Cabinetry pricing may vary from $2,500 to well over $30,000, depending on the size of the project. Approximately 85% of the kitchen projects we design will cost under $10,000, with most projects costing between $4,000 to $8,000. Nationally, our average kitchen has around 14 or 15 cabinets and costs around $5,000 dollars. Installation and specialty cabinets/items come at additional costs.
For example, a sample 8-foot kitchen (8 feet of upper wall cabinets and 8 feet of lower base cabinets) costs $1,850 in one of our most popular styles. If you have 16 feet, it would be double. Though, a better example would be a kitchen with 40 linear feet of cabinets. Typically, it would have 24 feet of uppers and only 16 feet of lowers, since no lower cabinets are needed where you have your stove, dishwasher, and fridge. This example would have 40 linear feet and would cost approximately $4,800 to $6,200 in one of our upgraded lines.
Most changes have a minimal impact. For example, going from 30″ uppers to 36″ uppers would increase the price by about $25 per upper cabinet. Adding a drawer base would add about $75 to $120 to the price, because of the number of slow close glides and drawer pieces in the drawer base. Adding full height cabinets like a pantry or wall oven cabinet has the biggest impact.
Installation costs vary from contractor to contractor. The price per box can vary from $75 to $140, depending on the market and the complexity of the work involved. The most important thing to understand is that a good installer can make your cabinets look great, and a poor installer can make your great cabinets look poor. Good installers don’t just screw your cabinets to the wall; they level and shim each unit and prepare them for hard surface installation. They also trim out projects with crown molding and handles to give each project a look of perfection. Most professional installers are highly skilled trim carpenters who have years of experience with detailed woodwork. They make modifications and install specialty items that require a high level of skill. Ask your sales associate about installation options when getting your estimate.
You can find cabinets that may be a little cheaper, but they will not be near the quality. You can also find cabinets that may be a little better, but they will cost significantly more. Our focus is on offering the best value in cabinetry today.