CAN I MOVE MY GRILLO KITCHEN?
Short answer: Technically, a Grillo outdoor kitchen is freestanding so it could be moved. However, there are a number of reasons why you might not want to.
How far are you moving it?
An outdoor kitchen is like an indoor kitchen – once it’s in place, you don’t move it. And if you do, just like Humpty Dumpty, it’s unlikely to go together quite as well as it did before. If you are just shuffling the kitchen along a few inches, this is more likely to be possible, although you should carefully check the points below. If you are moving the kitchen somewhere else on your property or to another property, you are much more likely to encounter problems.
Are you moving house?
No one considers taking their indoor kitchen when they move house; an outdoor kitchen is no different. Not only will it add value to the property you are selling, it is likely that you will need a new kitchen at your new property, where your patio and requirements are likely to be different. Leave the old kitchen to your buyer – they will love it and you’ll get a brand new kitchen.
Cabinets must be moved individually
Usually, the Grillo kitchen cabinets are fixed together by our installation team. These fixings would need to be removed if you wanted to move the kitchen.
Moving may damage the kitchen
The porcelain worktops are usually glued in place upon installation. Lifting or sliding the cabinets after installation can cause chipping of the corners of porcelain worktops. Sliding the cabinets may bend or snap the cabinet feet.
Will cabinets slide on my patio?
On smooth porcelain or polished stone you may be able to slide the cabinets. However, we would advise against it: Even on a smooth surface the cabinet feet may leave permanent marks, scratches, or cracks. They are not designed to cope with significant lateral forces and may fail, especially on rougher surfaces or if they catch on a slight step between tiles.
Can I lift the cabinets?
The kitchen cabinets are very heavy. An empty shelf unit with no feature wall will weigh around 120kg, and a gas barbeque unit with feature wall will weigh in excess of 180kg. Our fitters have specialist equipment and training in handling such heavy items. We suggest you don’t try!
The cabinets may not re-align correctly
Our fitters adjust each cabinet individually to ensure they are all aligned properly before connecting. Therefore your kitchen may not realign correctly after moving, especially on uneven surfaces.
Will moving the kitchen affect my warranty?
Potentially, yes. Our warranty only covers kitchens that have been installed by our professional installation teams. Therefore any damage caused during or as a result of the move and subsequent reinstallation will not be covered by the warranty.