The Kitchen Cabinet Percentage
Cabinets are frequently one of the most expensive components of a kitchen remodel. In fact, the average cost of cabinets is about 30-35% of your overall budget. Having said that, most people are unaware of how much their kitchen cabinets actually cost in terms of their overall budget.
Comparing Homeowner Costs Across Brands
There are a few things to think about when it comes to kitchen cabinet hardware. Homeowner costs can vary greatly depending on the brand of hardware you choose. To assist you in comparing homeowner costs across brands, we’ve compiled a list of average prices for common kitchen cabinet hardware items.
To begin, consider the average cost of a drawer slide. This type of hardware is commonly used in kitchens and can cost between $8 and $12 per drawer.
The average cost of a bushing set comes next on our list. Bushing sets are essential for keeping your cabinets running smoothly and can range in price from $3 to $6 per set.
Knobs are another common kitchen hardware item. Knobs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one for your cabinets is critical. The average price for knobs is between $1 and $2 per knob.
Finally, there are the door closure buttons. These buttons are used to close doors automatically and can range in price from $0.50 to $1 per button. Overall, the average price range for kitchen cabinet hardware is $8-$12 per drawer slide, $3-$6 per bushing set, and $1-$2 per knob or door closure button.
Here are some ideas for how to save money on cabinets:
1. Think about purchasing used or refinished cabinets.
2. Look for knock-offs or cheaper alternatives from online retailers.
3. Before making a purchase, compare prices at different stores.
4. Ask family and friends if they have any extra storage or cabinet doors they’d be willing to give you in exchange for cash or credit card donations.
5. Designate specific areas in your kitchen for each type of cuisine (e.g., French, American) and shop accordingly
6. Make custom cabinetry with woodworking or metalworking tools
7. Select high-quality materials such as solid wood or real metal over less expensive options such as particleboard or MDF.
8. Instead of hiring an installer, install hinges and pulls yourself.
9. Make use of existing cabinet space by removing shelves and installing rails along the sides.