Custom Cabinets

How Much Do Custom Cabinets Cost?

August 16, 2017
By: Stanley Walter

How Much Do Custom Cabinets Cost?

Renovating your kitchen is one of the best ways to increase the property value of your home while enhancing one of your most-used spaces.

By updating your kitchen with new custom cabinets, you can dramatically improve the look and feel of your kitchen. With new, modern additions such as under-cabinet lighting and glass cabinet doors, you can design the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.

However, when it comes to redesigning your custom kitchen, the most common challenge homeowners face is pricing. Since your cabinets take up such a significant amount of your kitchen renovation budget, it’s essential to spend the time to consider which options are right for your home and budget.

What To Consider When Calculating Your Costs

There are a few key factors to consider when it comes to determining how much your custom cabinets will cost, including:

  • The materials used.
  • The square footage your cabinets will occupy in your kitchen.
  • Colour specifications.
  • Fixtures and pulls.
  • Appliances
  • The easiest way to determine the specific costs associated with each of these options is to contact us to arrange a time to visit our showroom.

Cabinet Design

Cabinets can be designed in two ways: framed and frameless. The costs of framed and frameless cabinets can vary based on the construction, wood, and size of your project. However, below are a few things to keep in mind:

Framed Cabinets: A “framed build” means that the rails and stiles of the cabinets can be seen from the front of the cabinet box, and form a flat frame which is attached to the door. This traditional style is best suited for kitchens, which offer a more relaxed atmosphere.

Frameless Cabinets: Frameless cabinets are popular among modern and contemporary kitchens. This style relies on a heavier cabinet box that hides the frame and hangs the doors. Because more automated manufacturing is available to use, frameless or ‘European’ cabinets, tend to be less expensive than most framed cabinet options.

Wood Cabinets

Wood cabinets are a popular choice because they are affordable and offer a wide range of customizable looks in varying wood types, including:

  • Oak: Oak is a highly textured wood that provides an elegant, straight grain. Due to its porous nature, dark stains bring out the grain pattern. Like cherry, oak is long-lasting and durable.
  • Maple: Maple wood offers a straight, tight grain which makes it suitable for both traditional and more modern designs, and can handle both stain and paint.
  • Cherry: Cherry is a heavy wood which is characterized by a close, straight grain, and is a popular option due to its durability and natural elegance.
  • Pine: Pine’s knots and long grains provide a more rustic look. These cabinets are softer than traditional hardwood but can become easily nicked and scratched; as a result, Yellow Pine is a popular option in many modern kitchens.
  • MDF: MDF has become a popular option in the last 3-5 years. Because MDF utilizes recycling wood fibers, it a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to use. Also, because of the uniform smoothness of MDF, it tends to be a better option to use when painting kitchen cabinets.

For more information about the specific costs associated with your project, contact our showroom and let us walk you through the styles and options available to you.