Finishing up the door replacement part of our remodel and want to run some costs by everyone and see what your thoughts are. Expensive to me, but maybe a pro could justify this...or looking for another shop/installer.
Received quotes for 15 new interior doors, 2-0 to 3-0 by 8-0 sizes. Solid core flush doors in quartersawn walnut. 5 swing, 2 pocket, 8 bifold. New jambs on swing and pocket doors...new track and hardware on the pocket doors as well. Jambs are a standard applied-stop design.
Local shop is making the doors by veneering over MDF Hardboard base door. New jambs and casing from hardwood (3/4" x 4 1/2"). Bifold doors need no casing or jambs.
Doors with finishing are $980/ea. Jambs and casing with finishing are $600/ea. Install is $525/ea (includes removing and disposing of existing slabs and jambs...no re-framing needed, even on the pockets).
All together this seems high to me, especially the install labor (well, everything seems high).
Considering hardware is additional beyond the above costs ($200/ea swing door for levers and locks, $350/ea pocket door for new track and pulls/locks, $250/ea bifold for new track and pulls).
Yes, the sliding door hardware is expensive...using Ducasse since I want quality and don't ever want to have problems like the current HD-special track/carriages. All levers and pulls are stainless...makes the wife happy and really does match the rest of the "decor". I should note the pocket door install does not include patching sheetrock where some is removed to replace the track.
Any thoughts? The shop is non-negotiable on any of the above costs, but I do have the option of telling them "no thanks", or using someone else for installing. We have another quote for the same doors, but from an out-of-state shop. With $2,100 in freight included, they are at $14,250 for the above 15 doors, but no hardware or install costs in that number. As you can see above, the local shop is at $23,000+ for the same line items.