Here at North East Interiors, we’re often asked: “how much will it cost to get my kitchen done?” So we’ve decided to share our thoughts on how much a new kitchen will cost you, the factors to consider when setting your budget, and some cost saving tips to get your ideal kitchen for less.
Average price ranges
Kitchen costs can vary considerably, depending on factors such as the size of your room, the layout, your ideal style, must-have appliances and so on.
But to give you an initial ballpark figure, we would estimate the below based on projects we’ve worked on over the years:
For a smaller room with high quality kitchen units, laminate worktops and appliances including fitting - around £8,000 - £12,000
For a medium sized room with high quality kitchen units, laminate worktops and appliances including fitting - around £12,000 - £18,000
For an all singing, all dancing kitchen with integrated Neff appliances, additional extras, top of the range worktops, and so on - £18,000 - £25,000
It’s important to note that these are just average prices, and it may be lower for you. So how do you figure out how much your new kitchen would cost?
Where to start...
First and foremost, you need to get your layout right. That way, we can understand what is needed, discuss options that are available to you, and ultimately give you a more accurate estimated cost.
As we said, costs will vary for every kitchen, but focusing on the layout first gives us the perfect starting point that we can build from.
We offer a free design and quotation service, that will help you get that accurate cost. We can come to your home to measure, review the space, and obtain your initial outline wish list. We can then provide you with a 3D layout of your new kitchen, we then fine-tune this layout before moving onto the fun part - developing the colours and products to suit your taste and your budget.
What do you want to get out of your kitchen?
There are so many options available when deciding what to put into your kitchen, and it can be a little overwhelming for some of our customers. So we always tell them to go back to the basics and answer a few fundamental questions:
What do you want to get out of your kitchen?
How do you envision using the space?
What are the 3 most important things you’d like to see in your new kitchen?
This will help you narrow down your ideas, and not get carried away (and put your budget up in the process!). A common example we see is people saying they need a boiling tap in their new kitchen. But when we ask them how often they boil their kettle, it’s often just once or twice a day. Is it worth the extra cost? Maybe not, if you’re trying to bring the price down.
The fundamental part of the process of costing your new kitchen is finding out what is most important to you and your family, and prioritising this. This means that striking that perfect balance of having exciting features and appliances you’ve always dreamed about, at a price you’re comfortable with, becomes much easier.
How can you bring the costs down?
The best way to cut the costs of your new kitchen is to decide if you actually need to re-do the entire space, or if you can modify and upgrade certain elements.
For example, if you’re happy with your units and the layout of your kitchen, you can work on things like your worktops, back panels, sink and tap, or appliances, instead of going all out and completely redoing the whole space.
We are working with a couple just now whose kitchen was originally installed by us around 12 years ago, and they want to freshen it up and restyle it slightly. They’ve decided to change their hob, sink and tap, and have new worktops and back panels put in, which will cost significantly less that renovating the entire space. It’s going to cost them just under £5,000.
The key takeaway here is that it doesn’t need to be all or nothing when it comes to revamping your kitchen.
Come in and visit our showroom to get a feel for the options available, and the price ranges too. We’ll be very honest with you, and our goal is always to help our customers create their dream kitchen within their budget.
It can often cost more and take longer if you decide to get your kitchen installed separately from the supplier. We’d recommend choosing a local supplier in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire that can do this for you too, and manage the project from start to finish. It will also give you peace of mind and be programmed to a set start date and timescale.
Integrating your appliances will cost more, so perhaps this could be something you could skip if you’re trying to save money.
Don’t forget about flooring when budgeting for your new kitchen. We see people ploughing on and creating their budget, and completely missing this out. Flooring is a very important element, and not something you should forget!
If any friends or family members have got a new kitchen recently, ask their opinions on the appliances, accessories and features they chose. Would they recommend them? Do they use them as much as they thought they would? This will help you narrow down your choices.
If you still have questions around the costs of a new kitchen, we’d be happy to help. You can either email firstname.lastname@example.org , call 01224 820822, or pop into our showroom in Bridge of Don.