Is your kitchen value for money? Well, the devil’s in the detail. And if you’re planning a renovation this can become a reality – overlooking the details can cost you. We have found this is particularly true with kitchens. They are laden with optional extras that can massively increase the price of the kitchen despite you not needing all of them.
Now you may argue that the kitchen is the heart of the home and that it is worth the investment. It’s estimated that a new kitchen will improve the value of your property by around 6%. This is often a good reason to purchase a new one, however, the question we will answer is: Are you getting value for money?
You may be paying much more for a kitchen that what you will actually need or use, however, we take a different approach. The current estimate is that the average price of a new kitchen installation in the UK costs around £5,000 to £6,000. At the high end, the price can be limitless depending on your specifications, but a top of the range kitchen may cost around £14,000+.
Even if you have savings ready to spend, every penny counts. It’s also important to note that the price of your kitchen should be relative to the price of your home. In order to get a ‘value added kitchen’, there’s no point investing £20,000 in a fancy new one if your property is worth £200,000 – you just won’t get your money back.
So, how do you get the best bang for your buck?
With any value added kitchen improvement, there are three key aspects to consider, especially in terms of functionality and cutting costs: Cabinets, Appliances, Countertops. These three make up the most expensive portions of your kitchen renovation. They are also the areas that are easily messed up. From things like miscalculating storage space and appliance sizes to neglecting ventilation. These kinds of mistakes can be very costly, especially if you haven’t consulted builders and designers from the very beginning.
So, tackling these issues first and deciding on what you want at the earliest stage can help save you time and money down the road.
We use value engineering to solve that problem. By weighing up what you want versus what you need, we can make sure that we give you an amazing value added kitchen for a lot less than the high street. What this also does is identify and eliminate unwanted costs and improve the quality of your kitchen. This means you have a kitchen that you are actually making the most of, for less.
We consider the availability of materials, construction methods, workspace limitations or restrictions, planning and more. There are huge benefits to using this method including speed of design and installation, huge improvements in quality and reduced wastage, which is better for the environment.
We start at the very beginning of the project making sure we work with you to produce something you want, down to the last detail. We will help find the areas of greatest benefit to your needs and assist you with creating a design truly unique to you. Visit our Portfolio page for a look at recent kitchen installations, along with our Instagram page. For more information, speak with us today. Click for contact >