By Gene and Katie Hamilton
Upgrade the interior of your kitchen cabinet with a rollout storage shelf, and you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. When you don't have to get down on your hands and knees and use a flashlight to see what's buried in the back, you'll be pleased with this one-hour wonder of an improvement. You'll impose order on the chaos and maximize the space with a project you can complete yourself even if you're new to doing it yourself.
An array of these storage components made of chrome or epoxy-coated enamel are sold in home centers and online. Here's a link to Rev-a-shelf, a manufacturer of cabinet hardware and accessories.
To install a chrome cabinet insert that pulls out on a sliding track, a carpenter will charge $140, which includes the material and labor. This is such a small project you may have trouble finding someone to do the job. If you decide to hire someone, make a list of other similar quick fixes to make it worth the visit.
You can buy and install the insert, which includes the screws to secure it, for $80, saving 42 percent. To do it yourself, you'll need a measuring tape, drill and screwdriver. The most difficult and dreaded part of this job is emptying the cabinet and finding a place to put the stuff while you work on the interior.
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That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to install a cabinet rollout lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor. To customize the cost to where you live add your ZIP Code in the cost box.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020