Estimating Cost of Cabinetry in a Kitchen Renovation


The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you prepare and eat meals, entertain and spend time as a family. Having an updated, beautiful kitchen will enhance your enjoyment of the space, but it will also increase your home’s value.

When you renovate your kitchen, you are increasing your home’s resale value. Compared to other home renovations, a kitchen remodel has a great return on investment and according to Remodeling Magazines Cost vs. Value report, can add more than 80 per cent of it’s original cost to the value of your home.

There is a huge scale when it comes to the cost of a kitchen renovation. Custom cabinet companies in Vancouver offer a range of custom cabinet services, from complete kitchen design services, custom cabinetry, semi-custom cabinetry and even cabinet re-facing and refinishing services. With this cost break-down, you can find a kitchen renovation option that best suits your needs and your budget.

Minor Kitchen Renovation with Cabinet Refacing

If you are happy with the lay-out of your kitchen and your cabinet boxes are still in good shape, you can save a bundle with cabinet refacing. Cabinet refacing is when you keep your old cabinet boxes, but replace the doors, drawer fronts and other exposed panels.  Some cabinet companies also offer cabinet refacing and can also refinish your existing doors to change the colour if that is your preference.


Estimated costs of cabinet refacing, according to Home Advisor:

Average Cost $6,654
Typical Range $4,166-$9,144
Low End $1,500
High End $13,579

If you want estimates on an entire kitchen overhaul that includes cabinet refacing, you can look at the Remodeling Magazine’s example and cost break-down for a minor kitchen renovation.

“In a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new shaker-style wood panels and drawer fronts, including new hardware. Replace combination cooktop/oven range and slide-in refrigerator with new energy-efficient models. Replace laminate countertops; install mid-priced sink and faucet. Repaint trim, add wall covering, and remove and replace resilient flooring.” Cost: $20,830

Their example for a mid-range, major kitchen remodel includes semi-custom cabinetry and boosts the estimated cost to over $60,000.

Major Kitchen Renovation with Custom Cabinets

If you want to completely change the lay-out, function and look of your kitchen, you should consider investing in custom cabinetry. Not only will this increase your home’s resale value, it is going to give you a kitchen you will absolutely love! Custom Cabinetry and Millwork will work with you to create the perfect kitchen design and to create the cabinetry that best meets your needs for function and style.

You can choose from a variety of wood options including maple, cherry, oak, pine and birch. You can also add custom features to your cabinetry like built-in wine and/or spice racks, lazy-Susans and custom lighting.


According to Home Advisor, custom cabinets can range between $500 to $1,200 per linear foot of cabinetry. For solid wood cabinets, you can spend anywhere between $5,000 to $25,000. The price will vary depending on the size of your kitchen, the number of cabinets you require, the type of wood you choose and any custom features you add.

If you want to save a little bit, semi-custom cabinets will cost around $100-$500 per linear foot.

If you want to estimate a major, high-end kitchen remodel, look at the Remodeling Magazine’s example for a major kitchen remodel. In their example, they use complete custom cabinetry as well as stone countertops, glass back-splash and high-end appliances.

“Update outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom white cabinets with built-in sliding shelves and other interior accessories. Include stone countertops with imported ceramic- or glass -tile backsplash; built-in refrigerator, commercial grade cooktop and vent hood; wall oven; and built-in combination microwave unit. Install high-end undermount sink with designer faucets and water filtration system. Add new general and task lighting including low-voltage undercabinet lights. Install tile or similar flooring that looks like wood.” Cost: $122,991

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