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How Much Does Sink Installation Cost?

Typical Range: $217 - $586

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Cost to Install Sink

Including labor, it costs $397 on average to install a new sink, with most homeowners paying between $217 and $586. From the low end to high end, costs could range from $100 to $1,100 or more. Project prices depend on the type of sink and amount of labor needed.

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National Average $397
Typical Range $217 - $586
Low End - High End $100 - $1,225

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Kitchen Sink Cost

With labor, a new kitchen sink averages $390 but costs could run up to $2,000, depending on the style.

Installation costs, including fixtures and labor, also vary depending on the style of sink, the complexity of the job and the contractor. Undermount and farmhouse or apron front kitchen sinks typically cost the most; a drop-in, self-rimming or bar style costs the least.

Cost to Replace Kitchen Sink

Most homeowners spend between $220 and $560 to have a sink added or replaced. Expect to pay anywhere from $30 to $130 to remove your existing sink, including disposal. This will factor into your total replacement costs.

Kitchen Sink Price

Without installation, kitchen sinks range from $60 to $2,000 or more. There are several types of sinks to choose from:

Kitchen Sink TypeCost (w/o installation)Notes
Bar$110 - $500Smaller than regular kitchen sinks, often serve as a second sink.
Drop-in/self-rimming$60 - $500Inserts easily into the countertop with a rim that extends around the edge of the basin on all sides.
Undermount$170 - $2,000Mounts under the countertop and seals to prevent leaking.
Farmhouse/Apron$360 - $2,000Requires more in-depth installation, has a wide front panel that drops down over the edge of the countertop.
Photo courtesy of Carlisle Classic Homes, LLC in Seattle, WA
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Cost to Install Bathroom Sink and Faucet

Installing a new bathroom sink costs between $440 and $660. If your sink is fine but your faucet needs replacing, new faucet installation costs $250. Check with a plumber near you to see what they recommend; it could save you a couple hundred dollars.

Cost to Replace Bathroom Sink

Replacing a bathroom sink (and putting in a new one) costs between $480 and $760 on average. Since removing an existing sink requires more labor, it’s good to expect more costs:

  • Existing sink removal: $20-$70
  • Sink debris disposal: $20-$25

Bathroom Sink Cost

Without labor, a bathroom sink typically costs between $40 and $300 but could cost up to $2,500 or more. On average, homeowners pay around $190 for a sink but prices depend on the material and style of the sink you choose.

DimensionsMaterialSink TypePrice
10.25 x 16.5 inchesPorcelainDrop-in$40
19.25 x 16.25 inchesVitreous chinaUndermount$85
15 x 19 inchesVitreous chinaPedestal$160
6.125-inch diameterWhite glassVessel$215
22.5 x 16 inchesComposite with wheat finishUndermount$200
17.5 x 17.5 inchesCast iron with blue finishDrop-in$390
27.875 x 16.188 inchesGlassDrop-in$2,860
Photo courtesy of TGI HomeCrafters, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ

Average Cost of Sink Drain Installation

Installing a new sink drain ranges from $230 to $300, including labor. However, if you’re having issues with your drain you might only need a repair, which could cost less. The average cost to repair a clogged drain is $220.

Garbage Disposal

A new garbage disposal costs between $80 to $720. Your price depends on whether you go with a continuous feed (most common) or batch feed disposal. Batch feeds are typically more expensive.

Cost to Install Pedestal Sink

The cost to install a pedestal sink is between $330 and $730 with about $210 of your costs going towards installation.

Pedestal sinks stand on their own, separate from any countertop. They were popular in the early 1900s and gained popularity again recently. Though it looks like the pedestal sink is supported by its base, the wall actually takes the majority of the weight.

Photo courtesy of Alicia Carter in Moorpark, CA
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Utility Sink Cost

Putting in a utility sink averages between $40 and $200. Since utility sinks are not chosen for their design or style, they cost a lot less than more decorative styles.

Sink Prices by Material

The material plays a big part in how much your new sink will cost. Stainless steel or composite are the most cost-effective; quartz and solid surface is the priciest.

  • Stainless steel ($100-$800): Simple and versatile, this is a common go-to for kitchens, where the sink easily matches with stainless steel appliances. Though stainless steel is easy to clean, it does show water spots and may scratch.
  • Composite ($300-$600): This material is durable and chip-resistant. Though the color of composite sinks extends throughout the material, scratches may still show on darker surfaces.
  • Cast iron ($300-$900): One of the most durable materials, cast iron is typically finished with hard porcelain enamel. Though cast iron is easy to clean and long-lasting, the finish can chip over time. Cast iron sinks are also extremely heavy.
  • Quartz ($800-$1,200): Made to match quartz countertops, these sinks are a sleek and aesthetically appealing option. One downside: dark quartz shows scratches.
  • Solid surface ($2,100-$4,300): This material is extremely durable, and since it’s color extends through the entire sink, scratches don't show easily. Solid surface sinks don’t tolerate heat well and may crack from heavy impact. They require professional installation, along with a solid surface countertop. Solid surface materials can range from $25 to $50 per square foot.

DIY Sink Installation vs. Hire a Plumbing Company

With so many installation expenses to consider, it's tempting to choose the most affordable plumber you can find, or attempt installation yourself. Installing a new sink is no small task, so it's best left to the professionals. In addition to hiring a plumber, you may also need an electrician for remodeling that includes electric fixtures, and a contractor for cabinets.

Don't skimp on a new sink installation. This is a home fixture you'll likely keep for decades and one that can add great value to your home.

FAQs

How much does a plumber charge to install a kitchen sink?

Plumbing rates range from $45 to $200 per hour and it will typically take around 4 hours to install a kitchen sink. For an average installation and materials, a plumber might charge between $220 and $560.

How much does a kitchen sink cost?

Prices for kitchen sinks vary, ranging from $60 to $2,000 or higher. However, most homeowners spend around $200 for a standard model.

How much does a bathroom sink cost?

Bathroom sinks can cost anywhere from $40 to $6,000, not including installation. While a standard model usually costs about $190, there are multiple designs available that range dramatically in price.

Vessel sinks are a distinctive home décor choice that's especially appropriate for spa-like bathrooms, typically priced between $400 and $5,000. An average porcelain model might cost as low as$40. How much you pay depends on the style and material you go with.

How much does it cost to install a single bathroom sink and toilet?

The cost to install a toilet is $380 on average, ranging from $220 to $530. With an additional sink installation, expect to pay at least $440 but costs could be up to $1,090 or more.

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