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Bathroom Sink Cost


How Much Does a Bathroom Sink Cost?

 
low costFaucets: $20-$70, Up To $450-$750+. Installation $75+average costSinks: $50-$250, Up To $300-$1,000+. Installation $75+
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Replacing pitted or rusty fixtures or an obviously past-its-prime bathroom vanity can give new life to an old room for a relatively low cost or can provide a subtle upgrade that gives a bit of style or pizzazz.

Typical costs:

  • Prices start around $20-$70 for a basic bathroom faucet but can go up to $450-$750 or more for models with brushed nickel or bronze finishes.Designs that can evoke anything from French provincial to Scandinavian designers. Bathtub faucets start around $55-$75 for the basics and go up to $500-$800 or more. BetterHomes&Gardens.com offers a slide show of unusual faucet options priced from $150-$1,450.
  • Installation of a new faucet usually takes a matter of minutes, but depending on the type of access and the level of corrosion, removing the old one can require anywhere from several minutes to several hours. If all goes well, expect to pay a plumber's minimum service charge of $75-$150 for installing a faucet; if things don't go well, it can run $200-$500 or more, depending on the difficulties encountered and if any corroded parts or lines need replacing.
  • A basic drop-in or pedestal sink starts around $50-$250, but can be $300-$1,000 or more for high-end designer models. A small vanity with sink, countertop and faucet starts around $250-$550, but it can run anywhere from $600-$1,200 for a top-of-the-line, fine-furniture version with double sinks and faucets. BetterHomes&Gardens.com displays a slide show of distinctive bathroom sinks ranging in price from $150-$9,000. Most sinks come with the faucet included; on some the faucet is a separate charge, but this lets you choose the one you want.
  • A relatively simple and straightforward pedestal sink or sink-and-vanity installation (faucets included) starts around $75-$250, but can be $300-$600 or more if removal of the old fixtures is difficult, or if pipes or parts need moving or replacing to fit the new setup.
Related articles: Kitchen Sink, Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Countertops, Kitchen Cabinets

What should be included:
  • ThisOldHouse.com gives an overview[1] of the various types of faucets and lists detailed do-it-yourself instructions[2] for replacing a basic bathroom faucet.
  • Installing a new vanity make take a few hours or up to a day. Once the old sink or vanity is removed, it's a good idea to fix up and paint the walls behind it before installing the new model. It's important that the new cabinet be leveled and caulked and that all plumbing connections be sealed tight. Reader's Digest gives step-by-step instructions for installing a pedestal sink or a basic sink and vanity. Typically this type if do-it-yourself project can be accomplished in a single weekend.
Additional costs:
  • Do-It-Yourself installation tools and supplies might run $20-$50 if you don't have everything on hand.
Shopping for a bathroom sink:
  • Major faucet and sink manufacturers include American Standard[3] , Kohler[4] , Moen[5] , Price Pfister, and TotoUSA.
  • Most handymen can replace a faucet, but if there are any complications (such as replacing or re-routing pipes) it can be better to hire a licensed plumber to install a sink. Plumber referrals are available through The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association[6] ; or ask for recommendations from family, friends, or clerks in the local plumbing supply or hardware stores.
  • For a complex project, get more than one estimate. Request and check references, and be sure the plumber is properly bonded, insured and licensed in your state[7] and whether there are any complaints listed with the Better Business Bureau[8] .
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Replaced vanity, sink top, valves and lines...
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: Jessica Morgan in Moultrie, GA.Posted: November 8th, 2015 10:11PM
Bought used vanity and sink top that had a bigger overhang by 1". He removed old vanity, put in new valves and lines since they had to be cut anyway???), to install new vanity. moved a mirror, changed out light fixture too and did tile work around sink and wall about 6" or so. Not very skilled on his finishing touches or leveling stuff. My house is not that off in one corner! Vanity was crooked and many other places were due to carelessness. Charged me $500 for 11 hours work. Not a fair price for quality of work I received, especially since the re-do time should have been on him for screwing it up in the first place. Will use Home Depot vs independent contractor next time!
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Replaced Bathroom Faucetq
Amount: $575.00
Posted by: a user in Shamong, NJ.Posted: February 29th, 2012 10:02AM
Cost of faucet - $100. Plumbers invoice - $475. Spent 4 hours to remove pedestal from wall, cut nuts & washers due to corrosion, replaced old faucet and reinstalled pedestal sink.

I never would have thought that installing a faucet would cost $475.
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Basic Vanity
Amount: $128.00
Posted by: first time homeowner in Campbell, CA.Posted: May 25th, 2010 05:05AM
We replaced an old, ugly vanity when we removed the asbestos underneath the flooring in our half bath. Because the room is very small, we got just a 24" basic pre-assembled bathroom vanity for just $128 at Home Depot.
I was extremely pleased with this purchase -- it looked so much better than the old one (a clean, simple white) for a nice price. The faucet was $48, and the plumber installed the faucets, p-trap and even drilled the vanity into the right spot in the wall for about $200. So the total was about $378 including the vanity cabinet w/sink, faucets, installation and plumbing parts.
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Replaced whole countertop w/LG HiMac (sim to Corian)
Amount: $1,011.00
Posted by: first time homeowner in Campbell, CA.Posted: May 25th, 2010 04:05AM
Our old sink was laid onto the counter, then tiled over, so the only way to replace the old decrepit sink and leaky faucet was to remove the entire countertop. We replaced it with LG Hi-Mac (it's similar to Corian -- we were planning to get Corian, but discovered one of the Hi-Mac colors better fit our bathroom). The total cost was $1,011 including the countertop (about 5' long), a built-in integral sink, coved edges (no more grooves or edges to clean!), and removal of the old countertop/sink.
We bought a nice faucet for about $100 at Home Depot, and, due to some complications, the plumber took about 2 hours to install it/reconnect the p-trap. So total expenses added up to about $1,360. The coved edges + integral sink options added to the cost.
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Replace Bathroom Faucet
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: a user in Riverside, CA.Posted: March 30th, 2010 08:03PM
Plumber cost to remove old faucet and replace new one: $145

Cost of new faucet from Lowe's: $50
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