One of the best ways to spruce up a kitchen and increase the value of a home is by refacing or replacing the kitchen cabinets. Refacing or replacing kitchen cabinets can increase a home’s value by up to 150% of the cost of the project. The cost of kitchen cabinets varies greatly depending on the size of the kitchen and what type of cabinets are being put in. Basic stock plywood cabinets cost considerably less than hardwood cabinets made of oak, cherry wood or maple, while the cost of kitchen cabinets made of bamboo or stainless steel are more expensive than most hardwood cabinets are. Kitchen cabinet prices are also affected by location; homeowners in small towns and rural communities will usually pay less than homeowners in large cities will. In addition, cost is also affected by whether a contractor is hired to install the cabinets or if homeowners do the job themselves.
The cost of kitchen cabinets without installation ranges from $2000-$40,000 for a 10×12 foot kitchen. Without installation, basic stock cabinets cost around $2000-$5000 for a 10×12 foot kitchen or $50 to $250 per linear foot. Without installation, semi-custom cabinets cost $8000-$10,000 for a 10×12 foot kitchen or $250 to $600 per linear fit. Without installation, custom cabinets cost range from $15,000-$40,000 for a 10×12 foot kitchen or $500-$1200 per linear foot. Professional installation of kitchen cabinets increases the cost by 20-25%, depending on the contractor and the type of cabinets being installed. Homeowners can decrease the cost of a contractor by doing some of the work themselves.
Average Cost Of Kitchen Cabinets
The average cost of kitchen cabinets per linear foot is around $400 without installation and around $475 with installation. However, the cost per linear foot varies greatly on the type of cabinets used, location and the contractor. When stock cabinets are used, the average cost per linear foot is around $150 without installation or $200 with installation. When semi-custom cabinets are used, the average cost per linear foot is around $400 without installation or $475 with installation. When custom cabinets are used, the average cost per linear foot is around $800 without installation or $900 with installation.
Cost To Replace Kitchen Cabinets
When existing kitchen cabinets are not structurally sound, the old cabinets will need to be removed and new cabinets will need to be installed. New kitchen cabinet cost varies depending on the size of kitchen, the type of cabinets used and whether the homeowner does the work himself or hires a contractor. New kitchen cabinet cost ranges from as little as $50 a linear foot to $1300 a linear foot. New kitchen cabinet costs averages about $8000-$10,000; however, they can be as low as $2000 or as high as $40,000. To help decrease costs, homeowners can remove the old cabinets themselves so they do not have to pay the contractor to do it.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost
When existing kitchen cabinets are in structurally good shape, homeowners can choose to reface their cabinets instead of completely replacing them. Refacing costs far less than replacing – about 50% less. Refacing costs around $150-$170 per linear foot with installation or around $50-$100 per linear foot without installation. Refacing costs around $4000 for the average homeowner.
Kitchen Cabinet Installation Cost
The cost of kitchen cabinets installed is about 20-25% of the overall cost of the cabinets. The average cost of having kitchen cabinets installed ranges from $25-$100 per linear foot, depending on the contractor and the type of cabinets being installed. Cost varies per contractor and location. Homeowners can cut down on contractor’s costs by removing their old cabinets themselves.
DIY Kitchen Cabinets
Do it yourself kitchen cabinets cost about 20-25% less than professionally installed cabinets. The cost of kitchen cabinets done DIY is $25-$100 cheaper per linear foot than the cost of kitchen cabinets installed by a contractor. Cost varies greatly depending on what type of cabinets are used; DIY stock kitchen cabinets cost $50 to $250 per linear foot, DIY semi-custom cabinets cost $250 to $600 per linear fit and DIY custom cabinets cost $500-$1200 per linear foot.
Ready To Assemble Kitchen Cabinets
Ready to assemble kitchen cabinets are one of the least expensive and easiest ways to install new kitchen cabinets. Most people can install ready to assemble cabinets in just a few hours and usually the only tool needed is a screwdriver. Ready to assemble cabinets are usually available in either plywood or hardwood and can be bought online or in some stores. They cost more than ready to assemble plywood cabinets cost. Ready to assemble cabinets cost ranges from $2000-$4000 for an average 10×12 foot kitchen when installed by the homeowner.
Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets
Many wholesale stores offer discount kitchen cabinets for sale. The cost of kitchen cabinets from a wholesale store is often 10%-50% cheaper than the cost in a regular store. Most wholesale stores only carry stock or semi-custom kitchen cabinets, and often do not carry a wide selection of products. Some wholesale stores sell ready to assemble kitchen cabinets.
Kitchen Cabinets Online
Homeowners looking to save money can order low cost kitchen cabinets online. The most common type of kitchen cabinets sold online is the ready to assemble variety. Online ready to assemble cabinets cost $2000-$4000 for an average 10×12 foot kitchen. The cost of kitchen cabinets online is often less than buying them from a retail store; however, homeowners should watch for shipping fees, which can increase the overall cost of the cabinets. Many online stores that sell kitchen cabinets offer a designing program on their site for homeowners to use to work out exactly what cabinets they need to fit their home.
Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
When installing new kitchen cabinets, homeowners will also need to purchase kitchen cabinet hardware. The most common kitchen cabinet hardware is hinges and knobs. Knobs for kitchen cabinets cost anywhere from $1-$200 each, depending on what they are made from.
Ceramic, plastic and wood knobs tend to be the least expensive, costing $1-$15 each, while brass, copper and iron knobs cost anywhere from $1-$200 each. The average homeowner spends about $5-$10 per knob. The average kitchen requires about 40 knobs and pulls, so the average homeowner will spend about $200-$400 on kitchen cabinet knobs. The average homeowner also spends an additional $50-$300 on kitchen cabinet hinges; the cost of hinges varies depending on the material they are made of.
Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets
Bamboo kitchen cupboards have become very popular over the last few years. Bamboo kitchen cabinet prices are higher than many of the other types of kitchen cabinet prices. Bamboo cabinets usually cost more than oak or maple cabinets. Without installation, bamboo kitchen cabinet cost ranges from $7000-$15,000 for an average 10×12 foot kitchen. With installation, bamboo cabinets cost $30,000-$40,000 for an average 10×12 foot kitchen. Bamboo cabinets are not usually available in basic stock kitchen cabinets.
Maple Kitchen Cabinets
Maple cabinets cost more than many of the other types of wooden kitchen cabinets. The cost of kitchen cabinets made of maple is usually 20-25% more than the cost of cabinets made of oak. However, the cost of cabinets made of maple is not usually as high as the cost of cabinets made of bamboo or stainless steel. There are several different types of maple wood available for kitchen cabinets; they vary slightly in price.
Oak Kitchen Cabinets
Oak kitchen cabinets cost is usually less than the cost of cabinets made of maple, bamboo or stainless steel. Oak kitchen cabinet prices are usually about 20-25% less than maple kitchen cabinet prices. However, solid oak cabinets are considerably more expensive than plywood cabinets are.
Stainless Steel Kitchen Cabinets
Stainless steel kitchen cabinets are extremely durable and long lasting; however, they are generally more expensive than traditional wood cabinets are. Stainless steel cabinets do not rust and when taken care of should last longer than wood kitchen cupboards last for. Stainless steel kitchen cabinets are generally more expensive than maple or oak kitchen cabinets.
Custom Kitchen Cabinets Cost
Custom kitchen cabinets are the most expensive type of kitchen cabinets. Custom cabinets are specially designed and made to the homeowner’s specifications. As custom cabinets are made per order, homeowners will generally have to wait 3-6 weeks for them. Custom cabinets range in price from $500-$1200 per linear foot without installation. Installation of custom kitchen cabinets cost around $100 per linear foot. Custom cabinets that are of an irregular design or shape cost more than those of a normal design or shape.
Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Cost
Ikea offers ready to assemble kitchen cabinets for sale for homeowners to install themselves. For an average 10×12 foot kitchen, Ikea cabinets cost from $4000-$12,000, depending on the style and material the cabinets are made of. Ikea kitchen cabinet prices tend to be a bit higher than many of the other brands of ready to assemble kitchen cabinet.