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How Much Does a Bathroom Vanity Cost?

 
average costStock Bathroom Vanity: $40-$1,500+high costCustom Bathroom Vanity: $500-$2,800+
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The main piece of furniture in most residential bathrooms is the vanity, which is basically a box with a decorative front and sides, typically 30"-36" high and 18"-24" deep, topped by a counter holding the sink or sinks. The vanity may also contain drawers for additional storage space. Often a visual focal point of the bathroom, vanities are available pre-made (stock), semi-custom (the customer picks from a wide selection of styles, finishes, materials, sizes and storage features) or custom-built (designed from scratch).

Typical costs:

  • Mass-produced stock bathroom vanities at most home improvement or hardware stores start at $40-$150 for a basic single-sink model. They typically cost $200-$800 for an average vanity and can be $900-$1,500 or more depending on size, style, materials and whether it's set up for one or two sinks. These stock vanities, especially the less expensive models, are often made of particle board or medium-density fiberboard with wood veneer, or other inexpensive materials, and may require simple or extensive assembly. Prices also vary depending on whether the countertop or sink are included or sold separately. For example, Home Depot sells a single-sink laminate Glacier Bay Vanity with single front door that is 24" wide, 16.5" deep and 32" high with a cultured-marble countertop, integral sink and 2" backsplash and costs $50, pre-assembled; the pre-assembled single-sink American Classics by RSI White Vanity Cabinet[1] with white wood veneer is 36" wide, 21" deep and 33.5" high and costs $329 for just the cabinet; and the Belle Foret Single Basin Vanity BF80033R[2] is 36" wide, 23" deep and 35" wide, resembles an antique walnut dresser and costs $740-$1,275 for just the cabinet.
  • Semi-custom or custom bathroom vanities from kitchen and bathroom showrooms or cabinet makers can cost $75-$250 a square foot plus possibly another $50-$100 a linear foot for finish work, or $500-$2,800 or more for a typical master bathroom double-sink vanity 6'-8' long The vanities are made to order with medium-grade to premium materials, and delivery can typically take four to six weeks or more.
  • Professional installation of a stock vanity by a handyman or contractor can add $100-$300 or more, raising the average total cost to $300-$1,100. Semi-custom or custom vanities can cost $200-$1,000 or more to install, depending on the complexity of the project, raising total costs to $700-$3,800 or more.
Related articles: Bathroom Cabinetry, Bathroom Countertops, Handyman, Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Addition

What should be included:
  • The vanity should come with all needed cabinet hardware (knobs, pulls, screws and hinges). The components -- vanity, countertop, sink and faucets-- are typically carried in separately and assembled in the bathroom. Large and long vanities are constructed in small individual sections that are put together in the bathroom.
  • Installing a bathroom vanity typically requires disconnecting the old bathroom sink and vanity and hooking up the new ones. Lowe's has a how-to video[3] , and DIYNetwork provides written instructions[4] , estimating that it will be an easy to moderate do-it-yourself project requiring up to half a day.
  • Before installing a new vanity check whether local building codes specify the minimum spaces allowed in a bathroom, like the distance from the vanity cabinet to the toilet. This can affect the width of the vanity cabinet.
Additional costs:
  • High-end knobs and pulls cost $5-$25 each from retailers like Restoration Hardware[5] .
  • If not included, premade vanity countertops start at $20-$150 but can cost $200-$1,000 or more, and bathroom sinks start at $20-$70 but can cost $450-$750 or more; for details see How Much Does a Bathroom Countertop Cost and bathroom sink.
Discounts:
  • ThisOldHouse.com explains how to convert a dresser into a bathroom vanity[6] in about four hours for $200 for a stone countertop plus the cost of the dresser; the project requires moderate do-it-yourself skills, including minor plumbing.
Shopping for a bathroom vanity:
  • There is an incredible variety of sizes and styles of bathroom vanities ranging from traditional to modern, plain to elaborate; browse for appealing styles that will fit the available space. HomePortfolio.com hosts a photo gallery[7] of vanities, and DoItYourself.com offers bathroom vanity ideas[8] , including photos posted by homeowners.
  • A bathroom vanity needs to stand up to heat, humidity, soap scum, toothpaste and more, and provides the only available storage in many residential bathrooms. ThisOldHouse.com provides tips for selecting a bathroom vanity[9] .
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External Resources:
  1.  americanclassicscabinetry.com/bath?c=1&i=435
  2.  www.belleforet.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=174
  3.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb98_FARbRc
  4.  www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-replace-a-bathroom-vanity/index.html
  5.  www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/category/products.jsp?categoryId=cat1512023
  6.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/print/0,,20261384,00.html
  7.  www.homeportfolio.com/listing/bath_vanities.html
  8.  www.diynetwork.com/topics/vanities/index.html
  9.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,218884,00.html
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