Cost Guidelines

When making your decision on who to work with you have to find the best balance for you between the budget you have in mind, the quality of work that each company can provide; the features you would like incorporated into the design and how long you want your new cabinets to last and look good. 

In the long run it is worth it to spend a bit more if you can, to get quality cabinets and workmanship and someone who will build cabinetry that you will use and enjoy as part of your home for many years to come. If you plan on selling at some point beautiful, quality cabinets will add to the resale value.

You can probably always get someone to quote a bit less expensive but there will always be a trade-off in regards to the 
quality of materials used and workmanship you'll get for the price you pay. 

The next consideration when it comes to cabinet pricing is the type of cabinet construction. There are three main types: stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets and custom cabinets. 

cabinets are fully prefabricated and sold as-is by home improvement or design stores; they can usually be taken home the same day or within a few days. 

 cabinets allow for slightly more customization than stock, and they usually require a longer lead time to build, depending on the number of customizations requested and production schedules. Although there is some customization these types of cabinets 
are still mass produced in large factories that make the specific lines of furniture and design options offered by that company.

cabinets are truly custom made by hand to fit the buyer's exact specifications, and timing for these depends on the scope of the job and the cabinetmaker's schedule.


Below are general guidelines and pricing will of course vary from company to company. When planning a project do some research and get about three estimates from different companies for comparison.  General price ranges for the various types of cabinets are:

Stock - cabinets are the least expensive (less cost and lower quality – don’t expect these to hold up and look good for very long - you’ll get what you pay for), at around $60 to $200 per linear foot 

Semi custom - cabinets will run you around $100 to $500 per linear foot (mid-range price and quality but 
not always a great fit for what you might want or need) 

Custom - 
At Custom Wood Products & Property Services the general formula we use to estimate the total cost to design, build and install a project is basically this: three times the cost of materials, labor, plus tax. (total project cost shown on your quote includes taxes that are incorporated into the cost but not listed separately).

Another formula that is widely used in the industry is price per linear foot (assuming an 8 ft or 9 ft ceiling).  Custom  cabinets can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,200 per linear foot depending on type of wood, style and decorative accents chosen.
Better quality, durability and built to fit the space they are made for with the design elements you want. 

Other factors that determine cost are size and complexity of the project, additional features added such as specialty items, decorative trim and detail work, solid wood tops and extra high ceilings (average room height is about 8 ft) or additional depth to cabinets (average depth is 16 - 20").


Listed below are various sources for additional information 
on cabinet pricing and cost estimating 
(most mention kitchen but basic cost applies to all types of cabinetry for any room in your home)

Clic Studios Cabinet Estimator 

HDTV – Home Design TV network 

Home Advisor 

Better Homes & Gardens