Cabinet Installation Cost

How much does it cost to install cabinets?

Cabinets define the personality of a kitchen and bathroom. This is the first part of a home to start looking outdated and upgrades can improve the value of a home. They also perform the important task of storing your stuff and keeping you organized.

The average project of installing 6 cabinets in a standard 200 square foot kitchen will cost $3,560 installed.

Cost breakdown

  • Labor: the direct labor to install kitchen cabinets, including planning, area preparation, setup and cleanup. Professional cabinet installers typically charge between $35-$65. According to IKEA, one can estimate installation of cabinets at 1.25 hours per cabinet. For 6 cabinets, this would take around 7.5 hours and will cost between $260-$480.
  • Materials and supplies: basic materials and supplies to install cabinets include fasteners 1, surface preparation and finishing materials, and connectors cost around $25-$30.
  • Kitchen cabinets: non-discounted retail cost for basic grade wood cabinets can be sourced wholesale for $200-$250 per cabinet. Medium grade wood or IKEA cabinets can cost between $300-$500 per cabinet.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Install soft close hinges 1 for an additional $8 per hinge 1.
  • Install cabinet uppers to maximize space in a small kitchen. Cabinet uppers can double the costs of installation and cabinetry, but can also double the storage and value of the cabinet upgrade.
  • Add custom hardware for a style upgrade for between $2 and $29 per cabinet and drawer pull.

Additional considerations and costs

  • If only installing cabinet lowers, add open shelving to the walls for a low cost solution for additional storage. Floating shelves typically cost $50-$70 per shelf.
  • The cost of removal and disposal of old cabinets typically costs $320-$800.

Cost to install cabinets varies greatly by region (and even by zipcode). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

National average

$3,560

(6 lower and upper cabinets)

Low: $1,800
(6 lower basic cabinets)
High: $6,500
(removal, disposal & extras)

Cost to install cabinets varies greatly by region (and even by zipcode). Get free estimates from cabinet makers in your city.

Alternatives
Cost

Cabinets - Install
$1,800 - $6,500
$12,000 - $36,000
Custom Cabinets - Install

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Outdoor Kitchen - Build
$20 - $3,000
 

Labor cost by city and zipcode

Compared to national average
Austin, TX
+13%
Baton Rouge, LA
+19%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Cary, NC
-5%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Covington, LA
+10%
Dayton, OH
-7%
Fort Lee, NJ
+26%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Fullerton, CA
+22%
Galveston, TX
+38%
Harrisburg, PA
+2%
Hayward, CA
+31%
Hialeah, FL
-2%
Homer Glen, IL
-7%
Joliet, IL
+25%
Kansas City, KS
+16%
Kennewick, WA
-17%
La Crosse, WI
-12%
Lake Worth, FL
-2%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Mahopac, NY
+6%
Mesa, AZ
-2%
Monroe, LA
-13%
Monrovia, CA
+9%
Naperville, IL
+47%
Newberg, OR
+15%
North Hollywood, CA
+11%
Olathe, KS
+9%
Palmdale, CA
+9%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Phoenix, AZ
0%
Pittsburgh, PA
+9%
Placentia, CA
+24%
Potomac, MD
+47%
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
+23%
Rome, GA
-29%
Ronkonkoma, NY
+17%
Saint Paul, MN
+20%
San Jose, CA
+33%
Santa Ana, CA
+20%
Sarasota, FL
-8%
Twin Falls, ID
-42%
Union, NJ
+39%
Valencia, CA
+9%
Washington, DC
+23%
Wayland, MA
+41%
West Covina, CA
+9%

Labor cost in your zipcode

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