One of the largest costs of a kitchen remodel is the kitchen cabinets therefore it is understandable by many homeowners start off their kitchen remodel planning with researching the cost of cabinets. Unfortunately, it’s hard to simply just give an average range for kitchen cabinets as there are several variables that affect costs. However, there are a few pricing guidelines that can help give you an idea of cabinet cost options. Typically, there are 3 options for replacing your kitchen cabinets - stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets. As you would expect, stock cabinetry and semi-custom cabinets are limited in design style, color, and size as opposed to custom cabinets which are fully customizable in terms of design, style, color and size. Choosing to go with a professional cabinet maker will allow for unique designs and custom sizes and fits.
CUSTOM CABINET PRICE RANGES
Factors such as number of cabinets, wood species, size, stains, finishes and hardware all contribute to the price ranges for custom kitchen cabinets. Much like automobiles that have a ‘base’ model that starts at 25k and then increases in price as more features and options are added. In order to accurately quote a price for custom cabinets it is important for the homeowner to consider a few things:
CUSTOM CABINETS QUOTES
As the name implies, custom cabinets are unique and customized to fit each project therefore each custom cabinet quote will also be unique. The best way to get an accurate quote for custom built kitchen cabinets is to find a professional cabinet maker to work with. Working closely with a cabinet maker will ensure that they get all the important information that is required to give you an accurate quote. Average kitchen cabinet quotes will vary greatly by market/geographical area, distance from the cabinet shop (shipping costs), installation/labor costs. Cabinets for a medium sized kitchen may cost $8,000 -$12,000 in one geographical area and then $15,000 - $20,000 in a larger metropolitan area.
In order to get the custom cabinets you want within the budget you need, it is important for homeowners who are planning a remodel to share the cabinet budget with the cabinet designer. They will be able to guide you during the design process and help you make the best use of your budget.
WHY CUSTOM CABINETS?
With all of the design choices to make for custom cabinets, many of you may ask “why are custom cabinets a good idea?” One of the biggest advantages for going the custom cabinet route is that you will get to build a relationship with the cabinet designer and makers that you are working with. This is the best way to ensure that you get a truly unique and customized look for your kitchen remodel. You will not be limited to only ‘available finishes’ or what is in stock at the moment. Many people often assume that purchasing custom kitchen cabinets is way more expensive than buy stock or semi-custom cabinets however that is not always the case. When you buy pre-made cabinets at a big box store there are several ‘middle men’ in between before the product ever gets to the end consumer. During each of those exchanges, the price goes up so that each ‘hand’ gets fed and ultimately you pay the price for the huge markups for an often inferior end product. The advantage of buying custom cabinets is that you are buying straight from the cabinet maker and eliminating the middle men and shipping costs.
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If you are curious about custom cabinetry for your home – kitchen, bathroom, office, living room, etc. please schedule an appointment with us to discuss your ideas. Our team has the expertise to help you navigate the design process so that we can come up with an accurate price quote for your project.