The kitchen is one of the most exciting rooms to renovate in your home. Kitchen refurbishment will refresh your living space and it will add value to your home if you choose to sell it one day. Once you decide to do the renovation, you’ll need to consider the cost.
On average, a medium size kitchen cost £2000-3000 to be fitted and refurbished. The price depends on the size of the kitchen, the materials used and the appliances you choose.
Here are some tips on keeping the cost down.
Make sure to set a budget
Once you have the budget set, look at affordable materials and avoid expensive gadgets. Skip remodelling something that still looks new and can fit well with the additions.
Remove your old kitchen
Take out the old cabinets by yourself and try selling them if they are in good condition. You can get rid of your electrical appliances but if you have any gas appliances, make sure you hire a professional.
Shop around for cabinets and worktops
A small kitchen has approximately 6 units, medium size 8 and a large kitchen has 12 or more units. To save some money on the units, choose affordable materials and a unit layout. For example, a standard wall unit won’t be as expensive as a rounded corner cabinet or one with a glass inlay. When it comes to worktops, choose hard-wearing and resistant material to water, heat and also be able to withstand heavy usage. The materials to select from are laminate, wood, granite, quartz, marble, and stainless steel. Laminate is one of the cheapest options. Even though it may seem unstable to use laminate for your countertops, consider that the new laminate materials are higher grade and durable.
Change appliances only if needed
Appliances add about £1000-2000 to your kitchen refurbishment cost. The first thing to do is to decide whether you need to change the appliances. Shop around and avoid appliances that you will rarely use. Do not skip on changing the oven or the refrigerator if they are old or not working properly.
Select affordable flooring
If you need to freshen up the floor, consider using laminate or vinyl. If you already have a hardwood floor, you may just refinish it. You may also choose tiles and a good tip is to ask your kitchen fitters if they offer tile installation services.
Even though kitchen refurbishment is one of the most expensive remodelling projects, good budgeting and shopping around can save you a lot. In addition, knowledgeable and reliable local builders like Right Build can help you plan and complete the installation of an affordable kitchen for you. Call us for a free quote.