How Much Kitchen Cabinets Costs?

Kitchen cabinets cost varies from type to type but if you are in hurry it normally stock cabinets costs $50 to $200 per linear foot. Semi custom cabinets costs around $100 to $600 per linear foot. Custom Cabinets are expensive then others they cost arround $500 to $1200 per linear foot.

Kitchen cabinets are associated with interior design and should maintain a proper combination of colors with that of the other home renovation. The cost of everything related to kitchen cabinets and other remodeling accessories has drastically increased due to many different factors.

One of the major factors responsible for the price increase is COVID-19. It has affected every industry including all home remodelling items and also the labor per square foot has also increased since COVID-19 hit the world.

Due to certain factors, the sales and discounts on the cabinetry have also been eradicated to some extent. People find the cabinet items at their full cost and also the labor is another thing to be taken care of. The pandemic not only hit the supply chain but has also impacted the labors in the cabinet factories.

The companies offering custom cabinets for the kitchen have had two to four percent price increases in the last 2-3 years. At the same time, they have also cut off free services like free paint, low labor cost, and discounts. They charge the full price to cope with the rising costs of every kitchen-related items worldwide.

Combining all the views, what exactly does the kitchen cabinet cost in 2022 – 2023? Whether you are purchasing the kitchen cabinets or installing the accessories of the kitchen cabinets, be sure to have enough budget put aside for the entire project. The cost also varies according to the size and height of the kitchen. The more square feet area will require more wood and in the same way, it will cost you more.

We have dug deeper into the kitchen cabinet costs and come up with different master ideas you can use for installing good kitchen cabinets while saving costs and attaining quality.

Types of kitchen cabinets and the difference

If you have your own house, you would want to get an updated version of your kitchen with the latest cabinet styles. Different types of kitchen cabinets have distinct price ranges depending on the area you are living in and the size of your kitchen because the high-end cabinets will ensure long-term value and can affect the finished look of your kitchen.

There are three primary types of the kitchen cabinets:

  1. Stock Cabinets
  2. Semi-Custom Cabinets
  3. Custom Cabinets


Cabinet TypeBy Linear FootPer Unit Basis
Ready To Assemble (RTA) (Stock Cabinets)$50 – $200$80 – $550
Semi Custom Kitchen Cabinets$100 – $600$375 – $950
Custom Kitchen Cabinets$500 – $1,200+$600+

Stock Cabinets Price


Stock cabinets are pre-manufactured cabinets made in the factories or by the single carpenter in his shop that matches the standard size and style. It is the cheapest type of kitchen cabinetry available in the market. Once you have reached the big store, you are only required to select the color and shape of the kitchen cabinet.

It is easily available in all kinds of big stores. ‘’They come in the pre-manufactured or ready-to-assemble form’’ said the Susan Serra of Susan Serra Associates, the famous kitchen designer. The stock cabinets are available in a wide variety of styles and designs that are limited and you need to select the style and design of the kitchen cabinet that might have used by someone else in the kitchen.

Prices for stock cabinet lies anywhere from $50-$200 per linear foot. Also, the cost ranges from $200-$500 per linear foot for cabinets and installation.

Susan Serra, the famous kitchen designer who got featured in big magazines and news channels estimates the cost of stock cabinets for a small kitchen lies anywhere from $13000-$15000.

Factors affecting the Cost

A lot of factors affect the price of the stock cabinets which includes:

  • Height of the kitchen ceiling
  • Size of the kitchen (per square foot)
  • The color scheme of the house

Well, keeping in mind all of the above-mentioned factors, you can choose the stock cabinets from big stores according to your likes and dislikes but don’t forget to give a quick overview to the above-mentioned ‘decision-changing aspects’.

However, adding accessories to the kitchen cabinet project also affects the final price as you are going to install a cooking range, recycling bin, drawers, and pullouts according to the color scheme of your kitchen cabinets.

Semi-Custom Cabinets Cost

Semi-custom cabinets are nearly like stock cabinets but offer a variety of customizable options and the price you’ll pay for these cabinets worth it. For example, you can alter the depth and dimensions of the cabinets according to your demands.

The price of the semi-custom cabinets’ lies anywhere from $100-$600 per linear square foot just for the cabinets and if you are considering the installation along with the cabinets, it will cost you $200-$500.

Semi-custom cabinets are a good compromise between price and quality. There are plenty of brands that offer customizable options which means you can get the desired kitchen cabinets with slight customization available for faster use than the full custom option. Semi-custom cabinets ensure that you will get better custom-fit cabinets than stock (only have limited styles and variations).

If you are hiring the best kitchen designer, obviously you are going to pay a high price for the entire installation of the semi-custom cabinets. The rough price of material and installation of the semi-custom cabinets is around $20,000. This high price of cabinetry will satisfy your demands without compromising the high-end quality.

Custom Cabinets Cost

As the name says, custom cabinets offer a variety of sizes and dimensions, some people don’t go for the standard color and styles for their kitchen cabinets but rather shortlist the color, style, and design of the kitchen cabinets according to their very own choice. Custom cabinets are rather made in the factories or a single carpenter made the entire cabinets in his shop according to the given size and dimension.

The word ‘custom’ is self-explanatory and it will cost you more than both previously mentioned cabinetry. The standard cost of the custom cabinets is anywhere from $500-$1200 per linear square foot while the labor for custom cabinets is also expensive and will cost you around $500-$1200 per linear square foot.

When it comes to custom cabinets, you have unbounded options, the skilled carpenter will bring never-ending designs and options for your kitchen. Some factories also offer custom cabinet options but most of the times, a single person is responsible for designing the entire kitchen cabinetry and this type of high-level skill comes at a price that you are going to pay as the cabinets are expensive and will take time to build.

Consider the material

Always double-check the material of what you are buying. The good material ensures long-term usage and is likely to give an extra elegant look compared to the standard material.

‘’Choose the material which is readily available because if the material you have chosen is hard to outsource, it will cost you more’’ says Susan Serra.

Consider changing the paint of the kitchen cabinetry instead of replacing the entire cabinets. It will have a low cost and will change the look of your kitchen on a limited budget.

Avail discount offers

Try to choose a brand that is new to the cabinetry market, it will offer discounts for new customers and you have to avail that discount on immediate basis.

Some brands like ‘Home Depot’ mostly offer sales and discount packages (being the biggest retailer) at the month\’s end or festivals to increase their customer reach.

One more trick for saving money is choosing the standard material for some portions and high-quality material for the other portions. It will save a good amount of money as the base cabinet in all brands is the same. A skilled carpenter will help you in choosing the best and less expensive material for your kitchen.

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