How Much Does It Cost To Build Your Own Cabinets??

The average homeowner can expect to pay $500 to $1,200 per linear foot for custom cabinets or $12,500 to $30,000 for the average kitchen with 25 linear feet.

A bathroom or office will run $4,000 to $10,000 or more.

How can I make cheap cabinets look good?

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

  • Update hardware.
  • Use lighter colors.
  • Replace cabinet doors.
  • Change lighting.
  • Use artwork.
  • Paint your appliances stainless steel.
  • Add window treatments.
  • Style your breakfast nook.

How do you build kitchen cabinets step by step?


  1. Design your cabinets. Cabinets are usually about 24″ deep to allow for a roughly 25″ deep countertop with a slight lip.
  2. Cut the side panels.
  3. Cut the bottom panel.
  4. Cut the two base panels.
  5. Cut the top bracers.
  6. Cut the face panels.
  7. Put together the base.
  8. Add the side panels.

What is the cheapest wood for cabinets?

Wood species or the material that covers the cabinet will effect pricing, but not as much as you might think. A stainless steel clad cabinet will be the most expensive and a melamine (thin plastic laminate) surface will be the least costly. Cherry is usually about 7-10% more than oak.

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