How Much Is a Farmhouse Sink?
Farmhouse Sink Installation Costs at a Glance
- Sink cost: $220-$2,000
- Average installation cost: $170
- Installation price range: $75-$90, low-end; $380-$480, high-end
- Kitchen faucet cost: $100-$1,200
- Kitchen faucet installation: $115
- Garbage disposal cost: $350
- Garbage disposal installation: $120-$150
- Installing new pipework: $450-$1,000
A farmhouse or apron sink can add a rustic look to your kitchen — or it can even provide a modern aesthetic, depending on the style you go for. Replacing just the sink can do a lot to improve the look and feel of your space.
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Installing a farmhouse sink is a bit different than putting in a normal sink. Here’s how much it’ll cost.
How Much Do Farmhouse Sinks Cost?
Farmhouse sinks range in price from $220 on the low end to $2,000 or more on the high end, according to Kitchen Remodel Guides. The quality of glaze on a porcelain sink, the gauge of copper or aluminum or the quality of composite material used can affect the price.
How Much Does It Cost to Install One?
The average cost of installing a farmhouse sink is around $170, but it can be significantly lower or higher, depending on the complexity of the installation and other factors. On the low end, expect to pay $75 to $90 for installation. If the installation is particularly complex, you might pay $380 to $480. Keep in mind that these price points cover installation only and do not include the price of the actual sink itself.
Labor costs generally include:
- Fitting, leveling and securing the sink in position
- Installing the sink’s drain assembly
- Connecting the sink’s P-trap to your kitchen’s existing line connection
Adding components to your sink installation inflates your project's costs. If your installer also puts in a kitchen faucet, plan on spending an extra $115 for labor. A basic faucet with a single handle starts out at around $100. On the high end, an arched pot filler faucet with a two-handled bridge made from premium materials and from a luxury fixture brand may run as much as $1,200.
Another add-on to consider is a garbage disposal. If you have one installed with your sink, expect to pay up to $350 for the unit itself and $120 to $150 to install it.
Remember: An estimate is not a substitute for a written quote from your sink installer. It usually includes the costs for materials purchased locally, delivery, preparing your kitchen sink area for the installation and the time it takes to install it. The estimate may not include costs for the removal, relocation, repair or modification of plumbing lines and electrical wires or the cost of building permits and inspections, all of which can inflate your overall project costs substantially.
When planning for sink installation costs, remember you’ll need to reimburse your installer for the time and costs associated with removing and disposing of your old sink and any installation-related waste.
New Installation or Replacement?
If you are planning to install a farmhouse sink in a new addition or part of the home where there was previously no sink or plumbing, then additional plumbing work adds more to the job’s price tag. According to Thumbtack, plan on spending from $450 to $1,000 for each fixture if your contractor must install new pipework and tie it to your home’s water lines.
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Are Farmhouse Sinks More Expensive Than Other Sinks?
Farmhouse sinks are not really more expensive than other sinks. The biggest determinant in how much you'll pay for a farmhouse sink is what it’s made of. Average costs based on construction material and their price ranges include:
- Stainless steel: $100 to $800
- Composite: $149 to $600
- Cast iron: $190 to $2,400
- Stone: $250 to $800
- Copper: $395 to $3,250
- Fireclay: $350 to $1,000
When figuring your project's budget, remember to include the cost of related supplies, including mounting hardware, fittings and connectors.
What’s the Difference Between a Farmhouse Sink and an Apron Sink?
When discussing your sink installation project, remember that some contractors may refer to this type of sink as an apron sink. What is the difference between the two? Nothing. The former is just an older term than the latter. Both terms refer to the same type of sink and are generally interchangeable.