….our Guide to Budgeting & Planning.
Setting a budget for your new kitchen is something we always advise before embarking on your design journey. It guides your designer, prevents disappointments and it allows you to get the most value from your investment.
We recognise that setting a budget can be difficult. The room size, product choices and the professionals involved will all impact the cost. However, you also need a professional to help you understand how to budget!
How much should you spend on a kitchen?
There is a commonly quoted rule of thumb among property and interior design experts stating that a kitchen should cost no less than 5% and no more than 15% of the value of your home. Being the hardest working space in the house, considering family footfall, it requires durability, standing the test of time and potentially appealing to future buyers in case you decide to sell your home. For this reason, your kitchen budget should be considered an investment in your home.
Determining the exact budget remains a personal decision, but our advice is to adopt a ‘bottom-up’ approach when deciding on a number. This approach involves carefully considering the size, features, and specifications of the various elements that represent your dream kitchen.
We have created a free guide to help you approach it in this way that you can download here.
How much does a new kitchen cost to install?
A dream kitchen requires a dream installation! Our Technical and Installations Manager and in-house team oversee each project because our great designs are only as good as the quality of its installation. Poor quality installation will not only detract from the luxury feel, but may cause frustration and the kitchen to look tired much more quickly.
The cost of labour and materials to install your kitchen is influenced by the product decisions you make. Our free guide will help you to determine a typical fitting cost based on the size of your kitchen.
How long does a new kitchen take to fit?
This question frequently arises during our early conversations with clients who are forward-thinking and contemplating any potential upheaval. Typically, a kitchen installation will take between 1 to 3 weeks, depending on factors like the size of the kitchen. Worktop template/fabrication and the intricacies of bespoke items, among others.
Another crucial aspect to consider is the manufacturer’s lead time, as all our kitchens are made to order. Additionally, we need to ensure enough time is required to refine and perfect your designs before placing an order. Our guide dissects this timeline for you, enabling you to work backwards in planning. You might be surprised by how early you’ll need to initiate the design process to meet your desired completion date, coincide other works and avoid the need to rush any critical decisions!
Starting your kitchen design journey…
Whilst we hope you will find our guide useful, we know that you may have additional questions when it comes to your specific project and product choices.
Perhaps start with a no-obligation visit to our Winchester kitchen showroom to view our displays and chat with our designers? If you’d like to arrange this, contact us here and we’ll make sure that the best designer for your project is on hand to answer your questions.
We look forward to assisting you in bringing your dream kitchen to life