Five Things That
Affect Kitchen Cabinetry Pricing
It is always best to determine a budget
before starting the kitchen design process.
The following factors
can help prioritize your cabinetry design wish list with
clearer understanding of pricing.
Layout and configuration
will affect cabinetry pricing the most. A lazy susan cabinet
is more expense than a blind corner cabinet but much more
accessible. A drawer stack is higher priced than a standard
drawer and two door cabinet. A wall oven with a separate
cook top is an upgrade to a standard 30" range. Knowing
a client's budget can save redesign time.
construction is about 60% of the total cabinetry price. Plywood construction
is more expensive than fiberboard construction. Look for
dovetailed drawers with full extension, under mount glides
in your upper end cabinetry. For longevity it is best not
to cut corners in cabinet construction.
as cherry, maple, alder, hickory and oak affects cabinetry
pricing. Cherry is always a premium wood carrying a 15%
up-charge over more standard woods like oak or hickory.
Alder, a less expensive wood, can be stained to look like
cherry. With the non grainy look so popular in cabinetry
today, the price of maple has gone up and now carries an
style can vary
cabinetry pricing too. A simple door is less expensive
than a door with a lot of details. Also, beaded inset doors
that are set flush with the cabinet face frame is always
more expensive because of the precise tolerances.
Cabinet finishes is another
key factor. A factory catalyzed top coat is a must in
any price range. Painted cabinetry is at least 5% more
expensive than standard stain wood. Glazed and distressed
finishes add about 10-20% to cabinetry pricing. As the
finish process gets more involved the cabinetry will
spend more time in the factory finishing area and the
pricing will reflect this extra labor.