So, how much does a new kitchen cost
Well, the standard industry response is … That depends on what you have.
(Which is not very useful to you, is it!)
So, I think the ideal way of trying to assess “how much does a new kitchen cost” is to look at all the different expenditures involved and then to see how your own personal situation fits into this.
When buying a new Fitted Kitchen, you are paying for four different products and services – which all come with their own price.
- The Furniture (Cabinets, Trims, Handles, Decorative End Panels, etc.)
- Kitchen Appliances (Including Sink and Tap)
- Specialist Worktop (Quartz, Granite, Corian, Porcelain) (Laminate and Solid Wood Worktop costs are normally included in the furniture price)
- Kitchen Fitting (Carpentry, Electrics, Plumbing/Gas, Plastering, Tiling, Rubbish Removal etc.)
Let’s see how these can affect … your price
Read on …
Kitchen Cost Factors …
There are several factors that can affect “how much does a new kitchen cost”
- Door Style – Solid Wood Doors will always be more expensive than MDF Doors (whether Vinyl Wrapped, or Laminated)
- Cabinet Sizes -wide cabinets are far more cost-effective than narrow ones (a 300mm base unit maybe half the size of a 600mm one, but it’s probably 80% of the cost (not half the price)
- Glass Doors – are more expensive than standard ones
- Decent Pull-Out Mechanisms are always going to cost more than standard interior shelves
- Cornice, Light Pelmet, Decorative End Panels are not “required” products and all cost
- Kitchen Appliances
You pay your money and make your choice, although I would advise against buying appliances that have features that you will never use …
- A Built-in Oven could cost £700 or £4,000 (but fish fingers will taste the same coming out of either of them) So unless you are a Gourmet Cook why bother paying for top-end features that you will never use.
- A Dishwasher may have 4 Programs, or 14. (Why pay for 14 programs when you probably only ever use 2 of them!)
- Specialist Worktops
Kitchen Worktop costs vary immensely depending on their material, and the lengths/depths required – here is how they are costed (cheapest first)
- Laminate (Av £400/600 per Kitchen)
- Solid Wood (Av £800 per Kitchen)
- Quartz (Av £3,500/£5,00 per Kitchen)
- Granite (Av £3,500/£5,000 per Kitchen)
- Porcelain (Av £4,500/£6,00 per Kitchen)
- Corian (Av £4,500/£7,000 per Kitchen)
- Kitchen Fitting
Kitchen fitting costs are generally more expensive in the south of the country, compared to the north (isn’t everything!)
What will determine “how much does a new kitchen cost” is the number of services you are going to pay someone to do for you (compared to doing yourself)
Kitchen Fitting Services include:
- Strip Out of the old kitchen, flooring, wall tiles, and Licensed Rubbish Removal
- Gas Works (Must be carried out, and certificated, by a “Gas Safe” registered Fitter)
- Electrics (Must be carried out, and certificated, by a “Part P” qualified Electrician)
- Carpentry (fitting of the “furniture”)
- Plastering (Walls, Ceilings etc.)
- Flooring (Tiles, Vinyl, Wood, Laminate etc)
- Specialist Worktops (will be fitted by their supplier)
- Glass Splashbacks (are normally fitted by their supplier)
So, How Much Does A New Kitchen Cost ???
Well, based upon how just much of the above you need, and assuming you are buying a decent quality kitchen, well-branded appliances, and having it all fitted professionally, you can expect to pay between £11,000 and £18,000 – you get what products/services you pay for!
These costs are broken down like this …
- Average Furniture Price (£2k to £5k)
- Average Appliance Spend (£1.5k to £5K)
- Average Worktop Cost (£600 to £5k)
- Average Fitting Charges (£1.5k to £3k)
So buying the cheapest option on all products/services is likely to put you back about £11k.
Whereas buying the most expensive options in each case is likely to cost about £18k
The actual amount of your new kitchen is totally dependent upon your choices of each of the above products, or services.
- It is possible to plan your new kitchen economically and if you would like to see how too, check out my …. | Kitchen Design Service |
- If you would like to save money when buying your new kitchen appliances, check out my Blog Post … | Cheap Kitchen Appliances |
- Having trouble finding a specialist worktop supplier/fabricator, get in touch and I will pass on the details of decent one local to you … | Contact Me |
- Do not know a decent fitter, or don’t know how to go about finding one? Cast your eyes over this Blog Post … | How much to fit a Kitchen |