Cabinet Installation Cost

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

36 Inch Sink Base Cabinet

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

18 Inch Drawer Base Cabinet

Cost of Materials = $200

Cost of Labor = $285

Total = $485

Cost to Install 30″ Wall Cabinet

30 Inch Wall Cabinet

Cost of Materials = $132

Cost of Labor = $310

Total = $442

Cost to Install 24″ Wall Cabinet

24 Inch Wall Cabinet

Cost of Materials = $115

Cost of Labor = $265

Total = $380