Developing Your Budget

Just how much should you spend on your new kitchen?

The answer will depend on a number of factors, is it a new extension, are you remodelling an existing space

or making structural changes, do you need to keep to the existing footprint, and can you utilize some of the existing appliances.

With the help of an experienced designer to guide you, consider breaking down all the major elements into the following areas.

Cabinetry. A major cost difference can be seen between standard “On carcass” cabinets and the fully framed version.

Appliances. Always choose products with a reputation for quality, they will generally outlast those at the cheaper end of the market.

Work surfaces. This area can offer the greatest choice in terms of budget ranging from Laminates through to Granite and composites.

Sinks. Vary widely in price, based on both quality and features.

Taps. Another area that offers a large choice, particularly with new innovations such as hot taps providing constant boiling water.

Flooring. An area not often budgeted for when planning a new kitchen, but should always be considered.

New Lighting. A really important area that can be overlooked, but should always be seen as an integral part of the design.

Internal wirework systems. Another area that has developed significantly over the last few years allowing better use of dead space in corner cabinets

ease of access with pull out silo systems, and we would always suggest the inclusion of a suitable waste management system.

Labour. In addition to the fitting costs, always allow for updates and changes to the electrical and plumbing installation.

Frequently overlooked items often include removal and disposing of the existing kitchen, and the cost of all those take aways whilst

you are without a kitchen.

It is important to remember that your new kitchen is an investment and will reflect in the future value of your home.

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