Like most renovations, the price of a new kitchen can vary massively depending on a number of factors.
Of course, if you’re thinking about replacing an old, or dated kitchen then it’s likely that one of the first questions you will be asking yourself is: “how much does a new kitchen cost?”
It’s a natural question, and not necessarily one with a straightforward answer.
But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t give you some guidelines so that you can start to develop a rough budget for your home renovations.
So, in this blog, we’ll explore the cost of a new kitchen installation, plus what different factors will affect the cost.
What is the cost to renovate a kitchen?
This question really should be …” How long is a piece of string?”
As you have probably already guessed, there is no set price to fit a new kitchen, as everyone’s ideal kitchen and starting point looks completely different from each other. And as with any building or interiors work, the price range can range massively.
Maybe you want to go the whole hog and completely rip your existing kitchen, rearrange the layout, install brand new appliances and replace the countertops and cabinets.
Alternatively, you might just want a light freshen up of your existing kitchen and update it with a quick paint job and some new cupboards.
Inevitably, the price of these two projects is going to vary dramatically, however, we know it’s important to get a ballpark figure so that you can plan a realistic budget.
On average, kitchens will cost somewhere between £5000 and £25,000 for materials and installations. However, you could feasibly spend much more on fitting a brand new kitchen, depending on the appliances and finishes that you want.
At the lower end of the pricing budget, you are likely looking at supply only, with no installation, which might be a good option if you have the skills to DIY.
However, kitchens with Millers, are more likely to be in excess of £10,000, as our pricepoint dealing with a good quality rigid built German kitchens is higher than the lower-end UK market.
For example, a kitchen around £10,000-£15,000 will likely be a fitted kitchen with laminate worktops. A similar-sized kitchen with quartz worktops will be more likely to be £20,000-£25,000, depending on appliance specifications.
So, how do you figure out where on this sliding scale your kitchen renovation might fall, so you can clarify your budget?
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What will make your kitchen more expensive?
So, now you know an estimate of how much a new kitchen can cost you, it’s time to understand what elements will make your kitchen more expensive.
There are a few things that you need to consider, that will likely increase the cost of your kitchen:
- Installation team
If you are working to a budget, then it might mean that you have to prioritise some things over others.
Some things are fixed and cannot be changed ie. the size of your kitchen. And so you’ll not be able to compromise on those, but other things can be altered to fit into your budget.
So, let’s look at these in a little more detail….
1. How will logistics affect the cost of your kitchen?
Before we jump to the good part of discussing designs and finishes, it’s important to note that there are logistical aspects that will make your kitchen more or less expensive.
Firstly, the size of your kitchen will affect the price. As with any project the larger the area, the higher the cost of your kitchen. It will be more expensive in every way, as more materials are needed and there will be additional labour costs to cover the installation.
From Millers, a small kitchen will usually range around £10,000 and an average size kitchen will be around £15,000. Again this will depend on the specification and finish.
However, this assumes that you don’t reconfigure the entire layout, and stick to roughly what you have.
If you want to upgrade because the current arrangement of the space isn’t working for you then you might need to rearrange some things. For example, you can add a breakfast bar, more storage space, or more surface area.
Moving things around will usually increase the price, as you’ll likely have to move around pipes and sockets etc.
2. How will the installation team affect the cost of your kitchen?
Another thing to consider is what installation team you use to fit your kitchen.
It’s a general rule of thumb, and of course, there are exceptions, however, if your installation team is charging pennies there is probably a reason.
More often than not, low cost = low quality, and higher costs = better quality installations.
Remember, your kitchen can last you for years if installed correctly. So, while it might be tempting to skimp on the installation costs, you’ll want a team that are invested and experienced in the design and installation process.
3. How will the design of your kitchen affect the price?
If you’re passionate about interiors then this will easily be the most exciting part of the process for you. However, it can quickly add large amounts onto your total cost depending on what you go for.
You’ll need to pick out a range of design elements and finishing touches including hardware, cabinets, sink, flooring, splashbacks and countertops.
In addition, you’ve got the appliances to consider. Appliances are expensive and if you’re upgrading them as part of your kitchen renovation then this can add on thousands to your total spend.
But, it’s really important to buy good quality, efficient and reliable appliances which will last and save you money in the long term.
The good news is that there is such a variety of options at all price points you’ll usually be able to find something that suits your style, within your budget.
If you need to save money there is also the possibility of doing some DIY eg. repainting your old cabinets and replacing the handles yourself.
Ready to get a new kitchen installation?
Of course, we can never give an exact cost, not until we’ve spoken to you to get an idea of what exactly you want your kitchen to look like.
However, this should help you with a ballpark figure, and help you understand the different factors that may increase or decrease the price of your kitchen installation.
If you’d like to speak to an expert, to help you design and price your brand new kitchen, then you can book in for a free consultation here.
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