How Much Do Cherry Kitchen Cabinets Cost?
Last Updated: January 13, 2022
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Solid wood cabinets made from cherry can transform any kitchen into a warm, inviting space at a cost lower than you might expect. Cherry kitchen cabinets have a distinctive, reddish tone that lends a touch of class and elegance, but they are also strong and durable. While they are more expensive than cabinets made from particle board and other budget materials, cherry cabinets actually cost less than other types of premium hardwood. Continue reading this buying guide to learn more about cherry cabinetry and how much it costs to install.
Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Options #
There are many criteria to consider when choosing new cabinets. The following are the most basic and should help you narrow down your choices.
Stock vs. Custom vs. Semi-Custom #
Stock cabinets are the most cost-effective option because they offer the most limited range of options. Basically, stock cabinetry as sold "as is," which is to say that the size, door style, hardware, and color will be limited to what is currently on display.
Semi-custom cabinets offer a great number of options, but aren't fully customizable. Although still mass-produced, this type of cabinet allows you to choose between the styles, colors, sizes, and hardware offered by manufacturers for particular cabinet lines. By mixing and matching options, you are better able to buy your ideal cabinets.
But to get exactly what you want in new cherry cabinetry, it's necessary to buy custom cabinets. These are built by an expert cabinet maker, either in a workshop or onsite, according to the exact measurements of your kitchen and the specs you provide. Custom cabinets, while they're the most expensive option, are the choice of discerning homeowners.
Although cherry is a naturally beautiful wood, you can enhance or even change its tone to match your home décor. Choose a clear finish to accentuate the wood's inherent qualities, a trendy stain such as espresso or cordovan, or a classic finish like walnut or mahogany.
Go Faux and Save Money #
If you want the distinctive appearance of cherry cabinets but can't fit them into your budget, you can purchase cabinets made from more affordable woods such as maple that have a darker, cherry-like appearance. Another option is to purchase less expensive cabinets and have them stained the color of cherry.
Cherry Cabinet Average Costs #
The actual cost of cherry kitchen cabinets depends on the size, quality, and number of cabinets purchased, the layout of the kitchen, local labor and material costs, whether the contractor will remove and dispose of old cabinets, and other factors.
Due to the number of cherry cabinet options, you should expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000 or more for a typical-sized 10' x 10' or 10' x 12' kitchen.
Stock cherry cabinets cost $5,000 to $12,000.
Semi-custom cherry cabinets cost $12,000 to $20,000.
Custom cherry cabinets cost $20,000 to $30,000.
You can purchase individual cabinets from a wholesaler for $150 (for a single base cabinet) to $1,050 (for an upright pantry) or more and then pay to have them installed at a cost of around $50 to $150 per cabinet.