Kitchen remodels can add as much as 5 percent to a home's value. Often, during the course of a remodel, kitchen cabinets must be removed. Hiring a professional is often the fastest and most convenient way to complete the job.
|What you can expect|
|Range per linear foot:||$14.66||$34.06|
|Range for this type of project:||$367||$852|
Kitchen Cabinet Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Cabinets will be detached from adjacent surfaces, broken into portable segments, and removed from premises. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Kitchen Cabinet Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to remove kitchen cabinets|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per linear foot||$0.32|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 25 linear foot||$599.29|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 25 linear foot||$360.72 - $837.86|
Before the cabinets can be removed, there are a few preliminary steps that must be taken. First, water supply hoses, as well as appliances like the range and dishwasher, must be disconnected and moved. Next, the trim, molding and countertop should be removed. Finally, all cabinet doors and drawers should be taken off, along with any screws that are keeping the cabinets in place.
The most significant factor that can affect the cost is the labor time. The larger a kitchen is and the more cabinets it has, the more it will cost to have them removed. The amount of preparation work that the contractor must perform also impacts the final price. Additionally, cabinets that will be reused or donated need to be removed more carefully to preserve their structural integrity, which adds to the labor time. If the homeowner intends to have the cabinets disposed of by their contractor, they should expect to pay a set price per linear foot.
Regardless of how the cabinets are going to be removed, hiring professionals to handle the job is the best option. Few homeowners have the knowledge and equipment necessary to remove cabinets, which could result in the project taking longer and costing more than expected. An experienced contractor can ensure that the cabinets are removed without damaging the kitchen's walls, flooring or other fixtures, and they know where and how to dispose of them.