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How Much Does a Kitchen Cost in 2024?

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Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. Because of this, renovating it can be quite costly. But just how expensive is renovating your kitchen in 2024? Knowing what costs to expect is an important first step for renovating your kitchen. However, there are lots of factors that can drastically affect the overall kitchen cost.

In this article we look at all of the factors that can affect kitchen costs, and give you an idea of what you can expect to pay on average in 2024.

Factors that Affect Kitchen Costs

There are a lot of factors that will impact the overall cost of a kitchen. Each of these factors is something that you will need to carefully consider. It’s important to note that although there is often a cheap or budget solution, this may not always be the best option for you.

Type of Materials Used

The materials that you opt for can significantly affect the final cost. This includes the materials used for countertops, cabinets, or flooring. Less quality materials can be used for these to bring costs down. However, they are often less durable and won’t last as long as better quality materials. This is an important factor to keep in mind when deciding on how to budget your money.

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Size of The Kitchen

The size, and the layout, of your kitchen will of course impact the cost. Larger kitchens will naturally mean more required materials. And the more materials you need, the larger the final price. The size of your kitchen, in most cases, isn’t something that you can change. So, you will need to be accurate to the size when designing your kitchen to get a realistic idea of the amount of materials required.

Quality of Appliances

The cost of appliances will depend on brand and quality. Higher end appliances will cost significantly more than budget appliances. However, high end appliances will give you much better quality, results, and features in the majority of cases. Cheap appliances, on the other hand, are more likely to break down and need replacing sooner than expected.

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The cost of labour and materials will vary depending on where you live. This is because different regions will have different prices. For example, London will be much more expensive than northern England.

Additional Costs

Depending on the size of your renovation, there may be some additional costs to consider. For example, you may need to budget for lighting, plumbing, or electrical work. Additional costs also include any décor or other features that you’re looking to include in your dream kitchen.

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Average Kitchen Costs in 2024

Now that you know the factors that can contribute to higher kitchen renovation costs, here is a breakdown of average kitchen costs in 2024.

Kitchen Cost Comparisons

A small, low budget kitchen could cost less than £7,000. However, a high-end bespoke kitchen renovation can cost upwards of £100,000. There is obviously a vast difference between these two costs. So, how do you even begin to figure out your individual budget?

We would recommend looking at these breakdowns of the average costs for various elements of a kitchen. This way you can get a better idea of how much to spend on each element. We have also included the average costs of installation, as this can be a big percentage of your overall budget.

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Kitchen Units

Base Unit: £20 – £130

Wall Unit: £20 – £100

Average cost calculations based on £75 per unit:

  • Small Kitchen (10m² / 8 Units): £600
  • Medium Kitchen (15m² / 12 Units): £900
  • Large Kitchen (20m² / 16 Units): £1,200
  • Extra Large Kitchen (30m² / 20 Units): £1,500

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Kitchen Worktop

Based on length of 5m:

  • Laminate: £200 – £800
  • Wood: £300 – £900
  • Quartz: £500 – £1,100
  • Granite: £550 – £1,150

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Kitchen Appliances

These costs are estimated for when you are buying a complete kitchen appliance set. This includes an oven, hob, hood, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

  • Budget Brand Kitchen Set: ~£1,150
  • Mid-Range Quality Brand Kitchen Set: ~£2,500
  • Premium Brand Kitchen Set: £5,000+

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Average Plumber Costs:

  • Per Hour: £40 – £60
  • Per Day: £325 – £375

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Average Electrician Costs:

  • Per Hour: £55
  • Per Day: £400

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Kitchen Fitting

The average cost of a new kitchen fitting is between £500 – £3000 (plus the cost of materials). This cost can vary depending on the size, complexity of the installation, and your location.

The length of time it takes to install your kitchen can also increase the cost. On average, a kitchen installation can take from 4 days, up to 2 weeks.

Ways to Save Money on Kitchen Renovations

Finding Deals

Finding the materials or appliances you’d like in a deal or sale will definitely help you to save a few pennies. Often the best way to find these deals is to research the prices at different shops, or to look during high sale seasons.

Additionally, many appliance brands run multiple promotions throughout the year to help you save money.

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Doing some of the renovation work yourself can help you save some money. This can range anywhere from painting the walls by yourself, or installing flat pack cabinets yourself. How much you’re able to do will depend on your own skill set and the time you have.

Learn more about remodelling your kitchen on a budget here.


On average, a full kitchen renovation can cost anywhere from £7,000 to £100,000. How much you spend will depend on your chosen materials, kitchen size, and your location. It’s important to also consider additional costs such as plumbing or electrical work, and the cost of the installation service.

Written using data from Checkatrade (Feb 2024)

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