How much does a kitchen cost?
What costs do you need to plan for?
What are your options?
The cost of a new kitchen can quickly escalate. This can quite easily increase to thousands.
It very much depends on the materials and appliances that you use. One of the quickest ways to get a ball park figure is to search on Google for kitchen installation near me, and invite them over to quote you prices.
These local experts should be able to provide you with various options as well as ideas and suggestions. Just check this is a no obligation and no fee quote before you book.
There are however ways in which you can save money on the cost of your new kitchen. After speaking to many experts we looked at money saving tips that could be passed onto you.
In essence how to get your dream kitchen on a budget that suits you.
Here are some considerations to take into account. Many of them may not be an option or a preference of yours. However we wanted to provide as much value to as many people as we could.
Could you refresh rather than replace?
If the layout of your kitchen currently works, then consider if you could get the desired look with just refreshing elements; rather than replacing the whole thing.
For example, if you would like to change the worktops, would it work to simply replace them?
Leaving the structure of the kitchen as it is?
This could give a whole new look to the entire kitchen.
The same applies to the flooring also. A new floor whether in a different colour or material can instantly give the space another look.
Could the lighting be altered to allow more light into the room? A brighter space can give the impression of more space without a great deal of change.
How about simply replacing the cupboard and drawer fronts?
This can give an instant life and feel of modernisation to the whole room. However the costs can be significantly less as the ‘skeleton’ of the kitchen is staying in place.
In fact even changing the nobs or handles can change the look and feel of the room.
Every single one of these elements can have an impact on your kitchen space without spending a large amount of money to replace everything.
This would only be an option if like I say the current layout still works for you.
Money saving tips
Consider when you buy. Looking to purchase a new kitchen after Christmas or before Easter can be a real money saver. There are often sales on with some great deals.
However you don’t need to stop there. Once you have found a company you would like to buy from, and then haggle. Would they include a free item or offer some additional money off?
They may not however if you don’t ask then you’ll never know.
Could a ‘new’ second hand kitchen be an option? Substantial savings can be made on the new prices if you are willing to go down this route.
Assuming it would fit your space, this could allow you a kitchen of your dreams at a fraction of the price.
Shop around for appliances
Many stores and online brands will sell the appliance you are looking for at variable rates.
It’s often worth shopping around to find the best for you. Huge savings can be made by simply taking the time to compare prices.
The costs vary greatly depending on your kitchen style and size.
Consider that any layout changes to your kitchen may incur extra costs due to electrical, plumbing or lighting changes.
So minimising any layout disruption will save you more money.
I would recommend searching for the term kitchen installation near me to find local tradesman. Then check out their reviews. Even better someone that comes recommended from a friend is ideal.
You can also ask for quotes from a number of businesses so at least you have something to compare. Although be wary of always picking the cheapest option.
They may well be the cheapest for a reason.