Oven Installation Cost

The average cost of installing an oven is $162​.

In this guide

New addition vs. replacement
Range vs. wall oven
Utilities
Labor
Enhancements
Additional Considerations
FAQ

How much does it cost to install an oven?

Ovens are often the preferred method of cooking or baking in a residential kitchen. An oven uses heat to cook food either through an element, a broiler, or convection within an enclosed space. Your oven may stand alone or have a cooktop or range element that allows you to cook food on the surface as well.

Having an oven installed can range from being a straightforward and easy replacement suitable for DIY to being a difficult procedure that requires carpentry, vents, and speciality installation by professionals. Cooking appliances that use gas or propane may also need special installation to hook up the energy source as well.

The type of oven you are installing, as well as its placement in the kitchen, its heating method, and whether or not this is a new installation or a replacement can all impact the final cost. The average cost to install a range oven in a home where an oven has been previously installed before is around $162, but the location of the oven, as well as how accessible its power source is may drive the costs as high as $220.

New addition vs. replacement

There are generally two different circumstances that would result in having an oven installed. Either you are having a new kitchen built or remodeled and the oven is being added for the first time, or you have an existing oven that needs to be replaced with a newer model.

Generally, a direct replacement is going to be less expensive to install than a new addition. This is because existing ovens already have supports, space, electrical outlets or gas lines already in place. So the installation merely involves removing the old oven, and replacing it with the new model. As long as you are not switching from one utility method to another - electric to gas, for example - and as long as the new oven is the same size as the old one, you can expect to pay less for the installation. Generally, a replacement costs around $163, while a new installation costs about $200, assuming that any gas or power lines are located nearby. The further away these are, the more costly the installation becomes.

Range vs. wall oven

In many instances, people often opt for a range oven installation. This involves an oven with a combined cooktop in one model. Oven is usually free standing, but typically installed between two rows of cabinets. It is also possible to find models that slide or drop into the countertop. Keep in mind that if you are dropping in an oven, you will need a specially cut counter for this, which can cost an additional $100 to $200 depending on the material.

In many newer kitchens, however, homeowners are beginning to separate the cooktop and the oven. One example of this may be to locate the cooktop on an island 1 where there is no room for the oven. In this case, the oven itself is installed either inside a wall or inside a tall kitchen cabinet. Because you have additional space without the cooktop, this can enable an installation of double ovens or warming drawers beneath the oven itself.

To do this, the cabinet will need to be built specifically to the oven and cooktop that you have selected. This can greatly impact cost depending upon the size of the cabinet and oven, the wood species and stain color you choose, and the door styles if you are having the oven concealed beneath an appliance panel. It is not uncommon for the cost of the cabinet itself to range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on these features. Wall hung ovens are also more costly to install, running around $200 for a single oven or $225 for a double.

Utilities

One of the biggest factors affecting the cost of your oven installation is the utilities needed to power the appliance. If an electrical outlet or gas line is required, this will need to be installed by an electrician or plumber. Typically, electric stoves are less expensive to install at around $180 while gas ovens typically cost around $200 assuming the lines are nearby.

If the gas line or power line needs to be run from a greater distance, you may need to pay an hourly rate in addition, at around $65 to $85 an hour for an electrician or $45 to $65 an hour for a plumber.

Labor

The labor involved in installing an oven depends upon several factors, including how far the oven needs to travel to get to the site - ovens located on the second floor will cost more to install than ovens located on the first floor - whether this is a new addition or replacement, and whether or not the utilities are already in place.

The labor for a straightforward, first floor installation in a detached home with an existing kitchen begins at $125. Costs go up from here depending on how difficult the utilities are to access, how far the oven needs to travel, and whether or not the oven will be wall hung. A straightforward replacement takes less than an hour to complete, but running utility lines or hanging a wall oven may add an additional two to three hours to the total time.


Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Occasionally, if the oven does not fit properly or you are having a wall hung oven installed, you may need to have additional carpentry work done. Carpentry costs begin at around $70 an hour.

Additional considerations and costs

  • If your oven has a cooktop, you will need to have a hood installed above it to pass building inspections. The hood must be a total of 6-inches wider than the oven if you are installing a standard range. You may also choose to have a microwave hood installed, which requires special cabinetry above it. A range hood costs between $200 and $500 to install depending on the type and the complexity of the installation.
  • If you have back or mobility problems that prevent you from bending over to access a freestanding range oven, you may want to consider having your oven installed in a cabinet or wall at an easier to manage height.
  • Your oven may come with a warranty that is dependant in part on how it was installed. Always choose a certified installer who has worked with this brand before to ensure that your warranty remains intact.

FAQ

  •  How much does it cost to install a new oven?

The cost of installing a new oven in an existing space is around $162 including some minor adjustments for fit.

  • How much does it cost to install a double wall oven?

The average cost of installing a double wall oven, including the necessary electrical work, is around $275.

  • How much is the price of an oven?

Oven prices range dramatically depending on the type, model, and installation method. A slide-in range will start at around $250, while a double, convection wall oven can cost as much as $5,000. Most people tend to pay somewhere around $1,000, however, for a new oven.

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1 Island: A kitchen counter that is not attached to walls or other surfaces, and that can be accessed from all sides

Cost to install an oven varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Alhambra, CA
+9%
Arlington, TX
+6%
Austin, TX
+13%
Ballwin, MO
+14%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Brea, CA
+24%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Chesapeake, VA
-6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Clackamas, OR
-4%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Cupertino, CA
+33%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Danville, PA
+17%
Denver, CO
+1%
Durham, NC
-1%
Emlenton, PA
-24%
Fort Wayne, IN
-7%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Fremont, CA
+35%
Fruitland, MD
-14%
Grand Prairie, TX
+6%
Hartland, WI
+16%
Hayward, CA
+31%
Henderson, NV
+10%
Houston, TX
+24%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Irvine, CA
+23%
Irving, TX
+10%
Jamestown, OH
-15%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Lexington, KY
+1%
Lincoln, CA
+3%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Mesa, AZ
-2%
Mesquite, TX
+7%
Miami, FL
+1%
Milford, NE
-37%
Milwaukee, WI
+12%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
New York, NY
+77%
Norfolk, VA
-6%
Oklahoma City, OK
-12%
Orlando, FL
+2%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Plano, TX
+24%

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