If you’re looking to update the look and feel of your kitchen, a new sink is a fast and straightforward option. If you are in the market for a new sink, you’re probably wondering how much this home improvement project will cost.
You’ll want to consider a few major factors that will impact the cost of replacing your kitchen sink, including:
In this blog, we’ll discuss each of these considerations to help you choose the best sink for your home and get it installed cost-effectively.
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You’ll find several different types of sinks to choose from that can change the look and feel of your kitchen. The three main types of sinks include:
A drop-in sink is the most affordable and common type of kitchen sink to install.
A drop-in sink is also known as a top-mount sink and is the most common type of kitchen sink. It fits right into your countertop and has a visible lip sitting flat on top of the counter all the way around.
An under-mount sink is an affordable type of kitchen sink to install.
An undermount sink bolts to the bottom of the countertop below the opening and has no visible lip, unlike a drop-in sink. This type of sink is more difficult to install, but it’s more functional since you can sweep debris off the counter and right into the sink for disposal and are less likely to collect food and dirt because there is no lip.
Farmhouse (also called apron) sinks are the most expensive type of kitchen sink to install.
Finally, the farmhouse sink is a popular option as well. This type of sink is far larger than a traditional kitchen sink and can measure anywhere from 20 to 60 inches wide and 10 to 12 inches deep. Large sinks like this that have an exposed front are known as apron front sinks. Larger sinks require a larger or custom cabinet base and a larger opening in the countertop, contributing to the overall cost.
Kitchen sinks with multiple basins are more functional for homeowners.
You’ll be able to choose from many additional features for your sink that can impact the cost of the sink and the cost of installation. Features that you can select include:
Adding a new sink to your kitchen or changing the location of the sink within your kitchen will require more plumbing pipes and labor. Your countertops will need to be cut (or replaced), and plumbers may install extra plumbing pipes to direct water to the new sink location. All of these considerations will increase the cost of your sink installation regardless of the type.
Depending on the type of kitchen sink you install, the plumbing labor costs can increase.
In general, the type of sink (and location of the sink) will be the most significant factor in the cost of installation. These installations are relatively simple and typically don’t require changes to the existing cabinets or countertops. On average, they only take a trained professional between 30 and 90 minutes to install.
A farmhouse sink can be bulky and heavy and require more than one professional to move it into place and install, which will cost more. A farmhouse sink can take up to 4 hours for trained professionals to install.
If you have an old sink to remove before installing a new one, you'll need to pay for the removal too. This cost often includes disposal as well.
Be sure to consider each of these factors as you select your new kitchen sink. Consider the functionality, features, and style of your new sink that best fits your living space as well as your budget.
Red Cap plumbers are ready to help you install a new kitchen sink.
Red Cap Plumbing will give you an honest, upfront price for your new kitchen sink. As a family-owned, local operation, we treat you like family—without all the family drama! We guarantee that our professional plumbers will be on time, install a high-quality sink that fits your kitchen aesthetic and budget and that you’ll never receive a surprise bill when you work with us.
Call us or schedule an estimate for your new sink online today!