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Question DetailsAsked on 3/14/2014

How much would installation for a double kitchen sink and faucet cost?

I purchased another offer on Angies' List and the contractor came and gave me an estimate for the complete job and I declined. He informed me that I could use the money already paid towards another job. The cost was $349.00. I needed to have my kitchen sink and faucet replaced and I spoke with his office regarding this and they said he could come out and do it if I purchased the materials. I sort of feel that $350.00 is high for just replacing these items, but I don't know.....Help!

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Generally fixture costs are reasonably consistent across the country with some variation due to local taxes, costs to ship from the manufacturer, and so on. However, installation costs will vary much more because of widely different labor rates, the difficulty of the job itself, distance the installer has to travel and price of fuel, weekend or evening work, experience, how much work you may have already done that has to be re-done, and so on.

One approach: check on the price of the sink and faucet you like first at the manufacturers’ websites. These are generally MSRP numbers and plumbing supply places MAY offer you discounts, even to as low as contractor pricing. Some items are also available at etailers like Amazon, efaucets, and the many, many others. I suggest checking several and you’ll get a good feel for an actual market price for the items. With that, see if your chosen plumber can get the items at the same or similar cost and what they would charge on top for install. Sometimes it’ll be a number you like.

As to the difficulty of doing the job: some questions the answers to which will add or decrease installation costs:

1- is the old sink/faucet already out, or does it have to be disconnected and removed?
2- are the plumbing supply lines and drain up to current code?
3- are there any leaks to be repaired?
4- is there a disposer? if not are you adding one? will new electrical lines and switch be needed?
5- is there a dishwasher? if so, how is it plumbed for water supply and drain?
6- will the new sink require carpentry work such as additional framing, maybe a larger hole, surface refinishing?
7- are you adding anything requiring more holes in the sink or frame such as a soap dispenser, hot water dispenser, spray, single- or multiple-hole faucet?
8- are you connecting to an existing reverse-osmosis or other water purification system?
9- is there plumbing going to an ice maker?

…and the list goes on and on. Each item above that you need in your situation takes an installer some time to do. The more needed, the more time and the more cost. Some items may even require a different trade (electrician for running new service, for example, in the case of a new disposer).

A final thought: you will probably not replace a sink/faucet too many times, but you will use the sink and faucet every single day at least once. You want the job to be done very well, up to code, safely, and look good. As you can see, the work could range from quick-and-easy to quite complex and the costs will reflect that.

Answered 3 years ago by SalisburySam

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If you purchased an AL offer and the estimate was unacceptable, you should be able to get a full refund on the unused offer by calling customer service unless the offer had a charge for estimate call.


As far as applying it to the new sink - just taking the existing one apart and reinstalling it would be probably $150-200 - with EXACTLY same plumbing reused without change. A new faucet might be able to use the existing ocnnections without change, if the flex leads from the faucet are long enough. But finding a sink with exact fit for the piping - good luck. So by the time you figure removing sink and garbage disposal (which is hung from the sink so has to be removed), then put in a new one and reconfigure at least one and probably two drain pipes and dishwasher vent to fit, 2-3 hours labor is reasonable - so $350 sounds in the ballpark to me unless hourly labor rates are incredibly low in your area.


In getting new sink, you have to be POSITIVE it fits the countertop opening Goldilocks right - not too big, not too small, that faucet (and spray head if any) match the sink holes right (several different configurations and sizes), and that it is not going to require cutting of the countertop to install or that is likely to increase your cost too - especially if stone or concrete, as that will likely require a specialist contractor come in to do the cutting - certainly if an underhung sink.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD




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