Why Are Some Kitchens Far More Expensive Than Others? - Modern Homes

by Tina Riley
7 months ago

Are you on the hunt for your dream kitchen but feeling overwhelmed (or left with watering eyes!) by the vast price differences among various suppliers? At Modern Homes, we understand this particular kitchen conundrum all too well. Whilst kitchens can vary in costs for a number of reasons, it’s important to ensure that you’re getting what you pay for, and not just covering the costs of a big company’s overheads. 

To help you understand why kitchen prices can differ so drastically and to assist you with your own kitchen renovation, we’ve put together some insider insights. 

What factors influence the price of a kitchen? 

Before we dive deep into the nitty gritty of kitchen pricing, let’s have a quick look at what elements can determine a kitchen’s price tag. These include: 

Quality of materials and finishes: Premium materials like quartz countertops, high-grade cabinetry, and luxurious flooring drive up costs.  

Appliances: From basic essentials to high-end, professional-grade appliances, the choices made here can dramatically impact the overall cost. 

Customisation and design complexity: Tailored designs, unique layouts, and personalised features require specialised expertise, pushing expenses higher. 

Labor and installation: Skilled craftsmen and specialised installation services add to the cost, especially for custom or intricate designs.  

Technology and smart solutions: Integration of smart appliances, automated systems, and high-tech solutions come at an extra expense. 

Brand and prestige: Luxury brands and exclusive reputations can increase the price due to perceived value and craftsmanship. 

Size and scale: Understandably, larger kitchens require more materials, appliances, and labour, impacting the overall expense.  

How do overheads impact the price of kitchens? 

Whilst the above are all understandable factors when it comes to determining the cost of a kitchen, you may be wondering why similar kitchens can have such drastically different price tags depending on what company you’re buying from. It’s not merely about the glossy finishes or top-notch materials, a significant factor driving up costs is the overhead expenses that suppliers bear.  

It’s a common misconception that buying from bigger suppliers means you get cheaper deals. However, when you choose those big high street suppliers, you’re not just paying for the kitchen itself; you’re also covering the costs of their extravagant showrooms, extensive marketing campaigns, and other (often) unnecessary add-ons.  

At Modern Homes, we’re all about making the kitchen journey an enjoyable and affordable experience. Materials matter, no doubt about it. But here’s the thing: beyond a certain level of investment, you won’t necessarily notice a significant difference in your kitchen. We firmly believe in providing top-notch materials that offer durability and style without sending your budget into a tailspin.  

We’re not in the business of inflating prices for unnecessary frills; instead, we focus on what truly matters – enhancing your kitchen with quality, service, and a fair price tag. In fact, our kitchens often CAN come out cheaper than larger high street suppliers even when they have a 50% off sale! Plus, we use local suppliers wherever possible in order to support our local community and network – everyone wins.  

The personalised touch 

Another drawback with larger companies is you’re often treated as just a number, rather than as a unique individual. At Modern Homes, we firmly believe in a different approach. We understand that your kitchen isn’t just a space; it’s an extension of your personality, and lifestyle. Our team will listen intently to your desires, understand your specific needs, and tailor our services to match your distinct vision; we can even recommend ideas and offer advice you may not have considered before. 

While our approach may not include a high street location with a stunning in-house coffee shop or a showroom with sparkling lights, what we lack in flashy amenities, we more than compensate for with expertise and exceptional customer service.  

Our team might not be a massive army, but we are a close-knit, experienced (and friendly!) bunch dedicated to ensuring you get the perfect kitchen that will bring you joy for years to come. 

Contact us today and let us help you create the kitchen you’ve been envisioning! With over 55 years’ experience we’re specialists in designing and fitting kitchens and bathrooms, so you can be confident that you’re in safe hands.

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