Some people are lucky enough to be in an enviable position to hand pick their kitchen items and throw together a bespoke design based on their tastes and requirements.

The Guardian’s House and Home section quite rightly states that: ‘Kitchens are so much more than places to cook.’

For the majority of us though we aren’t in a position to cherry pick Italian marble worktops or integrate chic expensive Agas into our designer kitchen. For most of us a Fitted kitchen, complete with cupboards and worktops, needs to (and does) tick all our boxes.

Having surfed the net, ploughed through the brochures and read up on every step by step guide there is to your perfect kitchen, you finally arrive at a design decision that suits you. Following that however, comes that burning question- can we afford it?

If it isn’t hard enough choosing a kitchen design to suit your home and family lifestyle, you then find yourself having to tailor the cost to your budget.

As most of the major kitchen suppliers claim to have: Savings, Discounts, Free Offers, Huge Sales, Price Promise … let us take away some of the strain with our price guide on a Contemporary Cream Gloss Finish in 3 designs:

Galley Design, 10 Unit:

Wickes – £1426- £2800

Ikea – £1372

B&Q – £1270 – £2675

Magnet – £4824- £8212

Homebase – £1498 – £4841


L Shaped Design, 13 Unit:

Wickes – £1419- £2430

Ikea – £1666

B&Q – £1544 – £3149

Magnet – £4936- £9786

Homebase – £1831 – £6234


U Shaped Design, 21 Unit:

Wickes – £2088- £3572

Ikea – £2280

B&Q – £2296 – £4691

Magnet – £7715- £15488

Homebase – £2173 – £4768

The rather stark contrast in prices comes with the current promotions offered by the retailers and the difference between the units being flat packed or pre-assembled. flat-pack-kitchen-cabinet

On top of the cost of the kitchen itself comes the installation. All of the suppliers listed offer their own service for a fee, or you can hire your own. Years of experience and steadfast workmanship is vital in a kitchen installation. When a job needs to be completed to a strict deadline, you need assurances that it’s being done right first time.

Here at Dorchester our work speaks for itself. Give us a call today.

How did your Fitted kitchen turn out ?