Pricing – Best Value in Cabinets Today
Cabinet pricing can vary greatly from company to company and job to job. Pricing depends on many different factors. Those factors may include the cost of materials, the various types of finish, operational expenses, the labor involved in the building process and more. Typically, the labor cost associated with assembly and installation is the largest price point of any cabinet purchase. This is especially true of custom cabinets.
A “Ballpark’’ estimate can range from $80 to $100 a linear foot for our Value Line and about $120 to $150 a linear foot for our Raised Panel and Shaker Lines. However, that is not how we price a project. Each kitchen is individually designed and then priced out by the door style choice. These numbers will give you a rough estimate because each individual cabinet is priced differently based on the space that it is needing to fill and type of cabinet you choose (wall, drawer base, regular base, or full height pantry). The cabinet chosen for that area can dramatically affect the price for that same space. Each of those cabinets will then vary in price slightly depending on the door style you choose.
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.