How much does a sink cost to install or replace?
Ashburn, VA

How much does a sink cost to install or replace?

Ashburn, VA

How much does a sink cost to install or replace?

$230 – $650Replacement labor cost only
$330 – $1,300New kitchen or bathroom sink + installation cost

Kitchen sink installation costs $380 to $1,400. The cost to replace a bathroom sink is $280 to $1,200. A new sink costs $50 to $550 for a bathroom or $150 to $750 for a kitchen, plus $230 to $650 for install labor. The cost to install a bathroom or kitchen sink and faucet is $600 to $2,000.

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$230 – $650 Replacement labor cost only

$330 – $1,300 New kitchen or bathroom sink + installation cost


Kitchen sink installation costs $380 to $1,400. The cost to replace a bathroom sink is $280 to $1,200. A new sink costs $50 to $550 for a bathroom or $150 to $750 for a kitchen, plus $230 to $650 for install labor. The cost to install a bathroom or kitchen sink and faucet is $600 to $2,000.

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Bathroom or kitchen sink installation cost

Sink installation costs $330 to $1,300 on average for a bathroom or kitchen. A new sink costs $50 to $750, plus $230 to $650 for replacement labor. Sink prices depend on the type, style, and material. The cost to replace bathroom or kitchen sink plumbing pipes is $100 to $350.

Sink installation cost - chart
Sink installation cost - chart
Sink installation cost
Replacement type Total installation cost*
Kitchen sink $380 – $1,400
Kitchen sink and faucet $600 – $2,000
Kitchen sink, faucet, and garbage disposal $800 – $3,400
Bathroom sink $280 – $1,200
Bathroom sink and faucet $580 – $2,000
Bathroom sink and toilet $550 – $1,950
Pedestal sink $330 – $1,400
Utility sink $330 – $1,350
Replace existing plumbing pipes $100 – $350
Install new plumbing pipes $450 – $1,800

*Includes old sink removal, new sink, materials, and labor.

Average new sink cost

The following table shows the average new sink installation cost.

Average new sink cost - chart
Average new sink cost - chart
Sink cost
National average cost $680
Minimum cost $220
Maximum cost $1,700
Average range $330 to $1,300

*Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

Kitchen sink installation cost

Kitchen sink installation costs $380 to $1,400 total, depending on the sink type and plumbing work required. The cost to install a new kitchen sink and faucet together is $600 to $2,000. Installing new plumbing pipes or modifying the drain or faucet positioning increases the cost.

Kitchen sink installation cost - chart
Kitchen sink installation cost - chart
Cost to install kitchen sink
Type Total cost installed*
Install kitchen sink $380 – $1,400
Install kitchen sink and faucet $600 – $2,000
Install kitchen sink and garbage disposal $560 – $1,750

*Includes old sink removal

Kitchen sink replacement cost

The average cost to replace a kitchen sink is $380 to $1,400, including old sink removal and disposal, a new sink, and installation labor. Labor costs increase when changing sink types or installing a farmhouse sink that requires cutting the countertop and cabinets.

Cost to replace kitchen sink
Factor Average cost
New kitchen sink $150 – $750
Old sink removal $30 – $150
Plumber installation labor $200 – $500
Total cost to replace $380 – $1,400

Undermount farmhouse sink with apron installation
Undermount farmhouse sink with apron installation

Kitchen sink prices

Kitchen sink prices are $150 to $750 on average without installation, depending on the type, size, and material.

Kitchen sink cost
Type Sink price Total cost installed Details
Drop-in / self-rimming $60 – $750 $260 – $1,250
  • Easiest and cheapest to install
  • Scum builds up around the rim
Farmhouse / apron $220 – $1,000 $420 – $1,500
  • Requires cutting the front countertop and cabinet
  • Larger than a standard sink
Undermount $150 – $1,000 $350 – $1,500
  • Countertop edge is flush with the basin installed underneath
  • Heavy; may require additional support
Workstation $200 – $900 $400 – $1,400
  • Includes cutting boards, drying racks, and rinsing bowls
  • Larger than a standard sink, but is space-saving
Bar $55 – $500 $255 – $1,000
  • Smaller and shallower than a traditional sink
  • Helpful for washing hands or prepping food
Corner $280 – $850 $480 – $1,350
  • Beneficial in smaller kitchens
  • May include an integrated cutting board or drain dish

  • Bowls – Choose a single bowl instead of a double bowl to save $15 to $250.

  • Size – Sinks with unique sizes cost $100 to $300 more to install.

  • Accessories – Some sinks include cutting boards, drying racks, and rinsing bowls.

Black drop-in, top-mount kitchen sink with double basin, made of granite composite material
Black drop-in, top-mount kitchen sink with double basin, made of granite composite material

Cost to install kitchen sink plumbing

The cost to install kitchen sink plumbing is $450 to $1,800 per fixture if the project requires new pipes and drain lines. The cost to replace existing kitchen sink plumbing pipes is $100 to $350. Plumbers charge $45 to $150 per hour to replace pipes under a kitchen sink.

Cost to install bathroom sink

Bathroom sink installation costs $280 to $1,200 total, depending on the type, material, and plumbing work required. The cost to install a bathroom sink and faucet is $580 to $2,000.

Cost to install bathroom sink - chart
Cost to install bathroom sink - chart
Cost to install bathroom sink
Type Total cost installed*
Install bathroom sink $280 – $1,200
Install bathroom sink and faucet $580 – $2,000
Install bathroom sink and toilet $550 – $1,950
Install bathroom sink, faucet, and toilet $830 – $2,800
Install new plumbing pipes $450 – $1,800

*Includes old sink removal.

Undermount bathroom sink installed in natural stone
Undermount bathroom sink installed in natural stone

Cost to replace bathroom sink

Replacing a bathroom sink costs $280 to $1,200, including old sink removal and disposal, a new sink, and installation labor. Installing a different sink type is easiest when also replacing the countertop or vanity.

Cost to replace bathroom sink
Factor Average cost
New bathroom sink $50 – $550
Old sink removal $30 – $150
Plumber install labor $200 – $500
Total cost to replace $280 – $1,200

Bathroom sink cost

A new bathroom sink costs $50 to $550 on average without installation, depending on the type, size, and material. See pictures of the different types of bathroom sinks.

  • Drop-in sinks are easy to install and come in many materials and sizes.

  • Console, pedestal, and wall-mount sinks expose more floor, work in limited spaces, but don't offer storage.

  • A vessel sink is a bowl that sits on top of the counter or vanity and is made of glass, metal, ceramic, and stone.

Bathroom sink prices
Type Sink price Total cost installed
Drop-in / self-rimming $40 – $450 $240 – $950
Undermount $40 – $500 $240 – $1,000
Wall-mount $50 – $550 $250 – $1,050
Vessel $50 – $400 $250 – $900
Vanity top $70 – $700 $270 – $1,200
Pedestal $100 – $600 $300 – $1,100
Console $200 – $750 $400 – $1,250

Ceramic vessel bathroom sink installation
Ceramic vessel bathroom sink installation

Labor cost to install bathroom sink plumbing

Plumbing labor prices to fit and install a bathroom sink are $200 to $500 on average. Old sink removal adds $30 to $150. The cost to install bathroom sink plumbing is $450 to $1,800 when adding new supply lines and drain pipes or $100 to $350 for replacing the drain.

Average cost to install sink drain

Replacing an existing sink drain costs $100 to $350Rough-in plumbing costs $450 to $1,800 for a first-time installation of new drainpipes.

Unclogging a drain costs $100 to $275 and may prevent the need for total drain replacement.

Cost to install sink drain plumbing - chart
Cost to install sink drain plumbing - chart
Sink drain installation cost
Type Total cost
Install new sink drain $100 – $350
Install new plumbing pipes $450 – $1,800
Install new garbage disposal $185 – $380
Unclog existing drain $100 – $275

Garbage disposal

Garbage disposal installation costs $185 to $380 for materials and labor. The cost to install a kitchen sink, faucet, and garbage disposal together is $850 to $3,350 if adequate plumbing is already in place.

Cost to install a pedestal sink

Installing a pedestal sink costs $330 to $1,400. Replacing a vanity or other sink type with a pedestal sink is priced at the higher end due to plumbing work and potential floor and wall repairs.

Cost to install a pedestal sink
Factor Average cost
New pedestal sink $100 – $600
Old sink removal $30 – $150
Plumber install labor $200 – $650
Total replacement cost $330 – $1,400

  • Pedestal sinks provide a classic look and an open feel in smaller spaces.

  • Pedestal sinks do not feature a cabinet or countertop for storage.

Freestanding pedestal sink installed in small bathroom
Freestanding pedestal sink installed in small bathroom

Cost to install a utility sink

Replacing an existing utility sink costs $330 to $1,350. Installing a new utility sink costs $750 to $3,000 and requires new plumbing lines. Utility sinks are commonly found in a garage, basement, mudroom, or laundry room. A utility sink has a deep basin for scrubbing and minimizes splashing.

Cost to install a utility sink
Factor Average cost
New utility sink $100 – $700
Old sink removal $30 – $150
Plumber install labor $200 – $500
Total replacement cost $330 – $1,350

Undermount utility sink installed in laundry room
Undermount utility sink installed in laundry room

The best utility sink material depends on the intended use:

  • Plastic utility sinks are cost-effective but may stain or damage if exposed to harsh chemicals and high temperatures.

  • Stainless steel sinks are heat and chemical resistant but scratch-prone.

  • Enamel-coated cast iron utility sinks are time tested for heat and heavy-duty use but require regular reglazing to prevent exposed metal from rusting.

Sink prices by material

Sinks come in a variety of materials, sizes, and styles. Budget, location, and visual preference determine the best sink material.

  • Stainless steel sink prices are $60 to $750. Steel sinks work well in kitchens or bathrooms.

  • Porcelain sinks are popular for bathrooms but not as durable for kitchens.

Sink prices by material
Material Kitchen sink price* Bathroom sink price* Pros Cons
Acrylic $150 – $700 $100 – $700
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter longevity than enamel or steel
  • Scratches easily
Composite $175 – $750 $200 – $500
  • Durable
  • Heat, scratch, and stain resistant
  • Requires periodic resealing
  • Not ideal for extreme heat
Copper $150– $800 $100 – $650
  • Stylish element
  • Antimicrobial
  • High maintenance
  • Looks aged over time
Enameled cast iron $250 – $900 $120 – $620
  • Cheaper than fireclay for a porcelain look
  • Stain-resistant
  • Porcelain layer may chip
  • Possible cabinet reinforcement needed due to the weight
Fireclay $250 – $750 $100 – $600
  • Porcelain look
  • Stain and acid resistant
  • May crack with vibration
  • Not ideal for garbage disposals
Glass Not recommended $80 – $500
  • Low maintenance
  • Large color and design selection
  • Not impact resistant
  • Not ideal for high-use rooms
Natural stone (granite, marble, quartz, onyx) $250 – $1,100 $250 – $550
  • Durable
  • Rustproof
  • Unique focal point
  • Expensive
  • Requires resealing
  • Heavy
Porcelain, ceramic, vitreous china $150 – $650 $40 – $400
  • Budget-friendly
  • Ideal for bathrooms
  • Not recommended for heavy kitchen use
  • Limited style selection
Solid surface $150 – $900 $150 – $750
  • Light; easy to install
  • Scratches may be sanded and polished
  • Large color and style selection
  • Lower quality models may yellow over time.
  • Scratch prone
Stainless steel $60 – $750 $70 – $400
  • Heat and bacteria resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Scratches and dents easily
  • Shows hard water spots

*Not including installation.

DIY sink installation cost

Installing a sink yourself saves you $200 to $500 in labor but requires expertise and $50+ in tools. Installations require minimal supplies if the new sink's design and specifications are similar to the old sink.

Hire a professional when installing a different sink type as it may require moving the plumbing pipes or cutting the countertop and cabinet.

Sink Installation FAQs

How much does it cost to install a bathroom sink and toilet?

Installing a bathroom sink and toilet costs $550 to $1,950, depending on the type and plumbing work. Toilet installation costs $250 to $750 alone for materials and labor. Installing a toilet and sink together may save money with only one call-out fee.

Who installs kitchen or bathroom sinks?

local handyman or plumber installs kitchen and bathroom sinks. Undermount sinks may require a countertop installer to position and secure the sink and a plumber or handyman to connect the plumbing.

Handyman hourly rates are $50 to $80.

How much does a plumber charge to install a sink?

Average plumbing estimates are $45 to $150 per hour or $230 to $650 on average for labor to install a sink, depending on the sink type and whether the installation includes a faucet or disposal. Installing a pedestal or undermount sink costs $230 to $800 in labor.

What is the standard size of a kitchen sink?

  • Kitchen sink widths range from 24 to 36 inches. The most common sizes are 30 inches or 33 inches.

  • Single-bowl sinks are typically 30 inches wide, while double-bowl sinks are 33 to 36 inches wide.

  • A standard kitchen sink is 8 to 10 inches deep and measures 22 inches from front to back.

  • Some retailers refer to the sink's width as the length.

How much does an under-sink reverse osmosis system cost?

An under-sink reverse osmosis system costs $300 to $950 installed. A reverse osmosis (RO) system extracts up to 98% of impurities from drinking water and removes the extra sodium from softened water.

How long does it take to install a sink?

Sink installation takes 1 to 8 hours, depending on if it's a new install or replacement. The sink type, shape, weight, and faucet differences also affect the installation time. Replacing a sink with an exact duplicate takes less time than changing the sink type.

Sink installation time
Sink type Hours to install*
Kitchen sink 2 – 4
Bathroom sink 2 – 4
Pedestal sink 4 – 8
Utility sink 1 – 6

*New construction installation may take longer.

Do plumbers install undermount sinks?

Some plumbers install undermount sinks, while others recommend countertop installers. After installation, a plumber connects the plumbing. Undermount sinks are typically installed in granite or solid surface countertops due to their weight.

Can you install a farmhouse sink on an existing countertop?

Many farmhouse sinks install on an existing countertop by removing the countertop front and upper cabinet face. Most cabinets need reinforcement due to the sink's weight.

  • A top-mount farmhouse sink is the easiest to install.

  • A flush-mount farmhouse sink typically needs a solid surface or custom laminate countertop.

  • An undermount farmhouse sink requires a custom-cut waterproof countertop.

Hiring a plumber for sink installation

Before hiring a plumber near you to install your sink, be sure to:

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.

  • Look for licensed contractors or plumbers with sink replacement experience.

  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Select companies that are insured, bonded, and have been in business for 5+ years.

  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.

  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.

  • Never pay in full before the installation starts. Use a payment plan instead for work completed.

Questions to ask

  • What experience do you have installing sinks?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • Do you have any photos of your previous work?

  • What type of sink do you recommend for a bathroom or kitchen, and why?

  • Will I need to install a new faucet, or can I use my existing faucet?

  • Does the estimate include old sink removal and disposal?

  • What additional costs should I expect?

  • Do you need a permit to install the sink? If so, will you obtain it?

  • How long will the installation take?

  • Is there a warranty, and if so, what does it include?

  • How long can I expect the sink to last with regular use?

  • What do you charge for repairs?