What do They Cost?
Stock cabinets start at $35 per linear foot, the length of the horizontal run that they cover. Semi-custom cabinets start at $90; custom ones start about $150 and go way up from there.
Can You Install Them Yourself?
A skilled DIYer with a helper or two can put in stock or semi-custom cabinets. Custom ones should always be left to the pros, in part to protect the warranty.
How Long Will They Last?
Properly installed and cared for, cabinets can last until you're tired of them. Warranties on craftsmanship and materials (not finishes) range from two years to "as long as you own them."
How Much Care?
Wipe drips promptly with a damp cloth. Never use abrasive sponges or scrubs, and avoid cleaners containing bleach or ammonia. Tighten or adjust loose hinges as needed.