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AD. If you’re upgrading your kitchen, you might be wondering what to do with the current one. Should you just chuck it into the skip? Should you try and *flog the best parts on eBay? Or should you just save money by making do with what you have?
If your kitchen is functional, why not try selling it? You’ll be able to get back some of the costs of the new one, whilst being safe in the knowledge that your old kitchen is going to a new home.
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How to sell your old kitchen – in full
If you have decided to sell your old kitchen, and you don’t want to have the hassle of selling it yourself on eBay, you should consider using the services of a kitchen re-sale company, such as the Used Kitchen Exchange. They will handle every aspect of the sale from listing the kitchen on their website to optional professional removal.
Selling your kitchen on Used Kitchen Exchange starts with a free visit from a professional photographer, to take photos of your kitchen and make it look amazing. The kitchen is then advertised for free, and in the unlikely event that it doesn’t sell (Used Kitchen Exchange sells 99% of the kitchens they list), you won’t have to pay a fee.
Once your kitchen has been sold, 70% of the net sales value goes to you. Storage is available if required, in the event that you need your kitchen to be removed before the buyer can take delivery of it. If you want to see how much you can get for your kitchen, visit the Used Kitchen Exchange website for a free valuation.
What to do if your kitchen is damaged
If your kitchen is damaged and you are unable to sell all of it, instead of letting it all go to landfill, you should take a step back and see what can be done. For instance, you could sell the doors from your cupboards if the cupboards themselves are damaged.
You can sell your appliances on eBay or Gumtree. If your worktops are looking a bit tired, why not look into Freecycle? That way, they will go to someone who really needs the units.
A guide to how to sell your old kitchen yourself:
If you do decide to sell your old kitchen online by yourself, here are some handy top tips:
- If you are selling appliances, try to go into as much detail as possible by including the model number, settings and modes.
- Take your photos in a brightly lit room with lots of different angles. Show any damage up close and be sure to include it in the item description.
- Always include precise measurements so that the buyer can check the items will fit in the space they have.
- Always respond quickly to any questions a potential buyer has.
- You could inspire people to buy your kitchen by offering advice on upcycling it. If your kitchen is made of wood, let the customers know which type of wood and whether it can be painted a different colour!