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Finish
Standard
A basic stainless steel package w/34" side x side refrigerator, dishwasher, electric range, and microwave hood +$3,200.00 (includes delivery and installation)
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Mid-level
Mid-level package includes 36" french door refrigerator, dishwasher, gas or electric range or gas/electric combo range and microwave hood or stand alone exhaust hood
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High end
High end package includes a 36" counter depth premium refrigerator, dishwasher, gas/electric cooktop, wall oven/microwave combo, and stand alone exhaust hood
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Ultra-luxury
Built in refrigerator-free standing 48" gas/electric range with dual ovens or 48" gas/electric cooktop and dual wall ovens, large stand alone hood, built in microwave and at least one of the following trash compactor, warning drawer, second dishwasher. (Upper end brans like Viking, Wolf, Sub-zero, Miele, etc.)
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info icon Installation here is defined as the delivery and removal of old appliances -installation to existing electric/plumbing and exhaust connections- no new services are included (i.e you purchased a gas range but only have an electrical connection)
 
What is the average cost to install a kitchen appliance?

The average cost of a kitchen appliance installation is approximately $180, with most homeowners spending between $110 and $280. This amount significantly declines or increases depending on whether you’re opting for high-end kitchen appliances or low-cost appliances that do not require complex installations. Where you purchase the items from also affects the price.

How do appliance installation costs vary?

The total cost to install kitchen appliances takes into account a number of factors, including the type of kitchen appliances, brand value, features, quality, finish, whether they are luxury appliances or basic appliances, and the level of difficulty of the installation.

The cost of installation for a stove cooktop or double oven, for instance, will be on the cheaper side. Small, easy-to-install appliances such as a slide-in electric range might cost even less. The more complicated the appliances, the higher the installation costs for modifying electrical, plumbing or gas work.

Other cost factors include your zip code, local labor costs, seasonal wage fluctuations, transportation costs and other finishing details.

How do basic appliances, high-end appliances, and luxury kitchen appliances differ?

While all kitchen appliances do their bit to add functionality to your kitchen, there are different finish levels that affect their overall performance. For example, a basic stove burner will have 7,000 BTUs (the heat given off by the burner) while a high-end range will have 15,000 BTUs. The more BTUs your stove has, the faster a pot of water will boil.

Therefore the higher the level, the better that appliance’s performance will be. Other areas where appliances differ are design, aesthetic value, reliability, brand value, features, level of noise and, of course, the cost.

DIY vs hiring a pro: Which is better?

When you buy new appliances through a home improvement or furniture store, the installation is often included in the price. If that’s not the case, then you should plan on hiring a licensed pro to make sure that your new appliances are properly installed. Unless you’re an expert in dealing with appliances, you should not attempt a DIY.

Keep in mind that any incorrect appliance installation can void the warranty – leaving you with appliance repair costs amounting to $200 on average. It can also cause damage to your kitchen or home due to overloaded circuits or improperly installed ductwork.

Furthermore, faulty water lines can lead to flooding – meaning expensive water damage repair bills. It’s always a wise decision to hire a professional installer and follow all the safety tips for appliances.

Before you hire a contractor to help you with the appliance installation, it’s best to get an estimate on how much the project will cost you.

What are the common types of kitchen appliances?

As mentioned above, the installation costs vary according to appliance type. Each kitchen appliance comes with its own considerations. Here’s a list of some of the most common kitchen appliances with their average costs.

Appliance Type Average Appliance Price Installation Cost
Refrigerators $400 to $3,000 $150 to $250
Microwaves $200 to $500 $120 to $200
Dishwashers $450 to $700 $200 to $500
Stove and range $600 to $2,000 $100 to $200
Range hood $200 to $3,000 $350 to $600

Let’s further break down these costs below.

Dishwasher installation costs

The actual cost depends on whether it’s a new installation or a replacement. If you’re replacing your old dishwasher, the installation will probably require only minor adjustments. These could include modifying countertops, wiring or plumbing. The total labor costs for such a remodeling runs between $150 and $480, with most homeowners paying around $300.

If you’re getting a new dishwasher installed, the costs could run between $175 and $530 for labor. The reason is that the installation may involve new wiring, plumbing, a dedicated circuit, a water line and other customizations.

Refrigerator costs

Refrigerator installations typically range from $150 to $250. A refrigerator, especially one without an automatic ice maker, is easy enough to install. You only need to worry about fitting your new appliance in the designated area and ensuring that the plug is compatible with your electric outlet.

If you opt for a refrigerator model with an integrated water dispenser and ice maker, you'll need to factor in a water line hookup, too. Such an installation will cost you around $150. A built-in fridge installation will cost you approximately $300.

You’ll probably also need to pay an additional cost for customizing your cabinetry. That amount could be $500 to $1,200 per linear foot.

Stove, range hood and oven costs

Stove, range and oven installations cost $100 to $200 on average. The price is significantly more if you switch from one type to another. For example moving from an electric stove to a gas one will cost you anywhere between $280 and $800. Keep in mind that installing a cooktop or oven may require countertop or cabinet alterations in your kitchen.

When it comes to electric stoves, you can expect to pay between $100 and $200 for labor alone. You also need to budget in $50 to $100 per hour for an electrician if the installation requires any electrical adjustments.

A typical oven installation ranges between $100 and $300 if you choose to place it in the existing location. Any retrofitting will require altering your countertop and cabinetry, and will cost you extra. Most combo units cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

When it comes to range hood installation costs, you can expect to pay $250 to $600. Wall units as well as island hoods range from $200 to $3,000. Of course, high-end appliances can cost as much as $7,000. Labor charges are generally $85 per hour.

Microwave installation costs

Before choosing a microwave, give some thought to where you will want to place it. If you intend to set it on a counter, you don’t have to worry much about the size. If you plan to mount it over your stove, however, you must ensure that the microwave you choose fits into the space you have.

Over-the-range microwave installations cost $100 to $200. Installation of ductwork will be an additional $200 or more.

Other kitchen appliances

Apart from the appliances above, you’ll also need a few more kitchen appliances. Some of these include:

  • Kitchen exhaust fans: The installation costs $250 to $550.
  • Washer and dryer: The setting up costs $50 to $1200.
  • Smart home appliances cost 20% to 50% more than their regular counterparts.
Why should you estimate the cost of your appliance replacement or installation?

There could be many reasons why home dwellers contemplate appliance replacement or upgrading to a better model. It could be as simple as wanting to buy an appliance that’s large enough to satisfy the needs of a growing family or wanting more energy-efficient appliances

As you buy new appliances to update your home or replace defunct units with those with more advanced features, you need to know how much of an investment you require for this home renovation. Estimating the cost of appliance installation is easier when you know which factors to consider.

An estimate will help you organize your home improvement project and effectively manage costs.

Acquiring a free estimate will help you create a realistic budget – getting you quality work at a fair price. It’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.

How does Kukun’s appliance installation cost estimator help you?

Getting an estimate through Kukun’s appliance installation cost estimator is easy. Just follow the steps below to get your personalized total remodel cost in minutes!

1. Select the type of finish from these options:

  • Standard
  • Mid-level
  • High-level
  • Ultra-luxury

2. Enter your property details

Enter the full address to also get the return on investment (ROI)/recoup value of your house or just your zip code to get the renovation cost estimate.

And there you go – an estimate for your appliance installation cost is ready!

With this free estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.

Moreover, you can:

  • Explore each contractor's profile
  • Check out their online reviews
  • View all their previous permit details
The best way to install or replace an appliance? Always plan ahead

It’s very important that you plan your remodeling well in advance. Here are some tips to make the process easy and quick:

  • Determine the right appliances for your needs.
  • Check with the home improvement store to see if it offers free installation for their appliances.
  • Work with a licensed appliance installer. DO NOT attempt complex installations yourself. It might void the guarantee.
  • Enlist the help of a carpenter if you need to make adjustments in your kitchen space for the new appliances. Hire an electrician for any new wiring.
  • Keep in mind that a professional finish (as compared to a DIY project) goes a long way in adding to the beauty and value of your home.
  • Make sure that you know the exact dimensions of the appliances and your kitchen in order to fit them in
  • Make sure you comply with building codes for major structural changes.
  • Inquire about disposal fees if you're replacing an old appliance.
  • Look for companies that offer kitchen appliance packages at a lesser cost and keep an eye out for off-season sales.
  • Set a realistic budget for the cost of new kitchen appliances and their installations. Always include leeway for some surprise costs. According to experts, you should add 20% extra to your existing budget.
  • Get a written contract from your contractor with a warranty or guarantee and details about the payment process

These steps will help you avoid unexpected hassles and issues, and make your appliance installation project run smoothly.