Cost to Install Kitchen Cabinets

Updated: December 2016

Kitchen Cabinet Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Kitchen Cabinet Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Solid wood face frame. Veneer plywood base, sides, shelves and bottom. Self closing metal drawer guides. Plywood drawer box. Solid wood door frame with fully adjustable hinges.
6 cabinets$1,255.45$1,871.20
Kitchen Cabinet Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install kitchen cabinets with favorable site conditions. Fabricate plumbing cutouts in back panel. Level and secure vanity to wall. Scribe exposed panel edge to wall surface or apply molding at edge. Assemble, install drawers and hardware. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
6 cabinets$1,255.45$1,871.20
Kitchen Cabinet Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install kitchen cabinets including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
6 cabinets$1,255.45$1,871.20
Option: Remove Cabinets
Detach from adjacent surfaces. Break into haul able pieces. Remove from home and dispose of legally.
6 cabinets$1,255.45$1,871.20
Kitchen Cabinet Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
6 cabinets0.29531250.3359375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Kitchen Cabinets   
Average Cost per Cabinet  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install Kitchen Cabinets! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Kitchen Cabinet Installation project. For a basic 6 cabinets project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install Kitchen Cabinets ranges between $262 - $396 per cabinet.

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Cost to Install Kitchen Cabinets - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of wood cabinet new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Kitchen Cabinet Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Kitchen Cabinet Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Kitchen Cabinet Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install Kitchen Cabinets - References

Kitchen Cabinet Installation - Average Cost Per Cabinet

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Kitchen Cabinet Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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