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How Much Does It Cost To Install Or Replace A Faucet?

$120 – $300 Labor Cost To Install
$200 – $600 Average Total Cost (New Faucet + Install)

The average cost to install a kitchen faucet is $120 to $250, and the cost to replace a bathroom or bathtub faucet is $150 to $400. Home Depot and Lowe's faucet installation costs $119 and up. The cost to install a bathroom or kitchen sink and faucet combo is $400 to $1,000.

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Reviewed on September 9, 2020, by Tom Grupa and 8 Expert Plumbers on HomeGuide.

Faucet Installation Cost

Faucet installation costs $120 to $300 on average, including removing and replacing an old faucet and adjusting the water lines. The labor cost to install or replace a kitchen, bathroom, or bathtub faucet is $45 to $150 per hour, with plumbers charging for an hour or two. Faucet prices alone average $100 to $350.

Faucet Installation Cost - Chart

Faucet Replacement Cost
Location Average Cost To Replace
Kitchen Faucet $120 – $250
Bathroom Faucet $130 – $350
Bathtub Faucet $150 – $400
Outdoor Faucet $50 – $150
Install Sink & Faucet $400 – $1,000

*Install labor only. Old, broken, or faucets rusted in place cost more to remove. When replacing, new holes may need drilling or a plate may be installed to cover the existing holes.

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Quick Facts

  • DIY installs are possible if it only involves removing the old faucet and installing a replacement.
  • A handyman costs less than a plumber, but handymen are typically not licensed or insured and can only handle basic replacement jobs.
  • Any faucet that's over 15 years old, rusty, or has problems such as dripping, leaking, a broken sprayer, or weak water flow needs replacing.
  • Replacing a faucet takes about an hour on average. Hooking up a new sink and drain, in addition to replacing a faucet, takes about two hours.
  • To save on install costs, buy a faucet that works with the existing sink holes and plumbing setup.

Average Cost To Install A Faucet

Average Cost To Install A Faucet - Chart

Average Cost To Install A Faucet
National Average Cost $185
Minimum Cost $90
Maximum Cost $500
Average Range $120 to $300

Cost To Install A Kitchen Faucet

The average cost to install a kitchen faucet is $120 to $250 for labor only and between $250 and $600 for the faucet, materials, and labor. Prices depend on the type of faucet, features, drilling, old faucet removal, adjusting water lines, and if the countertop needs drilling.

Cost To Install A Kitchen Faucet - Chart

Cost To Install Kitchen Faucet
Item Average Cost
Kitchen Faucet $130 – $350
Remove Old Faucet* $30 – $100
Installation Labor $120 – $250
Total Cost To Install $250 – $600

*Old faucet removal may be included in the labor at no extra charge and does not apply to new installations.

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Cost To Replace Kitchen Faucet

The average cost to replace a kitchen faucet is $150 to $350 for labor only. Prices depend on the type of faucet, accessibility, and difficulty in removing and disposing of the old faucet.

New Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Installed

Cost To Install Kitchen Sink and Faucet

The average cost to install a kitchen sink and faucet is $400 to $950 for labor only. A kitchen sink and faucet combo costs $250 to $2,000 on average, without installation. Prices depend on the bowl size, sink shape, brand, features, and complexity to install.

Cost To Install Kitchen Sink and Faucet
Item Average Cost
Kitchen Sink & Faucet Combo $250 – $2,000
Installation Labor $400 – $950
Total Cost To Install $650 – $2,950

Kitchen Faucet Prices

New kitchen faucet prices range from $130 to $350 on average, without installation. Prices depend on the brand, type (single handle, pull down, bar, bridge, pot filler), materials, features (touch, soap dispenser, lighting), and mount location.

Kitchen Faucet Prices By Type
Type Price Range Features
Monobloc / Single Handle $40 – $500 Single-hole or single-lever, optional pull-down or side-mounted spray.
Double Handle $40 – $500 Two levers for hot and cold water with precise temperature control.
Pull Down / Pull Out $80 – $700 Spray head pulls out or detaches and pulls down for additional reach.
Bar / Prep $60 – $400 Made for a smaller sink in a bar or preparation area.
Wall Mounted $100 – $800 Installed to a wall and extends outward for greater flexibility.
Pot Filler $150 – $500 Deck or wall-mounted with movable arm installed above a stove to fill large pots.
Touchless / Motion Control $150 – $600 Faucet turns on by touching the cabinet's toe kick or sensing hand movement.
Bridge $150 – $1,000 Has a single horizontal bar connecting the two handles and the faucet.
Industrial $100 – $1,000 Large, single lever faucet with commercial-grade size and power.

*Not including installation.

Brand also influences the cost of a kitchen sink faucet.

Kitchen Faucet Prices By Brand
Brand Price Range
Moen $60 – $600
Delta $50 – $700
Kohler $100 – $1,000
Pfister $40 – $600
American Standard $50 – $400
Grohe $90 – $600
Glacier Bay $30 – $200
Kraus $80 – $400
Kingston Brass $50 – $400

*Not including installation.

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Cost To Install or Replace Bathroom Faucet

The average cost to replace a bathroom faucet is $130 to $350 for labor only and between $230 and $680 for the faucet, materials, and installation. Prices depend on the location, complexity, type of faucet and materials, and if the countertop needs drilling to match the faucet style.

Cost To Replace A Bathroom Faucet - Chart

Cost To Replace Bathroom Faucet
Item Average Cost
Bathroom Sink Faucet $70 – $250
Remove Old Faucet $30 – $80
Installation Labor $130 – $350
Total Replacement Cost $230 – $680
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Cost To Install Bathroom Sink and Faucet

The average cost to install a bathroom sink and faucet is $400 to $1,000 for labor only. Installing a new bathroom vanity costs $300 to $2,500 on average, depending on if it's premade or custom-built.

Cost To Install Bathroom Sink and Faucet
Item Average Cost
Install Bathroom Faucet $150 – $400
Install Sink $250 – $600
Total Labor Cost $400 – $1,000

*Labor only.

New Widespread 3-hole Bathroom Sink Faucet Replacement

Bathroom Sink Faucet Prices

Bathroom sink faucet prices range from $70 to $250 on average, without installation. Prices depend on the brand, material, handle type, spout type, flow rate, and features such as motion sensing, waterfall, adjustable stream, or flexible hose.

Bathroom Sink Faucet Prices By Type
Type Price Range
Single Handle $50 – $550
Centerset (3-Hole) $30 – $300
Widespread (3-Hole) $70 – $900
Vessel $75 – $600
Wall Mount $80 – $600
Touchless $130 – $500

*Not including installation.

Brand also influences the cost of a bathroom sink faucet.

Bathroom Sink Faucet Prices By Brand
Brand Price Range
Delta $40 – $500
Moen $80 – $700
Kohler $80 – $1,100
Pfister $30 – $400
American Standard $60 – $450
Grohe $70 – $700
Hansgrohe $90 – $800
Glacier Bay $30 – $150
Kingston Brass $70 – $300
Symmons $40 – $500
Peerless $50 – $250
Kraus $80 – $200

*Not including installation.

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Cost To Replace Bathtub Faucet

The average cost to replace a bathtub faucet is $150 to $400 for labor only and between $300 and $750 for the faucet, materials, and installation. Prices depend on the location, complexity, type of faucet and materials, and if pipe widths need updating to match the new faucet.

Cost To Replace A Bathtub Faucet - Chart

Cost To Replace Bathtub Faucet
Type Average Cost
Tub Faucet $150 – $350
Installation Labor $150 – $400
Total Replacement Cost $300 – $750
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Bathtub Faucet Prices

Bathtub faucet prices range from $150 to $350 on average, without installation. Prices depend on the brand, material, mounting type, style, flow rate, handle type (cross, knob, or lever), and shape. Bathtub faucets kits typically include the shower faucet if applicable.

Bathtub Faucet Prices By Type
Type Price Range
Tub Deck Mount $100 – $1,000
Tub Wall Mount $80 – $600
Freestanding $200 – $1,000
Floor Mount $300 – $600

*Not including installation.

Modern Lever Bathtub Faucet Installed on Tub Deck Mount

Brand also influences the cost of a bathtub faucet.

Bathtub Faucet Prices By Brand
Brand Price Range
Delta $100 – $250
Moen $80 – $550
Kohler $80 – $1,200
Pfister $80 – $400
American Standard $200 – $550
Water Creation $100 – $300
Barclay Products $90 – $270
Glacier Bay $120 – $250
Kingston Brass $100 – $400
Pegasus $80 – $250
Grohe $200 – $1,500

*Not including installation.

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Labor Cost To Install Faucet

Plumbers charge $45 to $150 per hour for labor to install a faucet. Plumbers take one hour to install a faucet or two hours when also hooking up the sink and drain. Some plumbing estimates are $15 to $80 more to remove and dispose of the old faucet or adjust the water lines.

Labor Cost To Install Faucet
Service Average Cost
Install Faucet $120 – $300
Install Wall-Mounted Faucet $200 – $600
Replace Outdoor Faucet $50 – $150
Remove Old Faucet $0 – $100
Install Sink $250 – $600
Install Garbage Disposal $180 – $380

*Installation costs only. Not including materials.

  • Labor – Hiring a handyman costs $50 to $80 per hour; however, handymen are typically not licensed or insured. A licensed plumber must install new lines, pipes, valves, water temperature adjustment, or work behind a wall.
  • Accessibility – Labor costs vary depending on if the plumbing is easily accessible under the sink or if the plumbing is behind a wall.
  • Old Faucet Removal – Removing the old faucet is typically included in the labor cost. Old, broken, or faucets rusted in place take longer to remove, and the connectors or mountings may be damaged during removal, increasing costs by $15 to $100.
  • Type – Installation costs depend on the faucet's size, neck type (standard, gooseneck, bridge), handle type (one or two levers, mounted, touchless, or a separate sprayer), materials, finish, and drillings required.
  • Plumbing ConditionNew plumbing costs a few hundred more to fix broken or missing shutoff valves, low water pressure, clogged drains, leaky connections, or supply lines not up to code. Wall-mounted faucets typically require new plumbing in the wall.
  • Features – Faucets with LED lighting, adjustable stream, waterfall, touchless handle, or a connected filtration system costs more to install.
  • Drillings – When replacing a faucet, new holes may need drilling or a plate may be required to cover the existing drillings. Always try to match the existing faucet's configuration when buying a new faucet.
  • Sink Installation – New plumbing pipes and connections are required when replacing the sink or adding a garbage disposal. Sink installation costs $250 to $600 more. Garbage disposal installation costs $180 to $380.

Home Depot Faucet Installation Cost

Home Depot faucet installation costs $119 and up. Installation costs may increase for old faucet disposal or caulking. Home Depot offers a 1-year warranty on labor with financing options. However, they only install kitchen and bathroom sink faucets purchased from Home Depot directly.

Lowe's Faucet Installation Cost

Lowe's faucet installation costs $92 and up, depending on the location. Lowe's includes a 1-year labor warranty and removes and disposes of your old faucet. Lowe's only installs kitchen and bathroom sink faucets.

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Cost To Replace Outdoor Faucet

The average cost to replace an outdoor faucet is $50 to $150 for the materials and labor. Prices increase when plumbing work is required on the water line. A standard brass outdoor faucet costs $5 to $10, while a frost-proof faucet costs $25 to $50, not including labor.

Cost To Install Wall-Mounted Faucets

Wall-mounted faucets are more expensive to install at $200 to $600. Wall-mounted faucets are installed inside the wall, and the drywall is cut open to expose the plumbing, piping, and sink drain. Complex installations cost up to $3,000 and require rerunning the pipes, asbestos abatement, and repairing drywall.

Faucet Materials and Finishes

Brass, steel, copper, zinc, and plastic are options for faucets material. Brass is the ideal material for both the body and the faucet's controls, and brushed nickel is suitable for the finish. A stainless steel or titanium coating prevents rust, corrosion, scratches, and tarnishing.

Faucet Materials and Finishes
Finish Cost Features
Chrome $50 – $500
  • Either polished or chrome
  • Most affordable
  • Finish can be cleaned with bleach
Bronze $100 – $600
  • Either oil-rubbed or bright
  • Resists corrosion and rust
  • Finish may be dull looking and hard to clean
Nickel $100 – $1,100
  • Either polished or brushed
  • PVD finish prevents corrosion
  • Might be a cheaper sprayed-on finish
Stainless Steel $100 – $600
  • Consistent and durable finish
  • Can be cleaned with bleach
  • Finish may be sprayed-on
Brass $150 – $1,000
  • Ideal material for the body and controls
  • Bright finish may be dull
  • Needs special cleaners and PVD finish cannot tolerate bleach
Matte Black $150 – $800
  • Stylish matte black finish
  • Hard water may cause water spots
  • May scracth over time
Gold $200 – $700
  • Brushed or polished finish
  • Made of brass that resembles real gold
  • Rust and corrosion-resistant, and easy to clean
Copper $100 – $500
  • Variety of finishes
  • Will patina over time, a blue-green layer of corrosion
  • Requires special cleaners and PVD finishes cannot handle bleach

Faucet Finishes

  • PVD Finish – Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is a process that vaporizes a metal coating in a vacuum chamber onto the faucet. PVD faucets are the most durable and corrosion-resistant.
  • Electroplated – An ionic metal is oxidized onto the faucet as a nonionic metal coating. Electroplated faucets are resistant to corrosion, and the coating is protective. However, many are plastic under the coating.
  • Powder Coat – Powder coating is a sprayed-on barrier layer that's not as durable as electroplated finishes and easily scratched.
  • Multi-Step Powder Coat – A pretreated faucet goes through multiple steps to ensure a more durable, bonded coat.

Additional Faucet Features

  • Soap Dispenser – An in-counter soap dispenser costs $25 to $50 to install with a faucet and screws. Installation may require a new hole in the countertop.
  • Adjustable Angle – High-end adjustable angle faucets start at $250 and allow the faucet head to swivel up and down.
  • Water Filtration System – A built-in or under the counter water filtration system like reverse osmosis or water softeners cost $150 to $500.
  • Eco-friendly Models – WaterSense labeled faucets use at least 20% less water than the EPA's water use baseline. Plus, many utility companies offer rebates for installing WaterSense labeled products.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Installs Kitchen Faucets?

A kitchen faucet can be installed DIY by a homeowner or by a professional plumber or handyman.

Do I Need A Plumber To Install A Faucet?

A plumber should install a faucet that requires new plumbing pipes, modifications to the mountings and connectors, complex installations like wall-mounted faucets, or if holes need drilling in the sink or countertop.

How Long Does A Faucet Last?

A faucet lasts 10 to 20 years on average, depending on the type and manufacturer. Any faucet that's over 15 years old or has problems needs replacing. Some faucets start showing problems at eight years.

Signs it's time to replace a kitchen faucet:

  • Outdated, doesn't match the home, rusty, or looks terrible.
  • Showing problems such as dripping, leaking, broken sprayer, or weak water flow.
  • Older than 15 years

How Long Does It Take To Replace A Faucet?

Replacing a leaky or outdated faucet takes about an hour on average. Hooking up a new sink and drain in addition to replacing a faucet takes about two hours. Replacing a faucet requires a basin wrench and a couple of other common tools.

How To Save When Installing A Faucet?

  • Choose a faucet that works with the existing sink holes and plumbing setup and one with the supply lines already attached.
  • Some faucets are tagged as easy to install—the push drain and water lines connect to the existing setup for an easier DIY install.
  • Buy the faucet, sink, and vanity yourself from home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s.
  • Buy a low-flow faucet or install an aerator or flow restrictor to lower water bills.

Do You Have To Replace The Valve When Repacing A Shower Faucet?

Most shower faucets can be replaced without replacing the valve stem as long as it's not damaged. Shower faucets are held with a screw to the valve stem, and all that needs replacing is the handle and screw.

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DIY Faucet Installation

Handy homeowners can install a faucet DIY if it only involves removing the old faucet and installing a replacement. When upgrading to a new style faucet or one that needs more holes to be drilled, hiring a professional is often required.

The easiest kitchen faucets to install are ones with the spout and faucet handles combined into a single piece. For beginners, FaucetMATE sells a $17 connection kit, and Delta sells an EZ Anchor tool for easy faucet installation and removal.

Do You Need Plumbers Putty To Install A Faucet?

Faucets typically include a rubber or plastic gasket, or a trim ring, that goes over the faucet holes in the sink or countertop. Sometimes, plumbers putty or tape is used instead of a gasket to create watertight seals around a faucet.

Hiring A Plumber or Handyman

Many faucet upgrades require a plumber or handyman to make adjustments to the mountings and connectors or install new plumbing.

Before hiring a contractor, be sure to:

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Select companies that are insured, bonded, and have been in business for longer than five years.
  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
  • Ask for at least a 1-year labor warranty.
  • Get a full breakdown of all costs involved.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Instead, pay when the work is completed.

Questions To Ask

  • Can I see a portfolio of your past installation jobs?
  • Other than the new faucet and supply lines, do I need to provide anything else?
  • Will you remove or dispose of my old faucet?
  • Will you need to add holes in my countertop for my new faucet?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • What does your warranty policy include?

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