Cost To Install A Kitchen Sink in Florida
December 15, 2021
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. Here in Tampa, the average cost to replace a kitchen sink is about $700, but it can range between $300 and $1,000.
You’ll want to consider a few major factors that will impact the cost of replacing your kitchen sink, including:
- The type of sink you want
- The features of the sink
- The location of the sink
- Labor cost
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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The Type of Sink
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:
- Drop-in sink
- Undermount sink
- Farmhouse sink
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. Drop-in sinks can cost $100 to $300 on average to install depending on their size, the number of basins, and their material.
An undermount sink bolts to the bottom of the countertop below the opening and has no visible lip, unlike a drop-in sink. Undermount sinks will cost an average of $200-$500 to install depending on their size, the number of basins, and material. 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.
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. Because these sinks are so large, they can cost between $400 and $800 and run well over $1,000 based on size, number of basins, and their material. Larger sinks require a larger or custom cabinet base and a larger opening in the countertop, contributing to the overall cost.
The Sink Features
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:
- Touchless faucets- These allow you to tap the faucet itself to turn it on or off instead of touching a handle.
- Flat or angled bottoms- A flat bottomed sink allows you to load it with fragile items like glasses and plates without them falling over, but an angled bottom allows for easier drainage.
- Multiple basins- Many kitchen sinks have one or two basins, but they can come with as many as three. Multiple basins make it easy to separate dishes and improve the functionality of your sink.
- Multiple drains- Regardless of the number of basins the sink has, you can choose to have multiple drains or even place them in the front or the back of the basin.
- A detachable spray hose- The spray hose can make cleaning your sink easier, and it can be part of the faucet itself or a separate attachment next to the faucet.
- Soap dispensers- Some sinks have an undermount soap dispenser built in to make washing dishes more convenient.
- Filtered water faucets- Upgraded faucets can have a water filtration system built in to save you space under your counter.
- Adding or replacing a garbage disposal- If you’re getting a new sink, your old garbage disposal may not fit on the basin, so you’ll need to get a new one that fits.
The Sink Location
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.
In general, the type of sink (and location of the sink) will be the most significant factor in the cost of installation. On average, a drop-in sink and an undermount sink will cost about $400 to install. 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 cost $380 to $480 to install. This large sink style 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, that will cost between $30 and $150. 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.
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