How to Estimate the Cost of Kitchen Cabinets

Written by kristan hart
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New kitchen cabinets usually are the main expense in a kitchen remodelling. The cabinets set the tone for the entire kitchen because they take up the most space and determine the layout of the kitchen. The way you arrange your kitchen, the features and the decor all will impact how much the project costs. You should get an estimate on the costs of the cabinets before you start the remodelling.

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  1. 1

    Measure the dimensions of the kitchen. Know the length, width and the height of your kitchen before you ask for an estimate on cabinets.

  2. 2

    Determine your choice in cabinet construction. Pinned particleboard costs significantly less than dovetailed solid wood. Knowing the quality you want will help establish an accurate cost estimate.

  3. 3

    Choose a door style in your approximate price range. A detailed door style, or something with a full overlay, will cost more than a simple door style.

  4. 4

    Ask the kitchen cabinet company about features available that could increase or lower the cost of the cabinets. A U-shaped kitchen costs more than an L-shaped kitchen with an island. A lazy Susan inside a cabinet costs more money than a traditional sink cabinet.

  5. 5

    Find a website like http://www.myremodelingproject.com that will generate a kitchen cabinet estimate based on your information. You also can visit a local home improvement store, give them your dimensions and kitchen cabinet preferences, and they can generate a computer model of what your kitchen would look like plus estimate the cost.

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