When buying a kitchen, the total cost you need to take into consideration when planning your budget can be broken down into four sections:
- Fitting the kitchen – This will cost from £1500 for a small kitchen to £3500+ for a large kitchen.
- Appliances – These are personal preference as to what brands you want to use and which appliances you want in your kitchen. As a guide you could expect to spend from £1800 to £4500+.
- Worktops – These come down to personal preference but as a guide we work on the basis of a granite worktop costing £400m2 , so costs would range from £2900 to £5000 for a standard kitchen.
- Furniture – This is the most important cost to consider and the one part of your kitchen where you shouldn’t cut corners on the price. These are your cabinets, drawers etc. and the main focus of your kitchen. If your budget is tight, consider spending less on appliances and upgrade them at a later date if you wish. It is more important to get this part of your kitchen right first time.
£12,000 – £16,000 + VAT
£16,000 – £30,000 + VAT
£30,000 upwards + VAT
Designing Your Kitchen
At Oliver’s Kitchens we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service. All of our design consultants bring their own, individual style to the design and build process. We work closely with you to understand exactly what you need and want from your furniture. If you need a few ideas to get you moving, then our consultants are happy to provide guidance and inspiration. If you already have a clear idea of exactly what you are looking for then we will simply make sure the process runs smoothly.
When you make contact with Oliver’s Kitchens for the first time you will be offered a free, initial consultation with one of our specialists. This can take place at your home, at our showroom or the factory itself. It’s a great opportunity to see what we are all about and to view our craftsmen at work. It’s really important to us that this meeting is ‘two-way.’ It’s a time for you to ask as many questions as you need to. Give us your ideas, your wish list and your ‘must haves.’ We will make sure that we listen carefully, enabling us to design a kitchen that works perfectly for you, but also a kitchen that you love. We will talk about budget too. Not everyone feels comfortable discussing this at the first meeting, but rest assured whatever price you have in mind we will be able to adapt any design you envisage to fit within a budget that is most comfortable to you.
Nothing is set in stone at this stage, so if your plans change that can be easily accommodated. We are able to give you an estimate at this first meeting, based on what you have told us, but again please don’t feel pressured in any way. Things change, we understand that, and we like to think that we can work with you until we have a package that you are completely at ease with.
Seeing is believing
We’d love it if you came to our showroom or factory, to see for yourself the outstanding quality of our furniture. It’s a great opportunity to get some ideas and to see different styles that you may not yet have considered.
Help us to help you.
Following the initial meeting we will take your ideas back to our design studio and work to create some visual representations of what you are looking for. We don’t charge for this, but it does give you a real feel for how your new kitchen will look. We then invite you to visit us, or we can return to you to present the designs. This really does make the process much easier for you as you will know very quickly what you love and what you would change about the design.
If you like the concept of what we have produced and would like to proceed with the next stage, to include very detailed designs, then we ask for a deposit of £300 +vat. This is taken off your final account should you commission us to build your kitchen. There are four sets of plans provided, to include: elevations, 3D design, plumbing plans and electrical plans. Once you have studied these and decided to go ahead with Oliver’s Kitchens then we will book a manufacturing slot for you. At this stage we ask for a deposit of 50% of the furniture cost. We then work very closely with you to finalise all aspects of your design in great detail. Once you are completely happy with the plans you will be asked to sign off the plans and details 6 weeks before delivery. We ask you to pay the remainder of the balance before delivery takes place and we invite you to inspect your kitchen at our factory should you so wish.
All of our kitchens are delivered and installed by expert fitters within 7 – 10 days, and when the granite work tops have been fitted we return after a six week period, to deal with any snagging issues.
At any time during the entire process you will be able to contact your own design consultant who is on hand to ensure it is a smooth and stress free journey.