How Much Does It Cost to Remove Kitchen Cabinets in Arizona?

Before you remodel your kitchen, you must remove your existing appliances and cabinets. So, how much does it cost to remove kitchen cabinets in Arizona? Your total demolition costs can vary greatly depending on what’s required for the task.  The range for most projects in Arizona is between $200 and $1,400. However,  you can’t know for sure without getting an estimate. 

This guide reviews the factors impacting your cabinet removal costs, finding the right contractor to complete your remodel, and some savings tips.


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Cost Factors for Removing Cabinets 

One potential way to save money on your kitchen remodeling project is to remove your cabinets yourself. If you don’t know what you’re doing, trying to take this on yourself could do more harm than good. When you’re getting quotes from contractors, keep in mind that the following things may affect your price: 

How Your Kitchen Is Set Up 

If your kitchen is set up in a way that forces contractors to spend more time in your home, you’ll pay more simply because of the added labor. Complex configurations include multiple gas lines, numerous appliances that need to be moved, and cabinets with an awkward design.  

Hazardous Materials 

If you own an older home, your kitchen might contain materials that need to be removed with extra caution. For example, if you have asbestos or lead paint, the people doing the work need to protect themselves. The additional personal protection equipment and steps needed to ensure the materials are disposed of responsibly add time and expense. Another thing that may increase your cost is mold, often found when pulling out fixtures in your home.  

How Extensive Is the Job 

Are you simply removing the cabinets, or do you want to remove your countertops and appliances too? If removing the cabinets is part of a more complex remodeling project, removing and disposing of these extra items increases the labor you’re paying for and what it costs to dispose of everything.  

The Size of Your Kitchen 

Larger kitchens require more labor. The amount of time required to complete the demolition process matters because labor is the most significant factor impacting your bottom line. The size and number of your cabinets are also factors because each kitchen has a different number of cabinets. 

Choosing the Right Demolition Contractor 

You should never hire someone to work on your home without receiving multiple estimates. You can take several steps to ensure you’re getting an accurate quote and will be working with honest professionals. 

  1. Obtain quotes from around three contractors to compare prices. When you get a quote, ask specific questions to clarify whether there are any hidden fees or variables that could cost you more. Ask for the estimated labor time, waste removal cost, and added hazardous materials fees. Confirm that the estimate is the price you’re going to pay.
  2. Ask for each contractor’s credentials. Just because a contractor offers you a better price doesn’t mean they’re licensed and insured in Arizona. You may need to pay a little more just to ensure that the people performing the work are trained and qualified. The last thing you want is to need to hire a second contractor to clean up the first one’s mess.  
  3. Don’t be afraid to verify the information. Quality contractors want you to check them out on Google, read customer reviews and check with the BBB to ensure they’re legitimate. They have nothing to hide and can provide referrals from happy customers on demand. 

Regardless of whether you’re hiring someone to install your new kitchen cabinets, you’re free to remove your old cabinets yourself. This is only a good idea if you have experience with DIY home projects and know how to protect yourself if you discover mold, asbestos, or lead in your kitchen. That’s why most people prefer to hire someone else.  

Cabinet Coatings of America is committed to outstanding service. We’ve been family owned and operated since 1996 and know how important it is to choose someone you can trust. We provide honest, upfront prices and will give you expert advice when we complete your free virtual or in-home estimate.  

Finding the Right Cabinet Remodeling Contractor 

In most cases, people prefer to hire the same people to install their new kitchen cabinets because they can get a single quote for their entire remodeling project. You want to ensure that whomever you choose understands your vision for the space, is aware of any potential challenges, and has a clear plan for getting the job done right the first time.


Cabinet Coatings of America offers a same-day, no-obligation quote, and we make sure to include all the factors that affect the cost. We can also give you a free estimate on what it’ll cost to complete your remodeling project if you work with us. We offer accurate quotes on all our work and use the latest technologies and eco-friendly materials.  

Looking to update your cabinets? Fill out our contact form or call 480-641-9611 to have a cabinet expert complete your estimate in-home or through a virtual tour. 

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Chuck Derouen

For 20 plus years chuck has been helping homeowners make decisions on how to bring new life into their kitchens. Most homeowners know what they want but don’t know how to communicate it. When chuck does the in-home consultation he draws from the client and uses his expertise to help them bring their imagination to life (achieve the look they imagine.) Chuck dubs himself a “professional mind maker upper.”

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