The first step in budgeting your layout is determining your total linear feet. To do this, you want to look at the dimensions of your space. Measure the areas where you need cabinetry and subtract any areas you don’t need cabinets—work wall by wall to find your total linear feet.
For example, if you have a 12-foot wall with a 3-foot window that needs upper cabinets, subtract 3 from 12 to get 9 LF. You now know that you need 9 linear feet of upper cabinets in this space.
Subtract any areas where you do not need cabinetry, including appliances, windows, doors, walkways, and more. Remember, you will need cabinetry where you have a sink.
Once you have your total linear feet, you can multiply it by the cabinetry cost per LF.
For example, if you find that you need 30 LF of cabinets, make the following calculations:
With these calculations, you find that your cabinet costs could range between $8,700 to $16,200 depending on the level of quality, size of your kitchen, and styles that you choose. Regardless, the labor cost for cabinet installation will cost about $2,100 no matter the cabinetry level.