How Much Do Custom Cabinets Cost?

November 20, 2020

Custom cabinets are made to fit around house walls, attain ideal stature, and open freely around obstacles. Custom cabinets are made to fit the purchaser’s precise details, and the timing for the installation of these often relies upon the extent of the work and the cabinetmaker’s timetable.

Custom cabinets offer customer choices for designs, materials, finishes, hardware, and layout. Custom-designed cabinets are also incredibly helpful in multipurpose rooms or around apparatuses that are not a standard size.

Custom cabinetry offers boundless styles, shadings, and coatings to utilize better development than pre-assembled versions and can fit into any house space. The cost of custom cabinetry varies depending on the material used, type of wood you prefer, type of finish for the cabinet, and installation complexity.

The average custom cabinet price is $500 to $1200 per linear foot, including the cost of labor, hardware, accessories, and material used. An average custom cabinet fit-out of a full kitchen of around 30 linear feet can cost approximately $12,000. Moldings, hardware, doors, and other items typically add another $5,000 plus $100 per cabinet for the installation cost. Generally, the entire cost for Custom Cabinetry—factoring in all the key factors that impact the price—is around $18,600.

Different factors cause variations in the cost of custom cabinets.

Type of Material

Some uncommon materials or wood types that are hard to work with will mean much greater expenses for a similar cabinet made with a plank of more regular or less troublesome wood. Most custom cabinets are made using strong wood. However, some are made using stainless steel or MDF. Every material has an alternate price rate, as highlighted below.

  1. MDF, which is rare to be used in customized cabinetry, has an average cost of less than $10 per linear foot.
  2. Maple, which takes paint well and has a precise finish, averages $13–$19 per linear foot.
  3. Mahogany, a dark brown hardwood, averages $17–$24 per linear foot.
  4. Steel, which offers a polished-finish custom cabinet, costs between $1,000 to $1,500 per direct foot on average. An average kitchen of 25 square feet would run $25,000 to $38,000. Steel cabinet styles incorporate strong steel, glass, and metal and look impeccable accentuated with wood.

Mahogany wood

Type of Custom Cabinet Door

The style and door you choose for your cabinetry can likewise impact last expenses. The more complex the door style is, the higher the costs are probably going to be. The type of hardware you pick for your door will likewise affect costs. Numerous cabinet creators will predrill for the hardware you choose, and a few kinds of doors and drawers may not need any extra hardware to work. A single door can fall somewhere in the range of $50 to $150.

Custom Cabinet Size and Design

One of the advantages of buying custom cabinetry is getting distinctively styled and sized cabinets that might be accessible in stock. When you have a cabinet assembled, you are having it made only for you, to your precise measurements. Thus, if you have exceptionally tall roofs and need lengthier cabinets or do not have a ton of room and need shallower cabinets, these obligations can be satisfied. Probably the most widely recognized changes in cabinet size are in their depth. Changing the size of a cabinet by a couple of inches does not generally affect costs. Be that as it may, if you are changing the size of the cabinet drastically, your expenses may grow incrementally. For instance, a cabinet estimated at 24-inches in stature would cost about $225 per linear foot, while a cabinet estimated at 36-inches in height would be $315.

Labor Cost of Building Custom Cabinets

The work alone runs somewhere in the range of $7,000 to $20,000 or more. An expert installation, including materials and labor, would land approximately between $15,000 and $36,000 for 30 linear feet. Expert installation will be essential for any general remodel that also involves working with a kitchen plumber. Custom cabinets generally cost $100 each to install. If you are working with a kitchen designer to help create the design and pick your cabinetry, you will probably likewise pay an hourly rate of $100 to $125 every hour.


While the vast majority of people have customized cabinets made for their kitchen, cabinetry can be installed in numerous regions. It is normal to have cabinetry installed in a restroom, storeroom, home office, or lounge. The drive to utilize a cabinet overstock or semi-custom alternative typically boils down to measure of size. For instance, you may wish to have a cabinet incorporated in your storeroom between and around your washer and dryer to hold detergents, heaps of clothes, and other valuable things.


Perhaps the most significant advantage of utilizing cabinetry is getting more choices for your finish. Each sort of wood or material takes finishes differently, giving them a scope of tones and appearances. The finish you decide upon for your cabinets can likewise have a scope of expenses, contingent upon how incorporated it is. For instance, old-fashioned finishes and coatings cost more than basic stains. You can anticipate your finish should cost $8.50 to $16.50 per square foot.

Additional Considerations and Costs

These installations can sometimes be contingent upon a full kitchen rebuild, and your cabinet installation may include moving machines, which will also mean moving and rearranging lines for gas, plumbing, electric, and venting. Your cabinet designer should assist you in making these decisions before cabinet development begins.

Custom cabinets may have shifting warranties reliant upon who assembles them. Frequently request to know what might be secured by the warranty.

If you have old cabinetry you are supplanting, you may pay an expulsion expense between $100 and $500, based upon the number of cabinets you are having eliminated. Experts should consistently provide custom cabinets; this is undoubtedly not DIY work that should be attempted without a proficient, certified, and experienced carpenter.

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