How much does it cost to install a kitchen? 2024

How much does it cost to install a kitchen?

Do you have a kitchen renovation project in mind? The construction of your new house is coming to an end and it is time to think about installing your fitted kitchen? Whether you want it to be open to the living room or separate, large with a central island or discreet in a corner of the living room, there are many questions to ask: what style of kitchen to choose, what colour, how to lay it out and, of course, the crucial question, how much it will cost.

What style of kitchen to choose?

For some of us, the kitchen is the place where we enjoy preparing the meals that will delight family and friends. When it is a dining room, it is often the heart of the home, the place where parents and children gather for breakfast or at the end of the day.

In all cultures and since time immemorial, the kitchen has played a major role in the home. Even if, nowadays and depending on one’s age, less interest and less time is given to the preparation of meals, this room remains important. Above all, we like it to be functional, but we also expect it to be aesthetically pleasing, original, modern and stylish, just like the other rooms in the house, if not more so.

Kitchen designers such as AS Design have understood this and offer kitchen models for all tastes with countless options. Every kitchen style has a different atmosphere, especially when it is an open, visible kitchen. It is essential that the kitchen fits in with the living room décor. So, Scandinavian, design, contemporary, classic, industrial – all you have to do is decide.

What is the ideal layout?

By calling in an experienced designer, you can be sure that your kitchen will be optimised for the room or space you have reserved for it.

There are several possibilities: linear, U-shaped, L-shaped, parallel or with a central island. The kitchen plan must be designed to meet your needs. You will need to list all the appliances you want to have in order to provide sufficient space.

It is always preferable to choose a kitchen designer who will come to your home to take measurements and give you the best advice. Certain technical constraints may make your project unfeasible.

Cuisine Variation | Cuisiniste Antibes | AS DesignHow much does a fitted kitchen cost?

Depending on the number and quality of the furniture, appliances and options chosen, prices can vary enormously, from €4,000 to €8,000 for a mid-range kitchen. Entry-level kit kitchens start at €1,000, while top-of-the-range kitchens can cost up to €25,000, and even more for luxury kitchens.

Once these elements have been calculated, the next step is to evaluate the cost of installation. Allow for approximately 20% of the value of the kitchen. However, several criteria must be taken into account.

The surface area of the kitchen

Logically, the larger the kitchen, the more wall and base units there are, the higher the installation cost will be. The cost will increase even more if there are a large number of built-in appliances. This is because it is more difficult and time-consuming to install built-in appliances than basic furniture.

The type of furniture

To keep costs down, choose simple, standard-sized furniture. Naturally, you will be tempted by a multitude of options, which are certainly practical, but which will waste the time of the fitters. For example, sockets or waste bins built into the worktop or spice trays, niches, integrated lighting, etc.

Be aware that a central island is expensive, as a lot of floor work is needed to create this space.

Cuisine Variation | Cuisiniste Monaco | AS DesignThe materials

Some materials are more delicate to handle and require a longer intervention. This is the case with wood, glass, quartz and marble, among others. Laminated worktops and melamine furniture are preferable if you want to save money. These are the most common materials used in kitchens.

Ancillary work

Installing a kitchen is not limited to assembling furniture, laying out a worktop, connecting appliances and a sink. It is often necessary to demolish the old kitchen, remove the rubble, change the tiles, paint and carry out plumbing and electrical work.

Calling in a professional for a customised installation has a cost, but it is also the guarantee of a job done according to the rules of the trade.