Cost Breakdown: Cabinet & Countertop Installation

Looking to remodel your cabinets or refurbish your countertops? Evaluate the pricing options for new cabinets and countertops to choose the best style for your home.

If you're thinking about refreshing your kitchen or bathroom space, cabinets and countertops are a great place to start. Cabinets aren't just for storage, but they can also offer a unique flair to your kitchen, bathroom, garage, or any other room in your home. Don't forget about your countertop space as well! Adding to or refurbishing countertops can provide the perfect complement to new cabinets. Before renovating cabinets and countertops, here's what you need to know.

Cabinet Costs

Cabinets are oftentimes the first thing that homeowners and visitors see when they walk into kitchens and bathrooms. These storage units make a statement within the space and can help tie together the overall look of a room. There's an enormous number of options to consider when choosing new cabinets (or refurbishing them).

Before selecting new cabinets, you'll want to have a good idea of how much money to allocate to the budget. When looking at the cost for installing a new set of cabinets, most homeowners can expect to spend between $1,941 and $7,341. However, these prices will vary depending on the number and type of cabinets installed. Keep in mind that custom cabinets tend to be on the higher end of the price range, while premade cabinets tend to be on the lower end.

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Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets allow homeowners to showcase their personal style while adding function to one of the most popular rooms in the house. Consider a wooden finish for your kitchen cabinets, which can offer a classic sense of character, or go with a modern metal finish that will add a sleek touch to the whole kitchen. The size of your cabinets is also something to consider — how much storage space will you actually need? Built-in shelves or lazy Susans within kitchen cabinets are clever ways to maximize your storage space.

Searching for a price estimate for your dream kitchen cabinets? A local contractor can help pinpoint a price range and build the specific vision you have in mind for the kitchen and pantry cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinet Door Ideas

Don't be afraid to get creative with your cabinet doors! As the face of your kitchen cabinets, doors play an important role in your kitchen's overall design. Window cabinets are great additions to the kitchen that open up the area and artfully display your dishes. Another unique way to enhance cabinet doors is by having materials with textures installed, such as ribbed glass, hand-carved embellishments, or even chicken wire to create a more rustic vibe.

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

For painting a set of kitchen cabinets, the average cost is around $1,000. Popular colors  for kitchen cabinets include cool-tone pastels and neutrals, as well as brighter pops of color such as canary yellow or royal blue. For custom-made designs or finishes, getting in touch with a painting contractor will help bring your desired aesthetic to life. If you aren't looking to add too much color to the space, think about adding in all white cabinets, one of the most popular colors for kitchen cabinets. The color white creates a clean and modern feel and is easier to pair with more colorful kitchens.

Garage Cabinets

Streamline organization by adding garage cabinets! To make room for your cars and additional storage, consider longer cabinets that extend across the back and side garage walls. Adding a good variety of smaller and larger shelves can ensure that all tools, outdoor supplies, and other garage necessities have their own designated storage space. Sizing the garage cabinets accurately is crucial; a local contractor can help measure and design custom cabinets to store your specific tools and supplies.

Bathroom Cabinets

Keeping the bathroom tidy is key when it comes to designing an aesthetically pleasing space. Bathroom cabinets do wonders for organization and can add more character to the room. Keep in mind the space of the room when installing bathroom cabinets. Since bathrooms tend to be the smallest rooms in the home, you'll want to use this storage space wisely.

Bathroom Cabinet Storage

Bathroom cabinets will help make the most of your storage space with strategically placed shelves. Having shelving installed within cabinets can efficiently create more storage and will keep the exterior space clear of any bathroom supplies.

If you're looking to get creative with the bathroom vanity storage, have an exposed shelf near the bottom of the vanity for easy access to toiletries and bath towels.

Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops

Countertops are a statement piece and can tie together the design of the entire room. The average price for installing kitchen countertops is about $3,000, but cost is largely dependent on the material you select and the size of your countertops. In terms of installation, we recommend reaching out to a local contractor to ensure your new countertops draw the right kind of attention within your kitchen or bathroom.

Stone Countertops  

From granite to quartz to marble, stone countertops are a classic choice. A granite countertop offers a clean, updated look to a kitchen or bathroom. Per square foot, the average granite countertop is about $50 to $100, depending on the thickness of the granite slab.

Quartz countertops, similar to granite, create a smooth and modern appeal to kitchens and bathrooms. Generally, quartz can cost anywhere from $60 to $100 per square foot.

Marble countertops are on-trend, contemporary surfaces that craft an upscale vibe to the room. These countertops are about $125 to $250 per square foot based on the market value of the luxurious look.

Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops provide a modern, subdued style to the kitchen that complements most cabinet types. Typically, concrete countertops cost between $90 and $130 per square foot, depending on the thickness and amount of concrete required to create the countertop.

Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops are similar to granite and quartz countertops in terms of color and design, but with a much more matte surface. Laminate countertops can range from $30 to $40 dollars per square foot, ranking as one of the more budget-friendly surfaces for kitchen or bathroom counters.

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