How much does a quality kitchen cost?

It is impossible to respond to this question with a reliable number.
There are so many factors that can influence the price of a kitchen: its size, specific materials, finishes, accessories, and so on.

However, we can offer some practical indications and a few suggestions.

1. Establish your budget.
2. Pay attention to the dimensions of your kitchen.
3. Consider different materials.
4. Choose your appliances.
5. Think about accessories.
6. Double check the extras.


1. Establish your budget.
A competent retailer has the objective (and interest) to find the best solution to your specific needs and to respect your budget. Having a clear idea about your budget from the start will help you make the most of your time studying a design that suits you.

2. Pay attention to the dimensions of your kitchen.
The larger the kitchen, the higher the cost. This is pretty much obvious. Dimensions aside, it is necessary to consider non-standard conditions such as crooked walls, out of square corners, structural columns or particularly small spaces. This means it is important to match what you need (upper cabinets, base cabinets, tall cabinets, appliances, work surfaces, eventual islands or peninsulas) with the available space. With these items in mind, it is possible to establish whether everything is possible using standard solutions, or not. Knowing the dimensions of the space, better yet with a reliable plan in hand, will make it easier to work with the retailer to layout the kitchen, the number of elements required and eventual custom choices. Generally, except in those cases when an architect is involved, the retailer will arrange a visit to measure the space proposed for the kitchen.

3. Consider different materials.
The cost of a kitchen can be greatly influenced by the quality of the materials selected.
Cabinet fronts: they range from melamine – resistant, easy to clean and now beautiful to look at – to lacquered finishes or technical materials, such as glass, laminates and steel. To manage the cost of a kitchen and obtain a quality result, fronts should be selected from the range of melamines or polymers, all much more attractive now than they were in the past.
Materials for work surfaces. Kitchen “tops” in marble or technical materials can have a notable impact on cost, with respect to more economical laminates.

4. Choose your appliances.
The cost of appliances can have a significant impact on the price of a kitchen. Choosing appliances in basic versions, or all by the same manufacturer for the entire kitchen, can help keep costs under control. Ask about special and often very advantageous offers. Also consider how you use appliances to gauge, beyond personal desires and trends, what is really useful when you are in the kitchen.

5. Think about accessories.
The illumination of cabinet interiors, pull out trays, accessories for deep drawers and recycling containers are just some of the many accessories you can add to a kitchen. Summed together they can drive up the cost of a kitchen. We suggest choosing only those accessories that are truly necessary based on how you use your kitchen. Your retailer can be of assistance here. All you need to do is explain how you plan to use this space.

6. Double check the extras.
A manufacturer of quality kitchens allows for modifications to standard modules and selects retailers who provide top quality assistance, home delivery, correct and precise installation and accurate post-sales servicing. Each of these services has its own clear and easy to understand policy. Its best to be familiar with them beforehand: ask your retailer for more information.