How much does kitchen installation cost in 2024?

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Many homeowners tend to overlook kitchen installation costs when planning for a new kitchen, with the temptation being to focus mainly on the price of the more visible elements of the space, such as units, worktops and appliances – but this is a big mistake.

Fitting a kitchen, and the associated costs, can eat up a considerable portion of your budget and failing to account for this could result in you either spending more than you had planned or having to forfeit some of the items you dreamt of including in your shiny new kitchen.

image of Al Bruce founder of Olive & Barr
Al Bruce

Al Bruce, founder of Olive & Barr, began his career 25 years ago studying to be a cabinet maker at college. His natural skill in the craft of cabinetry and keen business acumen saw him quickly rise up through the ranks of the handmade kitchen industry. With a natural flair for design and a deep passion for the industry, Al finally opened his own Shaker kitchen company in 2018.

Molly Chandler
Molly Chandler

Molly Chandler is a designer for Willis & Stone, where she creates beautiful and functional kitchens in both classic and contemporary styles.


Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.