Is your kitchen looking weary and worn? A new kitchen can revitalise the look and feel of your home and make it a much more functional space. The question is – how much does a new kitchen design cost? Find out the answers in this handy article.
Kitchen Design 101
Before building your kitchen, you’ll need to decide upon a design. There are myriad designs to choose from – minimalist, French country, Tuscan, art deco, rustic…the list goes on. If you’re in need of inspiration, you can browse images in our photo section for kitchen design ideas.
Another design consideration is the kitchen layout. U-shape, L-shape and galley kitchens are the most common, and each possesses its benefits and drawbacks. Our article Kitchen Design Layout features some good tips for choosing a kitchen layout.
The Costs of Designing a Kitchen
The question of how much a kitchen design costs is similar to ‘how long is a piece of string’? This is because the kitchen design cost depends on the designer’s fees, your location and the kitchen you want designed.
Generally, however, the cost depends on whether you choose a ready-made kitchen or a customised kitchen.
A ready-made kitchen will tend to be less expensive than a customised variety. This is because the kitchen has already been designed (and often built) and – save for a few tweaks – can be installed into your space as is.
On the other hand, a customised kitchen will be created to your specific requirements. The colour, style, layout, carcass, cabinets, accessories and materials can all be designed to help you create your dream kitchen. Obviously this will take time to design, and as such will cost much more than a ready-made kitchen. While the cost of hiring a kitchen designer will add extra dollars to your budget, it can be worth it to ensure you receive the ideal kitchen for your space and preferences.
It is difficult to calculate the cost of your kitchen design, since the designer will need to assess the space and requirements. If you want a more unique or contemporary style, the quote is likely to be higher.
As a general guide, you can expend to spend a few thousand dollars for a kitchen design.
Comparing Kitchen Design Quotes
Since it’s difficult to estimate the cost of a new kitchen design, the best thing to do is contact kitchen designers to get quotes. With our free Get Quotes service, all you need to do is outline your project and designers will reply to you with their estimates.
Ensure you find out what is included in the quote, and what it will cost to weak or deviate from the original design. Some designers offer additional services, so check if this is included in the quote.
You’re then one step closer to creating your dream kitchen!