How much does it cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops?
Ashburn, VA

How much does it cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops?

Ashburn, VA

How much does it cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops?

$4,500 – $15,000average cabinets replacement cost
$1,500 – $6,000average countertops replacement cost

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$4,500 – $15,000 average cabinets replacement cost

$1,500 – $6,000 average countertops replacement cost

Get free estimates for your project or view our cost guide below:
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Cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops

The cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops is $6,000 to $21,000 for an average-sized kitchen. New kitchen cabinets cost $4,500 to $15,000 installed, while countertops cost $1,500 to $6,000. Total costs depend on the style, materials, quality, features, and amount of customization.

Cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops
Project type Small kitchen (70 – 100 SF) Average kitchen (100 – 200 SF) Large kitchen (200+ SF)
Replace kitchen cabinets $3,000 – $12,000 $4,500 – $15,000 $6,000 – $20,000+
Replace kitchen countertops $1,000 – $4,500 $1,500 – $6,000 $6,000 – $9,000
Total cost to replace both $4,000 – $16,500 $6,000 – $21,000 $12,000 – $29,000+

*Prices include materials and installation.

A newly remodeled kitchen with white cabinets and an island with marble countertops.
A newly remodeled kitchen with white cabinets and an island with marble countertops.

Cost of new kitchen cabinets and countertops

New kitchen cabinets cost

New kitchen cabinets cost $4,500 to $15,000 for stock or semi-custom units installed in an average-sized kitchen. Custom cabinets cost $15,000 to $30,000 installed for the same size kitchen. Stock cabinets come in a limited range of colors, materials, and sizes while custom cabinets allow more choices and exact sizing.

Kitchen cabinet cost by type
Cabinet type Cost per cabinet* Cost per linear foot* Quality
Stock cabinets $220 – $500 $100 – $400  Low to good
Semi-custom cabinets $250 – $850 $150 – $700  Low to great
Custom cabinets $600 – $1,600+ $500 – $1,200  Good to great

*Including materials and installation.

As an affordable alternative, IKEA kitchen cabinets cost $3,000 to $6,500 for an average 10'x10' kitchen, including installation.

Cheaper cabinet-updating options without replacing the cabinet boxes include:

  • Cabinet refinishing costs $4 to $15 per square foot or $1,500 to $4,500 total on average. Cabinet refinishing involves stripping the stain or paint from the cabinets, doors, and drawer fronts before staining or painting the cabinets a new color.

  • Cabinet refacing costs $5,000 to $13,000 total for an average kitchen. Refacing involves replacing the cabinet doors, drawer fronts, hardware, and then covering the cabinet box exteriors with a new veneer or laminate.

  • The cost to paint kitchen cabinets is $2,000 to $6,500.

A kitchen with new white farmhouse cabinets.
A kitchen with new white farmhouse cabinets.

New kitchen countertops cost

New kitchen countertops cost $50 to $150 per square foot installed on average. Countertop prices vary significantly by material. Quartz and granite are popular options priced at the mid to high-end of the range. Laminate countertops are the cheapest but least durable and don't add value to a home.

Kitchen countertops cost by material
Material Average cost per square foot installed
Natural stone
Granite countertops cost $80 – $150
Marble countertops cost $40 – $150
Quartzite countertops cost $65 – $150
Soapstone countertops cost $60 – $130
Labradorite countertops cost $200 – $300+
Onyx countertops cost $50 – $200
Slate countertops cost $50 – $100
Engineered/ Solid surface
Quartz countertops cost $50 – $200
Caesarstone countertops cost $50 – $100
Concrete countertops cost $50 – $150
Corian countertops cost $50 – $150
Epoxy countertops cost $50 – $150
Laminate / Formica countertops cost $20 – $80
Porcelain countertops cost $50 – $120 
Recycled glass countertops cost $60 – $250
Bamboo countertops cost $50 – $125
Butcher block countertops cost $50 – $150
Teak $100 – $200
Stainless steel countertops cost $80 – $200
Copper $100 – $200 
Zinc $90 – $200

A kitchen with high-end white granite countertops.
A kitchen with high-end white granite countertops.

Complete kitchen remodeling costs

A kitchen remodel costs $15,000 to $50,000 for a full remodel including new cabinets, countertops, appliances, fixtures, flooring, and lighting. In comparison, a partial or small kitchen remodel costs $9,000 to $30,000.

An IKEA kitchen remodel costs $7,000 to $15,000 on average for a standard kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, a sink, and a backsplash installed. An IKEA remodel typically does not include new appliances or flooring.

Kitchen remodeling cost
Project type Average cost per square foot Average total cost Includes
Basic $60 – $150 $4,000 – $18,000
  • Refacing cabinets
  • Painting the walls
  • New countertops or flooring
  • Upgrading some appliances or fixtures (faucet, sink, hardware)
  • Budget-friendly materials
  • Some DIY
  • Same structural layout
Average / full $150 – $250 $15,000 ­– $50,000
  • All new appliances
  • Upgrading floors & countertops
  • New lighting
  • Adding high-end fixtures (sink, faucet
  • )Semi-custom cabinets & new hardware
  • Painting the walls
  • Same structural layout
High-end or large $250 – $350 $50,000 – $70,000+
  • Changing the structural layout
  • Adding or moving plumbing, electrical, or gas lines
  • Custom cabinets & countertops
  • Luxury fixtures & finishes
  • Painting the walls
  • All new smart appliances
  • Upgrading existing light fixtures
  • Adding recessed or under-cabinet lighting

*Prices include materials and labor.

Common costs involved in a kitchen remodel include:

Cabinets and countertops FAQs

What are the most affordable kitchen cabinets and countertops?

The most affordable kitchen cabinets are stock cabinets made of particleboard or synthetic materials and sold by home improvement stores. Stock cabinets are pre-built units that come in limited sizes and styles but fit most standard kitchen layouts.

The most affordable countertop material is laminate or Formica. However, laminate is not as durable or scratch- or stain-resistant as other popular options like granite, solid surface, and quartz.

Can you replace cabinets and keep countertops?

You can replace cabinets and keep the existing countertops if the new cabinet size and layout matches the previous one. However, many countertop materials like granite are prone to cracking, so contractors must take special care to install the countertops without damaging them.

Who installs kitchen cabinets and countertops near me?

Order installation services from kitchen cabinet and countertop contractors or local home improvement stores. Check out HomeGuide's recommended cabinet installers and countertop installers near you to get quotes from skilled professionals in our network.

Getting estimates from kitchen remodelers

Follow these guidelines when hiring a kitchen remodeling contractor:

  • Get 3 to 5 detailed estimates featuring similar materials to compare.

  • Look for certified members of the National Kitchen + Bath Association (NBKA).

  • Check out their reviews on Google and HomeGuide.

  • Ask for references with contact details.

  • Review a portfolio of their past kitchen remodeling projects.

  • Hire a licensed, bonded, and insured company that has been in business 5+ years.

  • Avoid going with the lowest quote that could signal low-quality work.

  • Get an itemized contract and warranty in writing before the renovation begins.

  • Never pay in full until the job is complete and has passed all inspections.

Questions to ask kitchen remodelers

Ask these questions to help you find the best cabinet and countertop installers:

  • How many kitchens have you remodeled in the past year?

  • Do you have a portfolio of previous projects I can review?

  • Can you supply a list of references for me to contact?

  • Which types of new cabinets do you recommend for my kitchen?

  • What are the best countertop options in my budget?

  • Does the estimate include permit fees, materials, labor, and cleanup?

  • What additional costs might come up during a project like this?

  • How long will the project take?

  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?

  • Do you require a deposit, and how much is it?

  • Can I get a labor warranty? If so, what does it cover?