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How Much Does it Cost to Replace Cabinet Doors?

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Cabinet Doors?

Posted by John C. on 2021-08-03

If you're ready for a kitchen makeover, consider opting for the budget-friendly option of replacing your kitchen cabinet doors. Basically this means that you’ll replace only the cabinet doors to give your kitchen a new look and feel. It is a more cost-effective option because you don't need to replace your entire cabinet, only the door. Not only is it a more affordable, but it is also less invasive, messy, and overall more manageable option. To give you a better idea of how much you'll need to spend to replace cabinet doors, here is a concise breakdown:

The overall cost to replace cabinet doors can be anywhere between $100 and $1000 depending on the project. The vast spectrum of the price is due to the material, door style, labor, hardware, and quantity you choose to purchase. These four categories can loosely be used to break down the cost of refacing your kitchen cabinets with new doors. 

Cost Per Cabinet Door

This project's primary purpose is to replace cabinet doors, so it is essential to first purchase cabinet doors. Depending on the wood species and door style, you can get cabinet doors at a starting price of around $30.00 per door. Higher-end doors can cost up to $70 per door or even more. There is a lot to consider when finding new cabinet doors. Do you want a flat panel or raised panel? Do you want an unfinished door you can paint or stain? Do you want a finished Thermofoil door that comes ready to hang up? Once you find and order your cabinet doors, it is time to budget for labor.

Labor Costs

There are two ways to get a job, like replacing your cabinet doors, done. Your options include the following:

    A person measuring cabinet doors.

  • Do It Yourself: If you plan to spend a weekend refacing your kitchen cabinets, you won't need to pay a cent on labor. Yes, it will take up your time and effort, but doing it yourself is absolutely free.
  • Pay For Labor: Hiring a contractor is an easier option. Not only will the job get done by professionals, you won't have to spend your time and effort replacing your cabinet doors.

One cabinet door replacement should take around two hours to complete at between $140 and $220. A complete replacement should include the following:

  • Cabinet door removal
  • Measurement for new doors and hinges
  • Installation of new doors

The overall fee charged by a contractor should also include planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of your kitchen, and cleanup.

Cost Of Tools Needed

If you decide to DIY your cabinet doors, you'll need to rent the following equipment. Many local hardware stores will rent equipment if you aren't ready to buy:

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Cordless drill
  • Boring tool (if you need to bore for hinges on site)

The allowance for these tools will cost you between $75 and $200.

Additional Costs

For both DIY and contractor projects, you need to keep in mind the following additional costs per door. This includes things like paints or stainsdoor knobs or pulls, and cleaning products need for maintenance:

    A board displaying lots of cabinet knobs and pulls

  • Hinges
  • Finishing products
  • Cleaning products

You should put aside around $30 per door for these additional costs. It is also a good idea to set aside a portion of your budget for delays or ordering additional material.

Finishing Up

Whether you are refacing or remodeling, the cost of your cabinet doors will largely be determined by the material used for construction and whether your cabinet doors are custom, semi-custom, or stock. You should consider all of your options, as certain materials, like solid wood, will actually add value to your home!

If you are ready to start ordering or if you need assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-855-669-5222 or send us an email at Our team of cabinet experts is here to help with everything from measuring to ordering.