How much does a new kitchen cost?
How much does a new kitchen cost? It’s the age old question… The answer?
Well that depends on a whole host of factors. But, by the end of this blog, you should have a better idea!
When considering getting a new kitchen one of the biggest considerations is the cost.
And really, how much does a new kitchen cost? The answer really depends on what it is you want and need.
What do you need to consider when setting your budget?
There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to set your kitchen project budget…
- Any necessary building work – are you extending the space?
- Any rewiring or plumbing work needed?
- And whether you’re reusing any of your current kitchen/appliances, repurposing any of what you have now or getting an entirely new kitchen
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How much does a new kitchen cost?
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Using our Pricing page tool you can get an idea for the cost of a new kitchen, by answering a few questions such as the size of the kitchen and the range you want to consider you can get an estimate to a new kitchen cost. This gives you a great starting point to see what the cost of your new kitchen may be.
What products fit your budget?
Here at smile, we have a wide selection of ranges, so whatever your budget and your needs, we have a range that’ll suit you! For example, if you want a traditional style kitchen and want to look at a ‘shaker’ style door, we have 3 for you to consider. The three ranges vary in price, so there’ll be one to suit your budget. For each one we’ve used a standard 12 unit kitchen with a laminate worktop as an example, so you can see how much it would really cost for you to have each range in your home…
Our Hjerte Range
We have our Hjerte range, which is 5-piece MDF all vinyl wrapped to create rich timber effect shaker doors that ooze character and warmth. How much does a new kitchen cost? Well in Hjerte, for a 12 unit kitchen with laminate worktop, the cost would be £2964.
Our Vard Range
Our Vard range is a solid ‘shaker’ style Ash timber door with a narrow frame to create a contemporary look that’s rooted in traditional elegance. How much does a new kitchen cost? Well in Vard, for a 12 unit kitchen with laminate worktop, the cost would be £3501.
Our NEW Hampton Range
The third shaker style we do is our new Hampton range, which is a strong timber in-frame and painted solid ash door, that will turn heads for decades. How much does a new kitchen cost? Well in Hampton, for a 12 unit kitchen with laminate worktop, the cost would be £5812.
What products cost more than others?
When you’re planning your new kitchen its important to think about the specific products you use, because some will cost a lot more than others. Here’s a few things we think you should consider…
To drawer or not to drawer?
There are elements within your kitchen plan that can have great effects on the cost of the kitchen. Drawers for example have great benefits over standard cabinets. Being able to pull the drawer out and immediately see everything that’s inside a great feature and helps avoid losing tins or cooking sheets to the back of a cabinet. However, they come at a greater cost than a standard cabinet. So, if you’re having to work on a tighter budget, try considering more cabinets over drawers. To put this in context, a 50cm cabinet can be £123 and a 50cm cabinet with 3 drawers would bring you up to £267 (prices may vary).
Is that a single or a double?
Something your designer can help you with is the set up of your cabinets. The cost of two 50cm cabinets is more than a 100cm one. And so, it’s important to consider the use of each cabinet and find that balance in making sure you have everything you need and want in the space. To give you a better idea of that, 2 50cm cabinets could cost you £246 but a single 100cm cabinet would be £197.
Storage Solutions – A solution you need?
Having a ‘pull out’ or a clever storage solution can really help you utilise your space – think about a 15cm wide pull out spice rack. This takes a narrow cabinet that can be difficult to use, and instead makes it a great accessory when you’re cooking – having your spices and cooking oils right to hand. Pull outs are a brilliant thing to have, corner pull outs, larder pull outs etc. They help make the most of the cabinet and its accessibility. They are an extra cost though. So again, it’s about finding the balance between what you want and what you need.
Worktops – Endless Possibilities, but what is right for you?
The doors you choose in your new kitchen will be the biggest visual feature, but second to that is your new worktop. Choosing your perfect worktop is important as you need one that work for your needs and that fits your budget. But you also need to make sure it works visually, too!
Laminate, Blended Acrylic, Quartz, Granite or Wood?
You could consider a laminate worktop where the cost is always reasonable and the quality has improved so much over the years. They are one of the most popular worktop types in kitchens in 2022. You could also consider alternative materials like a compact laminate to get a more modern slimline look, or even a blended acrylic which gives you the look of a quartz worktop but at a much more affordable price.
The step up from these is Quartz or Granite, where the worktop is custom made for your space. These are wonderful products that are a great investment, but they do come at a cost. The other option to consider, is a solid wood worktop. These are lovely in their aesthetic, and they have the bonus of being able to sand them back and get that brand new finish again! Your designer can help make this decision with you, by considering your price range you’re working in and the use of the kitchen itself.
Plumbing is important
Sinks and taps are like the worktops, where there are different materials to consider. The mainstay of kitchen sinks and taps is the stainless-steel finish. These are most often the most cost effective for customers to consider. However, they can get scratched and they show water marks a lot more than other options. In 2022 we’re seeing a trend of customers looking at different coloured finishes so they can match handles or details in the rest of the kitchen. Alternate materials could be resin or ceramic, which depending on the sink style, could be a little more expensive but have different benefits.
Quooker Taps – The taps of the future?
A great consideration when planning your new kitchen is thinking about longer term investments. A great investment could be a Quooker tap. They allow you to have boiling water straight out the tap. They’re much better for the environment than a kettle, plus they’re beautifully designed! But they do come at a premium cost – so again, it’s time to think about your priorities.
A kitchen face lift with a much lower budget
If you’re looking to give your kitchen a ‘face lift’ without having to change the whole kitchen, changing your handles is always a great option to consider. Although it’s just a small detail, because there’s often a lot of them, they can change the look/feel of the kitchen without being a major spend.
Brass handles are in high demand now, and we have lots of different styles, that work for any budget! We have our Fold satin brass handle with its inconspicuous design which is just £2 a handle. We also have our True satin brass handle which is a lovely bar handle with a little difference, which comes in at £28 a handle. And then there’s the wide range of handles that cost anywhere in between. No matter the budget you’re looking at, we’ll have a handle that you’ll love!
Getting your new kitchen started
The design service here at Smile puts you, the customer, at the forefront. We want to make sure you get the kitchen you’re dreaming of at a cost that works for you. Our designers are just that – designers – not sales people like a lot of kitchen companies. They’re paid a great salary, not on commission. So you can be assured they have your best interests at heart and not their own!
Speak to us today, get your kitchen journey started and move one step closer to having your new kitchen. Our team of dedicated designers are on-hand and ready to help make your dream kitchen a reality.
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