How much does it cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops?
How much does it cost to replace kitchen cabinets and countertops?
$4,500 – $15,000 average cabinets replacement cost
$1,500 – $6,000 average countertops replacement cost
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.
|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.
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.
|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.
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.
The cost of natural stone countertops can reach $300 per square foot installed for high-end materials like Calacatta marble or labradorite.
Solid surface countertops cost more than $200 per square foot for premium materials like quartz and recycled glass.
|Material||Average cost per square foot installed|
|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|
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.
|Project type||Average cost per square foot||Average total cost||Includes|
|Basic||$60 – $150||$4,000 – $18,000||
|Average / full||$150 – $250||$15,000 – $50,000||
|High-end or large||$250 – $350||$50,000 – $70,000+||
*Prices include materials and labor.
Common costs involved in a kitchen remodel include:
Appliances – A kitchen appliance package costs $2,500 to $6,800 with installation and includes a matching refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and microwave.
Flooring – New kitchen flooring costs $6 to $10 per square foot installed, depending on the material. Look for water-resistant options like tile or luxury vinyl.
Lighting –Lighting installation costs $100 to $650 per fixture, depending on the type. Recessed lighting costs $125 to $300 per light installed.
Backsplash – A new backsplash costs $10 to $50 per square foot installed.
Painting – The cost to paint a kitchen is $150 to $250 for walls not covered by cabinets or a backsplash. However, many painters charge a $200 to $500 minimum project fee.
Sink – Kitchen sink replacement costs $380 to $1,400, depending on the style and material.
Faucet – Kitchen faucet replacement costs $120 to $250 on average.
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?