To ask how much your kitchen cost?(65 Posts)
I know it's a bit 'how long is a piece of string' type question but if anyone has any tips I'd be grateful.
Looking for a traditional, country kitchen style, cream cupboards, wood (or wooden style) work surfaces etc (you know what I mean I'm sure).
Wondering if anyone has similar and could give me an idea of how much they paid and where from.
Kitchen is mid-sized.
I'm sorry, but that's a crazy question. It completely depends on the spec you're using. Gold taps? cheapo lino?
We got ours in at £15k, all in and I sourced some of the appliances and the shelving unit for the pull out larder myself to cut costs. Worktops can be incredibly expensive, depending on what you want. I'd recommend getting at least 3 quotes and get a full breakdown of costs to see where you can make savings, if needs be...
Thank you, Annabel. I know it is fatmomma but I've never put a kitchen in before so have absolutely no idea. Google has proved difficult!
15k for ours, including fitting, flooring and moving a radiator. That was for a med - big kitchen about 6 years ago.
Impossible to answer. Ours is £50k plus. It could have been £12k if we went to ikea. Think about what you want, exact size of kitchen, which worktops etc then ask on the property forum and you'll get a more accurate idea.
you can assemble the cupboards yourself and install them. I would get someone in to cut the worksurfaces though they have a specail tool that cuts them to fit exactly. prevent the metal strip across the top.
also depends how good you are at tiling. I think we did ours for less than 2k but that was a long time ago now. (10 years)
Mine cost £3.5k inc appliances but it's a small kitchen in a flat. And my husband fitted it. We got it from howdens for £2600 and then spent the rest on a fridge freezer and oven / hob.
Less than 2k....found a wizard polish carpenter to build units in the style of the original cupboards. Painted them myself with farrow and ball. That doesn't include the cost of appliances which were 400 for fridge and 400 for oven in the sales. All of this was over 10 years ago. Everything still works and looks fab. So pleased with it! I just got the floorboards stripped and polished up this year.
I guess it all depends how much spare cash you have (I have/had almost nothing) but listening to my friends' stories of putting in kitchens, my impression is a lot of them are a complete rip off!
Ours will be £12k (Howdens) incl appliances, worktops, splashbacks etc. Is quite big.
...finding a polish wizard carpenter is my dream! The cost of kitchens seems completely a rip off to me.
Although..the 'polish' part is utterly negotiable.
Ours was about £10k for a medium kitchen. White laminate from b&q. Appliances included. Got quartz worktop from local place for half the price. Also check the fitting charges £300 for plugging appliances in, etc we did it ourselves. Are you sure you want wooden tops? Our friends all seem to go rotten around the sink...
Don't discount Ikea, though. We bought a house with an Ikea kitchen. I don't like it but DH had a good look at it and for £250 bought additional drawers and different hinges and made it all accessible and easy to use.
We were both surprised at the robustness of the fittings.
As for wooden tops, if they go rotten round the sink it is usually because the wood isn't oiled often enough. If it is kept up well the wood never gets wet through. The one here is the same age as the one we had in the last house, ours was in just as god a condition as when it went in 10 years ago. This one needs work... I am still sanding it back and re-oiling it all over the place. It was freshly oiled when we moved in, but they seem to have oiled in the sanding dust!! And yes, it is especially bad around the sink.
Ours came in at about £65K but part of the cost came from building an extension to put some of it in!
Things like underfloor heating, tiles, worktops, units etc is all incredibly variable.
Our units came from Howdens, appliances separately.
How big is your kitchen, I know you say mid sized but that's hard to picture!
And also, are you happy with the current layout of your kitchen? What sort of style have you got at the moment?
Our new kitchen is about be fitted, cream shaker style, cost just under 12k, including tiling, appliances and fitting. On the recommendation of our supplier and others on here, we opted for laminate instead of wood for the work tops - has the appearance of wood, but far easier to look after.
£6,000 - it's a tiny kitchen.
No idea where the money bloody goes.
Mine was 16k , which basically is 3 double width floor cabinets , a corner cabinet, single cabinet , sink , cooker hood and extractor , granite worktops and a bit of tiling. Range cooker , and floor were extra , as floor was a specialist job.
We costed up our small kitchen at 4-6 this increases hugely with nicer units etc.
Big u shaped kitchen with island was 6k from ikea- it's solid wood doors (painted white) and oak tops. I would get granite next time tho our tops are a mess already.
That included built in dishwasher and fridge freezer and butler sink.
Smeg range cooker was about a grand, extractor £300 and oak floors say another thousand.
So about 8.5k and for that we fitted out the utility too.
I haven't tiled yet so that will be a job for later so maybe another £500 for that.
Would have done Ikea if we lived near one but we don't - also it is a tiny funny shaped kitchen so normal cabinets wouldn't fit.
We paid for the flooring (heavy duty non slip vinyl) as part of the whole house being carpeted/vinylled so not sure how much that was. Not a great deal.
I spent hours repairing the walls that had huge holes and gaps in, down to the bare lath and studwork (Victorian house) and also repairing/screwing down floorboards, filling in around sockets, making good. (it is still in progress) so that saved some money I expect.
Units, well we found a local chippy who is building us some simple cupboards to fit the shape of the room - hopefully he will make a good job of it - cost is around 600 quid, includes fitting the worktops which I have bought separately (c.140) and the sink I bought for £20 new on ebay (Astracast).
Tap was about erm can't remember, but less than full price, also new from ebay (Franke tap)
I'll be painting the units myself. Tiling myself also as I'm pretty good at it, though it takes a long time.
So it depends how much time you have partly, and what you want. We are having simple wooden shelves in an alcove as the room is too small to look great with wall cabinets, and I don't need them anyway.
Appliances all free standing and cost extra.
Tbh it would have cost far more to use standard units made of chipboard which wouldn't last like wood, or fit the room. The kitchen we removed was Howdens but it had been poorly fitted, massive gaps behind units, dodgy wiring all shoved behind it, walls as mentioned before. I hate fitted kitchens. Unless they are super expensive, very well fitted ones.
Our kitchen cupboards were around 15K from John Lewis of Hungerford, we probably spent another 15 on floors, work surfaces, appliances, etc.
They're six years old and peeling, they are beginning to look very tired. Bad choice.
In fact I have no idea how fitted kitchens cost so much. Stuff like a plinth is a ridiculous amount at B&Q. Corner pieces, fillers, etc etc - all such a large cost.
And the doors! crikey. The estimate on the planner thing seemed well more than it should have cost for just a few units. Not sure if it even included fitting.
I got a couple of them as I thought I might use them but the quality is awful - chipboard is so vulnerable, it chips and breaks as soon as look at it. And the quantities of silicon used in fitting as well. Gah
A lot depends on the size of your kitchen and the quality of cupboards that you want.
We have quite a small (but not tiny) kitchen and we have cream country style units, wooden worktop, underfloor heating and integrated appliances and it cost us £7500 including fitting. We could have got it a bit cheaper if we had gone for a b&q style flat pack kitchen but we went for rigid built units which are colour coded to match the doors.
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