Calling all interior design enthusiasts! If you’re thinking about replacing your kitchen cupboard doors, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll break down everything you need to know about what kind of materials you’ll need, how long it will take, and what you can expect to pay.
What you can expect from the job
If you want to update your kitchen for a fraction of the usual cost, replacing your kitchen cupboard doors is a great place to start. Most at-home kitchens feature standard-sized frames where the cupboards go, which will make it easy to outfit your new kitchen with doors, drawer fronts, and kickboards without spending a lot of money.
You’ll want to shop around before you settle on a kitchen remodelling company, as you’ll notice a big difference between large national companies and smaller local ones. The best way to pick a good company is to look online for customer reviews.
You can also go to a DIY store to see what a larger company has to offer. Make sure you reiterate that you only want your kitchen doors replaced, as most companies will try to talk you into a larger scale remodel.
While you’re at it, you may want to ask for quotes about the cost of replacing your kitchen floor or worktop just to get an idea of the general cost for a future project. But, you’ll be surprised at what a difference a new cupboard door can make!
If you choose a professional and experienced company to do the job, new doors and drawer fronts will update your kitchen without breaking the bank. You may be tempted to do the job on your own, but be warned that replacing kitchen cupboard doors requires some experience with joinery. You’ll also need good measuring skills and perseverance to do the job yourself.
In recent years, more and more people have chosen to replace their kitchen cabinet doors without touching the cabinets themselves. If you already like the layout of your kitchen and don’t mind your existing cabinets, updating your cabinet doors is a great way to update the overall look of your kitchen! You’ll also save a lot on time, as replacing your kitchen cabinet doors is much faster than a full-on kitchen remodel.
You won’t be short of options as there are several new kitchen cabinet doors to choose from! From modern designs to traditional farmhouse styles, there are kitchen door drawer fronts out there for all tastes and preferences. Several companies will sell replacement kitchen doors with no drill holes so that you can choose where your handles will be.
If you decide to invest in replacement kitchen doors, you’ll save in terms of cost and time. A full kitchen remodel is pricey and time-consuming. Replace your kitchen door drawer fronts and enjoy the updated look of a new kitchen!
It will usually take between 1-2 to install replacement kitchen doors, and one of the best parts is you won’t need to worry about emptying all of your cupboards to get the job done. You’ll also save money as replacement kitchen doors will cost about half the price of a full kitchen remodel.
Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect to pay to replace kitchen doors.
What you can expect to pay to replace your kitchen cupboard doors
We always suggest that you check out your local fitter before you get a price quote from a large national company. The average cost to change a door for your kitchen with a local fitter (if you have an average-sized kitchen) is around £275 for labour. This includes the removal of your old doors and the fitting of your new doors, drawer fronts, kickboards, and handles. But, remember that this price doesn’t include the cost of the new materials.
If you choose to go with a national company, you can expect to be quoted around £1000. They also may try to convince you that you need to change the entire body of your cupboards in order to install new kitchen doors.
The price of the doors for your kitchen will vary depending upon size, style, and quality. To give you a general idea, a kitchen drawer will cost around £20 and a kitchen door around £30. You should also expect to pay around £2 for a kitchen drawer handle.
The average total cost to change your kitchen cabinet doors is around £800. This includes the price of fitting the doors, the doors themselves, drawer fronts, kickboards, and handles for a small to average-sized kitchen:
50% goes to materials (£400)
45% goes to the tradesmen (£360)
5% goes to waste removal (£40)
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to replace kitchen cabinet doors?
The cost to change your doors will depend on several different factors, including the size of your kitchen, where you live, and the size of the company you hire. Usually, a local fitter will cost about £300 to fit the doors, install them, and remove the old ones.
A national company will cost around £1200. Keep in mind that these price quotes do not include the price of the new materials. Small doors will always cost less than larger doors, and small drawers will also cost less than larger ones. Don’t forget to consider the price of handles too, which will typically set you back £2.
What if I don’t know how to measure my cupboard myself?
You typically won’t have to worry about measuring your cabinets yourself. Local fitters will measure and install the doors for you, and some national companies offer a made to measure all-in-one service. They’ll come and measure your kitchen, order the doors and drawers in the proper sizes, and come back and install the new kitchen materials for you. It may be best if you choose a company with a made to measure option, so you don’t have to worry about doing any measuring yourself.
What if I need to change the entire cabinet?
The body of kitchen cabinets will usually last up to 20 years, so you probably don’t have to worry about replacing yours. But, if you feel unsure, simply ask! Just be sure that you shop around for the best price. Again, small local fitters will usually be a lot less expensive than a large national company.