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Pricing - Height, Width, Depth and Finish Considerations that affect your costs

Last modified 12 May, 2015

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For Benchtops and Wardrobe Inserts we will calculate a Cost Reduction when your Height and/or Width dimensions are less than those stated in the Price Range.

For other cabinet finish such as: Vinyl Wrap and Polyurethane 2-pack Painted flat pack cabinetry see:Cabinetsondemand.com.au for custom sized flat pack cabinetry

 

Before selecting cabinet sizes please consider:

Cabineet Dimensions are offered by most suppliers in sizes that reflect the traditional "System 36" of manufacturing and most do not allow any other sizes. Cabinets-on-Demand-on-Line provides any size required (including the "standard sizes) at proportional costs to meet YOUR needs rather than some outdated manufacturing convention,

1. Consider Floor (base) Cabinet Depth

The benchtop is a major cost item and is priced in discrete Width sizes, 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm. Normally you like the benchtop to overlap the cabinet by 10 - 25mm, 20mm being the norm. Therefore a Cabinet Depth of 580mm or less (580 being the present "standard") gives you the most effective space at a reasonable cost. But there are times when a greater depth is useful: For example Pantries and Wall Oven Units can be specified to 600mm to be flush with an adjoining benchtop - for Island Benches a size of up to 700mm may be useful, but be aware that Drawer cabinets have a maximum side/slide length of about 500mm. Laundry, Garage and General storage cabinets can be made into any depth, although our current Price/Size ranges are limited to a depth of 700mm. Cabinet Price depends on cubic size, so the lower the Depht, the lower the cost.

No other flat pack suppliers offer exterior cabinets depths greater than 580mm at standard pricing.

Standard Wall (upper) cabinets are 320mm in External Depth, with a suggested range of 320 -350mm, our system allows up to 500mm. If you plan to store arge diameter plates then a External Depth of 335 provides a comfotable interior depth of 300mm.

2. Consider Cabinet Width

Normally the wider the cabinet, the lower the cost - two x 600mm wide cabinets could be 25% dearer than one 1200mm wide cabinet; two x 400mm wide 4-Drawer cabinets may cost some 50% more than one 800mm Drawer.

Wall (upper) cabinets with an External Width of 1200mm may put too much strain if you are planning to store tinned goods of heavy crockery, a lesser Depth can overcome this, alternatively an additional center divider provides additional strength

3. Consider Cabinet Height

Correct benchtop External Height is important to provide a convenient working platform - the "standard" height is about 900mm made up as follows: Cabinets Height 720mm, Adjustable Legs/Kickboards 120 - 200mm (mostly 150mm) - Benchtop thickness 34mm for Laminate, 20 - 40mm for Stone. Some people may prefer a higher height, others a lower height, the range is 850 -1050mm and the most common size ordered from us is 750mm with a 150mm Leg and 34mm Laminated Benchtop or 20mm Stone.

Wall (upper) Cabinets are normally supplied in Heights: 572mm, 720mm and 912mm.

Pantries are often 1935mm or 2127mm.

Cabinets on-Demand-on-Line offers cabinets at any Height - all at proportional incremental cost.

4. Splashback Height

Splashback height (under wall unit) - The minimum splashback height is 450mm. If you have a wall unit over a sink then there should be a minimum of 600mm splashback height between the top of the sink and the bottom of the wall unit.

Splashback height (electric cooktop) - The minimum height of the rangehood above an electric cooktop (coil, ceramic, Ceran glass and magnetic induction) is 600mm.

Splashback height (gas cooktop) - The minimum height of the rangehood above a gas hob is 650mm. Most manufacturers recommend a minimum height of 700-750mm.

5. Material and Finish for Doors & Exterior Panels have a major effect on Kitchen costs.

Laminate (Melamine) Colour Range

Laminate (or Melamine) is the most economical material due to it's durability, availability, vast choice of colours and low cost.
Melamine is actually a low pressure laminate coating, hence everybody refers to a Melamine door as actually a Laminated door, so to keep with tradition we will do the same.
The Laminate door is 16mm thick door and is pre-coated on both sides in the same colour. The substrate is a HMR (High Moisture Resistant) material and the Edgings of the Doors are all finished in a 1mm thick PVC Edge -This is far superior to the tradional iron-on paper edges as they are not only extremely durable, but don't go brittle over time like their predecessor.
Cleaning is easy with a sponge using warm water liquid cleaners. Harsh cleaning products are not recommended.

High GLOSS Laminate (Melamine) from Formica

This is a 1mm thick GLOSS Melamine coating on HMR board in nine different popular colours, very easy to clean- extremely hard wearing. 1mm Tape Edging is in matching colour and the overall effect is similar to Vinyl Wrap but at a much lower cost. Overall High Gloss Laminate may add 25% to the cost of most cabinets.

Vinyl Wrap (Thermoformed) Colour Range

Vinyl Wrap (Thermoformed or Vacuum Wrapped) is the most popular material used in Kitchen Doors and Drawers today, due to it's sealed edges, availability, large range of colours and relatively low cost.
A Thermoformed door is actually a Vinyl Wrapped door which has been applied under heat and vacuum, hence everybody refers to a Thermoformed door as actually a Vinyl Wrapped door, so to keep with tradition we will do the same.
The Vinyl Wrapped door is 18mm thick door and is pre-coated on the face side and 4x Edges only in the chosen colour. The rear of this door is standard White Laminate. The substrate is a MR MDF (Moisture Resistant Medium Density Fibreboard) material and the Edgings of the Doors are all completely sealed by the Vinyl wrapping around -This gives the door a ‘seamless’ look and also means that you could have a profile finish on the Face and Edge. Most people cannot differentiate between Vinyl and Polyurethane painted doors and panels - but there is a great diffeence in cost.

Specialist suppliers of Vinyl Wrap doors and panels and modern higher quality materials and glues ensure a lasting long life quality product.

Cleaning is easy with a sponge using warm water liquid cleaners. Harsh cleaning products are not recommended. If this product is damaged, it can not be fixed, it need to be replaced.

2-Pack Polyurethane (Painted) Colour Range

2-Pack Polyurethane (or Painted) is the most desired material for Kitchens today, due to it's beautifully finish, unlimited colour range and sealed edges.
A Painted door is actually a 2-Pack Polyurethane door which has been spray painted, hence everybody refers to a Painted door as actually a 2-Pack Polyurethane door, so to keep with tradition we will do the same.
The 2-Pack Polyurethane door is either a 16 or 18mm thick door and is pre-coated on the face side and 4x Edges only in the chosen paint colour. The rear of this door is standard White Laminate. The substrate is a MR MDF (Moisture Resistant Medium Density Fibreboard) material and the Edgings of the Doors are all completely sealed by the Vinyl paint -This gives the door a ‘seamless’ look and also means that you could have a profile finish on the Edge.
Cleaning is easy with a sponge using warm water liquid cleaners. Harsh cleaning products are not recommended. If this product is damaged, it can filled and re-sprayed back to it’s former glory.

The cost of Kitchen cabinets varies according to the materials, finishes, colours and profiles chosen for doors, drawer fronts and covering panels.

  • Melamine covered doors etc. are lowest cost, followed by Vinyl Wrap, painted 2-pack Polyurethane, then Wood Veneer and finally solid Wooden doors & panels.
    The latter two vary much in price depending of thickness of the veneer and the species of (sometimes imported) wood.
  • Light Solid colour is lower in cost then darker colours (which need a lot more care in manufacturing), while Woodgrain and Patterned surfaces are more expensive due to wastage incurred in matching panels for an even look.
  • Matt or Textured finish is lower in cost, followed by Satin, Semi-gloss and High Gloss - the latter has a higher "risk premium" as small imperfections show up easily and re-work is often not possible and a complete Vinyl wrapped door may need to be discarded.
  • Plain straight edged Doors etc are the lowest cost, followed by bevelled edged doors, then Face and Edge profiled doors and highest cost for recessed panelling.

When ordering Doors as individual items please check whether Hingehole cutting to your specification is available.

Some more detailed Costings for Doors, End panels and Drawer Fronts

Melamine exterior finish with melamine edging.

This is the most economical door style - mainly used for storage cabinets - particular if just the standard 16 mm HMR White Melamine is used. The standard 1mm Melamine Edging on the square cut door is more subjective to peel or the colour can chip off the edging when compared to the 1 mm or 2 mm PVC Edging. The edge and the door do not have great impact resistance. Edging can be replaced as can the door at minimal cost. Dark colours are more expensive than Light or Patterned and Woodgrain is more expensive still.

Coloured Melamine door with rigid PVC edging.

Where the 1mm or 2mm edge tape is available we use the 1mm PVC. The 2mm edge adds quite a bit more expense but has a radius edge which is the most impact and chipping resistance. For detailed costs see also: Single Parts > Just Doors > Coloured melamine and choose one of our seven standard colours with 1mm PVC edging.

High GLOSS Laminate (Melamine) from Formica

This is a 1mm thick GLOSS Melamine coating on HMR board in nine different popular colours, very easy to clean- extremely hard wearing. 1mm Tape Edging is in matching colour and the overall effect is similar to Vinyl Wrap but at a much lower cost. Overall High Gloss Laminate may add 25% to the cost of most cabinets.

The website www.Cabinets-onLine.com.au only supplies Laminate products, see Cabinetsondemand.com.au for Vinyl Wrap and 2-pack Polyurethane painted flat pack cabinets.

Vinyl covered or Vacuum formed.

Our two Vinyl Styles are manufactured using 18 mm MDF (medium density fibreboard) with optional Face Design and Edge profiles routered into the face and /or edges. The component is then covered with a PVC foil which is glued and heat cured under vacuum to one side of the component. The door foil comes in a textured, woodgrain, satin or high gloss finish. Panels. Doors and Drawer Fronts if damaged or scratched are not repairable, but can often be replaced with matching colours. The doors are easy to clean and have a 7 year warranty.
The most expensive doors would be in a High Gloss Vinyl with recessed panels.

Either finish allows for a wide variety of Face and Edge profiles

Spray Painted 2-pack Polyurethane.

These components are made from 18mm MDF (medium density fibreboard) with can be routered and profiled as for the Vinyl components with pencil round edges and sprayed with a chemically cured paint and heat dried. The paint finish can range in gloss levels from matt(10%) , satin (30%), semi gloss (60%) to high gloss (90%). The paint surface is very hard but can chip - but repairs are relatively easy to do. Paints can be matched to resemble aged coatings from uears ago.The high gloss can show marks as does any highly polished surface - and is relatively much more expensive to apply, as many coat may be needed to ensure an even finish. Semi gloss or satin finishes are now more popular.

Solid Timber

The traditional style for doors and drawer fronts which are now very expensive - but the material is hard wearing and can be repaired if damaged by resanding and re-lacquering or painting. The cost of a door 750mm x 500mm is over $250 depending on the type timber used. Matching panels for these doors are generally made in a matching veneer as the large flat pieces of timber are not available or tend to warp. Cabinets on-Demand can quote for the supply flat pack Solid Timber doors once you have detailed your specific needs.

The Table below shows the cost variation for various material and Finish options using an "average kitchen" finished in Antique White Vinyl wrap (matt or satin finish) with plain bevelled edge face design. (This type of finish is currently the most popular)

The Table below shows the possible cummulative effect on Kitchen cost.

Approximate Cost variations from a "standard solid colour Vinyl Wrapped" kitchen
Material Finish Cost variation
Melamine Standard Solid Colour or Woodgrain - 1200
High GLOSS Laminate - 800
Vinyl Wrap Textured, flat surface "benchmark"
  Textured , Face + Edge profiled + 200
Textured , Recessed panel + Edge profiled + 800
High Gloss , Recessed panel + Edge profiled + 1300
Painted, 2-pk Polyurethane Matt, flat surface + 800
Matt , Face + Edge profiled + 950
Matt , High Gloss , flat surface + 1100
Matt , Recessed panel + Edge profiled + 1900
High Gloss , Recessed panel + Edge profiled + 3000
Solid Wood With Face and Edge profiles + 5000+

 


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