How to Compare Your Kitchen Cabinet Estimates

Compare Kitchen Estimates

Kitchen cabinets are not created equal. Some are worth the money while others are overpriced. Our cabinet experts explain the best approach to comparing estimates for this important component of your kitchen remodeling project.

Comparing Kitchen Cabinet Estimates: Where to Start

One of the most common ways to pinpoint the perfect contractor for your kitchen cabinet upgrade is to compare estimates from prospective contractors for the full kitchen remodel. Once these full estimates are in-hand, it is time to perform an in-depth comparison to determine which is ideal for your unique kitchen. However, this comparison will take some time and effort. You might find it is so overwhelming that you opt for more of a basic approach as detailed below.

Select a Standard Product for Comparison and Check Prices

Kitchen cabinets typically have a 30 inch wide base with a single drawer positioned over a couple doors. There can also be an adjustable shelf along with cabinet walls that are 30 inches high and wide. This average kitchen cabinet has two doors. These standards serve as a kitchen cabinet litmus test of sorts. Find out the price of such components and use it as a point of comparison for other cabinet options. You will find a wide range of prices, some of which are perfect for a DIY solution and others more like budget busters.

Ready-to-assemble Kitchen Cabinet Price Comparisons

If you are thinking about adding ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets to your kitchen, get some quotes from a couple suppliers. It might be necessary to collect prices for cabinet boxes from a supplier, prices for hardware from a separate supplier, doors from another and so on. This challenge will prove quite easy as RTA cabinet providers are quite helpful when it comes to identifying sources for materials necessary. In fact, the majority, if not all of this work can be completed on the web.

Be Careful When Comparing Dissimilar Kitchen Cabinets

It is often said there is no sense in comparing apples to oranges. It is best to compare similar kitchen cabinets to one another to gauge if the prices actually have merit. Try to pinpoint cabinets from several suppliers that are fairly similar in terms of material, finish, general quality and warranty. This way, you can get an idea as to whether the requested price is actually a competitive market rate.

Compare the Entire Cost Before Making a Comparison

The cabinet purchase price is not always representative of the total cost. There might be delivery charges to account for. Furthermore, charges might apply for a professional contractor’s assembly and installation of the cabinets. Make sure all of this information is available at the outset of the price comparison project so you know exactly what each cost in-full.

Make a Truly Well-informed Decision

Once you collect all of the information outlined above, you will have everything you need to make an educated decision about your kitchen cabinet purchase. Take your time, review all of the details and do not hesitate to reach out to the kitchen cabinet professionals for assistance.

The Lifestyle Cabinetry and Millwork crew is here to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have. Reach out to us by dialing 833-782-2227.