Of course the amount you spend on your new kitchen can depend on the size and the quality of your new units and appliances. What design do you like or do you need help in choosing the right design for the size of your kitchen? If you need help take a look at our KITCHEN DESIGN IDEAS. Here we take a look at the elements of building a new kitchen that you need to consider when creating a budget from the start.
As one of the main rooms in the house, a kitchen can really influence someone’s decision when buying a property. Installing a new kitchen can add real value to your home. Therefore, even though it is a large investment it could pay you back well into the future as well as giving you many years of joy & trouble free usage.
Kitchen Installation & Re-wiring costs
Installing electrics and ‘Part P’ compliance upgrades can vary in cost because of a large number of factors involved. Installation costs can, therefore, vary between £300 and £1000. Re-wiring on it’s own can cost any where between £100 and £1000 depending on the number of changes that need to be made. If you need to re-wire your circuit so that the installation is protected by the trip switch or RCD (residual current device), which building regulations say it must do, then you can expect to pay more.
Kitchen Fitting costs
When planing a new kitchen the Academy team will help and advise you on the following costs;
- Plumbing / Gas
- Floor laying
- Splash Backs
- Minor building works (such as a wall removal)
- Rubbish collection / Disposal
When choosing your appliances it is important to select ones with all the features you need, whist also considering their quality, look and performance. On average if you are buying a full range of new appliances expect to pay upwards of £2000. If you need advice the Academy team are always happy to help.
Appliances that you may need to budget for are:
- Oven / Range cooker
- Hood / Extractor
- Fridge / Freezer
- Sink and Tap
- Washing Machine / Tumble Dryer
Other appliances which you may like to have are:
- American style cooler fridge-freezer
- Instant boiling hot water tap
- Waste disposal unit
- Water softener
- Coffee machine
- Wine cooler
It seems obvious, but in your planning stage make sure you have enough room for the appliances you want and prioritise them should you not have enough space.
Kitchen worktops can vary in price hugely depending on the material you choose. Remember that your worktops and cabinets are going to be the showstoppers of your kitchen. They need to be hard wearing and resistant to water, heat and heavy usage. The most popular materials are laminate, wood, granite, quartz, marble, Corian and stainless steel. Granite costs from £200 per sq m compared to laminate which can cost as little as £50 per sq m. Stainless steel costs approx £250 per sq m,marble, quartz or a composite stone can cost £350 per sq m and wood can very depending on what type of timber you use.
Kitchen Units & Flooring
These are two of your biggest expenses and very dependent on the quality of the units and flooring that you choose. Installing a sink and base unit, one double base unit, 3 single base units, 4 wall units, 6 drawers,housing for a dishwasher and washing machine (unless you have a separate utility room) can cost anywhere between £5000 and up to £20,000 if you are looking to install something bespoke or custom made.
Flooring costs can vary dramatically from vinyl tiles -which can cost as little as £250 per room - to tiles, solid stone or timber for that natural, stylish look.
As you can see there are many factors to take into consideration when planning a new kitchen and budgeting for it. On average, we estimate that when you are looking to install a new kitchen you should work from a budget of at least £8000 and this will ensure you have a fantastic new kitchen that you can enjoy and be proud of.
How much does a new fitted kitchen cost? Price Guide
|KITCHEN CONVERSIONS||WORK DETAILS||EXAMPLE FITTED PRICES|
|Laminate Worktops||Replacements||from £50 - 100 m2|
|Granite Worktops||With New Kitchens||from £200 - 250 m2|
|Basic Kitchen||Supply Only Not Fitted||from £891+|
|New Fitted Kitchen||New||from £5,000 - 8,000+|
|Traditional Bespoke Kitchen||Full||from £10,000+|
|Shaker Kitchen||Without Appliances or Fitting||from £1,059+|
|Modern Kitchen||Average room||from £1,647+|
|Handleless Kitchen||Average room||from £913+|
- NB:These kitchen prices are just a guide, actual costs will vary depending on the size, options and design features chosen.