How much does a kitchen renovation cost in 2021?
Ever wondered how much a new kitchen costs? Look no further as our guide will take you through what to expect when you're renovating, with simple ideas on how to spruce up your kitchen without pulling it apart.
What are the advantages of doing a renovation over a refit?
The great thing about renovations is that you can pick and choose. By only investing in improvements that make the most impact, you can give your kitchen that fresh, new look without the big bill that comes with a whole refit.
What is the average cost for a kitchen renovation?
Before you get started, it's good to make a list of what needs some TLC. Check everything over and work out whether that means replacing floors and cupboards, new appliances or maybe nothing more than a quick lick of paint.
This makes it easier to break down your kitchen renovation costs bit by bit. Let's go through a few of them.
What can I expect to pay if I want to replace the floor in my kitchen?
Renovating kitchen floors can seem daunting. But with the right materials and a reliable tradesperson it can be quick, easy and affordable – and might be just what the space needs, without going all in with a refit.
The cost to replace kitchen floors depends on material and how much of it you need.
Why not try porcelain tiles? A sturdy alternative to natural stone, at about £20 - £40 per m2. These can even be laid on top of the floor you already have. Or engineered wood? Durable and quicker to install than solid wood, and costing about £20 - £40 per m2.
Other materials like vinyl and laminate can cost as little as £3 per m2 and can mimic wood and porcelain. But keep in mind that they don't tend to last as long.
How much does it cost to replace kitchen worktops?
Worktops set the tone of your kitchen, but this doesn't mean that you have to kit it out with premium materials to get the premium look. Marble and granite are classic choices, but if you choose a laminate worktop it can be printed to look like either style for a fraction of the price, at about £20 - £50 per m2.
If you're short on time, cash, or just don't want to change your kitchen up too much, simply swapping out the worktops is a great way of refreshing the space.
How much does it cost to change up my cabinets, cupboards, and drawers?
Think of these like your kitchen's teeth – if your cupboards are looking a bit worse for wear it's one of the first things you'll notice. But you don't have to pull them out and start again if they still have strong foundations. It can simply be a matter of replacing or painting the doors and draw fronts. Or, even easier, just swapping out the handles.
To replace doors and fronts in a kitchen of about 4 m2 costs about £150 - £300, depending on the size of the unit and the material you opt for. The most affordable option, Melamine-faced (MFC) doors are a great alternative to solid wood, giving the same aesthetic but at a better price.
How Local Heroes can help
Local Heroes will find you trustworthy, reliable tradespeople in your local area who can renovate your kitchen. They've all been personally vetted by us and their work is backed by a 12-month guarantee with British Gas.
We can help with everything from initial advice and quotes through to a full kitchen renovation. So what are you waiting for?