Are you thinking about installing a new kitchen in your property? As you will probably know, this can increase the value of your home and make it more desirable to a potential buyer, but how much does a new kitchen cost? What is a fair price for you to pay an installer and will you ever recoup the cost should you decide to sell the property?
The team here at Quotation Check has experience in gathering quotes and estimates – it’s what we do best. We source figures for a variety of home improvement projects (see full price list here) and then publish an average price so you can see what tradespeople are charging.
Today’s price guide is all about kitchens.
Read This First – What’s Included in our Figures?
Our kitchen price examples shown below are for a completely new fitted kitchen and include the following:
- Labour and waste removal/disposal
- 8 – 10 new units both base and eye level
- Worktop – laminate
- Sink and drainer
- New fridge freezer built in
- New built in oven and hob – gas
- Extractor fan and hood
- New light switch and power sockets
- Floor tiles
- Wall tiles – part of the wall only
- Paint the wall – part of wall only
- Paint ceiling
- New ceiling light
- New downlighters under upper kitchen units
- VAT – this is included in the price as most of our chosen installers were VAT registered businesses.
The prices we gathered were for what we consider to be a “mid-range” kitchen. Not the cheapest we could find, but certainly not the most expensive.
The size of the kitchens we gathered prices for were between 65 and 75 square feet of kitchen space. Don’t forget; we gathered quotes for three different houses so neither were identical in size or shape.
Notable exclusions: Our prices do not include the cost of a new washing machine, tumble dryer or a breakfast table/bar.
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How Reliable is Our Kitchen Guide?
The kitchen price guides we have displayed in the tables at the top of this page are based real quotes we sourced from businesses that install kitchens.
We also made sure to get quotes from several locations around the United Kingdom – our experience over the years has taught us that prices can vary considerably depending upon location.
You can read more about our quote gathering method on this page.
For our kitchen guide, we chose mid-range units, worktops and tiles etc. You could make a saving by using cheaper goods or you could spend more by choosing a fully bespoke kitchen with top of the range materials.
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An Example Price – A Brand New Fully Fitted Kitchen in a Three Bed House
As with all our other researched price guides, we asked other friends who had a similar sized kitchen and lived in different parts of the United Kingdom to gather quotes for us.
Here are the results of our research:
|Location||Small Business /Trader||Larger Business (5+ employees)|
|Need a Custom Price? >|
|South, SW and Midlands||£8000.00||£11000.00|
|Outer Region and North||£7000.00||£11000.00|
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How Long Does it Take to Replace a Kitchen?
When sourcing quotes for a kitchen, we also asked how long each installer thought the work would take.
Based on this research, we believe that on average a new kitchen fitted in a typical three-bed property will take around 7-8 days to install. That estimate includes tiling.
Obviously, how many workers the company deploy on the project will affect the installation time. More workers will result in a faster install time, so this is just a rough guide.
We suggest this as an estimate:
Day 1 – Remove old kitchen and collect all materials needed for new installation.
Day 2 – Prepare/install new plumbing and electrics as needed. Apply wall plaster as required.
Day 3-5 – Install units, worktops and sink etc.
Day 6-8 – Lay floor and wall tiles, decorate.
Try These Tips to Save Money
There are several ways you can save a few pounds off your kitchen quote.
See if any of these are relevant to you:
- Use an installer that is not VAT registered – only businesses with a turnover above this threshold are required to charge VAT. While this tax still needs to be paid on all the materials purchased, a smaller trader doesn’t need to charge you VAT on the labour fees.
- Keep your existing white goods such as washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer.
- If possible keep your existing wall and floor tiles instead of replacing them with new ones.
- Remove the old kitchen yourself; this could save a few hours or even more off the project.
- Dispose of the waste yourself rather than via your installer who will have to pay to use a commercial waste disposal yard.
- Go for cheaper units – there are hundreds of different styles, all of differing quality, so shop around.
- Keep your existing electrical, plumbing and gas appliances in the same place and reduce the amount of extra pipework and wiring required.
Is a New Kitchen a Worthwhile Investment?
When researching average kitchen prices in the UK, we also asked questions about whether a replacement kitchen will increase the value of the home.
The overwhelming answer is “yes” but don’t forget that while replacing an old tatty 30 year-old kitchen is a wise investment, spending tens of thousands on replacing an acceptable 10 year old kitchen won’t deliver the same financial rewards.
Expect the value of a typical 3-bed house to increase by 5-9% if you replace an old tatty outdated kitchen with a new modern one.
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