Regardless if you are desiring to update your existing kitchen cabinets or install brand-new ones, more than likely you’ll be working on a budget — this article will help you get an idea of what to expect in common kitchen cabinet and countertop prices and provide you with some insight about your options.
Types of Cabinets Available
Your first consideration in regards to kitchen cabinet pricing will be the type of cabinet manufacturing process. There are three main types: stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and custom cabinets.
- Stock cabinets have been fully prefabricated and are usually sold as-is by home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes, and you can also find stock cabinets in some design stores; these types of cabinets can usually be taken home the same day or within a few days and offer a limited number of choices in both design style and options.
- Semi-custom cabinets will allow the buyer slightly more customization options and they will typically require a longer lead time to build, depending on the amount of customization requested.
- Custom cabinets are made to order by hand and are specific to the purchaser’s exact specifications. Delivery time for a custom cabinet order will depend on the size of the job and the cabinetmaker’s schedule.
What to Expect For Cabinet Prices
There are obvious benefits and downfalls with each type but below should give you an idea of the prices you can expect to pay.
- stock cabinets are going to be the cheapest and you can expect to pay around $60 to $200 per linear foot.
- Semi-custom cabinets will usually run you between $100 to $650 per linear foot.
- Custom cabinets usually cost start at around $350 per linear foot for a very basic cabinet and up to $1,500 per linear foot for some that are more elaborate.
What to Expect For Countertop Prices
Countertops can come in many different styles and materials such as Formica, quartz, granite, soapstone, ceramic tile, etc. and prices will vary greatly depending on what you choose.
Even though granite’s popularity has been on the decline in more recent years it accounted for more than 50 percent of kitchen-countertop sales in 2010. Granite is still material of choice for homeowners that are looking to increase the resale value of their homes and is the most sought after material by individuals looking to collect a decent return on their remodeling investment.
You can expect prices for granite countertops to range somewhere between $50 and $250 per square foot, including installation. If you are looking to save money on the price of your granite countertops’ could consider using a thinner 3/4-inch-thick slab instead of the usual 1-1/4 inches.
We hope that you have found this information helpful in getting an idea of what you can expect for your new kitchen cabinets. Of course, the best way is to schedule a consultation with one of our design experts that can answer all of your questions and help you build the new kitchen of your dreams.