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How Much Does It Cost To Install A Kitchen Appliance?

Typical Range: $116 - $267

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Appliance Installation Costs

Most homeowners spend $190 to install a kitchen appliance with a typical range of $116 and $267, though it can significantly decline or increase in price. Where you purchase it from and where or how you install it affect the price.
For new home builds or large appliance purchases from a home improvement or furniture store, installation may be included in the price of the appliance. However, for custom appliances or retailers that don't include delivery, you may need to hire a pro to install it for you.
Average Cost Ranges for Appliances
ApplianceMaterial Price RangeInstallation Price Range
Refrigerators$450 to $3,000$150 to $250
Dishwashers$400 to $700$200 to $500
Stove & Range$650 to $2,000$100 to $200
Microwaves$200 to $500$115 to $200
Range Hood$200 to $3,000$300 to $600

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$70 - $500

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What Type of Kitchen Appliance Are You Installing?

Installation difficulty varies according by appliance type. Each kitchen or laundry room appliance comes with its own considerations. These considerations are discussed here for the following typical kitchen and laundry room appliances:
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Stoves, ranges and ovens
  • Washer and dryer
  • Smart home appliances

Dishwasher Installation Costs

If you are replacing an existing dishwasher, installation may include minor adjustments to countertops, wiring, or plumbing. Typical labor runs $150 to $475, with most homeowners paying $300.
Completely new dishwasher installation run $175 to $525 for labor, with most homeowners paying $350 to get the job done. It varies according to whether it is a new installation or replacement. New installs may involve additional wiring, plumbing, and customization of countertops to accommodate new dimensions.

Average New Dishwasher Prices + Costs to Install

An average dishwasher runs $400 to $700 though high-end models can hit $2,000. Budget models are priced as low as $250.
In addition to labor, new installations require a dedicated electrical circuit and a water line. You'll pay an electrician between $50 to $100 per hour plus any trip fees for a total new circuit runs averaging $300. You'll pay a plumber between $100 to $175 for a dishwasher water and drain line.

Cost to Remove & Replace a Dishwasher

Removing and replacing a dishwasher totals $350 to $600. Removal fees alone run $100 to $150. Because both electrical and plumbing are involved, use a professional to avoid pricy mistakes.
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Refrigerator Cost

Refrigerators cost $150 to $250 to install. If you choose a refrigerator without an automatic ice maker, the only considerations you need to worry about are ensuring that your new appliance will fit in the space you have for it and ensuring that the plug on the refrigerator is compatible with the outlet where it will be plugged in. Installation then involves simply plugging the appliance in and maneuvering it into place.
If you choose a style with an integrated water dispenser and ice maker, you'll need to make sure you have a water line hook up. If not, you'll need it installed for an average of $150.

Stainless Steel Fridge Prices

Stainless steel refrigerators average $100 to $200 more than white or black models. However, black stainless-steel is $100 to $200 more than traditional stainless steel or about $200 to $400 more than plain colors or finishes. Sale prices, availability and location will affect these amounts. The price increase is only for the stainless finish, there are no other differences.

Refrigerator Water Line Installation Costs

For models that include an ice maker, you must also be certain that you have a water and plumbing hookup to attach the ice maker. If you do not have such a hookup, a plumber will charge $65 to $150 for labor to install one, depending on the amount of time it takes the plumber to get the job done.
If the hookup is there already and you need a pro to help you install the refrigerator, expect to pay $116 to $200 for the labor.

Installing a Built-in Fridge

A built-in fridge costs an average of $300 to install. You'll pay $500 to $1,200 per linear foot to customize any cabinetry if your kitchen isn't set up for the size you purchase. If you choose a panel ready fridge – the type that matches your cabinetry with an added panel on front – you'll need to have that installed as well. The price is often included in the setup fees. Consider matching the fridge with other built-in appliances.

Stoves, Ranges and Ovens

Stoves, ranges and oven installations run anywhere from $100 to $200 on average. You may end up paying significantly more if you switch from electric to gas or the other way around. Installing a cooktop or oven often requires countertop or cabinet alterations that will vary greatly depending on your kitchens configuration, materials and location.

Gas Stove Installation Hook Up Costs

Gas stoves run anywhere from $350 to $3,000 or more depending on the brand, features, quality and finish. Installation costs are $100 to $125 if there are already supply lines installed for the gas. If not, gas line installation can cost up to $200 or more.
Gas stoves either come with propane (LP) conversion kits or are available to purchase through the retailer or appliance manufacturer.
Top and direct vent stoves can even exceed $6,000. These stoves have an integrated downdraft style vent, usually located in the middle or back of the stove. Some models have a vent that pops up from the back of the unit. You may pay more, but you can skip the vent hood. These styles are incredibly useful for island installations.

Electric Range Prices

To install electric stoves, expect to pay $100 to $200 for labor. If any electrical adjustments need to be made, budget for an added $50 to $100 per hour for an electrician.

Cost to Convert from Electric to Gas Stove

Moving from an electric stove to gas requires running a gas line to the stoves location which costs between $260 to $760. Going from gas to electric requires installing a new circuit and breaker which runs anywhere from $350 to $560 or more for complex layouts.

Oven and Cooktop Installation

Oven installation costs between $100 to $300 when placing it in an existing location. Combo units runs between $3,000 to $5,000.
Retrofitting requires altering the countertop and cabinetry which will vary in price depending on your location. For custom work, contact a professional for specific pricing for your project.
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Range Hood Installation Costs

If you need a stove hood vent installed, the cost is $250 to $600, depending on the complexity of the job. Hoods come in wall mount, under cabinet mount and ceiling mount for islands. Installation pricing is similar between styles and vary depending on the complexity of your homes layout.

Wall vs. Island Ducted Kitchen Vent Hood Systems

Installation of either unit averages $85 per hour in labor.
  • Wall units cost anywhere from $200 to $3,000 with high end models running $6,850 and utilize either wall or ceiling ductwork while using the wall for stability.
  • Island hoods run anywhere from $300 to $3,000. They also need to be a few inches larger than the cook surface for effectiveness.

Microwave Installation Costs

The cost of mounting a microwave over your stove is $115 to $200 for labor, on average.
When choosing a microwave, it is important to consider where your microwave will be. If you intend to set it on a counter, size matters less. However, if you want to mount it over your stove, you must ensure that the microwave you choose will fit in the space you have.

Over the Range Microwaves

Over the range microwaves installations run from $100 to $200. If you need ductwork installed, plan on spending an additional $200 or more. Expect to pay between $180 and $600 for the appliance alone.

Kitchen Exhaust Fan Installation Costs

Exhaust fans used in the kitchen cost $250 to $550 to install. Not to be confused with range hoods, these are identical to bathroom fans. They are excellent for refreshing the air but if you're trying to vent kitchen smells and grease from cooking, opt for a range hood instead – these won't work nearly as well.
Tip: You should also not operate them at the same time as a range hood as it lessens the hoods effectiveness.

Washer & Dryer Installation Costs

If you already have all the electrical (or gas) and plumbing lines installed and proper venting in place, a washer and dryer can be installed for $50 to $150. However, if you are starting from scratch, expect prices to range from $350 to $1,250 or more, depending on where your washer will be in relation to existing plumbing and electrical outlets.
Some choose to install their washers and dryers in the kitchen, either for convenience or because they lack the space for a dedicated laundry room. In this case, plumbing and electrical will likely be simpler, but you may also opt for new cabinets or closet space to hide the appliances when they're not in use, which will add to the job. A complete kitchen remodel costs an average of $22,500.

Plumbing and Electrical Washer Dryer Hookup

Installing a new 120V circuit runs anywhere from $75 to $250 with a 240V circuit costing $300 to $800 while plumbing runs $100 to $200. Dryer duct installation costs $150 or more depending on complexity. Additional dryer duct cleaning costs an average of $130.
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Smart Home Appliances

Smart appliances cost from 20% to 50% more than their “dumb” counterparts. The 21st century has seen advancements in the field of home appliances. Now, smart appliance technology can be seen in refrigerators, microwaves, washers, dryers, ovens and dishwashers. While installation costs for smart appliances is usually the same, it is important to choose a pro that understands the intricacies of smart appliances and can help you understand how best to use them.
Then you should look at apps to manage your smart home appliances. Most smart home innovations have an app that you can use to control the appliances while you're away from home. Look at apps from companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Nest and Pebble to see if your appliances can be linked with them.
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DIY vs Hiring a Pro

Installation may be included when you purchase your new appliances from a large home improvement or furniture store. If you purchase them elsewhere, plan on hiring a licensed, bonded, and insured pro to be certain that it is properly installed and working correctly.
Incorrect installation of an appliance can void the warranty leaving you with an average $200 appliance repair cost. It can also cause damage to your kitchen or home through overloaded circuits and improperly installed ductwork. Incorrectly installing water lines can lead to flooding and water damage repair bills. Always hire a professional installer and follow these appliance safety tips.
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