Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Cabinet Installation

Cabinet Installation guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Cabinet Installation? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Cabinet Installation work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Cabinet Installation work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Cabinet Installation labor cost? What are the important Cabinet Installation quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Cabinet Installation - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Cabinet Installation?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Cabinet Installation expect to pay between $53.25 to $93.19 for each cabinet. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Cabinet Installation work?Design approval and permits from your local building authority are usually not required for Cabinet Installation. If your home is subject to homeowner association covenants, you should verify that the Cabinet Installation complies with association guidelines.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Cabinet Installation work?The appearance, functionality and useful life of the cabinets may be compromised by poor installation. Hire the service provider carefully and tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (use the list below).
Is Cabinet Installation something that I can do myself?The typical Cabinet Installation project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Cabinet Installation requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.
How many days are typically required to complete the Cabinet Installation work?This work can be completed in 1 to 2 days.

Cabinet Installation - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Cabinet Installation. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Cabinet Installation work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Cabinet Installation - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Cabinet Installation. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the cabinets work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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