How Much Does It Cost to Install a Bathroom Vanity?
$300 - $3,800
$300 - $3,800
Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.
Updated June 16, 2022Reviewed by Andy Kilborn, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.
The cost to install a new bathroom vanity ranges from $300 to $3,800, or about $1,500 on average. What you pay depends on factors like whether the vanity is prefabricated or custom-built, countertop material, size dimensions, and if it needs to be installed by pro. For example, some double vanities are the same size as single vanities, but cost more to install because of the additional plumbing and materials that are necessary.
Keep reading to find out how much it costs to install the most common styles of bathroom vanities, as well as all the different elements that can have an impact on price.
The cost to buy a premade vanity ranges from $100 to $2,600. This expense varies based on size, materials used, and added features.
Most premade vanities come with a precut countertop. The top can be the largest factor in the unit's total cost. For example, models with cultured marble may run significantly less than styles with granite, marble slab, or quartz. The table below specifies the various costs for bathroom vanities based on size alone.
|2.5-foot single||$100 – $500|
|4-foot single||$400 – $700|
|5-foot single||$500 – $1,800|
|5-foot double||$550 – $1,900|
|6-foot single||$800 – $2,100|
|6-foot double||$600 – $2,200|
|Larger Double||$1,500 – $2,600|
If the premade vanity you want does not come with a top, it will cost you between $40 and $200 to purchase one individually, whether custom-made or prefabricated. This price typically includes a cultured marble countertop with a built-in sink. Before buying this product, make sure that it will fit with the existing cabinet structure.
Hiring a professional to construct your vanity runs $500 to $2,800. Though there are a variety of factors that influence what you pay, this price range includes construction but not installation. For that, you’ll pay an additional $200 to $1,000 on average. Additionally, custom styles usually require you to pay separately for a top, unlike premade vanities.
Here’s how much you can expect to pay for the various elements of a custom vanity.
Build a custom vanity: $500–$2,800
Countertop materials: $5–$135 per sq. ft.
Cost to hire a plumber to run a water and drain line: $45–$200 per hour
Many pros can design, build and install the cabinet for you, but you may need to arrange for a plumber separately.
The cost for a bathroom vanity top ranges from $5 to $135 per square foot. The price depends on the material, number of sinks, and whether the sinks are built-in or separate.
|Granite||$5 – $60|
|Concrete||$65 – $135|
|Corian||$42 – $65|
|Composite||$75 – $120|
|Porcelain or Ceramic Tile||$6.50 – $19|
The price of granite vanity countertops ranges from $5 to $60 per square foot on average. Homeowners can expect to pay $5 to $15 per square foot for granite tile, and $40 to $60 per square foot for a slab. Although granite is a popular option, its increased sensitivity to moisture absorption does mean that it requires additional care.
Quartz countertops cost $75 on average per square foot. In addition to being stylish, quartz is ideal for bathroom spaces because it’s more moisture-resistant than granite.
Cultured marble countertops cost $65 per square foot on average. This style of countertop is the most common for premade vanities, and it’s more cost-effective, yet just as good-looking, as real-deal marble slabs.
The price of concrete countertops ranges from $65 to $135 per square foot. Concrete presents a trendy look that is hard-wearing and relatively easy to maintain, but the material is much heavier than traditional vanity countertops. Homeowners should confirm that the cabinet structure below can support the weight of this material before making any final decisions.
Stone composite countertops cost $75 to $120 per square foot on average. Like quartz, these countertops mix crushed stone with resins to provide a solid surface that proves to be more durable and easy to maintain than a single slab of rock.
Corian countertops cost $42 to $65 per square foot. Corian is a kind of composite counter material made from a combination of metal and plastic resin. Homeowners like it for its nonporous surface and simple maintenance.
Laminate countertops cost $53 per square foot on average, before installation. Laminate is also a composite countertop material that’s made from a mix of paper, wood, and resin. It’s appreciated for its low price and smooth surface.
The price of a porcelain or ceramic tile countertop runs about $6.50 to $19 per square foot. This breaks down to $0.50 to $10 per square foot for the tiles, plus another $6 to $9 per square foot for materials needed to lay the counter. All in all, it will cost roughly $13 to $28 per square foot to have this type of vanity top installed.
Although the countertop is the most expensive part of both custom and prefabricated vanities, there are a couple of other aspects of the building and installation process that can increase your final bill. “If the new vanity is a different size or depth, it may require adjusting the flooring or trim,” Andrew Kilborn, Expert Review member and Owner of Andy's Handyman, said. “A new vanity could also require repairing the wall.”
Cutting a solid slab to fit the right dimensions with a hole for a sink is typically factored into the total labor expense of your vanity building and installation project. More intricate shapes and edges take longer to complete and cost more as a result. Most contractors source stone countertop materials from a fabricator, and they’ll either have them cut the piece or do it themselves.
The price to install a bathroom sink averages $380, not including the price of the sink itself. The overall cost depends on the type and number of sinks as well as how easy or difficult they are to install. The process includes:
Attaching the sink to the counter surface
Assembling and placing the faucet
Connecting plumbing lines to the sink and faucet
Testing the fixtures for proper function
The cost to install or replace a plumbing line ranges from $358 to $1,994 and is roughly $1,000 on average for new bathroom vanities. Factors like pipe material, size of job, and whether or not old plumbing needs to be removed all determine exactly how much you’ll pay for this project.
In general, larger vanities cost more to build because they require more materials and take longer to complete. While you may be able to spend as little as $300 on a small vanity, larger ones cost $1,000 or more on average because of these additional expenses.
Assemble the cabinets
Cut holes for plumbing
Size counter material to specifications
Adhere top to cabinet
Secure vanity to wall
Install sink and faucet
Removing a non-load-bearing wall costs $300 to $1,000 on average. You may be able to avoid this expense if you can remove pre-existing vanities without damaging the wall behind. But, because most vanities are built directly into the structure, there are instances where you won’t have an option.
The cost to install a vanity backsplash ranges from $1.50 to $30 per square foot, and the overall price depends on the type of material used and the size of the project. Some pre-made vanities already have the backsplash built directly into them.
The cost to adjust flooring and trim for a bathroom vanity ranges from $300 to $1,100 on average.
Replacing a bathroom vanity costs around $665 to $3,300, depending on the services you need. Replacement includes removing and disposing of the old unit, replacing a small section of plumbing if necessary, and installing the new vanity.
The cost to remove a vanity runs $115 to $500. The size of the unit and the countertop material can be the largest factors affecting the price. Larger sizes, especially those with a heavy stone or concrete slab, take longer to dismantle. The removal expense typically includes the disposal of the old unit.
A double vanity costs about $750 to $3,200 for the new unit and installation. If you don't already have the square footage available, you should consider hiring a bathroom remodeler to design and build the space. You will also need to hire a plumber at $45 to $200 per hour to run a new plumbing line to the second sink and move the current line if needed.
Although homeowners should seriously consider hiring a pro for this work because of how much time, energy, and know-how it involves, it is possible to DIY this project for simple designs. Larger or more expensive bathroom vanities may need an expert for accuracy and safety.
Installation runs $200 to $1,000 per vanity. Pro services include careful handling of delicate materials, as well as correct assembly and placement of heavy equipment. It is easy to make big mistakes while installing a solid surface countertop, so you may be better off hiring a bathroom pro near you.
Buying a pre-made vanity with a built-in sink is probably the easiest way to replace your existing design. Many prefabricated units are meant to stand alone and connect easily to your bathroom plumbing. If you can't find one that meets your needs, get a quote from a custom builder.
Installing or replacing a vanity usually involves the following steps:
Evaluating the space for installation needs
Removing and dismantle pre-existing vanity
Assembly, and preparation and positioning of cabinets prepare
Cutting and adhering top to cabinet base
Securing unit to wall
Installing sink and faucet and plumbing
Even if you’re able to complete the majority of these steps on your own, some will need the experienced touch of a pro, like when it comes to installing new plumbing or demolishing an old vanity.
Pre-made vanities can be found in unassembled kits at most home improvement retailers, including Home Depot, Lowe’s, Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Hayneedle, Kohler, Signature Hardware, and more.
Although it is technically possible to install a bathroom vanity a couple inches from the wall, doing this creates a hard-to-reach gap that can be annoyingly difficult to clean. So, while it’s not an absolute must, you’ll make your life a lot easier by installing your new bathroom vanity flush against the wall.
A single vanity can be upgraded to a double vanity, but doing so will often cost more than simply building a brand new double vanity altogether. That’s because it takes additional time, materials, and care to create a second vanity that is cohesive with the original.
The answer to this question depends on your budget and personal preferences, the volume of people in your home, and how much free time you have for upkeep and maintenance.
For example, laminate countertops are low in cost but easy to damage, so they may not be the best choice for a bathroom vanity that sees a lot of traffic. Tile countertops are another low-cost option, but they can be much more difficult to clean than a concrete or composite slab top, so spending a little more upfront may actually save you time in the long run.