Archive: November 2015

The True Cost of Replacement Kitchen Doors

November 26th 2015 by .

how much it costs to replace kitchen doors

Here at Kitchen Door Workshop one of, if not the most common question we get asked is – how much will it cost to replace my kitchen doors?
The answer of course, varies from kitchen to kitchen – a small flat’s cooking space will obviously be cheaper than a large open-plan kitchen with a breakfast bar.

However, in this week’s blog post we’ve done all we can to make understanding how much it will cost as simple as possible. We’ll take you step-by-simple-step through the process from initial measurements to receiving your quote. To begin, let’s take the standard kitchen seen in the photo above. A nice and simple design with eight kitchen doors (including a larder door) and three kitchen drawer fronts – we’ll use this as an example of how much your replacement kitchen doors will cost.

 

First step: Take measurements of your kitchen

To get a price, first and foremost you’ll need to ensure you know what size doors you need. It’s incredibly simple and you can see all you need to know in the video below.

Don’t worry if your kitchen includes some non-standard sizes, framed doors or sloping doors. Kitchen Door Workshop can provide you custom doors made to measure – any size – including framed and sloping.

Also, it’s also not a problem if you want to use your previous hinges: we can drill the hinge holes to your exact specification.

To help you to measure and fit your kitchen doors properly, we offer several free video guides and a DIY book.

In true cooking-show fashion, here’s one we made earlier.
These are the measurements of the eleven elements that compose our kitchen model:

  • 3 door fronts 715mm x 596mm (n. 1, 4, 5 in the figure);
  • 2 door fronts 715mm x 496mm (n. 2, 3 in the figure);
  • 2 door fronts 355mm x 596mm (n. 9, 10 in the figure);
  • 1 door front 1245mm x 596mm (n. 11 in the figure);
  • 1 drawer front 140mm x 596mm (n. 6 in the figure);
  • 2 drawer fronts 283mm x 596mm (n. 7, 8 in the figure);

 

Measured Kitchen Layout

 

Second Step: Choose the colour and style of the doors

Now we know what size doors we need, it’s time to decide what style and colour we want. In our opinion the most difficult decision of the lot, so take your time and be sure that the colour and style is exactly what you want. To help you make the right choice, we drew up a list of aspects to consider (click here for more information).

Thankfully, we have thousands of style and colour combinations to suit every home, you can even order free colour samples to get a proper appreciation for what colour your kitchen will be.

Do bear in mind however, that the colour and style door you choose may have an impact on the price – a plain and flat white door will obviously be cheaper than a High Gloss Aubergine Shaker. For the purpose of simplicity, we’ve gone for a Lewes kitchen door in Silk White.

If you’re looking for a very quick price, then check out our online price calculator – find it in the price section of your chosen door’s page.

High Gloss Aubergine Lewes Silk White

Third Step: Request your free Quote

Once you’ve chosen your colour, it’s time to get some prices. Using our straightforward online quotation form, getting prices is simpler than ever. Choose your style and colour, enter your measurements and voila!

We’ve also opted for some T-bar handles as they’re just 99p, but you can keep your current ones if you wish. There’s also a wide array of accessories available from plinth and pelmet to wine racks, but to keep things simple here, we’re sticking to doors and handles. Within working hours (9 to 5:30) you’ll receive your quote within an hour.

View the Quote

replacement kitchen doors - quote request

We’ve now received our quote and it’s just £287.18 to completely replace our kitchen doors and give the room the makeover it deserves.

Compare that to fully replacing a plain white kitchen and you’re looking at savings of over £2000. Obviously a full kitchen makeover has its benefits, but when your cabinets are still in good condition (they should last for upwards of 15 years) there is no point spending thousands of pounds on needlessly replacing them when changing just the doors makes it look just as good. So there we have it, getting the cost for your replacement kitchen doors is so much easier (and cheaper) than many people believe.

So what are you waiting for? Get a quote now and give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.

#MyDreamKitchen Pinterest Competition: and the winner is…

November 13th 2015 by .

my dream kitchen winner

Last month saw the end of our Pinterest competition – #MyDreamKitchen – and we’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who entered and huge congratulations to Glenda Hanks whose beautiful board was chosen as the winner by our team of judges. It was an incredibly tough decision but we felt that Glenda’s board just edged it in terms of style and personality. In this week’s blog post we’ll be taking a look at the winning board as well as some of our other favourites.

With the doom and gloom of autumn and winter now upon us, the summer seems like an eternity ago when in reality it was just a few months ago. Coinciding with the launch of our new replacement kitchen door colours – Colours of the Sea and the Sky – we unveiled our latest competition which gave one of you the chance to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.
We asked you to create a Pinterest board around one of the new kitchen door colours, showcasing all the different elements you wanted in your dream kitchen. From futuristic high gloss kitchens to traditional masterpieces, there was a wealth of top entries and it was a pleasure to view them all.
The Winner

Glenda’s board was a super stylish combination of Ultragloss Light Grey and some brilliantly bright yellows in what created a beautiful contemporary kitchen. We felt that the contrast created between the neutral grey and bold yellow was a stunning look. This was paired with a variety of smart accessories that helped to give the room a personal touch.

 

Special Mentions

Unfortunately not everyone can be winner, but we’d still like to say a special mention to some of the boards that made the decision such a difficult one to make. Sarah’s board had a lovely natural colour palette that cleverly combined neutral greys with warm purples and deep earthly tones.

 

 

We also loved what Adeline did with her board. The traditional theme was evident throughout and gave the whole board a comforting feel whilst the quirky selection of kitchen accessories added so much character to the selection.

 

 

These were but a couple of the many entries we enjoyed going through – we are grateful for all your entries. You can view all the entries, including Glenda’s winning board, in the comments of our Competition Pin.

Thanks for entering and stay tuned for more Kitchen Door Workshop competitions.

Colours shown on this website can vary from one door range to another (even if the name of the colour is the same) and may not be accurately displayed on your computer screen.
You can order free colour swatches so that you can see exactly what your chosen colour looks like before ordering.

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