One of the most common questions we get asked about replacement kitchen doors is of course: how much will it cost?
And as you'd expect, the short answer is: it depends. If you live in a small flat, your kitchen will be smaller than one in 3 or 4-bed house, so replacing the kitchen doors in a small dwelling will probably be cheaper.
But we want to be a little more helpful than that. You can request a quote for your replacement kitchen doors to give you an idea of what you'll be spending, and in this post, we're going to take you right through the process, from initial measurements to receiving your quote.
Let’s take the standard kitchen seen in the plan below. It's a nice, simple design with eight kitchen doors (including a larder door) and three drawer fronts, and we’ll use this as an example for getting a quote.
Step 1: Measure your kitchen
First things first: you need to know the exact sizes of your doors. But don't be intimidated by the thought of maths and tape measures. This video guides you through measuring all your doors, drawer-fronts and hinges:
And don't worry if your kitchen includes non-standard shapes and sizes. You can order made-to-measure doors from us, so rest assured your new doors will be a perfect fit. And if you want to use your own hinges, we can drill the hinge holes to your exact specification.
In true Blue Peter fashion, here’s one we made earlier. These are the measurements of the 11 elements in our example kitchen:
- 3 door fronts 715mm x 596mm ( 1, 4, 5 in the figure below);
- 2 door fronts 715mm x 496mm (2, 3 below);
- 2 door fronts 355mm x 596mm (9, 10 below);
- 1 door front 1245mm x 596mm (11 below);
- 1 drawer front 140mm x 596mm (6 below);
- 2 drawer fronts 283mm x 596mm ( 7, 8 below).
Step 2: Choose the colour and style of the doors
Now we know what sizes we need, it’s time to decide on the style and colour. This can be one of the hardest parts - you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so you'll want to choose a colour you can live with for a good few years! So don't rush this decision - read our guide to choosing the perfect colour and style for your new doors. You can order free colour samples to get a closer look at your chosen shade, or if you're trying to decide between 2 or 3 colours, seeing them up close will help you narrow it down.
It's worth remembering that the colour and style door you choose will affect the price – a white slab door will cost a little less than a gloss-finish Shaker door. To keep things simple, here we’ve gone for a Lewes kitchen door in Silk White.
Step 3: Request your free quote
Once you’ve chosen your colour, it’s time to get some prices. On the product page for your chosen style and colour, click the 'get online quote' button and follow the instructions. You'll need to put in your measurements and add all the relevant details. You can save this form and return to it, so don't feel you have to do it all in one go!
We'll get your quote to you as quick as we can during our opening hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm). And if you have any queries or questions, you can always give us a call on 01825 765041.
A full kitchen make-over has its benefits, but if your cabinets are still in good condition, you don't need to spend thousands of pounds on replacing them. Replacing just your doors can give your cooking space a whole new lease of life - it's a low-cost change that make a real impact.