Cheapest way to fit a kitchen

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Cheapest way to fit a kitchen

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Hi I’ve just got a new van and it needs the kitchen put in what is the cheapest way to get a sink and hob installed without paying top dollar for these typical glass covered units as i am on a very tight budget. Please feel free to post any links to webpages that could provide me with useful alternatives unless in people’s opinions it’s easiest to just pay out for the expensive sinks and hobs.

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how handy are you?  Buy a knackered/damaged caravan and do a salvage job>?
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https://www.aldi.co.uk/camping-kitchen- ... lsrc=aw.ds

^^ Stick a portable gas stove on it. Don’t cook on it though you’ll ruin your headliner! ;)

Full install; the sink, it’ll need water feed and waste, so that’s the cupboard space gone, not to mention the gas bottle; then the electric feed to work the tap of course; or just brush your teeth outside and carry a 5 litre water supply for your tea in the morning. Bit cynical, but I’ve never yet found the need to carry a kitchen around.

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^^ Not a 5 minute install

The combined sink/gas hob thing? is the expensive bit, not the unit it goes in, so I’d just buy one that’s been professionally built, you’re not going to make any real savings by building a unit and it’ll probably look a bit naff.

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I had a tool chest in mine many moons ago, sprayed it to match the van. I added a Reimo table rail to it. It was ok, until I got fed up with the ‘stuff’ rattling around in it. The ball bearing drawers were nice though but they used to fly open until I engineered a fix.
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Cheers, I’ve been looking around and the breakers yards are looking favourite for the hob and sink combination stuff. The thing is I’m looking to use it at uni to go out camping and doing the cliche lads tours and feel I will need some adequate cooking space so I’m not sure whether a portable cooker will cut the mustard when carrying around 4 lads.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123764004365

Get a couple of these, the gas canisters are £1 a pop, but don’t waste your money on building a kitchen for it just yet. Experiment and see how you go. I went camping in the van for years until I settled on what I actually needed & what worked.
You won’t be cooking inside, trust me. A camping table outside and a gas canister job will do; super cheap and it’ll be sufficient for now. Sounds like you’ll need the space for portable seating in the van not kitchens. I get 6 people in mine when the campsite goes dark and everyone’s a bit too cold to be outside. Space is what you want, especially for 4 lads. A cooler and a buddy box for the junk (and to sit on) will do. Chuck the rest of the gear under the back seat (rock and roll) bed. An inside table is useful. The Reimo ones are good or similar. Can fold away when not in use. I’ll leave you to it now, just wanted to share what I’ve learnt over the years but appreciate ‘different strokes for different folks’, here is my set up.

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Right ok sounds like a solid plan. Plus that will allow me to have more storage I guess something that will be at a premium with 4 or more people Inside. Thank you for the advice I will do some more experimenting

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Aldi where selling camping cookers last week or week before - always good value

Or look on gumtree or eBay for used ones
Example: https://www.gumtree.com/p/camping-gear/ ... 1377092485



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https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/folding-ke ... -4124.html

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/accessorie ... -blue.html

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/accessorie ... -grey.html

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313107021434

Fold away stuff is a good space saver and the ceramic plates are very durable and a bit more firm to use instead of plastic. I also bought a pencil case to chuck all the cutlery in.

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