How Much Do Custom Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

28 Jun 2024 Kitchen Renovation Guides
Custom kitchen cabinets in dark blue and white in a modern renovated kitchen

When it comes time to build your dream kitchen, you might find that the prefabricated cabinet options you see from home improvement stores and online retailers just don’t quite fit your vision. From colour to material and finish, there’s just something about them that doesn’t fit your tastes, that’s when you find yourself wondering “How much do custom kitchen cabinets cost?” and “how will they affect my kitchen renovations cost in Perth?”

Having undertaken thousands of kitchen renovations in Perth our team has seen hundreds of custom kitchen cabinets. With each being completed at a different price point, we understand that when it comes to the cost of custom kitchen cabinets, there is more than one answer.

In this post, we share our expertise with you, outlining all the factors that impact the cost of your kitchen cabinetry to help you understand how to estimate the cost of your custom kitchen cabinets.

Factors Which Influence Custom Kitchen Cabinets Cost

1. Material

Choosing the cabinet material for your custom kitchen is no easy choice. Your choice of material will greatly impact the look and feel of your kitchen, so while some materials may be more expensive than others, they may be worth it due to their durability and premium appearance. The list below provides some insight on your options for premium materials and their counterpart affordable alternatives in Australia.

Premium materials:

  • Two pack lacquer doors
  • Acrylic doors
  • Premium range melamine
  • Premium range vinyl wrap

Affordable alternatives:

  • Standard range melamine
  • Standard range vinyl wrap
A luxurious custom granite kitchen countertop and white cabinets in a modern renovated kitchen.

2. Cabinet styles

When thinking about your dream luxury kitchen, imagine the style of cabinets that best fit your vision. More traditional kitchen styles are best suited to traditional cabinet styles such as Hampton style cabinets and cabinets with profiled doors but this extra level of detail will also increase the cost of your custom kitchen cabinets. On the other hand, if you are after a more modern look for your Perth kitchen renovation your cabinets may require less detail such as the flat panel design, available at a lower price point.

Luxurious white and cream custom kitchen cabinets with profiled doors and stone countertops. A modern kitchen featuring flat custom cabinets and a wood-look finish inside a luxury apartment.

4. Finish and colour

Does your dream luxury kitchen have a modern glossy shine or an old-style antique feel? After deciding on your material of choice, you will often be met with an array of colour and finish options and depending on the material of choice, different finishes will come at a different cost.

For old-style kitchens, options are available for a bespoke antique look that utilises dark accents and colour palettes. This premium finish can transport your custom kitchen to the period of your dreams but will also raise the cost of your custom cabinets.

For modern kitchens, acrylic doors can offer a luxurious sleek and glossy finish, but will also often come at a more expensive price point.

5. Custom cabinet features

With a custom kitchen cabinet — there’s no end to what you can customise to help build your custom kitchen. With dozens of cabinet features available, there’s plenty of choice for customisation, but while more features can improve the efficiency of your kitchen’s storage and utility, they will also increase the cost of your custom kitchen cabinets. Finding the balance between price and added functionality is an important consideration for your Perth kitchen renovation.

Custom cabinet features can include:

  • Narrow pull-out drawers
  • Built-in refrigerators and dishwashers
  • Integrated bin units
  • Appliance cabinet
  • Corner storage – including lazy susans or a LeMans corner unit
  • Deep drawers
  • Glass doors
  • Utensil racks
Modern white custom kitchen cabinets with a built-in dishwasher for functionality and aesthetics.

6. Labour costs

If you’re considering custom cabinetry, you have likely already considered how the contractor you choose will impact your Perth Kitchen renovations costs. While some contractors may be able to provide custom cabinetry at a discount, it is important to balance this with other qualities you require for your Perth kitchen renovation such as timely delivery, quality of work and comprehensive service offerings.

When engaging a Perth team for your custom kitchen it is best to have an understanding of what you require and bring this to an initial consultation. Not all kitchen renovators will be able to offer you the same level of customisation or service, so it is best to reach out directly to ensure they can help you with all your kitchen renovation needs upfront before committing.

At QN Kitchens, we offer an extensive range of customisation options as part of our custom kitchens service. If you have a vision in mind, we encourage you to reach out to our team to see how we can help bring it to life.

7. Layout complexity

Does your kitchen layout contain small nooks or unique curving walls? Custom cabinetry can help you make the most of these spaces with specialised custom sizing and design. However, these bespoke offerings will also add to your Perth Kitchen renovations cost so ensure you are considering this mindfully alongside your budget and other kitchen renovation goals.

Bring Your Dreams to Life With Skillful Local Craftsmanship

Our Perth kitchen renovation experts hold extensive knowledge of custom kitchen cabinetry and can work with you dynamically to balance your current budget with the luxury kitchen of your dreams. Working only with local suppliers and Australian-made cabinetry materials, we offer cabinetry material options at competitive prices, with short turn-around times and a 7-year warranty on all our workmanship.

Contact us and discover the cost of your custom kitchen cabinets.