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What Do Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

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  • What Do Kitchen Cabinet Cost?
  • Why Do Cabinet Costs Vary So Widely?
  • Average Cabinet Prices
  • How Much Do CliqStudios Cabinets Cost?
  • What Makes CliqStudios’ Cabinet More Affordable?

What Do Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

Due to the wide ranging differences in materials and quality, kitchen cabinet costs can range from $2,500 to $24,000, with most falling between $4,000 and $13,000. This wide price range can be divided into three cabinet categories.

Low end of new cabinet costs, often stock or ready-to-assemble cabinets.
Low end of average cabinet costs, which could include stock or semi-custom cabinets.
High end of average cabinet costs, which could include semi-custom or custom cabinets.
High end of new cabinet costs, often custom cabinets.

The terms stock, semi-custom and custom refer to the manufacturing process of cabinets. Stock cabinets come in set sizes that have no modification options. Custom cabinets are built in dimensions specific to your kitchen and have almost unlimited selections. Semi-custom cabinets fall between stock and custom, because they offer standard sizes that keep prices low and options to upgrade to a variety of features.

Keep in mind that it’s possible for stock cabinets produced in a factory to be better quality than the custom cabinetry from your neighbor’s garage. If you buy custom cabinets, you are paying for the option to customize them with any upgrade, color or size, which you may or may not need.

Why Do Cabinet Costs Vary so Widely?

As you decide on cabinets for your kitchen renovation, you may be wondering why cabinet costs vary so widely. Cabinet prices are affected by things like construction, materials, modification options and even where you live and purchase them from.

Determining which cabinets are right for you involves more than just looking at the price tag. Cabinets need to suit your style, provide storage solutions and have durability that fits your lifestyle and home. If custom paint colors and cabinets with roll-out trays are important to you, make sure the brands you are considering offer those options and be aware that they may cost more.

As you set a budget and see the costs of different cabinets, be sure to factor quality into the equation. One brand may seem like the cost effective choice, but cabinets of higher quality with more customization options may actually be a better value overall. Learning about how to compare cabinet costs will help you choose the right product.

Average Cabinet Costs

Below is a sample kitchen showing expected average cabinet costs based on average price per linear foot. Cabinets are generally measured in linear feet, which is calculated by measuring where cabinets are needed and adding up the total number of feet. The example below shows how cabinet prices for a kitchen with 25 linear feet of cabinetry can vary depending whether stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets are used.

Stock Cabinets

$2,500 - $7,500 for 25 linear feet

Based on HomeAdvisor's $100 - $300 average cost per linear foot of cabinetry


$3,750 - $16,250 for 25 linear feet

Based on HomeAdvisor's $150 - $650 average cost per linear foot of cabinetry

Custom Cabinets

$12,500 - $30,000+ for 25 linear feet

Based on HomeAdvisor's $500 - $1,200 average cost per linear foot of cabinetry

linear foot measurements of a galley kitchen

How Much Do CliqStudios’ Cabinets Cost?

CliqStudios’ cabinets cost, on average, 20-40 percent less than other cabinetry. Our cabinets fall into the semi-custom category, meaning they have standard sizes, but can be modified to fit your kitchen size and style.

In 2018, the majority of our cabinet orders ranged from $5,000 to $13,000, with an average cabinet sale of about $8,000. This average accounts for a range of kitchen sizes, styles and customization levels. Below are three real kitchens that, when clicked, show what cabinets in our most common price ranges might look like.

  • White kitchen with shaker cabinets barn door and stainless appliances

    $5,195 - $7,030

    Smaller kitchens and cabinets in standard sizes, limited storage upgrades.


    Read about this kitchen remodel.

  • Black and white kitchen with shaker with large pantry wall

    $11,330 - $15,370

    Larger kitchens and cabinets with more specialty features or modifications.


    Read about this fixer upper.

What Makes CliqStudios’ Cabinets More Affordable?

CliqStudios was founded with the mission of making the kitchen remodel process easier and less expensive. But what makes CliqStudios cabinets more affordable?

1. We Are Factory Direct

We are factory direct, meaning we manufacture our own quality cabinets and sell them directly to homeowners.

2. We Are Online Only

We are an online only company, meaning we do not have the expenses of physical stores. Instead of marking up our cabinets like retail stores, we pass the savings to our customers.

3. We Specialize in Select Styles and Finishes

We do not offer every style and color of cabinet, instead we focus on the most popular. This allows us to specialize in producing the highest-quality cabinets in select styles and finishes.

In addition to offering cabinets for a lower cost, we also provide complimentary design services to make sure every project is a success. Having a kitchen designer who will recommend the right cabinets for you is the best way to stay within your budget and have a well-functioning kitchen.

Remodeling is highly personal and most homeowner do it once in their lifetime. Our experience shows that choosing cabinets of the right price and quality for you will create a kitchen you can enjoy years after the remodeling dust has settled.

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Showing 7 comments

  1. Kelly Reply

    We’re planning on doing a green island. Is it possible to do colors other than the ones you have listed? Or could we get it unpainted and have someone else paint it?

    • CliqStudios Social Media Reply

      At this time we do not offer unpainted cabinets.

  2. Ana Reply

    i want to know if i can get only an island?

    • CliqStudios Social Media Reply

      Our design team would be happy to talk to you about options for only purchasing an island. Call 888-350-1242 to get started.

  3. Hector Cardona Reply

    Remodelar la cocina tiene una medida de 6 X 10. Solo me interesa hacer los gabinetes de abajo y ponerle el tope en granito

  4. Beth Philips Reply

    I have been working with a designer and looking at cabinets and colors online for a a couple of months. I have ordered samples in 6 different colors and borrowed my neighbors sample to make sure I got color I want. Today I was told that the color I chose would be a 25% upcharge. It was listed in color choices for my style Austin with no mention of it being so much higher. I chose bright white. I am disappointed that I spent time and money on that color sample without knowing about upcharge. My quote was near 12,000 so 25% surcharge is out of question.
    Very disappointed.

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