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How Much Does It Cost To Install Cabinets?

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On average, cabinet installation costs $4,858, with most homeowners spending between $1,820 and $7,929. This data is based on actual project costs as reported by HomeAdvisor members.

Cabinets help define the personality of your kitchen countertops and bathroom appearance. In fact, they're some of the first parts to look dated. They also perform the important task of storing your stuff and keeping you organized. The price of the cabinets will depend on the sizes you need, the material you choose and how customized the project is.

Stock Cabinets

Sometimes you get lucky. You walk into a big box store and there it is: the cabinet of your dreams. The size is right. The style and finish fit your kitchen or bathroom. They have it in stock. When that happens, whip out your credit card, load up your truck and thank the home-furnishing gods. You have just purchased a stock cabinet, and you've probably paid considerably less than you would have if you had a special order. Within the stock category, you may have a few choices of different colors or trim styles but probably not many. These are produced in large quantities, so the cost is usually fairly low.

Semi-Custom Cabinets

Semi-Custom cabinets offer more flexibility than the stock cabinet option. These usually are offered in a certain general style, and you can choose different finishes. You also might be able to choose sizes, though they'll be within certain standard dimensions. These can serve as excellent compromises between the stock and custom in terms of price and flexibility.

Custom Cabinets

As the name suggests, custom cabinets take you far from cookie-cutter territory. You can get cabinets that fit odd-shaped rooms and the most eccentric of tastes. But be ready to see dollar signs. You're not just buying a piece of cabinetry here. You're buying a one-of-a-kind piece, something that might be closer to art than furniture.
Even once you decide on a custom strategy, you may find flexibility. For instance, you can buy a stock cabinet and make it your own by changing the finish or the drawer pulls. You may go to a custom cabinet store and save money by purchasing something of standard dimensions.

Cabinet Materials

The materials you choose can be an even bigger factor than your level of customization. Wood cabinets are the most common and have a huge range from pine and red oak to white oak or cherry. If you want to go the cheaper route, you might consider laminate or thermofoil. These non-wood alternatives often mimic wood, and they're usually durable. But they're difficult to repair when damaged and they usually lack the richness and authenticity of real wood.

Cabinet Installation

Installation costs vary. Some cabinet sellers will include the price of installation. But when you do comparison shopping, you'll probably find that the installation costs have merely been folded into the price of the cabinets.


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Gregory Smith More than 1 year ago
Is this labor costs only
Eric Holzner More than 1 year ago
I'm having problems finding a carpenter in Smyrna Tennessee. Anyone have a recommendation?
lesley simmons More than 1 year ago
the contractors have been professional and on time giving us estimates. now we just have to decide on one get our home livable after the flood. thank you
jerry silverman More than 1 year ago
comparative cost information is most useful as I serve as my own contractor and separate suppliers and services
Maria Ford More than 1 year ago
Looking to have bottom cabinets removed, new cabinets installed. But, before that have all cabinets top and bottom paint stained so all can match.
steve tarver More than 1 year ago
sorry ,  in orange county CA
steve tarver More than 1 year ago
I need a good contractor, could anyone please refer one or 2??
Dave Andrews More than 1 year ago
Where are you at Steve ? We are in Phoenix, AZ

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