Planning to renovate your kitchen? That’s a great way to add value and beauty to your home. But do you know the cost of kitchen cabinets? If not, then you’re in the right place as we’re going to talk more about that here. 

Getting new cabinets for your kitchen is important to improve the storage and function of your home. When you have new cabinets, you have a better way of sorting things while having the opportunity to refresh the design of your kitchen.

Without further ado, let’s walk you through on the cost of new kitchen cabinets.

What you need to consider beforehand? 

Before searching for the latest cabinet style, there are a few things you need to consider beforehand:

Check the current dimension and layout of your cabinets

The budget you are expecting to spend for your cabinet remodeling

The material you want for your new cabinets

These are three important things you need to keep in mind to ensure your new kitchen cabinets will be worthwhile.

Additionally, when you request for a free estimate, make sure it is in linear foot since it’s the most practical way of understanding remodeling kitchen cabinets cost. Computing for the cost of your new cabinets is easier when you have a quote expressed in linear foot.

Average Cost New Kitchen Cabinets

The average cost of cabinets can be expressed in many ways, like in linear foot, by cabinet type, and cabinet material. We’re going to talk about them in the succeeding part of the article. For now, let’s have the average cost of kitchen cabinets ranges from $1,500 to $20,000. This is the standard reference for most homeowners, yet the actual cost will depend on your preference and other factors.

Kitchen Cabinet Cost by Linear Foot

Average remodel kitchen cabinets’ cost by linear foot is between $100 to $1,200. Most homeowners spend around $6,000 for their new cabinets. But this price vary per type of cabinet installed.

If you choose stock cabinets, the expected total cost is between $100 to $300 per linear foot installed. This covers material and labor fees. For semi-custom cabinets, you will spend around $150 to $700 per linear foot installed. The cost of custom kitchen cabinets range from $500 to $1,200 per linear foot installed.

Custom kitchen cabinets is the most expensive since you can customize that to fit your preference and storage needs. There are endless ways for us to personalize your kitchen cabinets, and below are some of them:

  • Dividers inside the cabinet
  • Pull out trays
  • Drawers
  • Door profile and finish
  • Dimension, material, and hardware

Kitchen Cabinet Cost by Type

The kind of cabinet you want for your kitchen also matters. If you want a custom kitchen cabinet, expect to spend higher than stock or semi-custom cabinets. There are pros and cons of each cabinet type, and you have to weigh them before deciding which one to have for your kitchen remodel.

Cost of Stock Cabinets

This cabinet style is the most affordable type. They come in standard sizes and produced in large volumes. The main setback of stock cabinets will be your limitation in style and size. But it is easier to install stock cabinets on your own than having semi-custom or custom cabinets.

The average cost of prefab cabinets ranges from $100 to $300 per linear foot. This includes labor and material costs. If you’re on a budget, you can choose this type. We have a collection of them in our showroom, and we can help you pick the right one.

Cost of Semi-Custom Cabinets

This one also comes in standard sizes, yet there are more customizations to enjoy here than stock cabinets. You can customize the hardware, finish, and paint of your semi-custom cabinets. In terms of price, the average cost of this cabinet type is $150 to $650 per linear foot installed. 

A few homeowners are going for this one if they want to have something in between affordable but beautiful cabinets. 

Custom Cabinets Kitchen Cost

If you’re willing to spend for personalization, custom kitchen. cabinets is best for you. The industry price for this cabinet style is $500 to $1,200 per linear foot installed. It comes at a higher price since you can customize almost all parts of your cabinet. Below are the customizations you can do for custom cabinets:

  • Hardware
  • Cabinet door profile and finish
  • Dimension
  • Material
  • Interior of the cabinet
  • Paint and style

Our designer can come to your house and measure your kitchen cabinets. This will help us personalize the design, dimension, and layout of your new kitchen cabinets. That said, you’re confident that your custom cabinets will complement all items and accessories inside your kitchen. This appraises the value and function of your home.

How much to remodel kitchen cabinets cost by style?

In terms of cabinet style, you have three options – framed, frameless, and inset cabinets. Each has their respective price and features, which can bring more value and function to your kitchen. Let’s get to know them better.

Framed Cabinets and Cost

If you see a cabinet door profile that has four frames and the central part of the cabinet face is either depressed or elevated, that is a framed cabinet. This cabinet style is known for its sturdiness and classic design that can fit modern or traditional kitchen layout. You can choose different materials for this cabinet style, yet the most popular ones are solid wood, medium-density fiber (MDF), and wood veneer.

The average cost of framed cabinets ranges from $5,000 to $20,000. The cost is high due to the complex process of constructing them. This makes them highly durable and in demand in the market.

Frameless Cabinets and Cost

This is also called the “European-style cabinets” or slab-style cabinets. They are known for being the go-to choice for modern kitchens due to their sleek simple door profile. You have the option to either have a handle or not for your frameless cabinets. The latter option is the common style you’ll see in most modern kitchens.

The average cost of frameless cabinets ranges from $6,000 to $30,000. Generally, they are cheaper than framed cabinets since they are easier to make. In terms of durability, you can also count on them since they can be made from hardwood, wood veneer, particle board, or plywood. 

Slab-style cabinets are good combination to glossy stone countertops. They are able to reflect light effortlessly making your kitchen brighter and more refreshing.

Inset Cabinets and Cost

This cabinet style is known for being sleek and seamless since the cabinet door is flushed into the cabinet door frame. To open this cabinet, it needs to have a bar pull or knob. The construction of inset cabinets is complex, that’s why it costs more than a full overlay cabinet. The cost of inset cabinets is running between $150 to $1,200 per linear foot installed.

For your modern kitchen, this type and frameless cabinets are your best options. They make your space sleeker, more modern while being minimalist in its overall design.

How much is kitchen cabinet by material?

Not only the style affect the price of kitchen cabinets since the material used will also matter. So far, there are seven materials used for constructing cabinets. Each has their respective price tag and benefits for you to explore. Let’s enumerate them below.


This is the second-most expensive material for making cabinets. The average price of solid wood cabinets ranges from $70 to $500 per square linear foot. The common hardwood used for cabinet making are oak, beech, pine, walnut, cherry, and mahogany. These solid wood are dried and coated to be resistant to moisture and stains.


This is the most expensive cabinet material in the market. The cost of installing metal kitchen cabinets is between $700 to $1,500 per square linear foot. Metal cabinets can give a modern industrial look to your kitchen. They are flexible to match with natural and synthetic materials used in your kitchen remodel.

Acrylic Cabinets

Acrylic cabinets are also expensive and costs around $200 to $600 per square linear foot. They have a glossy or mirror-like surface that makes them resistant to moisture, stains, and UV light. They blend well with metallic, glass, and stone surfaces in your kitchen. When you want to lift the modern elegant vibe of your kitchen, this cabinet material is one of your best options.


This is a cheaper alternative to solid wood cabinets. Its industry price is between $70 to $300 per square linear foot installed. A few custom cabinets uses plywood for achieving curved designs on custom cabinets.

Plywood cabinets can be stained or finished with veneer to make them water resistant. Cabinets made from this have layers of plywood to reinforce their strength. 

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

The cost of kitchen cabinets made from MDF is between $70 to $250 per square linear foot. This is comparable to plywood but more popular since they are less prone to cracking and warping. Their main setback is low heat resistance.

Wood Veneer 

Kitchen cabinets made from wood veneers are cheaper than solid wood. Their running price is similar to MDF cabinets. Compared to laminates, they offer more genuine wood cabinet looks with reliable durability since pile of wood are glued together to make wood veneers.

Particle Board

This is the most affordable material used in constructing cabinets. The price of particle board cabinets is between $60 to $150 per square linear foot. In terms of strength, you can also count on them, yet not as much as solid wood and metal cabinets. 

The exterior surface of this cabinet can be covered with laminates or veneer to make them glossy and beautiful. They come in flexible designs so that they can cover different customer preferences.

Need a Free Quote for Your Kitchen Cabinets?

The cost to remodel kitchen cabinets is not cheap, yet it’s worthwhile if you want to improve the style and storage of your kitchen. With the help of our professionals, we can customize the dimension and style of your kitchen cabinets. Make them suit your personality and storage needs.

We are excited to help you plan for your kitchen cabinet remodeling. You can request a free quote and consultation with us today.