2020 Kitchen appliances installation prices

All prices and remodeling costs revised and updated for 2020

Read about remodeling costs and estimating labor expenses first

How much does it cost to install kitchen appliances?

Cost to install kitchen appliances very from $55 to $195 per appliance or from $340 to $605 for basic installation of refrigerator, stove, microwave oven and dishwasher.

After kitchen cabinets are installed it is a time to install kitchen appliances. If those appliances were bought from a local retailer usually you will be offered delivery and installation as well. Even if you find a good deal with a free local delivery you might need to pay extra for the installation. Also you can hire an independent professional installer to do the work. Some of the appliances are easy to install as a do it yourself project, but some due to weight or size might be not an option to install by self. Usually a local handyman with a helper will cost you much less than to hire a contractor or let the store do it. Also due to huge variety of appliances available on the market installation prices will vary significantly.

Kitchen appliances installation cost comparison chart1
Appliances type
Average installation cost2
Refrigerator installation
$95 - $140
Under-counter wine cooler installation
$60 - $85
Compact under-counter fridge installation
$75 - $90
Electric stove installation
$70 - $135
Gas stove installation
$85 - $150
Built-in cabinet oven installation
$95 - $165
Electric or gas cooktop installation
$65 - $155
Range hood installation
$120 - $215
Built-in cabinet microwave installation
$55 - $105
Cabinet under mounted microwave installation
$65 - $130
Built-in coffee machine (24” wide)
$90 - $125
Warming drawer (24”, 27”, 30” or 36” wide)
$115 - $160
Dishwasher installation
$125 - $230
Garbage disposal installation
$95 - $165

1 Prices in the chart estimated based on installation of 4 appliances minimum (normally a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and over-the-range microwave). Kitchen appliance installation costs are for labor only and exclude any materials expenses. Redoing plumbing, rough-in electrical, gas lines and ducts work will be calculated as extra fees and quoted separately. Also if it is build-in appliances openings must be already exact, otherwise expect additional charges for the preparation work.


2 Installation or replacement of single appliance, for example a microwave oven only, will be priced based on minimum charge for the same day service and depending on hourly rate might vary from $160 to $270.

What will be the cost to replace kitchen appliances?

Prices for replacement of a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave oven or range hood will be 30% - 45% higher in comparison with installation only.

Some additional materials might be necessary to purchase while replacing the appliances what can increase total cost of replacement. Cost to install a dishwasher can go up to $300 including the labor and expenses for basic materials such as replacement kit (new house, elbows and gaskets).

Contractor will normally offer better deal on labor if kitchen appliances installation is a part of a whole kitchen remodeling project and the cost per each appliance installed can be estimated at 10% - 15% cheaper.

ComEd currently offers $50 rebate for old working refrigerators and $25 for freezers. It is money wise to schedule a free pick up of your fridge of freezer and get extra cash if you are a ComEd customer. Plus ComEd offering rebates on many Energy Star appliances such as clothes washers, electric closes driers water dispensers and others.

While considering decreasing the cost of installation and completing the work as do it yourself project never over- or underestimate your ability. If all the wiring already in place high chances majority of homeowners could easily plug electric cord into the outlet and slide refrigerator or electric oven into the place. At the same time, connecting water lines to the fridge or attaching power supply line and drain for dishwasher might be challenging task without basic knowledge.

How much did you spend or think it is a fair price to pay for kitchen appliances installation?


* The numbers are a general idea what expect to pay for a particular remodeling project. The data was analyzed based on hundreds of home improvement projects, but on the national scale it is NOT enough to say the accuracy is high. Exact labor cost will be estimated only after contractor or installer inspects the area.