Remodeling your kitchen is a fabulous way to bring new life into your home. It also increases your home’s market value, making it a rewarding investment both in the short and long term if you plan to sell. But let’s cut to the chase- how much does a new kitchen cost?
But let’s cut to the chase- how much does a new kitchen cost?
Of course, the short answer is that it depends. You have to consider how thorough of a remodel you are planning, the cost of demolition, how expensive your taste is, plus if you’ll be upgrading all or some of the appliances. The biggest cost effector is: do you plan on re-doing the electrical and plumbing work?
You have to consider how thorough of a remodel you are planning, the cost of demolition, how expensive your taste is, plus if you’ll be upgrading all or some of the appliances. The biggest cost effector is: do you plan on re-doing the electrical and plumbing work?
There are a ton of sources who report different findings of the average new kitchen cost. That is probably a result of these fluctuating factors.
Generally, the average kitchen remodel in the UK costs anywhere from 7,000-20,000 pounds.
Since that’s a pretty wide range, let’s break down the factors of a new kitchen cost.
How to Calculate Your New Kitchen Cost
Calculating your new kitchen cost accurately requires a bit of measuring and a lot of math. Here are all the factors to consider when estimating the cost of your kitchen remodel:
- The size of your kitchen
- Any updates or repairs to the plumbing
- Any electrical work (including lighting)
- Flooring materials
- Countertop/workspace materials
- Decorative materials (such as the backsplash, tiling, and paint)
- Appliances (such a the refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, etc.)
- Any luxury bonus features like a warming drawer or wine fridge
- Cost of labor, fitting, and installation
Depending on your style and the size of your new kitchen project, you may be updating everything on this list, only a few, or even more than what is listed here!
Once you measure your floors, countertops, etc., a good place to start is by deciding if you will keep or change the layout of your kitchen. Changing the layout is costly, but your dream layout will definitely be a rewarding part of your new kitchen.
Once you know if you plan to change the layout, it becomes much easier to get an accurate perception of your budget.
Consider what you want to change most- perhaps it is the sink or the countertops. Then prioritize your budget based on what changes you want to see most.
Don’t forget to calculate the cost of labor!
For example, the average sink size and plumbing fitting cost around 85 pounds. However, that doesn’t factor in the cost of the sink itself, which varies greatly based on the materials you’ve chosen.
Shop around for the fixtures you prefer to start to get a sense for the cost of your materials. Then, set up a consultation with a trusted, experienced kitchen design and installation service to gain an understanding of the labor costs your signing up for with your overall new kitchen cost.
Once you have a general idea of what you want, the right kitchen design and installation service will be able to guide you in the completion of your budget.
Ways to Save On Your Kitchen Remodel
Want to find a few ways to save on your new kitchen cost? Here are some money saving tips and tricks.
Level Down the Quality of Material
If you have marble countertop taste on a laminate budget, try to find lookalike materials that you can afford. You want to invest in materials that will last, but you also shouldn’t break the bank on materials without factoring in the cost of labor, installation, fitting, etc.
Leaving Plumbing As Is
Reworking the plumbing in your kitchen, such as relocating the sink entirely, is going to cost you a lot. If you want to save on your kitchen remodel, leave the plumbing in its current location.
That being said, make sure to properly maintain the plumbing in your home. Replace any damaged or leaky aspects of the plumbing before the problem worsens. Avoiding it won’t save you money, in fact, it’ll likely have the opposite result.
Leaving Lighting As Is
Lighting can be a wonderful way to update the feel of your new kitchen, but electrical work can get pricey quick. Save yourself some cash by skipping the lighting renovations for now.
Buy Used Appliances
Used appliances no longer only come in the junkyard variety. Many store models or otherwise lightly used appliances can be purchased for your new kitchen at a fraction of the cost.
Bamboo is a wonderful renewable material that can be used in place of expensive tile backsplash or even in flooring!
Invest in Rewarding Energy Efficient Appliances
Energy efficient appliances will save you a ton of money in the long run. Everything from refrigerators to dishwashers to light bulbs has energy efficient counterparts nowadays.
Plus, you can make your new kitchen luxurious and energy efficient with things like track lighting under cabinets, or even warming floors to keep your overall heat costs down. That’s right, warming floors aren’t just for the bathroom anymore, and they’re not as expensive as you think.
Do Some of the Labour Yourself!
What better way to save money than to put in some good old fashioned elbow grease? You can save money by doing a few of the remodeling aspects yourself, such as painting or demolition!
Thanks for reading about how to calculate your new kitchen cost!
The last thing you need to do is find a kitchen design and installation service you can trust to complete your new kitchen.
At Alison Developments, we are a small company with a ton of experience. Most importantly, we care about our customers. Our competitive rates and extensive experience make us the best choice for all of your kitchen remodeling needs. Check out some photos from our kitchen portfolio here.
We also do bathrooms, extensions, conversions and renovations, decking and patios, among other carpentry work. Did we mention your satisfaction is guaranteed?
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