The cost of sink installation depends on a few factors, including the area you live in, the type of sink you choose, as well as the complexity of the job. If you’re installing a new sink in place of your old one, the cost of installation will be much lower than it would if you were to move it to another location.

What Affects the Cost of Sink Installation?

There are a few factors that plumbers take into account when providing you with an estimate price for a sink installation.

Here are some of the main ones:

1. Type of sink

Before you call in a plumber to get an estimate price, you’ll need to choose your new sink first. Depending on the sink or sinks you decide to go with, your plumber will be able to give you a quote once they estimate the amount of work that needs to be done and the of time it will take them.

If you decide to go with a double sink, you can expect the price to be higher than it would be for a single sink installation. That’s because a double sink will require more work and more pipes to be installed, which will add on to the cost.

2. Sink removal

Before you have your new sink installed, you will need to get the old one taken out. This is an additional cost which can range from around $60-$100 and can take up to an hour. If you’ve already removed your sink beforehand, you won’t need to calculate this amount into the installation cost.

3. Faucet installation

Depending on the type of sink you’ve chosen, it may or may not come with a faucet or other additional features. Note that the faucet installation will be an additional cost that your plumber will charge unless you decide to install it yourself and gain some experience in the process, which is a big plus.

4. Cost of fixtures

Some plumbers offer full-service programs where they supply all the fixtures, including the sink, the faucet and additional supplies. If you decide to go with this service, you will need to pay an extra $300+ for the sink and the faucet, depending on the design and quality of the model you choose.

5. Additional labour

While some jobs might require a simple sink installation in place of your old sink, other jobs are more complex. Depending on your particular case, and whether or not the water supply and drain lines are already in place, your plumber may need to charge you an additional cost.

6. Median sink installation cost

While sink installation costs can range anywhere from $60 to $2000, in general, a plumber may charge around $200 up to $400 to replace your old sink with a similar model, without doing any additional work. If the job requires additional fixes and work on the surrounding area, such as walls, flooring and so on, the cost of the additional materials and labour will be included in the total price. You can expect this to range around $50–$100 per hour depending on the area you live in.