RUNNING METRE PRICE
In talking about the prices of kitchens a lot of buyers and sellers use the term ‘running metre price’. But what does it mean?
The ‘running metre’ of kitchen furniture was thought up by those selling it to simplify their dealings with those buying it. If you ask “How much does this kitchen cost?” the answer you will normally get is “300 c.u.1 per running metre”. In making more detailed calculations it all too often happens that the running metre price rises by 1.5 to 2 times. Why is this so? You are given the base cost of a running metre, which covers the cost of the CHEAPEST kitchen modules, and which sometimes does not even include the price of door handles, drawers, table tops, wall panels, etc. The cost of furniture elements with identical measurements may be different. For example, the prices of a kitchen cupboard with one door and a kitchen cupboard with five drawers may differ by 1.5 to 2 times regardless of the fact that their measurements are exactly the same.
That is why we should warn you that the ‘one running metre price’ is not a particularly accurate unit of measurement in the individual production of kitchens being made to order. The basis for determining the price of a kitchen is the cost of a specific design project.
HOW CAN I GET BY AS CHEAPLY AS POSSIBLE?
• Construction of kitchen modules
• The simpler the way the different parts of your kitchen are put together, the cheaper your furniture will be.
• Width of kitchen modules
• The more elements you have which are wide, the cheaper your furniture will be (one 80 cm wide cupboard is cheaper than two 40 cm wide cupboards of the same design).
• Kitchen modules with glass doors
• The fewer modules you have with glass doors, the cheaper it will be. Cupboards with glass doors are more expensive than similar cupboards which have normal doors of the same size. Using bevelled or stained glass will raise the price even further.
• The cheaper the parts you use, the lower the overall cost of your furniture. However, we do not recommend this as a cost-cutting measure, because although high-quality parts cost more, they also ensure the quality and durability of your furniture.