How much does it cost to repair cabinets?
Ashburn, VA

How much does it cost to repair cabinets?

Ashburn, VA

How much does it cost to repair cabinets?

$120 – $600average repair

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$120 – $600 average repair

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Average cost to repair cabinets

Kitchen cabinet repairs cost $120 to $600 on average. The cost to replace the bottom of a kitchen cabinet is $150 to $200, while kitchen sink cabinet replacement costs $200 to $600. Refinishing or refacing is an ideal way to fix kitchen cabinets with worn, scratched, or dented doors.

Average cabinet repair costs
National Average Cost $370
Minimum Cost $50
Maximum Cost $1,000
Average Range $120 to $600

Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

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Cabinet repair cost by service

Cabinet repairs cost $120 to $600 on average for simple fixes. Common repairs include replacing a cabinet floor or replacing hinges. More costly restorations include repainting, refinishing, or refacing the cabinets to improve their appearance.

Cabinet repair costs by service
Service Average cost
Cabinet repairs  
Replace sink base cabinet floor only $150 – $200
Replace entire water-damaged cabinet $250 – $600 per cabinet
Replace cabinet hinges $30 to $80 per hinge
Install new cabinet hardware $120 – $2,400
Cabinet restorations  
Replace cabinet doors $2,200 – $6,600
Repaint all kitchen cabinets $2,000 – $6,500
Refinish all kitchen cabinets $1,500 – $4,500
Reface all kitchen cabinets $5,000 – $13,000
Full kitchen cabinet replacement $4,500 to $15,000

A repairman fixing a kitchen cabinet.
A repairman fixing a kitchen cabinet.

Cost to replace bottom of kitchen cabinets

Replacing a sink base cabinet floor costs $150 to $200 on average, including labor & materials. Replacing the particle board is an easy repair when only the cabinet base is damaged by water or mold. If the vertical pieces are soft from water damage, the entire cabinet must be replaced.

Under-sink water damage cabinet repair cost

Under-sink cabinet repairs cost $200 to $600 to replace the entire water-damaged cabinet. Kitchen and bathroom leaks often result in these additional costs:

Repainting cabinets

Repainting kitchen cabinets costs $2,000 to $6,500 on average, depending on the number of cabinets, material, painting method, and local labor rates. Painters charge up to 10% more to paint cabinets taller than 8 feet.

Refinishing cabinets

Refinishing cabinets costs $1,500 to $4,500 on average, depending on whether staining, painting, glazing, or varnishing the wood.

The cost to stain cabinets $4 to $15 per square foot on average to update. Staining is the most common type of refinishing but only works on solid wood or wood veneer cabinets.

A kitchen with newly refinished cabinets.
A kitchen with newly refinished cabinets.

Refacing cabinets

Cabinet refacing costs $5,000 to $13,000, on average, depending on the material and number of cabinets. Refacing involves replacing the doors and drawer fronts and covering the cabinet faces with a laminate or wood veneer.

Installing new cabinet hardware

Cabinet hardware installation costs $120 to $2,400, depending on the hardware costs and any cabinet repairs needed.Replacing the existing hardware with new hardware of the same hole spacing is cheaper and easier since the new handles screw into the existing holes.

Full cabinet replacement

A full kitchen cabinet replacement costs $4,500 to $15,000 on average, depending on the kitchen size, cabinet style, and quality.

  • Basic stock cabinets cost $100 to $400 per linear foot, while semi-custom medium grade cabinets cost $150 to $700 per linear foot.

  • High-end custom cabinets cost $500 to $1,200 per linear foot, depending on the material and kitchen size.

Cabinet repair FAQs

Can you repair laminate cabinets?

You can repair peeling laminate cabinets by reattaching the laminate with adhesive. Cracked laminate cabinets are more difficult to repair and are often replaced instead.

Can you repair thermofoil cabinet doors?

Yes, you can repair peeling thermofoil cabinet doors if the fiberboard core is in good condition. Most thermofoil cabinets last 15 years and replacing the doors may be more cost effective than a thermofoil resurfacing.

Who can repair kitchen cabinets?

A cabinet repair contractor or handyman repairs kitchen cabinets, while a painter specializing in cabinet finishes updates the cabinets' appearance with paint or stain.

Getting estimates from cabinet repair services

When hiring a cabinet repair service, be sure to:

  • Look for a contractor that has been in business for more than five years.

  • Choose companies that are licensed, bonded, and insured.

  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.

  • Confirm the estimates feature comparable materials.

  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.

  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty before the project start date.

  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead for work completed.

Questions to ask

  • What experience do you have with cabinet repairs and refinishes?

  • How many cabinet repairs have you completed in the last year?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • How long will the repairs take?

  • How do I safely clean the refinished cabinets?

  • Will you need a permit to make the repairs, and if so, will you obtain it?

  • Do you offer a guarantee of your work, and if so, what does it include?