It might be a kitchen you have inherited through a move and the layout is all wrong, or one that is starting to look tired from years of use. Whatever it is, the frustration of having a kitchen you don’t love can become overwhelming.
So, maybe it’s time to replace it with something that you do love…
But how much will a new kitchen cost?
Usually kitchens are somewhere between £5000 and £20,000, however it’s almost impossible to give you a price for your brand new kitchen as there are so many different factors that can affect the price.
What we certainly can do is help you to understand what these factors that affect the cost are so that you can start planning a realistic budget.
So, in this blog we’ll be exploring what factors affect the price of a kitchen installation.
What factors affect the cost of a kitchen?
There are loads of little things that you can choose between that will affect the budget of your kitchen. Some of the things that you will need to consider when it comes to cost are:
- The size of your kitchen
- Who installs your kitchen
- Whether you need to reconfigure your kitchen
- What type of kitchen do you want to install?
- The kitchen appliances that you would like to install
1. The size of your kitchen
Got a tiny little internal kitchen, or a massive family space meant for cooking and socialising?
The size of your kitchen is going to have a big impact when it comes to the overall cost of your kitchen.
Generally speaking, the larger the kitchen, the higher the price tag will be.
Not only will you have to pay for more materials, but it will also take longer to complete the installation, which will cost more for labour.
2. Who installs your kitchen
The team that installs your kitchen is not only going to have a massive impact on the quality, but also on the price.
Highly skilled kitchen installers will cost more. They will work efficiently, and produce the project to a high standard. They may also help with the overall project management, to ensure that the entire process runs smoothly and on time.
In comparison, low cost installers are low cost for a reason. Not only will they use inferior quality materials, but they will likely produce a lower quality kitchen.
As something that is used at least daily, you want to ensure that your kitchen is well constructed to a high standard, and some it’s definitely a factor that you want to make sure that you get correct.
You can read more here about why we recommend having your kitchen professionally fitted.
3. Do you need to reconfigure your kitchen?
When you are redesigning it can seem like the easiest option to just leave things as they are.
However, before you start designing your kitchen it’s worth thinking about whether or not everything is laid out as you would like it to be.
What do you want to use your kitchen for?
Do you entertain a lot?
Do you want an island?
Do you bake, and need flat surfaces?
Once you know what you need, you can decide whether the configuration will stay the same, or whether you need to move some things around.
Moving things around might make things a little more expensive, especially if electrical outlets and water pipes need to be moved around. So that’s something to consider.
However, we’d always recommend that it’s worth moving things now, while you are re-doing it, rather than spend more money redesigning something that you are not happy with.
4. What type of kitchen do you want to install?
There are loads of elements that make up your kitchen that can impact the price of your kitchen. Some of them are big things, while the others are little micro elements that make the kitchen really yours.
Some of the things that you will need to think about that will change the price:
All of these elements are really important to the overall look and finish of your kitchen. However, they all come in a range of different pricing options. So it’s usually possible to find something that you like, and that is within your budget.
5. What kitchen appliances do you want to install?
If you are going to replace the kitchen appliances in your kitchen, then this is going to impact the price of your kitchen massively.
Fridges, ovens, hobs, dishwashers, microwaves. The price variance between different brands and models can be huge.
We’re big fans of buying quality appliances, especially when it comes to kitchen appliances, as the chances are they will be used at least daily (if not more).
You know what they say: “buy cheap, buy twice”.
And so while saving money on appliances might save you money in the short run, it’s worth getting something quality, with a good warranty to ensure you won’t be shelling out again in the short-term.
How to redesign a kitchen on a budget?
If you are looking at this budget and thinking that it’s a little much then don’t worry.
Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment and one that could last you years and years.
However, another option would be to replace sections of the kitchen in order to give the kitchen a new lease of life at a fraction of the cost.
Of course, this would depend on the current condition of your kitchen, and assumes that everything is staying in the same place. But if the quality isn’t too bad, you could replace certain elements such as the flooring, worktops, or splashbacks. This will give you a whole new look at a fraction of the cost.
Ready to build your dream kitchen?
There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to redesigning, and installing a kitchen. When you are in the planning stages, you should consider these, to ensure that you are approaching the project with a reasonable and realistic budget.
But don’t worry there are loads of ways that we can help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams, while working within a budget.
If you are interested in installing a kitchen and would like to speak to a professional, then get in touch, and we’d be happy to help you.