Kitchen Cabinets Installation

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Posted by: from Alberta Beach
2/26/2013 at 6:09:59 PM

We purchased some pre-fabcabinetts from Home Depot and are curious on how installation is charged? By the square foot, by the linear foot? By the hour?

And what should be expected for a 12 ft length upper and lower with a sink?



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Jonathan from Colleester in Niagara Falls
Date/Time2/26/2013 at 7:25:23 PM


It depends on the company you go with. I would think per liner foot.


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Date/Time2/26/2013 at 8:48:12 PM

The home depot should have discussed this during the purchase if you asked, but call them and they will have National Installations send someone out.

They probably charge by the overall scope of the job keeping in mind tear out, removal, number of cabinets, sinks, wiring etc.

Hope that helps.

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Max from A&S Renovation in Montreal
Date/Time2/26/2013 at 10:47:17 PM

Hi Brenda,

With alborite counter top will be about 1200.



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Max from Victoria Homes in Kanata
Date/Time2/26/2013 at 10:52:50 PM

The best way to charge such a job like that is charged by the job. And this way, you know how much is going to cost you and doesn't matter it takes one day, three days or five days.

This is the way I charge my customer. This way they know how much exactly they have to pay, and they are always happy.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time2/27/2013 at 8:04:48 AM

And some companies charge by the box (Cabinet).



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MOJ Contracting in Aurora
Date/Time2/27/2013 at 10:01:25 AM


We charge for most kitchen cabinet installations between $1000-$1500. It depends on how many cabinets, filler strips and any other fine detailed work (ie light valance or crown). Installing laminate counter top and hooking up sink is another $400-$600, again depending on detail of work.

Hope this helps,



P.S. these prices are for our area, your local charges may be different.

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Dmitry from KitchenForKitchen in Toronto
Date/Time3/3/2013 at 7:29:31 PM

Dear Brenda,

This type of work usually is charged per hour.

Please be aware, that most of the contractors will assume that walls, sealing and floors are all level and ready for cabinet installation. If walls preps is required - this might significantly increase cost of the project.

At KitchenForKitchen we will also charge extra for any plumbing work that would be required.

Thank you,


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Date/Time3/28/2013 at 10:18:56 AM

Usually the cabinet installer wouldn't cut and install the the sink on a new counter-top.

You haven't posted if you're gonna with a new counter top or reuse the old one. Many people in Toronto say they always want to reuse the old one for some reason. Maybe to keep costs down.

Also, what's happening with the old ones? Who's taking them down? disposal? All these questions have to be answered.

But you're looking at $1000-$1500 is a reasonable pricing scheme.

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Date/Time4/30/2013 at 10:37:20 AM

Hi Brenda,

Its a good question. When we price a job like this we consider following items.

1) Its a house or a condo?

2) Where are the new cabinets in the house or in garage and needs to be moved? Where the installer can set his table saw how far it is?

3) How is the condition of walls? Floor? etc. Level, is it concrete block walls? or is it lath and plaster or a new regular dry wall etc?

4) Are there any tall pantries, panels etc involved in installation?

5) Do you have all sufficient material required to be installed on site?

6) Are the handles pre drilled and installed?

7) What are the accessories involved to be installed? Like Crown molding, light valance, fillers, kick plates, garbage bins, cutlery drawers, tray dividers, etc.

8) What kind of counter top is going to be installed? Laminate or solid surface? If solid surface then is ply wood need to be installed?

9) How about cut outs - like sink, hood fan, electrical receptical etc?

10) Haul away garbage for packaging, plastic and other waste ?

11) Any extar trip required for missing parts, accessories, drop hatch cabinet after counter top is installed etc.

So pricing can be very tricky depending on so many factors and if all these factors are not considered then there are surprises either for customer or for Contractor, in either way its not good.

The hourly rate can depend on the skill level of the installer but can be as low as 20$ to go up to 40$ an hour depending on the who is supplying the screws etc for installation.

Hope this helps.

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