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Bathroom Sink Replacement Costs
If your bathroom needs an update, you may want to first focus on replacing individual fixtures rather than the entire space. The bathroom sink, one of the focal points of the room, is a good place to start, and you can make even more of a splash by adding a new vanity and faucets as well. To learn more about installing a bathroom sink, including how much it costs, continue reading this buying guide.
Bathroom Sink Options
Vitreous china, otherwise known as porcelain, has dominated the bathroom sink market for years, but glass and stainless steel sinks are poised to buck this trend. Stainless steel sinks have been a favorite in the kitchen for some time now and are now catching on in bathrooms due to their sleek appearance, durability, and stain resistance. Glass sinks, which are tougher than the name implies thanks to stain, scratch, and shock resistant technology, are also gaining in popularity. Other materials that are heating up in the bathroom sink market include cast iron, stone, concrete, solid surface, and even bamboo.
A bathroom sink can be affixed directly to the wall, sit atop a pedestal, be inserted into a cutout in the vanity, mounted underneath the vanity top, or placed atop the vanity. Wall-mounted and pedestal sinks work well in small bathrooms due to their space-saving designs. For larger bathrooms, self-rimming sinks (aka top mount or drop-in sinks), which protrude above the vanity countertop, and undermount sinks, designed to rest below the countertop for an uninterrupted surface, are good choices. A final option is the vessel sink, a freestanding bowl that rests on the vanity top.
Most people update their faucets and sink at the same time. There is a virtually limitless selection of bathroom sink faucets on the market. Things to keep in mind include design (such as traditional, country, and modern), spacing type (three-hole, center-set, and one-hole styles), finish (chrome, brushed nickel, bronze, brass, pewter, and gold, just to name a few), and handle style (lever handles, cross handles, and motion activated). Vessel sink faucets demand special attention because of the height of the fixture.
Bathroom Sink Average Costs
The actual cost of a bathroom sink depends on the local economy, the type of sink, fixtures, and other accessories purchased, the complexity of the installation, and other factors.
- Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $1,000 or more for a bathroom sink. Towards the bottom of the price scale are drop-in and undermount porcelain and acrylic sinks. Slightly more expensive are vessel, wall-mount, and pedestal sinks, in porcelain, acrylic, and other materials. At the top of the price spectrum you'll find designer models in bronze, stone, wood, and other pricey materials, including double sinks and those that come with faucets.
- All-in-one models (which include a sink, faucets, and vanity) might cost $500 to $2,500 or more.
- Bathroom sink faucets will set you back anywhere from $50 to $500 or more.
- Bathroom sink installation costs $100 to $650 or more depending on whether it's just a sink or a sink and vanity. Other installation factors include removal of the old fixtures, moving or replacing pipes, and repairing water damage. You might pay $100 to $200 for faucet installation alone.