Estimated Cost to Replace Kitchen Cabinet Doors

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Choosing to replace your kitchen cabinets is a major decision. Several factors will influence your decision, including cost and time. Luckily, there are many alternatives to replacing your cabinets, including resurfacing, repainting and refinishing, that can help you save time and money.

The cost of replacing your cabinets will be determined by the number of cabinets you want to replace and the material you wish to use. Before making your decision, read through our guide on replacing kitchen cabinets. 

Why Replace Kitchen Cabinets?

There are various reasons to replace your kitchen cabinets. New cabinets can refresh your space and give your kitchen a new look without making significant changes. You may also need new cabinets due to damage and age. When you are ready to replace your kitchen cabinets, it is essential to understand the costs involved. 

What's the Cost to Replace Kitchen Cabinets?

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It can cost between a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars to replace your kitchen cabinets. The cost depends on how many cabinets you need to replace, the material you choose and the cabinet style you select. Of course, the cost of replacing only the cabinet doors will be much lower. If your cabinets are in good condition, replacing just the cabinet doors is an excellent way to give your kitchen a new feel without breaking the bank. 

Replacing your cabinet doors is known as refacing and is a simple yet effective way of refreshing your kitchen. It can also be a fun do-it-yourself (DIY) project to tackle if you have the skills and tools to complete the project correctly. 


Hiring a professional team is a good idea. With expert help, you can save time and money. When tackling the project yourself, you must do everything, including measuring the cabinet, removing the cabinets and doors and reinstalling everything. A slight mistake or wrong measurement can be costly to fix. 

Cabinet door replacement is quicker than a complete cabinet replacement and, when done by a professional team, should take less than a day, depending on the number of doors. The labor cost for this process falls around a few hundred dollars per door. The whole process includes the removal of the old doors, repairing damage, installing the new doors and adjustments to ensure there are no gaps. Labor costs may also include the contractor fee, cabinet acquisition and preparation. 

Remember that each contractor has their own pricing system, so labor costs will vary. Since replacing cabinet doors is quicker than replacing cabinets, labor costs will also be lower.

Door and Cabinet Type

For this process, you need to choose the kitchen cabinets or doors that you want to install in your kitchen. The cost of cabinet doors and cabinets depends on the type. You can choose from stock cabinet doors, custom cabinets or make your own. The material you choose will also play a significant role in the cost.

  • Stock cabinets and doors: Stock cabinets and doors are available in different sizes. You can choose the size that you want to install in your kitchen. The finish of the kitchen cabinet doors can also vary depending on the materials you choose. This is typically a more affordable option, especially if you need standard sizes or shapes. 
  • Custom cabinets and doors: Getting custom cabinets is more expensive but can help you create the exact cabinets and doors you want. You can choose the style, paint, finish and material. Custom cabinets have many benefits and may be necessary if your kitchen and cabinets have an unusual shape.
  • Custom DIY cabinets and doors:  While DIY cabinets and doors may seem like the most cost-effective solution, all the materials and tools you need to complete the job may cost just as much as purchasing the cabinets and hiring a professional. Simple mistakes like measuring wrong can also have expensive consequences.
  • Material: The material you choose for your cabinets and doors will impact the cost. Stainless steel is one of the most expensive options, while wood veneer and laminate are more affordable. 
  • Door hardware: Door hardware is an additional expense you must consider while installing cabinet doors for the kitchen. Hardware includes the pulls, knobs and hinges.

Additional Costs 

Besides the labor and material costs, additional costs such as varnish, paint, screws, sandpaper and cleaning products may be included. Whether you complete the project yourself or work with professionals, these additional costs are needed to help obtain the best result for your kitchen.

Budgeting Factors to Consider

While you are deciding to replace your kitchen cabinet doors, there are a few things you need to bear in mind when developing your budget: 

  • Every company has different pricing costs, so get several quotes to compare.
  • Aim to get replacements done in the off seasons, such as fall and winter, as contractors may offer reduced pricing.
  • DIY can be a cheaper option when done correctly, but hidden costs and human error can cause the cost to increase.

Choose PKB Cabinetry Products for the Best Quality Available


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Whether you want to replace your entire kitchen cabinet or only the cabinet doors, take the time to budget correctly. PKB Cabinetry provides a range of cabinets for your to choose from. You can use our store locator to find one of our dealers near you to browse our available options.