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This may not fit into the DIY forum but figured folks on here would maybe have some good suggestions.  House is mostly finished and we are cooking in a makeshift sort of kitchen, it works but looking for a kitchen you enjoy cooking in. We saved this last to finish because we wanted to do it right.  Looked at the HomePro and a few other places and just seemed expensive for the quality you were getting. Went to Ikea and laid out a kitchen and again for the money the quality was not there IMO.   Money is not the issue, its finding someone who knows how to help us layout and build the kitchen we want. Tried finding someone around local to do but no luck.  We have been looking for someone/company/contractor to come in and help us design and build our kitchen to no avail.  We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and enjoy it. Live in Saraburi province about 45 kilometers northeast of Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. 

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I used Kvik Kitchens from Bangkok. Their prices were quite good compared with other Thai companies and their service was great at all stages - they even fitted and fully connected a sink that I didn't

I bought doors and drawers from Global House, and build a kitchen with q-con block. No termites  

Yes I also have an outdoor kitchen, just in case I would get a wife. Not use yet  

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Just now, Kwasaki said:

There's some nice modern looking stuff in Global House.

Been to Global House, closest to us in Buriram about 2.5 hours away.  Some nice stuff but most similar to HomePro and Thai Watsadu.  

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Can't recommend anybody but if you provide the dimensions I can suggest where everything should go. As for cabinets you should look for a builder and do it out of concrete for the lower cabinets with the Plastic insert doors and drawers. The upper cabinets get standard cabinets.

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31 minutes ago, beachproperty said:

Can't recommend anybody but if you provide the dimensions I can suggest where everything should go. As for cabinets you should look for a builder and do it out of concrete for the lower cabinets with the Plastic insert doors and drawers. The upper cabinets get standard cabinets.

Much appreciated for the offer of assistance!  I may take you up on it. 

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10 minutes ago, KhaoYai said:

I used Kvik Kitchens from Bangkok. Their prices were quite good compared with other Thai companies and their service was great at all stages - they even fitted and fully connected a sink that I didn't buy from them and didn't ask them to fit. There are several stores throughout Thailand - I used the Thonglor branch. They offer a full design and fit service and were happy to fit the kitchen at my home in Khao Yai/Pak Chong.

 

https://www.kvik.co.th/

 

 

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Will take a look at them, appreciate the assist.

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6 minutes ago, Susco said:

I bought doors and drawers from Global House, and build a kitchen with q-con block. No termites

 

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Beautiful kitchen.  Did you put hot water for your dish sink?  If so what type of unit did you use to heat water?

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4 minutes ago, Saraburi121 said:

Beautiful kitchen.  Did you put hot water for your dish sink?  If so what type of unit did you use to heat water?

 

There is a 6000W Mex heater under the sink, but I never use it.

 

I have a well with in-ground water tank, and the water is never cold.

 

I also think it's the dishwashing soap that kills the bacteria, and not the hot water

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Since you have apparently already built without kitchen design, you might be limited.  As another poster said, if you provide current layout, you will probably get good ideas.  Like others, I have designed myself and used cabinets from Global and Index to form it out.  If your wife is like mine, you will want another kitchen in a covered area outside the inside kitchen.  😎

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1 hour ago, Susco said:

 

There is a 6000W Mex heater under the sink, but I never use it.

 

I have a well with in-ground water tank, and the water is never cold.

 

I also think it's the dishwashing soap that kills the bacteria, and not the hot water

We have filters on our well water with two above ground tanks on the west side of the house that gets sun.  Most of the time here there are only a few weeks out of the year that it gets dog shivering cold.  Have lived here over two years and never used hot water to wash dishes. Was debating putting in a water heater in the kitchen. 

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5 minutes ago, Saraburi121 said:

We have filters on our well water with two above ground tanks on the west side of the house that gets sun.  Most of the time here there are only a few weeks out of the year that it gets dog shivering cold.  Have lived here over two years and never used hot water to wash dishes. Was debating putting in a water heater in the kitchen. 

 

In my opinion no need for water heater, especially if you have storage tanks.

 

I have 6 heaters here, for kitchen and bathrooms, I have never switched on any of them in the past 8 years lol.

 

In fact, for the past 7 years, I use an outdoor shower 365 days a year

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50 minutes ago, bankruatsteve said:

Since you have apparently already built without kitchen design, you might be limited.  As another poster said, if you provide current layout, you will probably get good ideas.  Like others, I have designed myself and used cabinets from Global and Index to form it out.  If your wife is like mine, you will want another kitchen in a covered area outside the inside kitchen.  😎

When the wife and I met she had the house under roof with no finishing but interior walls so it is kind of a jigsaw puzzle, a very challenging jigsaw puzzle.  We kept the kitchen with no permanent fixtures except basic electrical outlets so we could easily change later.  We built a project every time we came home when we worked away but after we retirement and living here full time here we want to find a permanent solution. My suggestion was as yours, have another kitchen in a covered area outside the kitchen which the original design does not allow. 

 

Need to provide the layout of the kitchen to the folks on here to give a better idea.  Thanks!

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4 minutes ago, Saraburi121 said:

When the wife and I met she had the house under roof with no finishing but interior walls so it is kind of a jigsaw puzzle, a very challenging jigsaw puzzle.  We kept the kitchen with no permanent fixtures except basic electrical outlets so we could easily change later.  We built a project every time we came home when we worked away but after we retirement and living here full time here we want to find a permanent solution. My suggestion was as yours, have another kitchen in a covered area outside the kitchen which the original design does not allow. 

 

Need to provide the layout of the kitchen to the folks on here to give a better idea.  Thanks!

 

You go to HomePro with your floor plan, and they make a design for you, then buy everything where it is cheaper lol

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