How Much Does it Cost to Install a Kitchen Sink in Tampa?

November 01, 2018

In need of a new kitchen sink?

If so, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost you.

The cost to replace a kitchen sink in Tampa ranges from $300 to $1,000, with the average being around $700.

Note: If you’re just installing a faucet and not a whole sink, the cost ranges from $300 to $500.

The cost to replace your sink depends on 2 main factors:

  1. The new kitchen sink you choose
  2. Labor considerations

In this article, we’ll go into both of these factors in more detail.

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Factor #1: The type of kitchen sink you choose

Kitchen sinks vary a great deal from one another depending on their:

  1. Style
  2. Material
  3. Size
  4. Add-on features

We’ll go into more detail about each of these points...

Style

The most common kitchen sink styles include:

  • Drop-in sinks$100 to $300+. Drop-in sinks are inserted into the countertop with a rim that extends around it on all sides.
  • Undermount sinks$150 to $350+. Undermount sinks don’t have a lip like drop-in sinks do. They’re installed from under the sink.
  • Farmhouse/apron sinks$200 to $500+. Farmhouse/apron sinks usually sit below the countertop and have a wide front panel that extends slightly from the surrounding counter.

Note about farmhouse/apron sinks: These are typically heavier than other types of sinks, so make sure your counters can support the weight before you purchase one.

Material

The material you choose for your kitchen sink also affects cost.

Below are some of the most common kitchen sink materials, listed from least expensive to most expensive:

  • Acrylic is the least expensive, but not as durable or heavy as the other types of sinks.
  • Stainless steel is very common because it’s durable and easy to clean.
  • Cast iron is durable, but requires more cleaning than other sink materials.
  • Fireclay is the most durable, and is commonly used with farmhouse-style sinks.

Size

The bigger the sink, the more it’s going to cost.

In addition to their dimensions, kitchen sinks are sized by sections. Below is a list of the different types of sink sections you can purchase:

  • Single sink: One large basin, which can be used to handle large pots and dishes.
  • Double sink: One smaller basin used for washing; another for dish rinsing/draining.
  • Triple sink: 3 small basins with the garbage disposal in the middle.

Add-on features

Adding features to your sink will increase the cost of the sink itself and the labor to install it. However, these features can facilitate your kitchen activities and some can even improve the lifespan of your sink.

Common kitchen sink add-on features include:

  • Touchless faucets
  • Soap dispensers
  • Filtered water faucet
  • Sound absorption pads

Factor #2: Labor considerations

After you choose a kitchen sink, you’ll need to factor in the cost of labor. The cost of labor depends on considerations like:

  1. Removing the old kitchen sink

  2. Altering the plumbing to accommodate the new kitchen sink

  3. The Tampa plumber you hire

We’ll go into more detail about each of these considerations...

Removing the old kitchen sink

Most plumbers will charge a fee ranging from $50 to $100 to remove and dispose the old sink. This fee is usually added to the cost of the overall installation project.

Altering the plumbing to accommodate the new kitchen sink

If your new kitchen sink doesn’t fit your existing plumbing system, or you’re installing a sink in a new location, then the plumber may need to make some adjustments. Adjusting the plumbing will raise the cost of the installation.

Your plumber may need to adjust parts of your plumbing system like:

  • Add or adjust a drain line
  • Extend or reposition a water line
  • Move your garbage disposal

The Tampa plumber you hire

Experienced plumbers typically charge more for their services, but they also do better installation work.

And in the long run, it saves money to get your kitchen sink installed correctly the first time.

To find an experienced Tampa plumber, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Has the plumber been in business for a long time (10+ years)?
  • Is the plumber licensed and insured?
  • Does the plumber have good customer reviews?

If you answered “yes” to those questions, chances are you’ve found a good plumber. If you answered “no,” keep looking until you find one that meets those requirements.

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