Unlike some of the messier home remodeling projects out there, kitchen cabinets come with few surprises. Any contractor or sub-contractor should be able to give you the estimate for installing a cabinet over the phone. But they won’t.
It’s not their fault, really. Because homeowners often misrepresent the project, saying that it’s a simple, level, unencumbered install–when in reality, the contractor has a warped floor to deal with.
So, what I’m giving you is a best-case scenario, and it does not include countertop installation because counters are a completely separate thing. Also, does not include removing any existing cabinets.
Cost to Install 36″ Sink Base
In these estimates–for the sake of comparison–the cabinets are very base-level laminated or melamine cabinets. Includes simple hardware.
Cost of Materials = $155
Cost of Labor = $325
Total = $480
Cost to Install 3-Drawer 18″ Base Cabinet
Cost of Materials = $200
Cost of Labor = $285
Total = $485
Cost to Install 30″ Wall Cabinet
Cost of Materials = $132
Cost of Labor = $310
Total = $442
Cost to Install 24″ Wall Cabinet
Cost of Materials = $115
Cost of Labor = $265
Total = $380