How much do kitchen cabinets cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much do kitchen cabinets cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much do kitchen cabinets cost?

$150 – $500cost per linear foot installed
$250 – $600cost per box installed
$4,500 – $15,000average total cost to replace

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$150 – $500 cost per linear foot installed

$250 – $600 cost per box installed

$4,500 – $15,000 average total cost to replace


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Average kitchen cabinets cost

The average cost of kitchen cabinets is $150 to $500 per linear foot installed or $4,500 to $15,000 total, including labor and materials. New kitchen cabinet prices depend on the style, size, material, and the choice of stock, semi-custom, or custom cabinets.

Cost of kitchen cabinets
Kitchen size Square footage Stock or semi-custom cabinets cost Custom cabinets cost
Small kitchen 70 – 100 $3,000 – $12,000 $12,000 – $20,000
Average kitchen 100 – 200 $4,500 – $15,000 $15,000 – $30,000
Large kitchen 200+ $6,000 – $20,000+ $18,000 – $36,000+

Eggshell white cabinets installed in luxury kitchen with steel hardware
Eggshell white cabinets installed in luxury kitchen with steel hardware
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Kitchen cabinet installation costs per linear foot depend on the material quality and whether they are stock or custom models.

Cost to install kitchen cabinets per linear foot - Chart
Cost to install kitchen cabinets per linear foot - Chart
Cost to install kitchen cabinets per linear foot or per cabinet
Type Cost per cabinet* Cost per linear foot* Quality
Stock / RTA 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.

RTA / Prefab / stock kitchen cabinet prices

Stock kitchen cabinets cost $100 to $400 per linear foot or $220 to $500 per box installed. Stock kitchen cabinets are pre-built units and come in limited sizes and styles.

Ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets come in pieces in a flat pack, with all holes pre-drilled in cabinet doors, boxes, and drawers. RTA cabinets are best for DIY in-home assembly.

Semi-custom cabinets cost

Semi-custom cabinets cost $150 to $700 per linear foot or $250 to $850 per box installed. Semi-custom cabinets come in a wider variety of styles and finishes with more customization options than stock cabinets.

Custom kitchen cabinets prices

Custom cabinets cost $500 to $1,200 per linear foot on average or $600 to $1,600+ per box installed. High-end custom cabinets are designed and constructed specifically for the kitchen's unique shape and layout.

High end custom built kitchen cabinets in gray
High end custom built kitchen cabinets in gray

Labor cost to install kitchen cabinets

The labor cost to install kitchen cabinets is $40 to $80 per hour or $50 to $300 per linear foot, depending on the cabinet type. Labor charges vary according to the kitchen layout and the cabinet size, height, and material.

Material and labor cost to install kitchen cabinets
Factor Stock (per linear foot) Semi-custom (per linear foot) Custom (per linear foot)
Materials and hardware $50 – $280 $75 – $550 $300 – $900
Installation labor $50 – $120 $75 – $150 $200 – $300
Total cost $100 – $400 $150 – $700 $500 – $1,200

Other cabinet cost factors include:

  • Material – Plywood cabinets with solid wood doors typically cost more than laminate or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cabinets.

  • Cabinet height – Costs increase by 10% or more for ceiling-height cabinets.

  • Cabinet design & features – A base cabinet with three drawers typically costs more than one with a single drawer and a cabinet door beneath it. Cabinets with glass doors, tall pantry cabinets, sink base cabinets, and roll-out cabinets also increase the cost.

  • Trim & moldingCrown molding costs $210 to $570 with installation.

  • Measurement fees – Some installers charge $50 to $150 to perform in-home measurements.

  • Old cabinet removal – The cost to remove old cabinets is $300 to $600. However, many contractors include old cabinet removal in their installation labor estimate.

  • Appliance installation – New kitchen appliances cost $2,500 to $6,800 for a complete set with installation.

  • Permits – Kitchen remodeling permits cost $500 to $1,500, depending on the project size.

Cost of new kitchen cabinets by size & design

The following table shows cabinet costs by kitchen size and cabinet size.

New cabinet cost by kitchen size
Kitchen size Cabinet linear feet Stock or semi-custom cabinets cost Custom cabinets cost
8'x8' 12 – 16 $1,800 – $8,000 $9,000 – $20,000
10'x10' 20 – 22 $3,000 – $11,000 $10,000 – $26,500
10'x12' 22 – 25 $3,300 – $12,500 $11,000 – $30,000
12'x12' 25 – 30 $3,800 – $15,000 $12,500 – $32,000
15'x15' 30 – 40 $4,500 – $20,000 $15,000 – $36,000
20'x20' 40 – 50 $6,000 – $25,000 $20,000 – $40,000+

*Costs including cabinets and installation.

Kitchen cabinet designs & overlay

A cabinet overlay is the portion of the door on top of or "overlapping" the cabinet frame when closed. The three overlay types are:

  • Partial overlay / framed – The cabinet frame is visible around the edges of each door and in the small gap between sets of doors.

  • Full overlay / frameless – The doors completely cover the cabinet face frame, with no gap between the doors or around the edges. Frameless or full overlay cabinets cost 20% to 50% more than framed cabinets.

  • Inset – The doors are set flush within the inside edge of the opening. Inset cabinets cost up to twice as much as framed cabinets.

Large beige inset kitchen cabinets with lights under cabinetry
Large beige inset kitchen cabinets with lights under cabinetry

Kitchen cabinet door costs & styles

Replacing cabinet doors costs $2,200 to $6,600 total on average, depending on the size, material, style, and finish.

Popular cabinet door styles include:

Cabinet door styles
Cabinet door styles
  • Slab / flat – A flat panel without decoration for a contemporary, minimalist look.

  • Shaker – A recessed-panel style door with a simple raised frame featuring no beveling or detail.

  • Beadboard / beaded – A center panel with vertical lines or grooves cut into the wood, creating a tongue-and-groove appearance.

  • Raised panel – A door with a thicker, raised center panel that tapers to a raised frame, creating a square or arched design.

  • Recessed panel – A large, flat center panel surrounded by a raised frame of four boards or bevels.

  • Mullion – A glass-front door with a grid of wood braces dividing the glass panel into window-like panes.

  • Open frame – A door with a single glass center panel and no mullions.

  • Louvered – A door with a center panel of angled horizontal slats that allow air to pass through for improved ventilation.

How tall, wide, and deep are kitchen cabinet sizes?

Standard kitchen cabinet sizes
Cabinet type Height Width Depth
Base cabinet 34.5"* 12" – 48" 21" – 24"*
Wall cabinet 12"– 42" 12" – 42" 12" – 24"
Tall cabinet 84", 90", or 96" 18" – 36" 12" – 24"
Filler cabinet 34.5" 6" – 9" 21" – 24"

*Not including the countertop.

  • Base cabinets are installed on the floor. The countertop rests on top of them, adding 1.0" to 1.5" in height and 1" to 2" in depth.

  • Base cabinets typically feature shelves or drawers, while wall cabinets feature shelves only.

  • Wall cabinets 12" tall typically go above a refrigerator, range hood, or built-in microwave.

  • Tall cabinets are typically best for pantries.

  • Narrow 6" to 9" filler cabinets go in gaps next to an oven or between other cabinets. Filler cabinets may feature a pull-out spice rack or organizer. However, some installers use matching pieces of finished wood to fill gaps instead.

Cost to install cabinet hardware

The cost to install cabinet hardware is $6 to $60 per piece, including labor and materials. New cabinet hardware costs $1 to $30 per piece for most materials and up to $200 each for handles made of high-end metals like copper and zinc alloy.

A handyman installing new cabinet hardware.
A handyman installing new cabinet hardware.

Kitchen installation accessories cost

The table below shows additional prices for extra cabinet features:

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Kitchen cabinet accessories cost
Accessory or add-on Average cost installed
Pull-out trash/recycling can cabinet $200 – $450+
Pull-out spice rack cabinet $200 – $500+
Lazy Susan corner storage $200 – $600+
Blind corner cabinet pull-out organizer $300 – $1,000
Tray / pan dividers $100 – $300
Pegged drawer organizer $100 – $300
Appliance / mixer lift $200 – $400
Wine rack / cradle $100 – $400
Tilt-out below-sink organizer $100 – $300
Under-cabinet lighting $200 – $350 per fixture

Cost to replace kitchen cabinets

Replacing vs. refacing vs. refinishing kitchen cabinets

Full kitchen cabinet replacements are the most expensive but necessary for structural damages, while refinishing cabinets by staining them is the cheapest option.

Refacing vs. refinishing or replacing cabinets
Service Average cost Description
Full cabinet replacement $4,500 – $15,000
  • Replacing entire cabinet boxes, doors, and drawers
  • Replacing handles, knobs, and drawer pulls
Cabinet refacing cost $5,000 – $13,000
  • Replacing doors and drawer fronts
  • Covering the cabinet boxes with a veneer
  • Replacing handles, knobs, and drawer pulls
Cabinet refinishing cost $1,500 – $4,500
  • Stripping old stain or paint and sanding the cabinets
  • Staining the cabinets
  • Staining or replacing the doors and drawer fronts
Cabinet painting cost $2,000 – $6,500
  • Stripping old paint or stain
  • Sanding cabinets if needed
  • Painting cabinets
Cabinet door replacement cost $2,200 – $6,600
  • Replacing doors and drawer fronts
  • Optionally, replacing handles, knobs, and drawer pulls

IKEA, Home Depot, & Lowe's cabinet installation costs

Home improvement stores offer cabinets with installation services and discounted delivery rates, depending on your location. Costs vary from the cheapest stock models to higher prices for custom ones.

IKEA, Home Depot, and Lowe's cabinet installation costs
Retailer Average cost*
IKEA kitchen cabinets cost $3,000 – $6,500
Home Depot $5,000 – $20,000+
Lowe's $4,000 – $20,000+

*Including cabinets & installation.

Kitchen cabinetry FAQs

What is the cheapest way to replace kitchen cabinets?

The cheapest kitchen cabinets are basic stock cabinets in low-budget synthetic materials, which start at $60 to $70 per linear foot installed.

To save money on cabinet replacement, consider ordering directly from a discount cabinet supplier online.

How long does it take to install kitchen cabinets?

Installing kitchen cabinets takes 2 to 5 days for small kitchens or up to 10 to 14 days for larger kitchens. Allow another month or more for ordering custom cabinets.

When should I replace my kitchen cabinets?

Replace your kitchen cabinets if the interior is no longer structurally sound or if you want to change the kitchen's layout.

Kitchen cabinet repairs cost $120 to $600 on average. Consider repairs instead of replacement for cabinet boxes that need simple fixes like a new bottom panel or hinges.

Who installs kitchen cabinets?

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Hire an experienced cabinet installation contractor or handyman to install kitchen cabinets. For custom cabinets, look for a carpentry professional.

IKEA, Home Depot, and Lowe's also work with their own networks of professional cabinet installers.

Getting estimates & quotes from kitchen cabinet installers

When hiring a kitchen cabinet installer near you, be sure to:

  • Get at least three estimates with comparable materials.

  • Select licensed, bonded, and insured companies with 5+ years of experience.

  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Have a professional installer complete the measurements in person.

  • Get a detailed contract and warranty in writing before the work begins.

  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote that may signal poor-quality materials or workmanship.

  • Never pay in full before the project starts.

Questions to ask

  • How many cabinet installation projects have you worked on?

  • Can you provide references with contact information?

  • Do you have a portfolio of before-and-after photos I can review?

  • Do you charge a fee for in-home measurements? If so, is it applied to the installation cost?

  • Should I replace, refinish, or reface my cabinets, and why?

  • Does the estimate include new hardware?

  • Does the estimate include old cabinet removal, disposal, and cleanup?

  • How long will the project take?

  • Can I stay in my home during the project?

  • Do you offer a warranty, and if so, what does it include?