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.
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);
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.
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.
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.