Whether you’re building from scratch, renovating a few rooms, or simply in the mood for a change, custom cabinetry provides an elegant new way to upgrade your home. But, regardless of financial stability, most homeowners wonder how much custom cabinets cost. The answer varies on several factors, including size, location, materials, and more.
In this custom cabinet cost guide, we’ll discuss average prices for a professional contractor to install custom cabinetry in your home.
Ask the Experts at Holmes Cabinet Specialties: What’s the Cost of Custom Cabinets?
At Holmes Cabinet Specialties, we’re the preferred choice for custom cabinet makers in Houston and the surrounding Texas communities. Our founder, Jordon Holmes, is an experienced carpenter and cabinet maker with over 15 years in the industry. We specialize in building custom cabinets for homeowners, offering versatile design options and premium-grade materials, stains, paints, and hardware. You can expect extraordinary customer service, transparent communication, and a one-year warranty on all our work.
Our soft-close cabinets are one of the most popular kitchen cabinet upgrades to improve the look and feel of a kitchen or put the finishing touch on a new construction home.
Let’s dive in and discuss the national average cost overall and per linear foot for semi-custom and fully custom cabinetry installations, including additional considerations that increase custom cabinet prices and total project costs for the average homeowner.
Custom Kitchen Cabinets Cost
Cabinets are a defining kitchen feature and should be as visually appealing as they are functional. If your kitchen cabinets are old, damaged, or too small, upgrading to new cabinets is an excellent solution. While installing stock cabinetry will save money, it doesn’t provide the same aesthetic as a fully customized renovation that fits around ovens and other appliances.
HomeAdvisor determined the average cost of custom kitchen cabinets is $500 to $1,200 per linear foot. The average kitchen is about 25 linear feet, so the total cost is around $12,500 up to $30,000.
The average cabinet costs per linear foot in the Houston, TX, area for a custom kitchen designer varies slightly from national numbers. In Houston, custom kitchen cabinets cost between $2,349 and $10,368, with high-end projects around $25,000. The average cost for a custom cabinet renovation is $6,246.
For semi-custom kitchen cabinets, costs are slightly lower. For new kitchen cabinets only, prices are $75 to $400 per linear foot. After adding costs for the cabinet designer, labor, and installation, the price increases to $200 and $500 per linear foot.
Custom Bathroom Cabinets Cost
So, how much do custom bathroom cabinets cost? Remember, the cost per linear foot fluctuates based on size, project scope, materials, etc.
HomeAdvisor lists the average cost of custom bathroom cabinets per linear foot as similar to kitchen cabinets. For a new bathroom cabinet installation, prices are between $300 and $1,200 per linear foot.
For 10 to 20 square feet of cabinets, project costs range between $3,000 and $25,000. However, the amount increases when you add the labor cost and professional installation, which typically run between $200 and $1,000.
Custom Laundry Room Cabinets Cost
If the old cabinets in your laundry room aren’t cutting it anymore, consider upgrading to new custom cabinets. Our cabinet makers help you utilize every inch of available space with functional, efficient, and aesthetically appealing custom cabinetry that makes laundry day a breeze.
HomeAdvisor estimates the cost of installing semi-custom laundry room cabinets is between $50 and $400 per linear foot. For fully customized cabinetry, the average cost per linear foot increases to around $750.
Custom Closet Cabinets Cost
The cost of professionally installed closet cabinetry varies based on design, cabinet size, materials, and more. However, the total cost of installing custom closet cabinets and organizational systems is between $3,000 and $5,000. Upgrading to pricier materials or including extras could raise prices to between $4,000 and $8,000.
Custom Garage Cabinets Cost
Garage cabinets aren’t like the beautiful, ornate cabinetry we design and build for kitchens. Instead, they need to be durable, roomy, climate-resistant, and functional. For homeowners who want to install custom cabinets and garage organizers, average costs range between $2,500 and $15,000, depending on the project scope.
What Factors Can Affect the Cost of Custom Cabinetry?
Standard, pre-built, and stock cabinets are relatively simple to install. You rip out the old cabinetry and then install the new ones. However, semi-custom and fully custom cabinets require experienced professionals and take far more work to design, build, and install. Several factors affect the installation costs of custom cabinets, including:
The type of material you want for your new custom cabinets directly impacts the price. For example, a base cabinet consisting of particle board or wood veneers si far cheaper than cabinetry made of real wood.
However, solid wood is by far the most common material homeowners choose for our custom kitchen cabinets. Popular choices include red oak, white oak, mahogany, cherry, maple, and exotic woods like Bolivian rosewood or African blackwood. Laminate and stainless steel are also common.
Size and Age
Your home’s size, condition, and age impact the cost of installing custom cabinetry. Of course, large spaces and cabinetry cost more than smaller projects. Older homes may require labor-intensive work to install modern cabinetry.
Aesthetics and Add-Ons
With custom cabinets, the only limit is your imagination. If you want a luxury look, custom cabinet door style, or several add-ons, the cost to install your custom cabinets increases. General costs for add-ons with custom kitchen cabinets are:
- Glass doors: Increase total price by 50%
- Lazy Susan: $300 to $850
- Spice racks: $150 to $450
- Lighting: $300 to $450 (per fixture)
- Knife block: $500 to $750
- Appliance panels: Varies
- Corbels: $100 to $900
- Crown molding: $4 to $10 per linear foot
Call Holmes Cabinet Specialties Today for a Free Quote
The overall cost of a custom cabinet installation varies based on size, materials, location, add-ons, etc. However, most custom cabinetry systems range between $300 and $1,200 per linear foot. To learn more about our kitchen cabinets and the other remodeling services we offer, call Holmes Cabinet Specialties today at (409) 543-2706 for a free quote.