Oct 16, 2006 1:58 am
I am wondering if anyone can help me with some broad stoke $$ on putting in a new kitchen into a house we are considering buying. We are useless with DIY, so we would be getting in professionals to do all the work.
The house is 16yrs old and has a very small kitchen. We would want to maximise the space but probably not expand too much on square footage of the kitchen. We would also want to put in our dishwasher. The existing kitchen does not have one, so no plumbing or electrics for one at present.
I guess we would purchase new oven and cooktop. We would be utilising our existing dishwasher and fridge. And naturally, we don't want to spend a fortune. I acutally hate cooking! LOL But I do want a functional kitchen suitable for 2 adults and 2 children. It doesn't have to be terribly flash though.
Can anyone assist with a very ballpark figure on what the price might be. The property is in Swan View, Perth, WA. Oh, I am assuming that kitchen rennovators remove your existing kitchen for you? Geez, you can tell I know nothing can't you!!
How much for?2
Oct 16, 2006 7:11 am
Without knowing anything about the:
number of drawers
number of wall units
it is extremely difficult to provide pricing.
If you're asking is it going to cost you $5K, $10K, $15K or $20K? the answer is any of those, if that is what you have to spend.
Companies who do a whole kitchen for you like to get at least $10K if supplying appliances and installation.
Trades are often still extra to this though.
Some more details would be helpful.
A dimensioned plan of your kitchen space allows anyone you talk with to easily generate an accurate costing for you.
Struming Design - Industrial Design
Kitchen Design; Kitchen Supply; DIY Kitchens
Re: Cost of new kitchen for house we are thinking of buying3
Oct 16, 2006 12:56 pm
Thanks for replying Strumer! You can tell I'm totally useless at this stuff can't you?? We are looking at this house and trying to figure out if it is remotely feasible to rennovate the kitchen and the bathroom for about 20K total.
You have helped to answer my question in a way, as if you had of said, don't even think of rennovating a kitchen unless you have a minimum of 15K, then I would have known we were insane.
I have only viewed the house once so far and I doubt I can really barge in there and start measuring up until we are down to brass tacks regarding whether we will buy it. I guess if we really love it, kitchen and bathroom aside, then we will just have to make it work within our budget!
Re: Cost of new kitchen for house we are thinking of buying4
Nov 03, 2006 4:51 pm
If you go the the Ikea website or other Kitchen websites ie Proform Kitchens, you can cost up according to the size.
I just replace my kitchen with middle of the road stuff. But I did everything
We have a U shape approx 3meter X3 X 3 with overheads. Cabinets and benchtop was $6500 and $1500 if I used them to install but I didnt, add stove range dishwasher sink plumbing etcanother $2500-3000 depending on type and install I did it myself but was quoted $1500 for all plumbing
So my kitchen was $10,000 ish but I did it all. You could cheap out with new doors and benchtop but in the end dont save very much as my Brotherin law did this, got someone to do it all and cost him $8000 and still has crap cabinets and non roller drawers.
However what you put in will get out as I made $180,000 in 8months of renos'.
Re: Cost of new kitchen for house we are thinking of buying5
Nov 03, 2006 10:53 pm
I would think $12,000 would get you a good quality, average size L shaped kitchen including trades and appliances.
I am working out averages here - $7,000 kitchen, $2,000 appliances, $3,000 tradesmen. This is for a 'retail' kitchen.
Re: Cost of new kitchen for house we are thinking of buying6
Nov 04, 2006 7:34 pm
I'm doing a solid timber kitchen myself. I'm buying flat-pack carcass's from laminex plus using a couple of existing from the current kitchen
Total for cupboards -$1600
I'm supplying recycled oregon out of my roof to a joinery shop to make the doors
Total for doors -$800
I'm making the benchtops myself out of 3 inch thick oregon slabs that I have
Total - $0
Parts- (hinges, glue, lacquer etc) $200
= solid timber kitchen for under $3000
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