WHAT THE KITCHEN COSTS – AND HOW YOU CAN AFFECT ITS PRICE
“How much does it cost” –
The price of the kitchen can be affected by, for example, material choices. Learn what the price of a kitchen is made of and how you can lower its price.
“How much does it cost” are often the first questions that come to mind when starting to consider buying a new kitchen. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, as the price of the kitchen is affected by many things. This is good news for those planning a kitchen renovation; kitchens can be found for every budget.
The price of a new kitchen depends a lot on how you decide to carry out the kitchen renovation. Do you want to give your old kitchen a new look or buy a brand-new kitchen? Do you perform the installations yourself or do you ask a professional for help? Do you choose household appliances from the most expensive or cheaper price range?
When dreaming of a new kitchen, you should be honest with yourself about the budget, and tell the kitchen designer about the budget from the very beginning. This way, both have realistic expectations and goals in choosing the different elements of the kitchen. We’ve listed things that will reduce the cost of your new kitchen and help you influence the price of your kitchen.
1. KEEP THE KITCHEN FORM
If your kitchen is remodeled to the shape of an old kitchen, there is no need to change the drainage or electrical work, which will save you money.
2. MATERIAL OPTIONS
Material choices have a significant impact on the price of the kitchen. Think carefully about the pros and cons of the different elements from your own perspective. “The more expensive” is not always “the better,” but it all depends on the intended use.
Worktops can be found in many different price ranges. For example, quartz and granite worktops can cost up to five times the cost of a laminate countertops. However, laminate countertops today have a huge choice, and the material is durable and easy to care for. Read more about the different countertop materials here.
KITCHEN DOORS/KITCHEN FRONTS
Cabinet doors are divided into price groups. One door can cost twice as much as a door in another price range. The price naturally multiplies the larger the kitchen. Check out the door materials here.
3. CHOOSE HOME APPLIANCES FOR YOUR NEEDS
Do you really need two dishwashers? Would you manage with a smaller fridge or freezer? Do you want a steam oven just because it is now in vogue? View your own needs and wishes and ask the kitchen vendor for offers. The price range of household appliance packages is wide and the difference can be several thousand euros. Your kitchen designer can help with choices and know which appliances are right for your kitchen.
4. THE ROLE OF MECHANISMS
With the mechanism choices of kitchen furniture, you can also influence the price. Savings arise if you are willing to give up special mechanisms. On the other hand, with special mechanisms you can personalize your kitchen. The kitchen designer can tell you how special mechanisms are reflected in the price.
5. DO YOU INSTALL YOURSELF OR TRUST A PROFESSIONAL
Kitchen installation always requires a qualified agent. If you don’t have the professional skills required to install, you may be able to do some of the work yourself, such as dismantling an old kitchen or painting walls. However, be honest in your skills and leave the awkward steps to a professional installer, otherwise repairs can become surprisingly expensive.
We are here to help you. Contact your kitchen designer and feel free to tell us about your wishes, needs and budget. Also check out the price examples of the kitchens we have implemented.