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Do you own a detached house or a condominium with an older kitchen? If so, you have probably already thought about a kitchen renovation: according to the lifespan table, kitchen equipment lasts 25 to 40 years, ovens and freezers 15 years, dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves and steamers 10 years. In this article you will learn how much a new kitchen costs, how you can save money and why it doesn't pay to save in the wrong place.
In our article «Repair or Replace Household Appliances?» read when a repair and when a replacement makes more sense. Various factors play a role in the decision.
How much you pay for your new kitchen after renovation depends on many factors. These are the seven most important cost factors for kitchens, arranged alphabetically:
In our article «Küchenplanung: Schritt für Schritt zu Ihrer Traumküche» you will find out what you should look out for when you are building a new house and want to choose your kitchen or renovate your kitchen.
For a simple kitchen without kitchen appliances, you should reckon with plus/minus CHF 5,000. Such kitchens are suitable for a granny flat or a studio in your detached house, for example.
A standard kitchen with a worktop, corpus, cupboards, drawers and base units and a simple oven, extractor fan, dishwasher, ceramic hob and refrigerator with freezer compartment costs from CHF 20,000. But you will have to do without granite, high-tech or lacquer.
For 50,000 Swiss francs or more, you get a kitchen that is more spacious and expansive. The kitchen fronts are made of real wood instead of veneer, the worktop is made of solid wood or natural stone instead of synthetic resin or artificial stone, the fittings are more stylish and easier to operate, the appliances are of higher quality, more energy-efficient and smart. For 50,000 Swiss francs plus, there are also one or two extra kitchen appliances, for example a microwave, and hidden LED lighting.
If cooking is more than preparing food for you, there is (almost) no limit. Custom-made kitchen furniture with wider cabinets and drawers, handleless lacquer fronts, fine materials such as walnut or slate for the worktops and professional gastronomic appliances have their price: from 100,000 Swiss francs.
Request kitchen builders from your region. This saves travel time and costs. In addition, the kitchen builder can reach you more quickly if, for example, a drawer or door is stuck.
Installing a kitchen and all the kitchen appliances is time-consuming and requires a lot of expertise (see "Cost factors for a new kitchen"). That's why you should leave the work to a professional. If you are only planning minor work, you can change a lot with relatively little effort even without a kitchen builder:
In our article «Renovate the Kitchen: You Can Do it Yourself» you will find even more tips and tricks for DIY kitchen renovation. It's so easy to get more out of your old kitchen.
|Materials and labor
|Simple kitchen without appliances
|Standard kitchen with appliances
|Midrange kitchen with appliances
|Luxury kitchen with appliances
|Hourly rate kitchen builder
|Old kitchen disposal
All prices are indicative only (as of 2023) so you can estimate the cost. If you want an exact offer, ask our certified kitchen builders from your region.