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.
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 2019
The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors'
experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content
Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.