Cost for a Kitchen Refurbishment
When refurbishing a Kitchen, the cost of the refurbishing is calculated by separating the Labour Cost and Material Cost.
It is very likely that a Refurbishing Kitchen Project will involve the following tradesmen :
Labours – to demolish the old kitchen, remove old tiles, tide up the building site, and do unqualified works. This type of work can be done as DIY job.
Electricians – the electrician must be NICEIC Qualified Electrician. The electrician will install new plug points, power points, lights, connect the electrical appliances.
Plumbers – if you have a Gas Hob, or Gas Oven, the a Gas Safe Registered Plumber will be needed. The plumber will make sure that the Gas pipes and appliances are installed, fitted and connected correctly and safely.Any plumbing that will go into the walls, must be done before the plastering. The plumber will fit and install the kitchen sink, run the plumbing pipes, hot and cold water supply, waste pipes.
Plasterers – if the walls needs to be re-plastered or skimmed.Uneven walls or damaged plaster,must be repaired before the kitchen installation can proceed. Wet and humid walls can damage the kitchen units, the plastering should be done well in advanced and after the electricians has installed the sockets and other power points.
Carpenters – the carpenter will install and fit the Kitchen cabinets and units.If the worktop is made of wood, the carpenter will cut out the worktop for the kitchen sink, cooking hob and fit the worktop too.
Tilers – the tiler will have the job of laying floor tiles and wall tiles. A good tiling finish is paramount for any kitchen refurbishment.
Painters and Decorators – the painters and decorators will ensure a good finish paint job.Because the kitchen is exposed to constant vapours and humidity, sometimes an acrylic based paint is recommended, and these types of paint are notoriously difficult to work with.
There are numerous shops and kitchen suppliers from where you can buy a kitchen. The prices and quality can range from very cheap to very expensive, and from good quality kitchen to terrible. For example, a medium sized kitchen can cost from £1900.00 to well over £27000.00, for the same number of kitchen units, appliances and size.
Kitchen Cabinet Units – the quality cabinets are made of solid stain grade wood,cherry, maple, oak, etc. A much cheaper version of cabinets material is made of melamine foil covered boards. MDF cabinets can be made by carpenters for custom made kitchens.
Kitchen Doors – the kitchen doors are the kitchen,the most important element in the appearance of your kitchen. The quality of finish on the doors should be very durable, scratch resistant, easy to clean. And of course, very aesthetically pleasant.
Worktops and Countertops – worktops are exposed to heavy traffic,spills, hot pans and sharp knives. Granite is a good choice when durability and elegance is important. Other types of worktops are made of; Wood, Acrylic,Stone,Laminate and Glass. Custom made worktops are more expensive than standard worktops, which can be cut and fitted by the carpenter.
Kitchen appliances – cooker hobs, extractor hoods, ovens, dish washers,fridges, kitchen sinks, etc. The cost for kitchen appliances, can be major, as much as the kitchen cabinets, doors and worktops, and sometimes even more.
Robuild London Kitchen Fitters and Installers, can offer a Full Kitchen Refurbishment Service, from Kitchen Design to installation and fitting.