Cost of kitchens

Hello, I know this is a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question but......

Any ideas on the cost of a new kitchen? Just the units/worktops etc not the fitting. And from a big chain like Ikea/B&Q rather than a bespoke artisan thing. A really approximate amount like £5,000. £10,000 or £15,000. And probably mid range sort of price i.e. something nice rather than the cheapest possible or the fancyest. Any comments at all are gratefully received; we are trying to cost works needed on a house we are interested in buying.

Many thanks
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MFW 2013 no. 62 £10,000/£10,000
MFW 2014 no 62 £8000/£7000


  • CKdesigner
    CKdesigner Posts: 1,234 Forumite
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    No problem, although many people will have different views on it!

    £5,000 would be a lower market kitchen.
    £10,000 to £20,000 would buy you a mid market kitchen and
    £30,000 plus would buy you a high end kitchen.

    Good luck.
  • mose_2
    mose_2 Posts: 409 Forumite
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    Average size kitchen off the shelf from b&q i'd say 3-4k
  • Oldernotwiser
    Oldernotwiser Posts: 37,425 Forumite
    First, take your piece of string!
  • dander
    dander Posts: 1,781 Forumite
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    Those kind of places all do pricelists. Your best bet is to go and get one and then add up a very rough collection of bits and pieces you're likely to need. You'll get far closer than any stabs in the dark here.
  • Meepster
    Meepster Posts: 5,955 Forumite
    Well, from my time at Wickes I sold kitchens (without installation,but including units, sink, tap, worktops and appliances) between £2,500 (Aston with laminate worktops and take away sink, tap and appliances) and £16,000 (Calgary, huge kitchen, lots of curves and all AEG appliances)

    Average kitchen price was £4,800 (just bear in mind this was a few years ago)

    Hope that helps?
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  • Izzy.
    Izzy. Posts: 144 Forumite
    Mine cost £6,580 from Ikea. One more week til its finished. :j
  • turk3y
    turk3y Posts: 99 Forumite
    edited 4 October 2009 at 3:08PM
    Costs very much depend on size I would have thought ?

    we went for a cheap one from Benchmarkx in the end, as the idea was cheap units which are relativly well made and a granite worktop, which when its fitted should really lift the whole look.

    Ours is arround 5 meters of covered wall with one corner and was around 4k for units, 2.5k on appliances and 1.2k on granite (cost including fitting, thanks to Alan for help here)
  • liz-paul
    liz-paul Posts: 899 Forumite
    Thanks for all your replies especially as I think maybe this Q should have gone on one of the shopping boards. Those replies have mostly been useful in there own way. Cheers, Liz
    1% at a time no. 40. £8000 (For dream family holiday) 94/100
    MFW 2013 no. 62 £10,000/£10,000
    MFW 2014 no 62 £8000/£7000
  • claire1234
    claire1234 Posts: 693 Forumite


    my mum got the style of kitchen above from b&q,
    the cupboards that you can see with the glass doors she got 2 of, she got
    worktops, sink, taps, undersink cupboards and cupboards next to them,
    she got it fitted herself & came to around £1,000.
    she got new flooring seperate.

    if you go into b&q on the display`s it says something like "typical 8 unit kitchen £.... " so you can get a rough idea,
    ive got all the magazine`s and trying to work out my kitchen on a budget -- mine is a different shape to my mam`s and im looking for a double cooking so am looking at around 2 - 3k & fit it ourselves,

  • rachbc
    rachbc Posts: 4,461 Forumite
    we have 14 units (in 3 tall ones) for 1k from ikea, add worktop, sink, amtico flooring, taps, tiles etc etc we came in 500 quid over budget at 3000
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