Kitchen Island Cost

We are planning to buy or have built a kitchen island. the dimensions are 60" by 36" both ends and the back will be beaded wood and the front will have two 12 inch cabinets with drawers on either end and two cabinet doors opening up under the cook top which will be in the front center of the island. ballpark, what should we expect to spend to have it built. we have a quote of about $2200 for readymade cabinets to make the island. is that high or low? any help much appreciated.
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XXX wrote:

It's impossible to say. If you don't like the number get another quote from someone who can actually build the island for you.
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depends on the wood/main cabinet materials you use. the hardware you use. that materials for counter top you use...
that sounds pretty high for ready made/non custom.
draw up some detailed dimensions and I could get you a custom cab price.
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we have a quote of about $2200 for readymade cabinets to make

Sounds danged high for out of the box cabinetry. For that kind of cash it should be custom made by a kitchen specialist with all the appropriate amenities considered if not included.
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wrote:

I've read the post several times, and cannot understand it.
Sounds like two 12 inch drawer banks with a 36 inch cabinet underneath. Six drawer fronts, two doors.
Oak? Maple? Cherry?
Countertop?
I've just quoted on a five foot plain jane island in oak without countertop. One set pot and pan drawers, two 12 inch drawer banks. Pllywood boxes, dovetailed joints. Three grand.
Your mileage may vary. Considerably.
Ken
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snipped-for-privacy@nospam.tnx wrote:

Sorry if i wasn't clear. it would be three cabinets put together. each end would be 12" wide with a drawer on top and a cabinet door below with a 36" cabinet in the middle with two doors. a 36" thermador cook top goes on the middle cabinet with a downdraft vent that rises out of the cabinet and behind the cook top. we plan to have a granite countertop. first quote of $2,200 and change plus 6% tax is just for the cabinets that will make the island base, made candlelight. sunday we a quote for the best thomasville cabinets, same size, was $1,600 and change plus tax from home depot. we will have our own contractor do the install. so we're doing better, aren't we? comments please. TIA
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If you have a contractor, talk to him/her to make sure you're comparing apples and apples. He/she can walk you through the differences in manufacture. Some of the ways companies like Thomasville cut the cost for HD are 1) no backs 2) flimsy drawer construction and joints 3) low quality drawer slides and hinges.
Remember too that HD stuff comes flat packed ... you'll have to transport and assemble it. Or pay for it to be done.
Our experience is that we can build and install better cabinets for the same true cost. But, as I said, your mileage may vary considerably.
Ken
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Man, I have to second all this.
Did a complete kitchen remodel a year ago. New cabinets all around. HD quote was outrageous and we knew the quality was middling at best. To top it off they couldn't guarantee delivery inside 4 months. On a lark we called the local cabinet shop, who built cabinets with solid hickory fronts and faceframes for about 3 grand less than HD. High quality slides, hinges, and dovetails throughout. Cabinets were ready in two weeks (before we were!).
I was going to build the island myself (I have all the tools and have done some of this in the past) but couldn't fit it into my schedule, so I called the cabinet shop back. I thought their quote for the island was a bit high but I paid it anyway and couldn't be happier with the results.
Six month later, I called them again to cabinet the hobby room.
We have, in other parts of the house (laundry, utility, etc.), HD cabinets. Yucky particle board monstrosities that were difficult to assemble and in some cases are falling apart already. Guess who I'm going to call when we can't stand them any more?
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materials vary widely on this as well as for your desired result. get more estimates until you are satisfied. you may need to check with your neighbors for their favorite carpenter/plumber for this project. always provide sufficient hours of work and cash for their visits. sometimes the best recommendation is that he was hired twice or more and is still on their list.
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Yes.
You can buy a ready made cabinet for $75 or you can buy one for $500. You can fit it with a $100 counter top of a $1000 counter top.
Not to mention the complexity or simplicity of the wiring for the cook top.
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