A new kitchen can make cooking so much more enjoyable and is one of the best investments a homeowner can make, you could even get most of your money back if you were to sell the property as a new kitchen is a sought after feature by many buyers.
But how much does a new kitchen cost in 2022?
Real Homes state that a typical kitchen in the UK costs £8000 but that seems low.
Wren Kitchens told us it would cost £7500 but that was for a “dry fit” installation and excluded wiring, plumbing and lots of other items.
Rated People state that the average cost of a new kitchen in 2022 is £12,057.
Checkatrade claims the average price to be £10.550.
Our 2022 Kitchen Price Guide
In 2022 we contacted 12 kitchen installers and asked for a price to install a kitchen in our very typical 3-bed property.
We asked for a price to install the units, worktop, sink, taps and appliances and a separate price for the floor and wall tiling and a few extras we also wanted doing such as extra power sockets, new downlights and the ceiling painted.
The table below contains an average of the prices given to us in 2022:
|New 11 unit kitchen, laminate worktop, sink, appliances, hood, plumbing and electrical connections||£10,750|
|As above but with floor tiling, wall tiling, paint ceiling and reminder of wall, new downlights and switch, new and extra sockets||£14,500|
|Arrange a custom price:||Get a Quote Online Here|
Notes: There is a huge range of choices out there, not just for the kitchen units but also for the worktops, tiles, appliances and other items that can be included in a new kitchen install. To keep things simple, we selected mid-range products whenever possible, these weren’t the cheapest but were far from the most expensive. We also requested prices for 11 kitchen units which is typical for a 3-bed property.
More specifically, the prices we gathered included the following:
- Removal of the existing kitchen.
- The supply and installation of the new units and laminate worktop.
- A new sink supplied and installed.
- New oven and hob supplied and fitted.
- Kitchen hood with extractor fan supplied and fitted.
- New fridge freezer supplied and fully fitted (enclosed).
- Fit existing washing machine.
- New plug sockets and two extra sockets.
- New lights and new light switch.
- Floor tiles supplied and fitted.
- New wall tiles supplied and fitted to part of the wall.
- Paint supplied and painted to the remainder of the wall and the ceiling.
- Waste disposal.
- Building Control notification.
So there you have it, the average price to install a new kitchen in a “typical” property starts at £10,750 for a basic but complete install but rises to £14,500 once you factor in extras that you might need, like flooring and wall tiles etc.
Does this mean you’ll pay this much?
Not at all, the prices shown here are just an average for a kitchen we selected.
How much you pay will depend on your specifications, the installer you choose and where you live.
How to Reduce the Cost of Your Kitchen Installation
With the current cost of living crisis and skyrocketing home improvement prices, it’s only natural that consumers are looking to save money where they can.
Depending on your expectations and how involved you want to get in the installation, consider the following:
- Get an installer to fit the kitchen and do all the plumbing and wiring and do the tiling and painting yourself to save money.
- Dispose of the waste yourself at the local council tip (assuming they accept this type of waste).
- Choose a smaller firm or installer that is trading below the VAT registration threshold and you can avoid paying this tax on the cost of their labour.
- Use vinyl flooring instead of tiles.
- Leave the old wall tiles in place or leave most of the walls painted with only a minimal amount of wall tiling.
- Re-use your existing white goods if they are in acceptable condition. Don’t forget; the installation cost is the same, regardless of whether the item is new or old, so sometimes it’s best to replace the electrical goods if they are beyond a certain age.
- Consider a different layout.
Areas Where You Can Spend More
- Laminate worktops are the cheapest option but solid wood or granite will cost more.
- Major relocations of pipework, radiators, the boiler or new electric wiring will add to the cost.
- Wall tiles and floor tiles. Good quality floor and wall tiles can drastically improve the appearance of a kitchen and their price varies.
Fully Fitted Kitchen Work Schedule
Day 1 – Rip out and dispose of old kitchen units, worktop, floor/wall tiles and old white goods. Start plastering if required.
Day 2 – Finish plastering work, install new wiring/plumbing as required. Start installing units.
Day 3 – Continue installing units, worktop, sink, oven, hood/extractor fan and any lights under units.
Day 4-5 – Finish installing units and start wall tiling.
Day 6-7 – Floor tiles and white goods installed.
Day 8 – Final decoration and finishing off.
Expected work duration: 6 to 8 days for a typical installation, depending on how many different tradespeople are used on the project, there is always some delay between getting in the fitters, the electricians, gas engineers (if needed) and tilers etc. While some kitchen installers can do all the work themselves, most will do the bulk of the project and then bring in specialists for the rest.
How Much Have Other Visitors to This Website Been Quoted?
We originally published this guide to new kitchen costs a few years ago and at the time we asked visitors to this page how much they’ve been quoted for a kitchen.
You can see the responses below but some of the prices might be outdated by now:
|B Cisco (Conwy)||Gally kitchen 3.5m x 2m exc fridge and washing machine (2022)||£6750|
|Zoe W (Newcastle)||New units and centre station, new built-in fridge, freezer, oven and wash machine, new floor and wall tiling, overhead extractor and extra plug sockets, (2022)||£12,500|
|Paul Foley (W London)||Eight new units, worktop to two sides, oven, hob, sink, lights, floor + wall tiles and paint to walls and ceiling. Good quality materials, not B&Q. (2021)||£8000|
|Heather Varnwood (W Sussex)||We didn't replace our fridge or freezer but everything else was new. Ours is a 3-bed home with an average size kitchen. (2020)||£7250|
|Stuart L (Birmingham)||Small galley kitchen complete replacement. (2020)||£5250|
|Alison Keller (Surrey)||My partner and I have just paid £11500 for a new kitchen to our three bedroom house. We could not be more pleased with the workmanship by [redacted]. Highly recommended. (2017)||£11500|
|Kerry (N London)||This is the best price I could get for the installation of an eight unit kitchen, the figure includes all the units, new worktop, sink, oven, white goods and tiles to the walls and floor. (2017)||£6500|
|Michael Garek (Edinburgh)||We need a new kitchen for a 2-bed house in Scotland, we intend to rent this property out so our budget is limited. New kitchen, all new apart from the boiler which was replaced recently by the previous owner. The lowest estimate we have received was £5000, what do you think of this? (2017)||£5000|
|keely (Portsmouth)||a three bedroom house (2017)||£5500 and £5000|
|Steven Macdonald (Essex)||B&Q kitchen supplied and fitted by [redacted] to our 2 bed house. We are so pleased with the quality of the workmanship, their number is [redacted]. (2017)||£6000|
|M. Bashir (North Wales)||Your prices are a bit high, prices here in Snowdonia are a bit cheaper than in London or wherever you are based. For a three bed house, a typical basic kitchen, fully fitted and with new white goods will set you back around £5500 (2017)||£5500|
|D Bains (Chelsea)||We are in the process of sourcing quotes for a new kitchen to our large 2-bed flat. For a bespoke design with good quality materials and new sink,oven,fridge + wall and floor tiles we've been given prices around the £8500 mark, one quote came in at £11,000 but you get what you pay for. I can't imagine any kitchen fitter who charges £1000 or less to fit a kitchen would be any good. The cheapest quote is rarely the best option. The kitchen is the key area where you should spend a little extra because many buyers will pay a premium for a lovely kitchen, you'll probably increase your house value or at least get your investment back. when you sell. (2017)||£8500-£11,000|
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Get Ideas and Inspiration for Your New Kitchen
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Try Our Kitchen Budget Planning Spreadsheet
We have created a downloadable kitchen budget planning spreadsheet.
You can use this to list everything you want in your kitchen and then calculate the cost:
Get a Price For a New Kitchen Online
If you are looking for a fully customised new kitchen price from a local, reviewed and rated installer, tap the link below and fill out the form with details of your project:
Job Prices is a website created by a small group of individuals who have experience in the home improvement and construction sectors in the United Kingdom.
This site was created so homeowners and those with limited experience in this sector can get an idea of how much certain projects will cost.
We also publish pricing feedback from our visitors so you can see what others are paying.
The prices you see on this page are based on prices supplied to us from installers in the UK.
Our prices are not an offer of work but you can use our research to see where your money goes and discover areas to make a saving.
Yes, we are based in the south of the UK so have experience of prices for this area.
The labour fees for businesses further north may be less but in most cases, the costs for any materials are the same.
Below you can find a link to our recently updated trade day rates page: