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 cost of a new kitchen 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 price of a new kitchen down and see just how much of your finances it will use up.
Complete Kitchen Units
As a guide you should expect to pay 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 that the Roma Classic Cream units that we offer but it really depends on what you need. If you take the £2000 – 3000 figure as guideline then this is a good starting point to working out the full cost of the average fitted kitchen in the UK.
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 and for many designers this is one of the first things they look at when renovating a room.
You can use a website such as Quotationcheck.com to get a rough idea of what it is going to cost you for this. As a general guide you should set aside around £500 but it really depends on the size of your room and what material you are using. 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 make is not considering the price of appliances. When deciding if you can afford the average cost of a new kitchen in the UK you need to factor in a fridge, freezer, oven and cooker.
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 doesn’t 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 uber expensive oven when you hardly cook? Be sensible about what appliance you choose and you can save a lot of money here.
The Average Cost Of A New Kitchen
So, now that we have the basics together how much should a kitchen cost?
If you are completely starting over with new flooring, units, doors and appliances then expect to pay in the region of £5000 – 7000 as the average cost to buy the materials, appliances and this will include a reasonably priced installer to carry the work out.
It can end up being cheaper than this based on how big your kitchen is, what style you go for and how many new items you actually need.
One thing we should mention is disposing of your old kitchen. Many people pay a disposal fee of hundreds of pounds for someone to come and take away the 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.
The average cost of a new kitchen in the UK might have risen in recent years however with some solid planning, following the advice of experienced designers and making a few savings you can have the room of your dreams and add value onto your home too.