By Emily Rivers
Last updated 24th July 2023

Kitchen door replacement cost in 2023

If your kitchen is looking tired, a great way to update it without breaking the bank is to replace your kitchen doors. Not only will you save money on a new kitchen, you’re also doing your bit for the planet by keeping most of your kitchen in use for longer.

So how much should kitchen door replacement cost? We’ll go through it in our guide.

What's the cost of replacing kitchen doors?

How much it costs to replace your kitchen doors depends on how many doors you have, how big your worktops are and what material you want your kitchen doors to be made from.

Here are the average costs to expect for kitchen door replacement:

Item

Average cost

Standard kitchen cupboard door (supply only)

£30-£160

Tall kitchen cupboard door (supply only)

£30-£180

Carpenter/joiner hourly rate

£16-£40


Our carpenter and joiner hourly rate is an average range based on our members across the UK. To get a more accurate idea of how much the labour part of replacing your kitchen doors will cost, take a look at our table further down the page.

We’ve analysed our database of rates for carpenters from all around the country and created estimates for labour in many towns and cities in the UK, so you can get a more accurate idea of how much your carpenter or joiner will charge.

Kitchen door replacement cost

What affects the cost to reface kitchen cabinet doors?

Kitchen cupboard material

The material you choose for your kitchen cabinet doors will affect the cost. The cheapest type of kitchen cupboard door is chipboard, which could set you back as little as £30. However, wood or high-quality MDF could cost £150 or more.

While it could be tempting to go for the cheapest option, it might not be cost-effective in the long term. Chipboard isn’t very strong and will be affected by water more quickly, so you may have to replace chipboard kitchen doors more quickly than if you spent more on higher-quality cupboard doors.

Make sure you shop around before making a decision on your kitchen cupboard door material, as different brands will have different levels of quality.

Style of kitchen cabinet door

The style of kitchen cabinet door you choose will also have an impact on cost. Kitchen cupboard doors with no handles are very popular these days, and you can often pick these up cheaply.

Another popular style of kitchen cabinet door is the shaker style, which are rectangular or square doors with a recessed smaller rectangle or square in the middle. They often come with circular door knobs.

Shaker cabinets look fantastic in farmhouse-style or period kitchens, but they are generally more expensive than other styles of kitchen cabinet doors.

How big your kitchen is

As you’d expect, the more kitchen units you have, the more it will cost to reface them. A carpenter may charge you per door rather than an hourly or daily rate, but you should be able to discuss the most cost-effective option with them before agreeing on a price.

Where you live

Where you live will have the biggest impact on labour costs to replace your kitchen doors. The cost of living varies widely across the UK, so carpenters in different areas charge different hourly rates.

Labour costs are generally highest in London and the south east, with other major cities following close behind. Rates in Scotland and the north of England tend to be among the lowest in the country.

Make sure you take a look at our table further down the page and find for your area to get a more accurate idea of how much a carpenter will charge to replace your kitchen cupboard doors.

Where should I buy new kitchen doors?

You’ll find plenty of choice for new kitchen cabinet doors in DIY stores like B&Q and Wickes. It’s also worth looking in stores like Homebase, Wren Kitchens and Howdens.

However, there are also lots of specialist kitchen door companies that may have higher-quality kitchen cupboard doors and a wider range of sizes and styles. It’s worth looking online too, as many online retailers will offer free returns if you don’t like the kitchen door once it’s been delivered.

Is it cheaper to just replace cabinet doors?

It’s certainly cheaper to just replace your cabinet doors rather than the entire kitchen. You could spend between £700-£1,500 on replacing all of your kitchen cupboard doors, but an entire kitchen renovation could cost as much as £6,000-£10,000 – with luxury kitchens coming in at £20,000+.

If you’re on a budget, replacing just your cabinet doors is the way to go.

Is it worth just replacing kitchen doors?

It’s definitely worth thinking about simply replacing your kitchen cabinet doors if you’re happy with the rest of your kitchen. Not only is it much cheaper, you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint since you haven’t bought newly-manufactured units and worktops, and you’ll be sending less waste to landfill.

New kitchen doors can completely change the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank. We certainly think it’s worth replacing them rather than splashing out on an entirely new kitchen before you need one.

Is it cheaper to paint or replace kitchen doors?

In general, it’s cheaper to paint cabinet doors if you or a painter and decorator is painting them by hand using a brush. Paint for kitchen cabinets will cost up to £25 per litre, while a decorator’s day rate varies between £250-£400.

However, if you’re getting your kitchen doors resprayed, this could cost more than replacing them. Spray painting your kitchen cabinets gives them a smooth, even finish, but it could cost between £800-£1,600 to respray kitchen cabinets in an average kitchen.

Whether you choose to paint or replace your kitchen doors is largely down to personal choice. It’s worth looking at the condition of your cabinet doors before you choose to paint them. If they are in bad condition, it might make more financial sense to replace them now, as you may paint them and then have to replace them a short while later if their condition deteriorates further.

Ready to get quotes for kitchen door replacement? Post your job on HaMuch now and we’ll put you in touch with trusted kitchen fitters and carpenters in your area.


Estimates for common kitchen fitter jobs;

Rates for other trades

Kitchen door replacement cost in the UK
Kitchen door replacement cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKKitchen door replacement cost
Kitchen door replacement near Aberdeen£483
Kitchen door replacement near Amber Valley£433
Kitchen door replacement near Angus£495
Kitchen door replacement near Arun£479
Kitchen door replacement near Ashfield£429
Kitchen door replacement near Aylesbury Vale£495
Kitchen door replacement near Barnsley£413
Kitchen door replacement near Basildon£485
Kitchen door replacement near Basingstoke & Deane£467
Kitchen door replacement near Bassetlaw£399
Kitchen door replacement near Bath & North East Somerset£451
Kitchen door replacement near Bedford£501
Kitchen door replacement near Belfast£315
Kitchen door replacement near Birmingham£399
Kitchen door replacement near Blackburn£413
Kitchen door replacement near Blackpool£383
Kitchen door replacement near Bolton£427
Kitchen door replacement near Bournemouth£449
Kitchen door replacement near Bracknell Forest£491
Kitchen door replacement near Bradford£405
Kitchen door replacement near Braintree£475
Kitchen door replacement near Breckland£419
Kitchen door replacement near Bridgend£397
Kitchen door replacement near Brighton£481
Kitchen door replacement near Bristol£449
Kitchen door replacement near Broadland£403
Kitchen door replacement near Broxtowe£429
Kitchen door replacement near Bury£433
Kitchen door replacement near Caerphilly£417
Kitchen door replacement near Calderdale£403
Kitchen door replacement near Cambridge£459
Kitchen door replacement near Canterbury£421
Kitchen door replacement near Cardiff£421
Kitchen door replacement near Carmarthenshire£361
Kitchen door replacement near Charnwood£419
Kitchen door replacement near Chelmsford£481
Kitchen door replacement near Cheltenham£487
Kitchen door replacement near Cherwell£497
Kitchen door replacement near Chester£411
Kitchen door replacement near Colchester£463
Kitchen door replacement near Conway£397
Kitchen door replacement near Coventry£413
Kitchen door replacement near Crewe & Nantwich£459
Kitchen door replacement near Dacorum£521
Kitchen door replacement near Derby£431
Kitchen door replacement near Doncaster£397
Kitchen door replacement near Dover£415
Kitchen door replacement near Dudley£397
Kitchen door replacement near Dumfries & Galloway£349
Kitchen door replacement near Dundee£563
Kitchen door replacement near East Ayrshire£413
Kitchen door replacement near East Devon£399
Kitchen door replacement near East Dunbartonshire£403
Kitchen door replacement near East Hampshire£463
Kitchen door replacement near East Hertfordshire£513
Kitchen door replacement near East Riding£417
Kitchen door replacement near Eastleigh£465
Kitchen door replacement near Edinburgh£475
Kitchen door replacement near Elmbridge£501
Kitchen door replacement near Epping Forest£493
Kitchen door replacement near Erewash£429
Kitchen door replacement near Exeter£403
Kitchen door replacement near Falkirk£427
Kitchen door replacement near Fife£521
Kitchen door replacement near Flintshire£423
Kitchen door replacement near Gateshead£395
Kitchen door replacement near Gedling£421
Kitchen door replacement near Glasgow£401
Kitchen door replacement near Gloucester£469
Kitchen door replacement near Guildford£499
Kitchen door replacement near Gwynedd£355
Kitchen door replacement near Halton£409
Kitchen door replacement near Harrogate£399
Kitchen door replacement near Havant & Waterloo£457
Kitchen door replacement near Highland£443
Kitchen door replacement near Horsham£473
Kitchen door replacement near Huntingdonshire£475
Kitchen door replacement near Ipswich£461
Kitchen door replacement near Isle of Wight£451
Kitchen door replacement near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£477
Kitchen door replacement near Kingston-upon-Hull£391
Kitchen door replacement near Kirklees£427
Kitchen door replacement near Knowsley£403
Kitchen door replacement near Lancaster£419
Kitchen door replacement near Leeds£413
Kitchen door replacement near Leicester£413
Kitchen door replacement near Lisburn£317
Kitchen door replacement near Liverpool£405
Kitchen door replacement near London£495
Kitchen door replacement near Luton£549
Kitchen door replacement near Macclesfield£451
Kitchen door replacement near Maidstone£465
Kitchen door replacement near Manchester£443
Kitchen door replacement near Mid Bedfordshire£559
Kitchen door replacement near Mid Sussex£469
Kitchen door replacement near Middlesbrough£445
Kitchen door replacement near Milton Keynes£485
Kitchen door replacement near Neath Port Talbot£379
Kitchen door replacement near New Forest£457
Kitchen door replacement near Newbury£465
Kitchen door replacement near Newcastle-under-Lyme£459
Kitchen door replacement near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£391
Kitchen door replacement near Newport£425
Kitchen door replacement near North Ayrshire£403
Kitchen door replacement near North East Lincolnshire£411
Kitchen door replacement near North Hertfordshire£573
Kitchen door replacement near North Lanarkshire£403
Kitchen door replacement near North Lincolnshire£383
Kitchen door replacement near North Somerset£453
Kitchen door replacement near North Tyneside£393
Kitchen door replacement near North Wiltshire£453
Kitchen door replacement near Northampton£483
Kitchen door replacement near Norwich£413
Kitchen door replacement near Nottingham£429
Kitchen door replacement near Nuneaton & Bedworth£421
Kitchen door replacement near Oldham£439
Kitchen door replacement near Oxford£491
Kitchen door replacement near Pembrokeshire£435
Kitchen door replacement near Perth & Kinross£559
Kitchen door replacement near Peterborough£479
Kitchen door replacement near Plymouth£393
Kitchen door replacement near Poole£451
Kitchen door replacement near Portsmouth£453
Kitchen door replacement near Preston£389
Kitchen door replacement near Reading£479
Kitchen door replacement near Redcar & Cleveland£445
Kitchen door replacement near Reigate & Banstead£493
Kitchen door replacement near Renfrewshire£413
Kitchen door replacement near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£395
Kitchen door replacement near Rochdale£431
Kitchen door replacement near Rotherham£407
Kitchen door replacement near Salford£441
Kitchen door replacement near Salisbury£463
Kitchen door replacement near Sandwell£397
Kitchen door replacement near Scarborough£471
Kitchen door replacement near Scottish Borders£481
Kitchen door replacement near Sefton£401
Kitchen door replacement near Sevenoaks£479
Kitchen door replacement near Sheffield£405
Kitchen door replacement near Slough£501
Kitchen door replacement near Solihull£403
Kitchen door replacement near South Ayrshire£413
Kitchen door replacement near South Bedfordshire£501
Kitchen door replacement near South Cambridgeshire£483
Kitchen door replacement near South Gloucestershire£451
Kitchen door replacement near South Kesteven£439
Kitchen door replacement near South Lanarkshire£375
Kitchen door replacement near South Oxfordshire£483
Kitchen door replacement near South Somerset£513
Kitchen door replacement near South Tyneside£395
Kitchen door replacement near Southampton£465
Kitchen door replacement near Southend-on-Sea£473
Kitchen door replacement near St Albans£513
Kitchen door replacement near St Helens£407
Kitchen door replacement near Stafford£431
Kitchen door replacement near Stockport£449
Kitchen door replacement near Stockton-on-Tees£441
Kitchen door replacement near Stoke-on-Trent£455
Kitchen door replacement near Stratford-on-Avon£415
Kitchen door replacement near Stroud£469
Kitchen door replacement near Suffolk Coastal£457
Kitchen door replacement near Sunderland£399
Kitchen door replacement near Swale£455
Kitchen door replacement near Swansea£375
Kitchen door replacement near Tameside£443
Kitchen door replacement near Teignbridge£411
Kitchen door replacement near Tendring£463
Kitchen door replacement near Test Valley£477
Kitchen door replacement near Thamesdown£437
Kitchen door replacement near Thanet£413
Kitchen door replacement near The Wrekin£395
Kitchen door replacement near Thurrock£481
Kitchen door replacement near Torbay£409
Kitchen door replacement near Trafford£441
Kitchen door replacement near Vale of Glamorgan£411
Kitchen door replacement near Vale of White Horse£475
Kitchen door replacement near Vale Royal£423
Kitchen door replacement near Wakefield£409
Kitchen door replacement near Walsall£401
Kitchen door replacement near Warrington£425
Kitchen door replacement near Warwick£417
Kitchen door replacement near Waveney£393
Kitchen door replacement near Waverley£483
Kitchen door replacement near Wealden£467
Kitchen door replacement near West Lancashire£395
Kitchen door replacement near West Lothian£457
Kitchen door replacement near West Wiltshire£453
Kitchen door replacement near Wigan£419
Kitchen door replacement near Windsor & Maidenhead£493
Kitchen door replacement near Wirral£411
Kitchen door replacement near Wokingham£485
Kitchen door replacement near Wolverhampton£403
Kitchen door replacement near Wrexham Maelor£429
Kitchen door replacement near Wychavon£413
Kitchen door replacement near Wycombe£493
Kitchen door replacement near York£409