Our Kitchen Planning Guide:

Do you have a dream kitchen in mind? Print and complete our Kitchen Planning Guide to help you plan out the remodel of your kitchen. Add as little or as much detail as you desire. Be sure to attach any sketches, photos or magazine clippings.

Print Our Kitchen Planning Guide (34Kb PDF File)

Sample Design Drawing (308Kb PDF File)

Factors To Consider In Kitchen Pricing

  1. Cabinet construction methods and materials.  A dovetailed solid wood drawer costs more than a pinned particle board drawer.  If you find you need to save money, DON’T skimp much in the area of cabinet construction.  Better construction methods make a kitchen durable.  Cabinet construction is an important part of overall cost.
  2. Layout of the kitchen and the cabinet configuration will largely affect the price.  A lazy susan will cost more than a sink cabinet.  A stack of drawers will be higher priced than a one drawer/two door base cabinet.  A U-shaped kitchen costs more than an L-shape with an island.  A wall oven/cooktop combination makes the kitchen more expensive than a free standing range.  Setting a budget to design with can often save you many hours of re-design.  If you have us create your layout, please don’t be offended when we ask you for a budget figure.
  3. Door style.  A door with many details will usually cost more than a simple door.  If you add an arch to a square panel, expect an up-charge.  If there are detailed cuts on the door or if the door is set flush with the frame of the cabinet, expect to invest more.  Cabinet door style can alter your cabinet price by as much as 70%!
  4. The type of finish will vary the pricing.  Painting cabinets will run 10 – 15% more than a standard stain finish.  Glazes or layered finishes will run 7 – 15% more than a standard stain due to the extra labor.  If you could see how many hours go into a finishing process, you would realize that the finish pricing is the best value for your money spent.  Sanding, sanding, and more sanding, than dust free processing, baked on top coats, and lots of hand rubbing help create a durable high quality finish.  Custom distressing or the rub-through worn look are also an increase in labor and cost, but achieve unique looks.
  5. The wood species or the material that covers the cabinet will affect pricing.  A stainless steel clad cabinet will be the most expensive and melamine (thin plastic laminate) surface will be the least costly.  Cherry is usually about 7-10% more than oak.  Hickory, oak and pine usually run very close in price.  Unusual cabinet woods like mahogany, fir, quarter sawn woods, redwood, teak, etc., will always cost more than common wood species.

So when you compare prices, always make sure you match cabinet construction, door style, finish, layout, etc., or you may not be comparing apples to apples.

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