Kitchen installation is a difficult and tricky task that should always be left to the hands of professional fitters – but how much does kitchen installation cost and what is the average cost of kitchen installation in the UK?

kitchen-installation-cost

Kitchen is an essential part of every house and a well fitted kitchen is every homemaker’s dream. However, when purchasing a new house, it becomes important to know the  kitchen installation cost for the different types of kitchens available in the market. Having this information at hand can help:

  • Know what questions to expect from the fitter
  • Get an estimate of the price you can expect to pay
  • Get an estimate of the time the job is expected to take

Average Cost of A New Kitchen Unit

The average cost for medium size kitchen  units is around £3,000.

There are also several very expensive kitchen units that can cost around £8,000 – £10,000.  

Cheaper kitchen units can be  bought for £250 each.

Note: In general, units with soft close and handle-free doors and drawers cost more.

Type of Kitchen Doors & Drawers

The cost of a new kitchen also depends highly on the quality of doors and drawers that are to be fitted. While some base units come withdrawers, some others do not. By wisely selecting base units with drawers, you can entirely eliminate the need for additional drawers to be purchased.

There are cheap wood finish doors available for kitchens that can be purchased for £100. The quality of such doors might not be very good and the outer finish of veneer can chip off easily. With a little extra money, better quality doors can be purchased that have a thick surface that remains looking new for long.

Cost Of Other Appliances

Every additional appliance adds to the cost of new kitchen. Hence it is essential to choose appliances that are necessary and will be used. While all basic kitchens require sink tap set, sink, refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher etc., not all of them need to be purchased in one go. Some of these appliances can also be purchased at a later date when there are offers and discounts available on electronic items. All appliances together can roughly cost around £3,000+. 

New kitchen installation charges (labour)

If you are looking for electrical and plumbing work to be done along with fitting the new kitchen, it can cost an average labour charge of £3,000. Several  kitchen set sellers offer free installation. But most likely, a labour charge that can range from  £500 –  £1,000 pounds will be applied for the installation of the new kitchen.

Kitchen Installation Cost Calculation

Depending on the size of the kitchen and the work to be done, the average cost of  a new kitchen differs. The following table will help you estimate the cost of your project. All prices include VAT.

Type of WorkDetails and further informationMarket PricePrice rangeEstimated time for job completion
Small Kitchen InstallationFor Kitchen sizes up to 10′ x 6′ (3.05m x 1.83m). Removal of six double units and worktops. Installation of six double units (four base units, 1000mm; two wall units, 1000mm) and worktops (approx 4000mm in total). Decoration not required.£730£567-£1,0502–3 days
Medium Kitchen InstallationFor Kitchen sizes up to 10’10” x 10′ 7” (3.30m x 3.22m). Removal of eight double units and worktops. Installation of eight double units (five base units, 1000mm; three wall units, 1000mm) and worktops (approx 5000mm in total). Decoration not required.£980£800-£1,3503–5 days
Large Kitchen InstallationFor Kitchen sizes up to 17′ 6” x 12′ (5.33m x 3.66m). Removal of 12 double units and worktops. Installation of 12 double units (eight base units, 1000mm; four wall units, 1000mm) and worktops (approx 8000mm in total). Decoration not required.£1,350£1,050-£2,0004-6 days
Replacement of kitchen cupboard doors – smallFor Kitchen sizes up to 10′ x 6′ (3.05m x 1.83m). Removal of doors on six double units. Fitting of new doors on six double units (standard size of 1000mm). This is based on the assumption that the cupboard structure is strong and intact.n/a£150-£2504–8 hours
Replacement of kitchen cupboard doors – mediumFor Kitchen sizes up to 10′ 10” x 10′ 7” (3.30m x 3.22m). Removal of doors on eight double units. Fitting of new doors on eight double units (standard size 1000mm). This is based on the assumption that the cupboard structure is strong and intact.£220£180-£3255-10 hours
Replacement of kitchen cupboard doors – largeFor Kitchen sizes up to 17′ 6” x 12′ (5.33m x 3.66m). Removal of doors on 12 double units. Fitting of new doors on 12 double units (standard 1000mm). This is based on the assumption that the cupboard structure is strong and intact.£210£270-£3901-2 days
Small Tile kitchenFor Kitchen sizes up to 10′ x 6′ (3.05m x 1.83m). Tile splash is installed above the worktops. Provision of tiles is by the customer and the estimate is based on the assumption that the walls are flat and ready for tiling.£280£210-£3501–2 days
Medium Tile kitchenFor Kitchen sizes up to 10′ 10” x 10′ 7” (3.30m x 3.22m). Tile splash is installed above the worktops. Provision of tiles is by the customer and the estimate is based on the assumption that the walls are flat and ready for tiling.£340£250-£4001–2 days
Large Tile kitchenFor Kitchen sizes up to 17′ 6″ x 12′ (5.33m x 3.66m). Tile splash is installed above the worktops. Provision of tiles is by the customer and the estimate is based on the assumption that the walls are flat and ready for tiling.£450£380-£5602–3 days
Replacement of worktops for small kitchenFor Kitchen sizes up to 10′ x 6′ (3.05m x 1.83m). Removal of old worktops and installation of new worktop that is approximately 4000mm in length. The customer will have to provide the worktop..£260£150-£24o6–8 hours
Replacement of worktops for medium kitchenFor Kitchen sizes up to 10’10” x 10’7” (3.30m x 3.22m). Removal of old worktops and installation of new worktop that is approximately 5000mm in length. The customer will have to provide the worktop..£245£200-£3806–10 hours
Replace of worktops for large kitchenFor Kitchen sizes up to 17′ 6” x 12′ (5.33m x 3.66m Removal of old worktops and installation of new worktop that is approximately 8000mm in length. The customer will have to provide the worktop..n/a£280-£5601–2 days

Improve your living space with a new fitted kitchen

A newly fitted kitchen is a great way to improve your current living space without all the hassle of moving to another property. Not only there are many different kitchen designs these days tailored made to suit you, but some cheaper alternatives even have parts that come pre-packed and pre-assembled – so the installation takes hardy any time at all!

There are truly a wide range of styles and features for you to choose from – metallic fittings and dark tiles look great if you like sleek, modern designs, while wooden sideboards and worktops and old curtains and light-fittings offer a rustic look redolent of an old-English country house – but still retaining all the modern electric appliances you need to cook easily for you and your family!

How much does a new fitted kitchen cost?

The cost of a new fitted kitchen for an average size room is between £5,000 -£8,000.

For a bespoke fitted kitchen the cost comes to £10,000+ (including labour)

Along with understanding the advantages a newly fitted kitchen offers, it is also good to know the cost of a new kitchen. Kitchen installation cost depends on multiple factors, the first and foremost being the specifications of the kitchen. Whether you are looking for a top, mid or lower-spec of kitchen determines the cost of new kitchen. Some other factors are:

  • Number of kitchen units to be fitted
  • Type of Kitchen worktops
  • Kind of kitchen doors and drawers
  • Cost of other appliances
  • Installation charges

Number of units to be fitted:

On an average a small kitchen requires 6 units to be fitted out of which four are ground units and two are wall mounted. A medium kitchen fitting requires about 8 units and a large kitchen fitting includes 12 units that are fitted. The cost of each unit depends on the material used for making the unit.

How to plan your new kitchen

kitchen-planningBefore hiring a kitchen specialist or building contractor to start overhauling and refurbishing your existing kitchen, there are several things you need to think about carefully, as only by planning ahead will you be able to have your dream kitchen.

Kitchen Layout
Plumbing and electrics?
Kitchen Style
Worktops
Flooring Options
Walls
Features and Extras

Benefits of professional kitchen installation

On arrival a professional, experienced and fully trained kitchen installer should be able to…

  • Remove your old kitchen units and worktops and provide the necessary waste clearance and/or removal.
  • Install, fit and assemble all worktops, units, cupboards and drawers according to the blueprints and specification.
  • Screw and bolt down any new drawers, cupboards or fixtures and fittings that are independent of the main units, making sure they are securely and safely fitted for future use.
  • Work with a plumber or water technician to ensure your new sink basin and taps are fully connected to the combi-boiler and/or main water supply and check that none of the taps or u-bends are leaking, or showing other signs of wear and damage.
  • Work with a fully-qualified electrician to help safely fit all new lights, appliances (including a fan-assisted oven, washing machine, dishwasher and/or fridge-freezer) and electrical outlets exactly where you want them, and make sure you are hooked up to the homes usual electricity supply.
  • Lay any new wall tiles and/or flooring that forms part of your kitchen refurbishment.
  • Offer further advice about the interior design and/or decoration of your kitchen on completing the installation, perhaps even getting you in touch with some professionals in your local area.
  • Offer a fully-insured guarantee of anything between five to twenty-five years, which includes any follow-up maintenance and/or repairs if thing should start to suddenly fall apart!
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