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Kitchen Cabinets Cost

How Much Do Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

low costLow: $4,000-$5,000+average costMedium: $8,000-$10,000+high costHigh: $16,000-$20,000+
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  Typical costs:
  • Stock cabinets come pre-made in specific styles, shapes and finishes. A lot depends on the size and shape of your kitchen and the total linear feet of cabinets needed. Basic cabinets (top and bottom) for a 10x12-foot kitchen start at $4,000-$5,000 and up, not including installation and countertops.
  • Semi-custom cabinets let you choose from among a number of options, because they're built after you place your order. They're about double the cost of stock; a 10x12 kitchen begins at $8,000-$10,000 with costs rising for glass fronts, hand-crafted finishes, exotic woods, intricate trim patterns or other options.
  • Cabinets custom-made in a particular design or to fit in a specific layout can cost as much as four times stock prices, or $16,000-$20,000 and up, uninstalled and without countertops.
  •[1] 's free downloadable kitchen planner lets you plug in the size and shape of your kitchen and details such as door, window and electrical outlet locations, then choose and place various IKEA cabinets. The planner automatically calculates the total materials costs.
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What should be included:
  • Quality cabinets are built like good furniture;[2] shows the inner construction, so you know what to look for.
  •[3] presents step-by-step instructions for installing ready-made cabinets. Even if you're not doing it yourself, this lets you know what to expect during an installation.
Additional costs:
  • New kitchen countertops on lower cabinets may add to the bottom line.
Shopping for kitchen cabinets:
  • Collect photos of appealing cabinets. provides online slide shows.
  •[4] presents handy diagrams of typical kitchen layouts, plus links to manufacturer and retail sites ranging from discount offerings to custom cupboards.
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry[5] gives contractor referrals.
  • Ask about previous projects, licensing and insurance. A written contract should specify materials, labor, scheduling and any payment plan. Make a minimum deposit and pay when the job is completed.
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Kitchen Cabinets
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: Mrs Mejias in CHARLOTTE, NC.Posted: July 13th, 2016 11:07PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 15x10Type of Material: maple
Well i have hire this same company here in the Charlotte area, i was very impress by the first job they did for a friend of mine, they did the cabinet refinish and also fix few issues on the cabinets, so i decide to give them a try on my old kitchen, and the results are amazing, then i purchase another home and they did the same thing, but in this case they add crown molding and light rail, amazing. the company name is queen city cabinet
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Cabinet spruce-up
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: satex in San Antonio, TX.Posted: August 20th, 2014 06:08PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 10x15Type of Material: wood and formica
I'm unable to afford the total remodel I'd love to have in my 40+ year old kitchen so I've had to settle for just sprucing it up with paint. I painted the cabinets boxes white and the doors soft blue. Then I thought they needed a little flare so I used auto pin-stripping and made 3 line borders around the doors. The Formica counter-tops were that HORRIBLE avocado green so I used a counter-top paint in off white. It's EASY to apply and really works well. (Just be sure to go over it only once until it's totally dry) It's not what I dream of but it's certainly better than it was!
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If you live in Western NC call Jimmy Rogers, email me & I'll send u his #
Amount: $3,700.00
Posted by: Jack Huckabee in Highlands, Cashiers, Glenville area, NC.Posted: August 13th, 2013 01:08AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 200Type of Material: Real 3/4" Wood
Bought foreclosure that I had to gut. Spent weeks shopping cabinets at Lowes, HD, RTA, and a few established shops. Wanted a simple kitchen that would be user friendly cause I cook a lot. Prices quoted at Lowes and HD ranged from 7k-12k, and I wanted no drawers or doors(other than under apron sink). Custom shops ranged from 9k-20k. Shopped the RTA's and they ranged from 3k-8k. Met my new neighbor and found out he built custom cabinets. Figured it would be 30k+ since I live in a remote resort community were you pretty much live in a trailer or a mil+ home. He came back with a price including granite tops from the stove around sink to fridge, 36"x60" high end usuable butcher block with 2 drawers and movable shelves, everything designed exactly how i wanted with no charge for instalation. Drove me from NC to Ga to pick granite on his gas. He will travel. My sister likes my kitchen more than my parents 40k ones. Did such a good job he built me 2 custom bathroom vanities that rock!
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Amount: $7,805.00
Posted by: latech in Irving, TX.Posted: July 22nd, 2011 10:07AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 140Type of Material: wood
Custom maple cabinets--$2900. We demoed it ourselves but the maker installed them. I did paint them myself as well. Cabinet maker was local carpenter found via Angie's List.
Ceasar Stone Countertop--$2000 via IKEA. Cost included install. We had already demoed the cabinets/counter
Glass tile backsplash--$1600. $500 for tile and $1100 for labor and supplies. About 30 sq ft of tile.
New faucet--$230 Price Pfister via Amazon (cheapest price I found)
New sink--$250 for Kohler 2 basin 18 gauge stainless steel via Amazon
Plumber--$525 for install of 3 faucets, sink, a showerhead and virgin dishwashwer install (due to brand new cabinets).
Walls--$300 contractor removed texture on walls and fixed issues found behind the cabinets once they were removed
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Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Rochelle in Vallejo, CA.Posted: April 16th, 2011 09:04AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 92Type of Material: wood
I wanted a target cost before I let my vision go too far. Do I paint the counter-tops and existing cabinets, replace one cabinet for a pantry right now until I can afford an entire kitchen? I had to begin someowhere so I found this quite helpful. I read the comments and I do understand this doesn't include specialty finishes, countertops and hardware including faucets and disposals. I just needed an idea of what it would cost for me. Thank you. This is very helpful. Now I know I've got a long way to go before I can redo my entire kitchen.
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Amount: $9,800.00
Posted by: Maria38 in Colton, CA.Posted: December 29th, 2010 08:12AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 120?Type of Material: maple
Is $9800.00 a fair price for 43 linear feet of maple custom made kitchen cabinets,an additional 10 linear feet of bath cabinets granite counter tops on all, does not include new sinks or faucets.
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sounds expensive
Amount: $13.00
Posted by: doerre in tracy, CA.Posted: November 14th, 2010 11:11AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 165sfType of Material:
home depot is on the expensive side and was going to cost me 13k for 20cab and granite. granite 6000k 7000k cab size 15x11
went to local places maybe not the same cab but looking at 7200 installed both
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kitchen upgrade, appliance, backsplash, granite.
Amount: $10,200.00
Posted by: Sean C in millbrook, NY.Posted: October 30th, 2010 02:10PM
new Granite Countertop (Tan Brown)= $5000
new Tile for backsplash including grout = $800
New Appliances (DW, Microwave, Fridge, wall oven, Cooktop= $5000
New Undermount sink, and disposal = $500
Labor: $3900 (remove old appliances, install new appliances, remove old countertop, remove old backsplash, install new backsplash, various carpentry including altering cutout for oven,and a few scribe mouldings, plumbing hookup for DW sink and icemaker, vent ductwork hookup, gas hookup)
Does this sound reasonable? the labor suprised me most but after all is set in done there was alot of hidden labor actually required
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Re: Indra
Amount: $14,000.00
Posted by: design builder in San Diego, CA.Posted: October 26th, 2010 01:10PM
I'm a contractor in SD and can tell you that the price you're being quoted is halfway what an entire kitchen remodel might cost you new, especially considering that your kitchen is smaller than usual (10x10 norm). Bids and estimates are unique to each client and without specifics on your posting, it's hard to say if the quote is fair.
Items such as relocated plumbing, new gfci outlets, new energy efficient lighting, and mechanical work (hood or other venting requirements) can add significant cost to your remodel. Having said that, you might want to ask for the cost of new cabinets instead of resurfaced. These days, the cost of labor is significant, especially if the gc is following state and federal employer requirements like worker's comp, liability insurance, and payroll taxes. Depending on what's involved in "resurfacing" (sanding & repainting/staining? or simply replacing the doors with some cosmetic work to the cabinet boxes). The countertop price is also a price that can fluctuate wildly based on the slab material (corian, granite, butcherblock, etc.), its size and finish, and configuration.
Generally, it's hard to say with little information how much things cost, but sites like these best help by giving consumers a RANGE. For best results, do it the old way...get three bids from reputable contractors and check their references.
Good luck.
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Resurface cabinets, new counter-top
Amount: $14,000.00
Posted by: Indra in San Diego, CA.Posted: October 9th, 2010 09:10AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 720Type of Material:
Resurface cabinet = $9400, new counter-top $4100 - is this a fair estimate?
6 wal-cabinets, 5 floor cabinet, 1 pantry
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Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: sarrah in FORT SMITH A, AR.Posted: September 15th, 2009 05:09PM
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