Price of an equipped kitchen

Buying and installing a fitted kitchen requires a certain budget, and it will therefore be important to think carefully about the different elements that you will integrate into it. This will allow you to be sure that your new kitchen is exactly what you want, and it will prevent you from having surprises with its final cost.

In a home, the kitchen is more than just a place where meals are prepared and where we eat. In our culture, the kitchen is indeed a place of life in its own right. We indeed share moments of conviviality with family or friends. Who has never spent almost more time in the kitchen with the host of the house than in the living room at a party?

Besides that, it is also a place of transmission of knowledge within each family. We all have a memory with a member of our family showing us how to bake our first cake.

So when it comes to choosing your kitchen, you can’t just select just any one.

The special relationship that exists between the personal use that one makes of one’s kitchen and its layout is very important. Before embarking on the purchase of your fitted kitchen, it is therefore imperative to think about several points.

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What are the criteria influencing the choice of a kitchen?

Before knowing the price of your kitchen, you will need to answer a few questions in order to fully understand what you need.

First you will need to think about the purpose of your kitchen . For this, you will have to think about the housing in which you want to install it. The objective may indeed be different if it is a question of a kitchen in a main residence, where you may need a complete installation, or in a second residence where you only need the minimum functional.

You will also have to think about your current use of it: do you want to prepare more or less complex meals? Do you want to eat there? This will influence the choice of accessories and finishes.

It will also be important to think about how you move around in this space so that you can define the shape to give to your kitchen (U, L, etc.). How many people will meet in this room daily? How much will you want to optimize the space? Would you rather leave empty spaces in order to lighten the kitchen visually and allow better circulation?

Finally, you’ll need to think about how long you’ll want to keep your kitchen . Indeed, the choice of a decoration is to be thought over the medium or long term. This is even more the case in a room such as the kitchen, where certain elements are irremovable or require a certain investment to be replaced.

The choice of the duration of the decoration will also have a direct influence on the type of materials you choose. This will therefore also impact the price of your kitchen. For a kitchen that you will keep for 15 to 20 years, it will be preferable to choose more noble materials such as wood. In this case, the investment becomes profitable over the long term.

Plusieurs questions sont à se poser avant d'acheter une cuisine équipée.

What is an equipped kitchen?

Now that you’ve got an idea of ​​what you’re looking for, let’s take a look at the fitted kitchen. This type of kitchen is a fitted kitchen . It therefore has furniture , but also all the necessary household appliances : oven, stove, induction or cooking plates, etc.

More and more homeowners are choosing to buy a fully equipped kitchen to personalize this room and optimize space. The fitted kitchen also allows for a global purchase of kitchen furniture and appliances. This often means saving time and money when renovating a kitchen.

It also avoids going through the two crucial stages of furnishing a kitchen, namely:

  • Planning: it consists of the purchase and installation of essential furniture in the kitchen, such as the worktop, cupboards, etc.
  • Equipment: it consists of the purchase and installation of household appliances to be used in the kitchen, such as the refrigerator, microwave, electric oven, etc.

As there are a lot of parameters to take into account, it is difficult to give an exact price. However, it is estimated that a fully equipped kitchen costs between € 2,000 and € 10,000 .

To obtain a personalized price, it is preferable to ask for quotes from kitchen designers and major brands in the sector.

What criteria should be considered when creating an equipped kitchen?

Buying and installing a fitted kitchen requires a certain budget, and it will therefore be important to think carefully about the different elements that you will integrate into it. This will allow you to be sure that your new kitchen is exactly what you want, and it will prevent you from having surprises with its final cost.

Here is what you will need to consider:

  • The dimensions of the kitchen : it is very important to know the exact dimensions of your kitchen. This will allow you to make sure that all the elements will fit into this space.
  • The credenza  ;
  • Household appliances : consider the quantity of appliances, but also their function and the brands you want.
  • Accessories : buying a kitchen means thinking of everything, down to the smallest details. For example, you will have to choose the door handles, lighting, type of faucet or basin for the sink.
  • Furniture : your future kitchen furniture must be functional and very practical. You should be able to store your various kitchen utensils, but also all your dishes. Consider opting for materials that are easy to clean, and don’t forget to choose furniture that will blend in well with your interior design. Finally, be aware that the price of your furniture may also be reduced if you choose a kitchen kit.

Les électroménagers jouent un grand rôle dans les cuisines équipées.

Sellers of fitted kitchens

Now that you have a clearer idea of ​​what you’re looking for, you can go hunting for the perfect kitchen designer. There are generally three options for having a fully equipped kitchen:

  • Supermarkets and brands such as Leroy Merlin or Ikea: you can find entry-level and mid-range kitchens with good value for money. The kitchens offered there are made in an industrial and standardized manner. However, this will allow you to count a kitchen budget of around 4,000 € .
  • Professional kitchen designers  : you can find more options and personalize your kitchen a little more. In addition, you will find mid-range and high-end possibilities here. Obviously, this quality directly influences the final price of your kitchen. On average, it takes € 6,500 for a kitchen with a professional kitchen designer.
  • The carpenter  : this is the best option for obtaining a custom-fitted kitchen . However, the price can be very high. This is especially the case if the professional you contact is independent and has to buy all the necessary equipment one by one!

Installation of an equipped kitchen

Installing a fitted kitchen is not an easy task. Indeed, even if assembling a piece of furniture can be within everyone’s reach, it is not the same for the installation of household appliances or the plumbing part of your kitchen.

This is why it is important to call in a professional . He can put your furniture, but also assemble your sink and its connection or install the gas stove and its connection. You will save yourself the hassle and ensure that your installation will last over time.

Before coming to install your new kitchen, the service provider in charge of the installation must take the different dimensions, but also take into consideration the openings, think about the connections and plan the main water inlets.

Cost of installation

Often the cost of installation by a professional will be optional on your quote. It will only be encrypted after your kitchen designer has made a first visit to you . This avoids unpleasant surprises on the day of installation, both in terms of the final cost for you and connection problems for the craftsman.

If you have already fully thought through your project before requesting quotes, you will be able to get quotes that come as close as possible to the final reality. In this regard, know that the price range of an equipped kitchen is very wide: it can go from 4,000 € to more than 20,000 € . It is therefore very important to know what you want.

Kitchen delivery

Last detail: before setting up your kitchen, you will have to think about how you will have your furniture and appliances delivered to your home. Some sellers offer delivery as part of their services, and it will be important to educate yourself so as not to have unpleasant surprises.

Fortunately, most of the time, when you request a quote from a professional kitchen designer or a large retailer, you are guided through all of these steps.

Finally, note that when you ask for your estimate, remember to include all the points that will be invoiced: the kitchen, the delivery of the furniture and the installation (with the pre-installation visit included).