Dreaming of a bespoke kitchen? This option is sometimes the only solution to fit out a narrow room or a specific shape, but also to meet very specific desires in terms of layout or equipment. If a custom kitchen costs more than a standard model, it has significant advantages in terms of comfort, functionality and aesthetics. Let’s take stock of the price of such a kitchen.
Why opt for a bespoke kitchen?
Customizing a kitchen has many advantages. This equipment is indeed designed by professional kitchen designers to meet your needs, your desires and the design of your space. These are more expensive kitchens than standard models, but they are also stronger, prettier and above all unique.
With a bespoke kitchen, you can make the most of space much more easily. If your room is small, cramped or awkwardly shaped, a bespoke kitchen is the best way to put every square meter to good use. Insofar as it meets your unique needs, it is more spacious, more functional, more accessible, better equipped, more aesthetic, more ergonomic and more comfortable. It is also stronger and more durable, which clearly makes your investment profitable!
How much does a bespoke kitchen cost?
A bespoke kitchen costs more than a standard kitchen, purchased as a kit. If it is estimated that the average price of these kitchens varies between 5,000 and 30,000 euros, you should know that your budget will have to depend on the different elements that you decide to install there.
To better estimate the cost of your custom kitchen, let’s take stock of the average budget to be expected per item.
The price of furniture
The furniture that makes up your kitchen is the main element of it. The cost of the made-to-measure kitchen will directly depend on the cabinets and doors chosen, but also and above all on the number and type of storage desired. You can opt for drawers, cupboards, columns, high cabinets, low cabinets, open cabinets, glazed cabinets, sliding cabinets, etc. The choice is vast and the furniture more or less expensive depending on its characteristics.
As part of a custom kitchen, you can customize all your cupboards and storage spaces to make them more functional and more accessible, which leads to an additional cost. In addition, depending on the size and shape of your room, you will need or want more or less storage, or even a central island, the star of contemporary kitchens, which sometimes comes at a very high price!
To better estimate your budget, count at least 200 to 300 euros for a simple piece of furniture, consisting of a box and a front. The cost of the finishes (skirting, worktop, handles) and the door and/or drawer opening will be added to this base price.
The price of worktops and credenza
Worktops are very expensive in a kitchen, especially when it’s bespoke. However, its cost varies greatly depending on the type chosen. Count 10 to 100 euros per square meter for wood, 50 to 150 euros per square meter for concrete, 70 to 300 euros per square meter for stainless steel, 200 to 400 euros per square meter for resin and 100 to 600 euros per square meter for stone.
For the credenza, the same is true and its cost is relative to its design material. Allow at least 20 euros per square meter for tiles, 30 to 70 euros per square meter for wood, 100 to 200 euros per square meter for stainless steel and 300 to 500 euros per square meter for resin.
The price of finishes
The cost of finishes is always difficult to quantify, because it depends on the choice made for all of these small details and their quantity.
- For furniture handles and knobs, count between 2 and 30 euros per unit.
- For baseboards, allow 10 to 200 euros per linear meter.
The price of equipment
Appliances are one of the most expensive items in a custom kitchen. However, it all depends on the number of devices desired and the range chosen. You can be satisfied with an oven, a microwave, a refrigerator and a dishwasher, but you can extend your need to other appliances like the hob, the freezer, the kettle , coffee maker, toaster, food processor, etc.
Count a budget of 2,000 to 10,000 euros to equip your custom kitchen with household appliances, depending on your desires and the range targeted.
The price of lights
It is important to have a well-lit kitchen in order to prepare delicious dishes with pleasure and comfort. You can light the underside of your high cupboards for a budget of 15 euros per linear meter if you opt for LED ribbons, the most popular solution these days.
For integrated custom lighting, count 15 to 100 euros each on average.
How much does a bespoke kitchen cost?
It is not uncommon for kitchen designers to attract their customers by offering them advantageous prices for the realization of their custom kitchen. Be careful, however, because the price of the installation is not included in most cases and it can quickly explode the amount of the invoice.
If the kitchen designers are free to charge the price of their choice, it takes on average 20% more for the installation of your furniture, your worktops and your lighting. Some brands apply an additional cost for the installation and operation of household appliances. Admittedly, your kitchen will be installed by professional installers and you will not have to make any effort, but this comfort has a price!
Take the time to find out about the installation prices for a custom kitchen in order to make the best choice and avoid being ripped off.