If your current kitchen lacks space, doesn’t meet your needs, or looks run-down, a new kitchen can add between 5-10% to the value of your home.
But whether you’re planning a new kitchen or revamping your existing one, a new kitchen can be costly. So, before you get started, you’ll need to know how much it’s going to cost so that you can stay on budget.
From the units to the worktops, from the budget to the bespoke, this article will help you get a better idea of the amount you can expect to pay for your new kitchen.
The Cost of a New Kitchen
Determining the cost of a new kitchen can be difficult because there is often a large variation in costs. The amount you will pay for a new kitchen will depend on a range of factors including:
- Size of kitchen
- Number of units and worktops
- Which materials you use
- Which lighting you choose
- Number and brand of appliances
- Which design style you prefer
- Whether you need an electrician or plumbing
- Whether you need to paint and tile
- Whether you need to change the structural layout
- The amount of labour required to achieve your kitchen
A simple refresh with new units and a splash of paint will cost less than a project requiring structural changes, high-end materials and appliances, and electrical and plumbing work.
Units & Cabinets
The cost of kitchen units will depend on the quality and finish of the material used and how many units and cabinets you need. Naturally, a small kitchen with 8 units and 10㎡ storage will cost less than a large kitchen with 20 units with 30㎡ storage, so take this into consideration when budgeting for your new kitchen.
The cost of kitchen worktops will vary depending on the material you choose and the amount of countertop space you need to cover. Laminate and solid wood tend to be more cost-effective, whereas quartz, marble, and granite are more expensive as they provide a higher-end look and finish.
The cost of appliances will depend on the brand (Neff, AEG, Bosch) and the type, size, make, and model you choose. There is a wide range of appliances you may need, including a fridge-freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, and microwave.
Appliance costs will vary depending on the level of technology they use. For example, a basic fridge will be cheaper than a smart fridge that can display recipes and track use-by-dates amongst a variety of other impressive features.
Electrics & Plumbing
You also need to consider whether you need electrics or plumbing work completed as this will affect cost. Electricians and plumbers may charge by the hour or by the difficulty of the work required – whether you need to replace a dripping tap, install a light, or completely rewire and replumb your kitchen.
The cost of lighting will depend on the type, style, and size you choose. Simple downlights tend to be more affordable, whilst a large statement pendant light will be more expensive. You will most likely need a combination of task, accent, and ambient lighting, so factor this into your budget when determining your kitchen lighting.
Old Kitchen Removal
When considering how much a kitchen will cost, you’ll also need to factor in the cost to remove your old kitchen. You can rip out your kitchen yourself and hire a skip to take the units and worktops to a tip. Alternatively, you can hire a tradesman to strip out your kitchen. Many kitchen fitters include the cost to remove worktops and units in their price quotes too.
Do you need to hire an expert to fit your new kitchen? If so, the cost of your new kitchen will increase. The alternative is to fit your kitchen yourself for free. However, do not try to cut costs here – it is advised to hire an experienced and recommended installer to ensure a top-quality finish.
Book Your Design Consultation
Get in touch today for further advice on kitchen costs. Book a design consultation for an exact quote on how much your new kitchen will cost. Optiplan Kitchens offers a 0% interest-free credit agreement and a Buy Now Pay Later scheme so you can break your new kitchen down into flexible monthly payments.