How Much Does Sink Installation Cost?

Typical Range:

$216 - $628

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Updated July 18, 2022

Reviewed by Andy Kilborn, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

How Much Does Sink Installation Cost?

Including labor, it costs $421 on average to install a new sink, with most homeowners paying between $216 and $628. From the low end to the high end, costs could range from $200 to $1,700 or more. Project prices depend on the type of sink and the amount of labor needed.

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National Average $421
Typical Range $216 - $628
Low End - High End $100 - $1,500

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 1,136 HomeAdvisor members.

Sink Installation Cost by Room

The cost to install a sink can vary depending on whether you’re putting it in the kitchen or the bathroom. Kitchen sinks generally cost more than bathroom sinks of the same material, simply because they’re larger.

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, farmhouse, and 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, which will increase if your new sink is a different shape than your existing sink. 

It won’t take much to modify a laminate countertop, but if you have a solid surface or stone countertop, expect to pay an additional $100 to $300 to modify it.

Bathroom Sink Cost

Installing a new bathroom sink costs between $580 and $2,000. If your sink is fine but your faucet needs replacing, a new faucet installation costs $250. Check with a plumber near you to see what they recommend; it could save you some money.

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–$300

  • Sink debris disposal: $20–$300

Cost to Install a Sink by Type

When it comes to sink types, you have a wide array to choose from. Kitchen sink types include drop-in, farmhouse, undermount, and others. Bathroom sinks come in models like pedestal, vanity top, console, and more. 

"Sink installation can be a quick job or get much more complex depending on your situation," says handyperson and Expert Board Review member Andrew Kilborn. "Swapping out a sink for a similar one is usually fairly straightforward. Changing to a different shape or style, or adding a new location for a sink will add complexity, and therefore cost."

Sink TypeCost including installation
Drop-in$240–$950
Utility$200–$500
Corner$480–$1,350
Vessel$250–$2,000
Undermount$240–$1,500
Wall mount$250–$1,050
Pedestal$300–$1,100
Console$400–$1,250
Farmhouse$1,000–$4,000

Drop-In Sink

Kitchen drop-in sinks usually cost between $260 and $1,250 for the sink and installation. For bathroom drop-in sinks, the cost ranges from $240 to $950, including installation. Drop-in sinks are models that insert easily into the countertop with a rim that extends around the edge of the basin on all sides.

Utility Sink

Installing a utility sink usually costs between $200 and $500, including installation. That cost does not include installing new plumbing lines; with new plumbing line installation, the cost could run as high as $3,000. Utility sinks are deep to allow for scrubbing without splashing, and are usually installed in laundry rooms, mudrooms, or basements.

Corner Sink

The cost to install a corner sink generally runs between $480 and $1,350 with installation. You can expect to find corner sinks in smaller kitchens, and they sometimes include an integrated cutting board. In bathrooms, corner sinks are also used for space-saving, either wall hung or mounted on a pedestal.

Vessel Sink

Vessel sink installation in a bathroom typically costs between $250 and $2,000, including installation. Named for their boat-like appearance, vessel sinks sit on top of the counter and are made of metal, porcelain, glass, or stone. 

Undermount Sink

The cost to install an undermount sink in either a kitchen or bathroom averages $250 to $1,500. Undermount sinks, as their name suggests, are mounted underneath the countertop and sealed in place with caulk or epoxy. These sinks are popular because they are easier to clean than rimmed sinks, which can catch debris on their edges.

Wall-Mount Sink

Wall-mount sinks, most commonly installed in bathrooms, cost between $250 and $1,050. Porcelain is the material most frequently used for wall-mount sinks, and they come in both contemporary and traditional styles. Wall sinks are supported by the wall via a stud and a frame, and can be integrated into wall-mounted countertops.

Pedestal Sink

The cost to install a pedestal sink is between $300 and $1,100. Pedestal sinks stand on their own, separate from any countertop. Though it looks like the pedestal sink is supported by its base, the wall actually takes the majority of the weight. Pedestal sinks are usually used in traditional style decor.

Console Sink

Usually found in bathrooms, console sink installation runs between $400 and $1,250. A large sink top with legs, console sinks can be wall-mounted or supported by the legs. They’re usually made of porcelain and have some countertop area. 

Farmhouse Sink

Farmhouse sinks usually cost an average of $1,000 to $4,000, including installation. Also known as apron-front sinks, farmhouse models are bigger and have a large face that is exposed instead of hidden by the front of cabinets. 

These sinks can be undermount or flush with the counter, and are trickier to install because they need the expertise of both a plumber and a cabinet installer.

Sink costs compared by 8 material types, with porcelain sinks ranging $90 to $1,500
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New Sink Price by Material

The material plays a big part in how much your new sink will cost. All costs below include installation.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel sinks usually average $200 to $1,500. 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

Composite sinks usually cost between $300 and $600, and are one of the most cost-effective options. 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

A very durable material, cast iron sinks usually run from $300 to $900. 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

The cost to install a quartz sink averages between $800 and $1,200. Made to match quartz countertops, these sinks are a sleek and aesthetically appealing option. One downside: Dark quartz shows scratches.

Glass

With installation, glass sinks usually cost an average of $400 to $2,000. These sinks are most commonly installed in bathrooms, usually as a vessel style because some plumbing codes prohibit glass sinks below the countertop line. Glass is a versatile material that comes in a variety of colors and designs.

Copper

The cost to install a copper sink is typically $400 to $4,000. Copper sinks are popular for both kitchens and bathrooms, and can be apron front, drop-in, undermount, or vessel style. The finish on copper changes over time—areas that are not touched darken, and areas that are touched frequently get lighter. Copper sinks require specific cleaners and should be waxed occasionally.

Granite

Granite sinks generally cost $600 to $2,500 for the sink and installation. Pure granite sinks can be used in kitchens or bathrooms and come in a variety of styles, most frequently vessels and farmhouse. The other type of sink is granite composite, which looks like granite but doesn’t require the same sealing process that pure granite does. Granite composite sinks are usually undermount style and installed in kitchens.

Porcelain

Generally, porcelain sinks cost between $90 and $1,500 to install. Porcelain sinks usually go in bathrooms; in kitchens, sinks that look like porcelain are typically cast iron with a porcelain overlay. 

A versatile material, porcelain sinks come in a variety of styles, including pedestal, drop-in, console, undermount, and wall-hung. Porcelain sinks are available in various color and design choices as well.

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DIY Sink Installation vs. Hiring a Pro

With so many installation expenses to consider, it's tempting to choose the most affordable plumber you can find, or attempt installation yourself. But 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, a contractor for cabinets, and a handyperson to cut the countertops if modifications are necessary.

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 four 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.

What is the standard size of a kitchen sink?

While kitchen sink sizes can range from a width of 24 to 36 inches, the most common widths are 30 inches for a single bowl and 33 to 36 inches for a double bowl. The standard depth of a kitchen sink is 8 to 10 inches, and they are usually 22 inches from front to back.

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.

A vessel sink is a distinctive home décor choice that is especially appropriate for spa-like bathrooms, and is 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.

How long does it take to install a sink?

The time to install a kitchen sink with plumbing usually runs between two to three hours, but can be less if you already have the plumbing available. Bathroom sinks usually take the same amount of time, with the exception of pedestal or wall-hung sinks, which could take longer depending on the complexity of the project.

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