Kitchen Budget Template
Making the choice to purchase a new kitchen can be a big and somewhat daunting decision for any household. Many customers gear themselves up for the emotional rollercoaster of having tradespeople in their home and make plans to live without a washing machine for a few weeks, but we are always surprised at how many customers come to us without a kitchen budget.
With TV advertisements showing unrealistic costs for a kitchen, often excluding worktops, accessories, appliances, sinks and taps and half the items you need, it’s no wonder trying to set a kitchen budget can leave you with quite a headache.
We try to be as open as possible about our costs and we know that in comparison to the Highstreet companies, for the customer care, level of service, and quality of an A Class Kitchen, we are very competitively priced and usually only 10% – 25% more expensive. As a ballpark figure our new kitchens cost on average between £15,000 and £25,000 excluding fitting.
Setting your own kitchen budget
So where do you begin when setting a kitchen budget? Luckily at A Class Kitchens, we have created a document to help!
Jemma, one of the directors at A Class Kitchen advises, “I created the kitchen budget spreadsheet to help customers set a realistic kitchen budget for their project. If you have never completed a new kitchen project, it is difficult to know where to start. Our kitchen budget template isn’t a fancy document. Just a simple Excel spreadsheet listing the costs we would expect to see within a new kitchen project and comments to guide our customers on an expected cost per item”.
We guarantee that setting a kitchen budget before you begin your new kitchen journey will make the whole process a more enjoyable experience. If your kitchen designer is aware of your budget from the start, they are able to tailor your design with the accessories and appliances that will work for you. There’s nothing more frustrating than being shown a kitchen that ticks all the boxes, only to find out after weeks of working with your designer that it is beyond your budget.
Our kitchen budget template breaks down costs for each item, including building work, kitchen cabinets, kitchen worktops, pullouts, electrics, plumbing, flooring and many more. The feedback has been that using the template, has helped customers identify where they can make savings without compromising the quality of the actual kitchen. After all, there is little point spending thousands on a new kitchen for it to need replacing in five years’ time. For example, choosing two less spotlights save almost £200 which means they can have the solid oak drawer upgrade that they really wanted.
Once you receive a copy of the kitchen budget template, you will see purple comment triangles for each item. If you click on these or hover over them, you will see our notes on estimated costs for each item. These estimated kitchen costs are provided using the knowledge we have over the years of designing, supplying and fitting kitchens. The guidance prices for fitting are created from the fitting costs our inhouse installations team work to. This section in particular has been very helpful as the fees tradespeople charge can vary massively.
We’d love to share our kitchen budget template with anyone planning a new kitchen. To request a free copy simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use our contact form on our website to send us a message.
Don’t forget to let us know if you find our kitchen budget template useful and if you need any more information, we are always happy to help. 01234 589136