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Cost of replacing kitchen doors

Monday 03 January 2022

Replacing kitchen doors gives your kitchen a whole new look. It is therefore a good alternative to installing new cabinets. It is also much cheaper. But how much do kitchen doors cost, when should they be replaced and what are the options? Find out here!

When is it time for new kitchen doors?

You may be wondering whether you can still replace your kitchen doors or whether it's time for new cabinets. This depends on the condition of your kitchen. If the structure of your kitchen is still of good quality and to your liking, it can stay. But if it is not, it is better to replace it completely.

Types of kitchen fronts

Kitchen doors, also known as kitchen fronts, come in various materials and with different finishes. Which fronts you choose is important for the overall look of your kitchen. That's why it's a good idea to look at the options below. Don't just consider what would look good in your kitchen, but also the pros and cons of each material!


Chipboard kitchen doors have a rough structure. The fibres are coarser than, for example, MDF wood. This material is primarily a budget-friendly choice. Yet it is also very durable because it is sturdy.

Solid wood

Another option are kitchen doors made of solid wood. These have an inimitable elegant look and are good if you want to bring warmth into your home, as is the case with a country or classic kitchen. Solid wood includes several different types of wood, including oak and beech. Because there are many types, they actually look good in any interior. It is especially important to combine them well.


MDF is one of the most popular materials for kitchen fronts. This is due to its smooth structure and competitive price. Just like chipboard, the material is qualitative. There is sometimes a misconception about this. There is also a lot of choice in terms of colours.


Kitchen fronts made of synthetic materials are slightly more expensive, but they also have a very long life. Moreover, the possibilities are endless. This means that plastic kitchen fronts match any interior.

Different finishes

Once you have chosen your favourite material for the kitchen doors, there are many ways to finish them. For example, a high gloss lacquer finish is often chosen. This gives the cabinets a beautiful luxurious shine. High gloss is also very easy to clean.

You can also finish the kitchen doors with foil. This is the cheaper option that also gives a nice sheen, like lacquer does. The disadvantage is that it is sensitive to exposure to heat and moisture. A third option is finishing with veneer. In this case, a thin veneer layer is glued to your doors. You can apply this to MDF and chipboard. There are many colours and designs to choose from, so there is bound to be something you like!

What does it cost to replace kitchen doors?

Now that you know what the possibilities are, it's of course useful to find out how much it costs to replace kitchen doors. These costs depend on a number of factors. The cost of replacing kitchen doors is mainly determined by how long it takes the craftsman to do the job. Here is an overview!

Costs for replacing kitchen doors

Half day assembly kitchen door replacement: between 150 and 250 euros
Full day installation of kitchen doors replacement: between 350 and 500 euro
Costs kitchen doors replacement professional: between 45 and 50 euro per hour
Determining factors for the price of replacing kitchen doors

Would you like to have a better overview of the costs of replacing kitchen fronts? Then it helps to know what influences the price. We list the most important price determining factors here for you!

Size of the kitchen

A small kitchen requires less work. It goes without saying that the cost of replacing kitchen doors is lower. On average, the price is between 350 and 950 euro. This is the cost of replacing approximately 3 kitchen cabinets and the drawer fronts.

For an average large kitchen, these costs are of course somewhat higher. In general, you can expect to pay between 900 and 2,000 euros. For that price you will have to renovate about 8 kitchen doors and replace your dishwasher or refrigerator panel. If the latter is not necessary, it will not cost you that much.

The price of renovating a large kitchen is even higher. In that case you will need more material. You will then pay between 1,000 and 3,000 euros. Of course, the cost also depends on the price of the kitchen doors and the hardware you use. The price is for approximately 12 kitchen doors and a dishwasher or refrigerator panel.

Material of kitchen fronts

The material you choose will also affect the cost. For example, solid wood is much more expensive than MDF. So if you have a limited budget, it is best to choose MDF or furniture chipboard. Plastic is another more expensive option. Bear in mind that the more expensive materials are usually more durable, which means they last longer. You can therefore see them as a good investment.

Kitchen doors replaced by a professional from Zoofy

Do you want to be sure that your kitchen doors are firmly attached? Then it's a good idea to choose a professional from Zoofy. We select our professionals very thoroughly, so you never have to worry about the quality. By outsourcing the work, you don't have to struggle yourself and you save a lot of time.

And there is another big advantage: with Zoofy you can easily find the best professional in your neighbourhood. All you have to do is fill in a few details. Afterwards, you will automatically be redirected to the nearest professional. That way you don't have to pay any call-out charges either!


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