"There are many factors to consider when deciding how much to spend on cabinetry, such as how long you're going to stay in the house; the value of your home and neighborhood; and the age of your kids and if you have pets—which add to wear and tear," says Paula Kennedy, a certified master kitchen and bath designer from Timeless Kitchen Design in Redmond, Washington.
According to Kennedy, most kitchen cabinet ideas range from $500 to $1,500 per cabinet box. "Based on an estimated 30 cabinets in an average-size kitchen, you can be looking at a cost of about $15,000-$45,000," she says.
Then, determine your cabinetry construction. Cabinets are available as stock, semicustom, or custom units. Your choice will impact the overall cost of kitchen cabinets and options available.
Finally, add in bells and whistles. If custom cabinetry isn't in your budget, consider mixing a few custom pieces with semicustom or stock units. Millwork and architectural details add character, and accessories make the most of every inch of storage. Although details and accessories add beauty and function to your cabinets, they also add to the cost.
With a budget in place, begin your kitchen planning with our free remodeling guide. This comprehensive guide outlines what you need to know about working with professionals, material options, layout and lighting planing and more.