Planning your next kitchen remodel or kitchen refacing is an exciting time for any homeowner. It is a time when you get to transform your kitchen and create something truly personal. However, you might be wondering what the average cost for your cabinet doors will be so that you can accurately estimate your budget. The average cost for cabinet doors can range from $50 up to $150 dollars per door.
The process for estimating the cost of your new or replacement kitchen cabinet doors will depend a lot on the particulars of your project. To help you out, we put together a quick guide on the average prices you can expect to pay for cabinet doors.
Cabinet Cost by the Square Foot
Before we get into the specifics of how your project’s needs will impact your budget, we are going to take a quick look at two broad categories for cabinet doors: stock size and custom. The cost breakdown for these follows:
- Stock Size Kitchen Cabinets: Stock size cabinetry is what you are going to find in most larger box stores. These cabinet doors are sized based on standard heights and widths for their cabinet boxes. This means that you will need to fit your kitchen to the cabinets. Stock size cabinets can cost from $60 to $200 per linear foot.
- Custom Kitchen Cabinets: Custom and semi-custom cabinetry are what you will find at certain cabinet shops and online retailers, like us at CabinetDoorMart! Since you will have the flexibility of custom sizing, you are able to adapt the cabinets to fit your kitchen. This means that you can maximize your storage space and your kitchen’s potential. Semi-custom cabinetry can cost anywhere from $100 to $650 per linear foot, while fully customized cabinets can cost as much as $500 to $1,200 per linear foot.
Focusing on Cabinet Door Costs
Now that we have a general idea of the costs of the two categories of cabinets, we can focus in on talking about just the cabinet doors. All of our prices on site are listed by the square foot, and these costs are determined based on the material, style, and customizations chosen for each door. Read on to learn how what your cabinets are made of impacts the costs.
Material Cost for Cabinet Doors
When investing money into your kitchen cabinets you want them to last, right? And so, choosing the correct materials for your project is essential. While you might have a vision of dark-stained walnut cabinets, your project may not be a good fit for them. You will need to consider how different materials will hold up in your kitchen.
Solid wood cabinets have long been the gold standard. However, this also means that solid wood cabinets typically have a higher price tag than other materials such as laminates. Below, you will find a list of the high-quality wood species offered at CabinetDoorMart:
- Alder: Alder wood is easy to work with and has an even texture with a subdued grain pattern.
- Cherry: Known for its color, Cherry wood looks impressive with a gloss matte finish. Even though it is not hardwood, it is both solid and durable. Due to its durability and luxury appearance, it comes at a high price point.
- Hickory: If you're looking for solid wood that will allow your cabinets to last for decades, opt for hickory wood.
- Maple: Both durable and sturdy, maple wood not only takes stain well but also is priced according to its hardness and availability.
- Oak: For a stronger wood that is easy to clean, opt for oak wood.
- Walnut: Known for its rich color that does not require a stain, walnut wood is a beautiful wood for kitchen cabinets. It is very durable and moisture resistant, which are both factors that add to its high price.
- Pecan: A type of hickory, pecan wood is among the strongest and hardest wood species native to the United States.
Engineered Materials to Save Money
The price tag for solid wood cabinets can dissuade some, but don’t worry. There are lots more budget-friendly material options that can still be used to create beautiful spaces. And so, engineered building materials such as laminates and MDF can be cost-effective options; however, they do not last as long as their solid wood counterparts.
MDF, or medium-density fiberboard, is a great choice for remodeling and refacing your kitchen. MDF is created by breaking down wood fibers and mixing them together with wax and resins before pressing them into large boards. MDF has two benefits that may sometimes go overlooked. First, MDF does not warp or twist at larger sizes like solid wood, and therefore it does not need battens on the back. Second, MDF is a great material for painting. The smooth, pressed surface accepts the primer and paints very well. One drawback of MDF is that you cannot stain it, as it has no grain pattern.
We also use MDF as the core for our thermofoil cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Thermofoil is a vinyl laminate that is heated and pressurized onto an MDF core. Our Thermofoil material is available in a wide variety of colors and textures, so finding the perfect fit for your kitchen shouldn’t be too difficult. In addition, we also offer a Modern Thermofoil series that features the latest trendy colors and textures on shaker and shaker-style doors.
Cabinet Door Customizations
Once you have your material, you will need to find a style and decide what, if any, custom options you would like to add. However, the more detailed and intricate your designs, the higher the costs will be. For example, we offer the option to have your doors prepared for a glass panel. This option ranges from leaving the panel open for a glass piece to an elegant 8 French lite design. Lastly, don’t forget to add any knobs, pulls, and hinges you will need for your new cabinet doors.
If you are tackling your kitchen cabinet project yourself, you can skip past this step. However, if you do intend to hire professional help, then you will need to be sure to add this into your budget. You can expect to add between $50 and $450 dollars per linear foot to your budget.
Determining the costs for your new or replacement cabinet doors will largely depend on your project and design. However, it is still important to get estimates as you build your budget and plan. Doing proper research and planning before starting any project is a great way to make sure you start out on the right foot.
If you are ready to start ordering or if you need assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-844-326-6680 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team of cabinet experts is here to help with everything from measuring to ordering.