Have you seen a kitchen design that you have fallen in love with? Not sure how you will afford it? Luckily for you in this weeks’ blog post we are going to have a look at the average new kitchen cost in the UK to see if it is in your price range.
Way back in 2015 we looked at How A Kitchen Adds Value To Your Home and while this is true, you need to weigh up the costs of buying and installing a new kitchen against how much your property might be worth after it is fitted.
Let’s break the average cost of a new kitchen down and see just how much of your finances it will use up.
New Kitchen Cost
As a guide, you should expect to pay roughly around £2000 – 3000 for your units. This is the average cost of refurbishing and having them fitted in your kitchen.
Although this depends on the style and material that is being used, it is a good guide to what you will have to pay. For example, our Madison Solid Wood units are a bit more expensive when it comes to kitchen costs than the Roma Classic Cream units that we offer but it really depends on what you need or desire. If you take the £2000 – £3000 figure as a guideline then this is a good starting point for working out the much-asked question of “how much does a new kitchen cost?”.
Retiling The Floor
Unless your floor is brand new then you are going to want to have it retiled. An old and worn floor can really take the shine off a new kitchen even if you have had a complete kitchen unit installed and for many designers, this is one of the first things they look at when renovating a room. Normally when you are working out new kitchen costs you should set aside around £500 for flooring but it really depends on the size of the room and what type of material you are going to use. A good tip is to use a sole trader if you can as they tend to offer better prices for a fitted kitchen floor.
Factoring In Appliances
The big downfall many homeowners who are trying to calculate the average cost of a new kitchen make is not considering the price of appliances. When deciding if you can afford kitchen costs in the UK you need to factor in a fridge, freezer, oven and cooker as well as things like a kettle and a microwave if you do not already have them.
OK, so you can use the models that you already have but what if they need replacing? Your fridge sounds like it is on its last legs and one of the rings on the hob does not turn on. This is an area where you can bring the price of a new kitchen down. Do you really need that £2000 American style freezer? What about the extremely expensive oven you want to have in your kitchen but you hardly cook? Be sensible about what appliances you really need and you can save a lot of money that way.
The Average Cost Of A New Kitchen
So, now that we have the basics together how much should a new kitchen cost?
If you are completely starting over with new flooring, units, doors and appliances then expect to pay anything in the region of £5000 – £7000. This cost comes from having to buy the materials, appliances and this also includes hiring a reasonably priced installer to carry the workout. It can end up being cheaper than this figure based on a number of factors such as how big your kitchen is, what style you go for and how many new items you require.
One thing we should mention as an additional cost is that you will have to pay someone to dispose of your old kitchen. Many people pay a disposal fee of hundreds of pounds for someone to come and take away their old units, doors and appliances. Why not give away things for free to those that need them? Tradesmen are another way of getting rid of your old kitchen as they often need small items and will pay a few quid for them. You can even offset any money you make against the cost of the new kitchen which will help to make the total new kitchen cost a lot lower.
The average cost of a new kitchen in the UK might have risen in recent years but with some solid planning and if you take on board the advice of experienced designers and businesses like Kitchen Warehouse then you can make a few savings whilst still obtaining the kitchen of your dreams.