What Should I Budget For My Kitchen Update?
No two kitchens are ever the same and everyone has different ideas and plans, so the best way to approach this question is to scope out what you would like to see in your new kitchen, and then have a chat with us. We have acquired a wealth of experience in refitting kitchens over the years and we can steer you in the right direction, with a blend of quality and economy that will keep you within your spending limits for the project. We’ll be able to help you cost out the small things that often get overlooked like the painting and decorating that may be necessary on after the refit. Always remember to keep some cash in reserve to cover the cost of things that you may change your mind about things along the way.
Which Design Elements Affect A Kitchen Refit Cost?
Basically, the size and quality of your new kitchen are the two most significant cost drivers. We can provide any standard of kitchen to suit your budget, but as a rule of thumb, the cabinets will account for about half of the final cost. Remember that bespoke materials such as Corian worktops or sink tops will increase the price considerably, but we are able to suggest alternatives which are just as attractive. Don’t forget that your appliances may look a bit ‘tired’ when placed inside, or next to your new cabinets so you should allow for the replacement of at least some of them, unless you have almost new appliances already.
How Long Will The Refit Take?
We have a great deal of experience working in domestic premises (it’s how we started off, after all) and so we are able to move smoothly into action when the job starts. Good planning and co-ordination in ordering and delivering materials plays a huge part in keeping the project on track and it’s something we’re well used to. For your part, don’t forget that if you keep changing things in the design and layout, that will delay things. Try to make up your mind during our initial planning discussions and stick to them as best as possible. Whatever the timescale, you can be assured that we will be making every effort to complete the work as quickly as possible and with the minimum amount of disruption to normal family life.
How Much Will My new Kitchen Add To My House Value?
Pretty much all experts are agreed that the kitchen is the single most important selling point when buying a new house. Try not to focus on how much it will add to the value of your property. Instead, appreciate that a new kitchen refit will make your house more attractive on the market and therefore easier to sell. If you live in an area where there are a lot of houses up for sale, then it might just give your house the selling edge. When deciding on a budget, always bear in mind the value of your house – if it’s worth £150,000 and you spend £50,000 on a luxury, high end refit, do not expect to recover the cost of the refit. Keep the cost of the re-modelling in line with the value of your house and you will see some benefit when you come to sell – or just enjoy your lovely new kitchen!