally know someone very good in doing kitchen cabinet/wardrobe thing although not branded but the material use is good and affordable and no gimmick like most unethical businessman. :)

btw i tought u are suppose to get the quote and design 1st according to your room condition and size before they install the wardrobe?


hi there Sato

can ya pm me your contractor's contact/ details/ portfolio, as per above ?
thanks !

weiz
27-11-2010, 12:11 AM
This is really a very very big rip-off. next time if u wanna do something in this nature u can pm me, i personally know someone very good in doing kitchen cabinet/wardrobe thing although not branded but the material use is good and affordable and no gimmick like most unethical businessman. :)

btw i tought u are suppose to get the quote and design 1st according to your room condition and size before they install the wardrobe?


hi there, may i hv the contact of your contractor that did your kitchen and wardrobe?

thanks
wei wei

weiz
27-11-2010, 12:13 AM
I've got a very good deal on kitchen cabinet. Just confirm last two days. My kitchen is also L-shape. Price is around 2,400. Using Melamine, Glass, and aluminium side. Very very good deal as i have been searching around.And this fella is my friend's contractor. I have seen their sample as well


hi there Cherisse,

Can you PM me the contact? also
thanks!

REEN YONG
23-12-2010, 07:01 PM
HI, I am new in this forum. I am about to renovate my kitchen. Do anybody heard about this company Unity Design in Kajang? I heard a lot of good commend on their workmanship and design. Anyone use them before :confused: