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Published on July 25th, 2023

How much should I budget for a new kitchen?

Consumer Advice Style & Design
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The cost of a new kitchen can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the size of the kitchen, the quality of materials, and the complexity of the design. On average, a mid-range kitchen renovation in the UK can cost between £10,000 to £25,000 or more. High-end bespoke kitchens can cost significantly more.

To create a budget for your new kitchen, consider the following key expenses:

  1. Cabinets: Custom cabinets are typically more expensive than stock or semi-custom options.

  2. Countertops: Costs can vary depending on the material chosen, such as granite, quartz, marble, or laminate.

  3. Appliances: Budget for new appliances like a refrigerator, oven, cooktop, dishwasher, and microwave if needed.

  4. Flooring: The cost will depend on the type of flooring you choose, such as tiles, hardwood, or laminate.

  5. Lighting and Electrical: Plan for new lighting fixtures and any electrical work required for the kitchen.

  6. Sink and Faucet: Allocate a budget for a new sink and faucet.

  7. Backsplash: Consider the cost of materials and installation for a backsplash.

  8. Labour: Include labour costs for demolition, installation, plumbing, electrical, and other services.

  9. Permits and Fees: If necessary, budget for any permits required for the renovation.

  10. Contingency: Set aside some money for unexpected expenses or changes during the renovation.

For a more accurate estimate, it's best to obtain quotes from local kitchen suppliers and contractors based on your specific requirements and the current market conditions. Prices can fluctate based on a whole host of factors, so it's essential to consult with professionals to get the most up-to-date information for your new kitchen project.