How much do custom cabinets cost from Holmes Cabinet Specialties? This is easily our most frequently asked question. There are many different aspects which go into a great custom cabinet build that can affect your investment. Whether you are in the process of updating your existing kitchen or constructing your new dream home with multiple rooms of high-end cabinetry, Holmes Cabinet Specialties can help with your project.
In this article, we will discuss the average cost of our custom cabinets, variables that can affect this cost, and typical finishing cost for both paint and stain grade cabinets.
Cabinet Types and Cost Ranges
Linear foot pricing is the most common and widely used way to cost cabinets. At Holmes Cabinet Specialties, we categorize our cabinets into 3 types for costing purposes: lower or base cabinets, upper cabinets, and tall cabinets. Each cabinet type has different build techniques, functions, and individual sizes, all of which will affect the final price. Our starting price reflects an installed paint grade cabinet, ready to be finished.
Base cabinets are all the lower cabinets in your kitchen, bathrooms, offices, or closets, typically ranging in height from 30” to 36” tall. Standard base cabinets start at $220 per linear foot and can increase to as much as $1000 per linear foot.
Upper cabinets range in many different sizes and styles and start at $200 per linear foot and can go up to $700 per linear foot. These cabinets are just what their name implies, they are cabinets secured to a wall, not connected to any lower cabinetry.
Our third type, tall cabinets, include pantry cabinets, linen cabinets, built-in oven cabinets, fridge cabinets, and any cabinet which sits on the floor and rises past our standard lower cabinets. Tall cabinets start at $410 per linear foot and can range up to $1500 per linear foot.
Factors That Affect Final Cost
There are endless possibilities and choices when designing your dream custom cabinets. The most common variable in pricing we encounter is choosing paint grade or stain grade material. Starting cost includes paint grade material, as stain grade material is a bit more costly. Paint grade cabinets are custom cabinets built with the intention of painting. We typically build with brown maple, beech, and paint grade cherry. Stain grade cabinets are built using premium woods with the intention of staining. This grade of wood has less defects in the grain, a more quality grain pattern, uses specific cuts of the tree, and is a prettier wood in general.
Including different accessories and special pull outs in your build is another common variable which can increase the price of your cabinets. Some of the most common add-ons that customers choose are lazy susans, spice racks, trash can pullouts, knife blocks, uplift door hinges, and vertical dividers for baking sheets. These accessories can range from $150 to $800 each.
Customers often choose different styles and designs to achieve a desired look and feel for their space. These styles and designs vary in both design time and fabrication time, as well as material costs. For example, flush inset cabinets can add a unique look, but are also more labor intensive than standard overlay cabinets, just as cabinets that extend to the ceiling can provide a high-end feel but require more material than standard cabinets. The additional cost of these variables depends on the size of the overall job.
Cost of Finishing Cabinets
Finishing cabinets is an option we can provide a Holmes Cabinet Specialties. This is a term we use to describe the paint or staining of the custom cabinets. Finishing cabinets is one of the most important aspects of your project, as it is a main factor that determines the overall look of your space. We take a lot of pride in providing a quality product that you love to have in your home. A great finish on your cabinets can be the difference between a basic job and a fantastic job.
Finishing cabinets can range from $75 to $100 per linear foot for lowers and uppers, while ranging from $150 to $200 per linear foot for tall cabinets. Specialty paint applications such as glazing adds a bit more to your overall cost, as does choosing multiple paint and stain colors.
How Cost Factors Add Up
So, what does this all mean for the average price of your custom cabinets? Custom cabinets can vary quite a bit in price, as there are many decisions to be made. Typically speaking, a small kitchen will range from $10,000 to $15,000, depending on variables we have discussed.
On average, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, including the laundry room, will range from $15,000 to $25,000.
Larger homes which may have three or more bathrooms, an office, mud room, pantry, laundry room, and a nice sized kitchen will usually start around the $25,000 mark and range up to $50,000.
High end cabinetry with specialty woods, all the bells and whistles added, multiple rooms of cabinetry, a mixture of paint and stain grade cabinets, can quickly increase the cost of your project. These custom cabinets can range from $60,000 to $150,000 or more.
We love helping our customers create a space they love coming home to, whether it’s a small kitchen renovation or a large new construction build, Holmes Cabinet Specialties is here to help. To learn more about our kitchen cabinets or whole house cabinets and all the services we offer give us a call at 409-543-2706.