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Cost of a new kitchen guide for 2022

A new fitted kitchen is one of the most sought-after home improvements in the UK. Kitchens are often the hub of the home, where families prepare meals together and socialise, so it’s no wonder that homeowners want to keep their kitchens looking fresh and on-trend. But how much does a new kitchen cost?

There are a few factors that will impact the cost of a builder to fit a new kitchen. The size of your kitchen, whether you want high-end or budget units and appliances and the kind of worktops you choose will all make a difference. But the average new kitchen cost, including labour, is around £10,500.

So what do you need to consider when you’re budgeting for a new kitchen? We’ve put together a complete guide to the cost of a new kitchen so you can plan accordingly. 

Do I need a kitchen designer?

Whether you need a kitchen designer or not ultimately depends on your budget. If you’re looking for a high-end kitchen, around £5,000 of your costs could be on a designer. But if you’re replacing your kitchen like-for-like, you can save money on design costs by working with tradespeople directly.

However, working with a professional kitchen designer will help you to see how far your budget will stretch. They can also help you to find the right layout for your kitchen, which can be useful if you’re not happy with the way your kitchen works at the moment. 

Kitchen worktop costs

Kitchen worktops can make or break a kitchen. Choose the right ones and your kitchen will shine and stand out, but choose the wrong ones and it can look dull and drab. The cost of your worktops will depend on the material you choose. Here’s an idea of how much you should expect to pay for your kitchen worktops, excluding fitting:

Kitchen worktop cost in the UK
Worktop material Average cost
Laminate £500
Wood £800
Granite £1,700
Quartz £2,700

Laminate worktops

Laminate worktops are a great option if you’ve got a low budget. You can choose colours to mimic materials like wood or granite, but they won’t last as long and they can get damaged easily.

Wood worktops

Wooden worktops can look beautiful, but they require regular maintenance. You’ll need to oil them regularly and ensure that they’re waterproof to prevent them from getting damaged. This can make them a very expensive option as you’ll need to factor in the cost of materials to maintain them.

Granite worktops

Granite is a gorgeous natural stone that will be unique with every cut. It’s extremely durable and doesn’t scratch easily, making it perfect for kitchens. Granite worktops come sealed as they’re porous, but if the seal begins to fade you might find that your worktops will get stained. 

Quartz worktops

Quartz is man-made but looks like a natural product. It’s very hard-wearing so is ideal for busy kitchens. It won’t look as good as granite, but you can get it in lots of different colours and patterns to suit any kitchen. Quartz isn’t porous like granite so is extremely hygienic.

How to choose the right kitchen appliances

New fitted kitchen scene

If you’re getting a new fitted kitchen, you’ll probably want to update your appliances too. You’ll need to decide whether you want integrated or freestanding appliances. 

It’s worth considering that a typical range of appliances, including a washing machine, built-in oven, hob, cooker hood, dishwasher and fridge freezer can cost anywhere between £1,500 and £5,000 - maybe more if you want top-of-the-range appliances. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular and highest-rated models:

Best built in ovens

Cost of built in ovens in the UK
Brand/model Approx. cost
Fisher Paykel OB60SD11PB1 Pyrolytic Multifunction Single Oven £1,500
GRUNDIG GEBM34000XP Electric Oven £659
Samsung Dual Cook NV75K5571RS Built In Electric Single Oven £649
Bosch HBS573BS0B Pyrolytic Built-In Single Oven £579
SMEG Cucina SF6400TVN Electric Oven £399

Best hobs

Hob costs in the UK
Brand/model Approx. cost
HOTPOINT Direct Flame FTGHG 641 D/H Gas Hob £439
Samsung NZ64K5747BK 60cm Induction Hob £419
SAMSUNG NZ64H37070K Electric Induction Hob £369
Indesit RI860C 60cm Built-in Ceramic Hob £200
Beko HIC64402T Electric Ceramic Hob £195

Best dishwashers

Dishwasher costs in the UK
Brand/model Approx. cost
Miele G7100SC £999
Siemens iQ500 SN258I06TG 60cm Standard Dishwasher £849
Neff N70 S515T80D1G Fully Integrated Dishwasher £749
Bosch Serie 6 SMS6EDI02G Wifi Connected Standard Dishwasher £629
Samsung DW50R4060BB Fully Integrated Slimline Dishwasher £499

Best fridge freezers

Fridge freezer costs in the UK
Brand/model Approx. cost
LG GBB92MCBAP Freestanding 70/30 Fridge Freezer £1,749
Sharp SJ-EX820F2-SL American Fridge Freezer £1,249
Bosch Serie 6 KIS86AFE0G Integrated 60/40 Fridge Freezer £899
NEFF N50 KI5852SF0G Integrated 50/50 Fridge Freezer £699
BEKO Pro HarvestFresh CFP3691DVW 50/50 Fridge Freezer £460

How long does fitting a new kitchen take?

How long your new kitchen takes to be installed will depend on the complexity of the project. If you have a small galley kitchen, a tradesperson should be able to fit it within 2-3 days. If you have a medium to large kitchen, you should it expect it to take up to 2 weeks.

The amount of work you’re having done will also impact the time it takes to fit your new kitchen. If you’re having new units, flooring, tiling and splashbacks and building work such as knocking walls through or installing new plumbing, it could take weeks or months. 

Speak to a professional about the work you’d like done for your new kitchen to get an accurate idea of how long it will take to complete.

Kitchen supply costs

If you’re thinking about getting your own supplies for your new kitchen, take a look to see how much you can expect to spend on each different part of your kitchen:

Kitchen unit costs in the UK
Element Budget cost  Mid-range cost High-end cost
Kitchen base units £45 per unit £100 per unit £150 per unit
Kitchen wall units £35 per unit £90 per unit £135 per unit
Kitchen unit doors £15 per door £40 per door £80 per door
Kitchen worktops £85 per m2 £325 per m2 £400 per m2

Get competitive quotes

A new fitted kitchen is a significant investment, so make sure you get a range of quotes from reputable tradespeople. A kitchen installation company will be able to tell you how long it will take to complete and give you recommendations on units, appliances and worktops.

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Estimates for common builder jobs;

JobEstimate
Cost to fit windows, doors and conservatories £160
Cost to build a side return extension £61000
Cost to repoint or repair brickwork £405
Cost to remove a chimney breast £800
New fitted kitchen cost £19500
Cost to lay a new driveway £3400
Cost to fit a new bathroom £8000
Cost of a loft conversion £49900
Cost to build a retaining wall £320
Basement conversion cost £43000

Rates for other trades

New fitted kitchen cost in the UK
New fitted kitchen cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKNew fitted kitchen cost
New fitted kitchen near Aberdeen£11500
New fitted kitchen near Amber Valley£11030
New fitted kitchen near Angus£10950
New fitted kitchen near Arun£11150
New fitted kitchen near Ashfield£11090
New fitted kitchen near Aylesbury Vale£11140
New fitted kitchen near Barnsley£11350
New fitted kitchen near Basildon£11200
New fitted kitchen near Basingstoke & Deane£11220
New fitted kitchen near Bassetlaw£10990
New fitted kitchen near Bath & North East Somerset£11180
New fitted kitchen near Bedford£11400
New fitted kitchen near Belfast£10320
New fitted kitchen near Birmingham£10940
New fitted kitchen near Blackburn£10940
New fitted kitchen near Blackpool£10780
New fitted kitchen near Bolton£10910
New fitted kitchen near Bournemouth£11210
New fitted kitchen near Bracknell Forest£11400
New fitted kitchen near Bradford£10990
New fitted kitchen near Braintree£11120
New fitted kitchen near Breckland£10780
New fitted kitchen near Bridgend£10810
New fitted kitchen near Brighton£11130
New fitted kitchen near Bristol£11170
New fitted kitchen near Broadland£10710
New fitted kitchen near Broxtowe£11040
New fitted kitchen near Bury£10980
New fitted kitchen near Caerphilly£10780
New fitted kitchen near Calderdale£10830
New fitted kitchen near Cambridge£11290
New fitted kitchen near Canterbury£10890
New fitted kitchen near Cardiff£10770
New fitted kitchen near Carmarthenshire£10770
New fitted kitchen near Charnwood£10810
New fitted kitchen near Chelmsford£11170
New fitted kitchen near Cheltenham£11210
New fitted kitchen near Cherwell£11220
New fitted kitchen near Chester£10850
New fitted kitchen near Colchester£11080
New fitted kitchen near Conway£10810
New fitted kitchen near Coventry£10890
New fitted kitchen near Crewe & Nantwich£11160
New fitted kitchen near Dacorum£11300
New fitted kitchen near Derby£11010
New fitted kitchen near Doncaster£11050
New fitted kitchen near Dover£10890
New fitted kitchen near Dudley£10930
New fitted kitchen near Dumfries & Galloway£10600
New fitted kitchen near Dundee£11040
New fitted kitchen near East Ayrshire£10880
New fitted kitchen near East Devon£10740
New fitted kitchen near East Dunbartonshire£11120
New fitted kitchen near East Hampshire£11190
New fitted kitchen near East Hertfordshire£11370
New fitted kitchen near East Lindsey£10950
New fitted kitchen near East Riding£10990
New fitted kitchen near Eastleigh£11210
New fitted kitchen near Edinburgh£11320
New fitted kitchen near Elmbridge£11340
New fitted kitchen near Epping Forest£11300
New fitted kitchen near Erewash£11030
New fitted kitchen near Exeter£10740
New fitted kitchen near Falkirk£10990
New fitted kitchen near Fife£11170
New fitted kitchen near Flintshire£10890
New fitted kitchen near Gateshead£11190
New fitted kitchen near Gedling£11070
New fitted kitchen near Glasgow£11410
New fitted kitchen near Gloucester£11060
New fitted kitchen near Guildford£11440
New fitted kitchen near Gwynedd£10530
New fitted kitchen near Halton£10870
New fitted kitchen near Harrogate£10930
New fitted kitchen near Havant & Waterloo£11160
New fitted kitchen near Highland£10900
New fitted kitchen near Horsham£11170
New fitted kitchen near Huntingdonshire£11180
New fitted kitchen near Ipswich£10930
New fitted kitchen near Isle of Wight£11160
New fitted kitchen near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£10800
New fitted kitchen near Kingston-upon-Hull£10860
New fitted kitchen near Kirklees£10990
New fitted kitchen near Knowsley£10770
New fitted kitchen near Lancaster£10940
New fitted kitchen near Leeds£10980
New fitted kitchen near Leicester£10740
New fitted kitchen near Lisburn£10330
New fitted kitchen near Liverpool£10810
New fitted kitchen near London£11310
New fitted kitchen near Luton£11230
New fitted kitchen near Macclesfield£10970
New fitted kitchen near Maidstone£11300
New fitted kitchen near Manchester£10950
New fitted kitchen near Mid Bedfordshire£11330
New fitted kitchen near Mid Sussex£11140
New fitted kitchen near Middlesbrough£11030
New fitted kitchen near Milton Keynes£11310
New fitted kitchen near Neath Port Talbot£10860
New fitted kitchen near New Forest£11250
New fitted kitchen near Newbury£11170
New fitted kitchen near Newcastle-under-Lyme£10910
New fitted kitchen near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£11220
New fitted kitchen near Newport£10870
New fitted kitchen near North Ayrshire£11050
New fitted kitchen near North East Lincolnshire£11030
New fitted kitchen near North Hertfordshire£11340
New fitted kitchen near North Lanarkshire£11010
New fitted kitchen near North Lincolnshire£10790
New fitted kitchen near North Somerset£11160
New fitted kitchen near North Tyneside£11310
New fitted kitchen near North Wiltshire£11060
New fitted kitchen near Northampton£11210
New fitted kitchen near Norwich£10740
New fitted kitchen near Nottingham£11070
New fitted kitchen near Nuneaton & Bedworth£10900
New fitted kitchen near Oldham£10970
New fitted kitchen near Oxford£11270
New fitted kitchen near Pembrokeshire£10400
New fitted kitchen near Perth & Kinross£11120
New fitted kitchen near Peterborough£11110
New fitted kitchen near Plymouth£11040
New fitted kitchen near Poole£11240
New fitted kitchen near Portsmouth£11140
New fitted kitchen near Powys£10900
New fitted kitchen near Preston£10950
New fitted kitchen near Reading£11390
New fitted kitchen near Redcar & Cleveland£11080
New fitted kitchen near Reigate & Banstead£11350
New fitted kitchen near Renfrewshire£11510
New fitted kitchen near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£10730
New fitted kitchen near Rochdale£10960
New fitted kitchen near Rotherham£11330
New fitted kitchen near Salford£10920
New fitted kitchen near Salisbury£11750
New fitted kitchen near Sandwell£10920
New fitted kitchen near Scarborough£10900
New fitted kitchen near Scottish Borders£11600
New fitted kitchen near Sefton£10840
New fitted kitchen near Sevenoaks£11280
New fitted kitchen near Sheffield£11400
New fitted kitchen near Slough£11380
New fitted kitchen near Solihull£10890
New fitted kitchen near South Ayrshire£10930
New fitted kitchen near South Bedfordshire£11400
New fitted kitchen near South Cambridgeshire£11340
New fitted kitchen near South Gloucestershire£11150
New fitted kitchen near South Kesteven£10860
New fitted kitchen near South Lanarkshire£10770
New fitted kitchen near South Oxfordshire£11300
New fitted kitchen near South Somerset£11490
New fitted kitchen near South Tyneside£11250
New fitted kitchen near Southampton£11190
New fitted kitchen near Southend-on-Sea£11090
New fitted kitchen near St Albans£11340
New fitted kitchen near St Helens£10780
New fitted kitchen near Stafford£11060
New fitted kitchen near Stockport£11000
New fitted kitchen near Stockton-on-Tees£11060
New fitted kitchen near Stoke-on-Trent£10930
New fitted kitchen near Stratford-on-Avon£10960
New fitted kitchen near Stroud£11040
New fitted kitchen near Suffolk Coastal£10770
New fitted kitchen near Sunderland£11180
New fitted kitchen near Swale£11070
New fitted kitchen near Swansea£11010
New fitted kitchen near Tameside£11000
New fitted kitchen near Teignbridge£10950
New fitted kitchen near Tendring£11000
New fitted kitchen near Test Valley£11060
New fitted kitchen near Thamesdown£11050
New fitted kitchen near Thanet£10680
New fitted kitchen near The Wrekin£11210
New fitted kitchen near Thurrock£11220
New fitted kitchen near Torbay£11050
New fitted kitchen near Trafford£10990
New fitted kitchen near Vale of Glamorgan£10790
New fitted kitchen near Vale of White Horse£11200
New fitted kitchen near Vale Royal£10920
New fitted kitchen near Wakefield£10980
New fitted kitchen near Walsall£10940
New fitted kitchen near Warrington£10940
New fitted kitchen near Warwick£10940
New fitted kitchen near Waveney£11000
New fitted kitchen near Waverley£11410
New fitted kitchen near Wealden£11110
New fitted kitchen near West Lancashire£10800
New fitted kitchen near West Lothian£11240
New fitted kitchen near West Wiltshire£11060
New fitted kitchen near Wigan£10850
New fitted kitchen near Windsor & Maidenhead£11390
New fitted kitchen near Wirral£10820
New fitted kitchen near Wokingham£11370
New fitted kitchen near Wolverhampton£10940
New fitted kitchen near Wrexham Maelor£10990
New fitted kitchen near Wychavon£10950
New fitted kitchen near Wycombe£11320
New fitted kitchen near York£10880