How Much Will Your New Kitchen Cost?
It’s the perennial question, and over the years, we’ve realised that it’s not as easy to answer as you might think.
No two kitchens are the same, and each is designed around personal style, preferences and individual requirements – it’s just as easy to spend £5,000 on a kitchen as it is to spend £50,000.
So, we’ve set out a detailed list below to help you decide on (and stick to!) a budget for your new kitchen design.
STEP #1: Break It Down
When you’re planning for the new kitchen costs, it’s important to start by deciding a budget for each section of the kitchen – furniture, appliances, worktop, installation and accessories. This will help you keep a balanced perspective of how much the entire project will cost.
STEP #2: Consider Functionality
Detail exactly what you want your new kitchen space to achieve. If you’re planning on putting your oven through its paces with regular dinner parties, it needs to be a good one, possibly with added functions you won’t find elsewhere. On the other hand, if your family regularly congregates in the kitchen for more than just cooking and eating, it will be beneficial to look at multi-functional kitchen designs.
Compiling a list of what your kitchen needs to offer allows you to get some ‘meat on the bones’ and start to build up a picture of cost.
STEP #3: Choose a Kitchen Worktop
Kitchen worktops range widely in price, which can be a large portion of your new kitchen costs.
Each worktop material will have its pros and cons, so make sure you research them all. In addition, you’ll need to consider what you expect and need from your kitchen worktop in terms of durability, style and cleanability in order to make an informed decision on the right one for you.
STEP #4: The Kitchen Accessories
These are the extras bits that often don’t get considered in the budget but really should. A standard tap could be a small addition, but for large families, a hot water tap could be a real investment for your day-to-day life.
There are tons of other extras such as lighting, a wine fridge, bin systems, cutlery insets – that, while adding to the overall kitchen cost, will help make your kitchen perfect.
Now is an excellent time to list all the kitchen accessories you want, so you develop an idea of how much it’ll add to your budget.
STEP #5: Don’t Forget
When deciding on a kitchen budget, many forget to include the cost of fitting their new kitchen design.
Generally, the best people to fit a kitchen are those who provide it. This means you’ll get experienced installers who know everything there is to know about that kitchen. It also means they’ll be accountable for both the quality of the kitchen and the installation service.
STEP #6: Get Started
Calculate a budget that you want to spend on your new kitchen, and head to a kitchen designer for an appointment.
A good kitchen designer will be able to design a lifelike CAD drawing of your potential kitchen with a fully inclusive quote (no nasty surprises). Then, if the kitchen you’re dreaming of doesn’t fit your budget, they’ll be able to advise on areas to cut costs to get it to a price you’re comfortable with.
Contact Us for Kitchen Design Services
If you’re ready to take the next steps in achieving your dream kitchen, get in touch with our expert kitchen designers at Butlers Kitchens!
We have years of experience in designing both modern and traditional kitchens within a wide range of budgets.
Call us on 01244 732 990 or you can book a kitchen showroom appointment online here.