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How Much Does It Cost To Install Or Replace A Faucet?

Most homeowners spend between $174 to $250 nationally.
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While the faucet is just a small component of any room, it has the potential to quickly elevate the look of any bathroom or kitchen. A high-end faucet might create that spa-like environment in an otherwise ordinary bathroom, or it might tie together a cohesive style in the kitchen. However, after years of use, your bathroom or kitchen faucet may need to be replaced. Fortunately, the average faucet replacement costs are low.

Use this guide to get a better idea of the costs involved with any faucet installation. Then, let us help you connect with a local plumber who can give you a hand!

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National Average Cost $235
Minimum Cost $53
Maximum Cost $550
Average Range $174 to $250
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Table of Contents

  1. Faucet Installation Costs
  2. Kitchen Faucet Installation Costs
    1. Kitchen Faucet Types
    2. Kitchen Faucet Brands
    3. Kitchen Faucet Finishes
    4. Kitchen Faucet Cost Factors
  3. Bathroom Faucet Installation Costs
    1. Bathroom Faucet Types
    2. Bathroom Faucet Brands
    3. Bathroom Faucet Finishes
    4. Bathroom Faucet Cost Factors
  4. Outdoor Faucet Installation Costs
  5. DIY Or Hire A Plumber?
  6. Find A Local Plumber

Faucet Installation Costs

Different faucets serve different purposes: Many bathroom faucets are primarily used to wash our hands, kitchen faucets are often used to wash dishes and bathtub faucets are used to fill the bath. In addition to its function, brand and style will affect your final faucet installation cost.

Nonetheless, after analyzing thousands of faucet replacement projects, the cost to install your new faucet should range between $200 and $550.

Bathroom Faucet Installation Costs

Kitchen Faucet Installation Costs

The sink that gets the most use in any home usually falls in the kitchen. Whether you’re cleaning the dishes, washing your hands or filling up a pot, the kitchen sinks gets its fair share of use over the years.

Given its significance, it’s common for many homeowners to replace their kitchen faucets every 7-10 years. However, since we demand more from it, kitchen faucet installation costs are a bit higher than bathroom faucets. Most homeowners spend between $250 and $550 to hire a plumber to replace a kitchen faucet.

Kitchen Faucet Types

All kitchen faucets were not created equal. Fortunately for homeowners across America, that means you have many styles to choose from, all coming with their own price points.

Some of the more common kitchen faucet types are:

  1. Pull-Down: Most pull-down kitchen faucets range between $50 and $300. This is just the cost of the faucet and does not include professional installation. However, this type of kitchen faucet is great for washing dishes. While it’s a bit more expensive, pull-down faucets give you way more flexibility than many of the options mentioned below.
  2. Pull-Out: Much like pull-down faucets, pull-out faucets are ideal for kitchen sinks. They let you easily wash dishes, clean fruit and even clean the rest of the sink. Pull-out kitchen faucets generally cost between $50 and $250.
  3. Pot Filler: As the name suggests, pot fillers are used to fill pasta pots or even baby bathtubs. You can purchase a pot filler faucet for as little as $100, but believe or not, upgraded models cost as much as $1,000.
  4. Bar & Prep: If you have a second sink in the kitchen, or a bar and prep sink on your kitchen island, consider this cheaper alternative. Most bar and sink faucets cost less then $250, but there are plenty of models under $150.
  5. High or Low Arc: Most kitchen faucets have some sort of arc on them. If they do not pull out or pull down, high or low arc kitchen sinks range from $50 to $250.

Kitchen Faucet Installation Costs

Kitchen Faucet Brands

Unlike televisions, most homeowners do not put much thought into the brand of our kitchen sink faucets. Fortuitously, there are many established brands on the market with new faucet prices as low as $25 or as high as $2,000.

To get a full picture of all kitchen faucet brands, please review the list below.

Brand

Minimum Cost

Maximum Cost

Pfister

$50

$600

Delta

$55

$600

American Standard

$55

$600

Moen

$90

$1,000

Kohler

$100

$2,000

Kitchen Faucet Finishes

Before we get to all kitchen faucet installation cost factors, you should consider the finish of your new kitchen faucet. Besides type and brand, the finish will heavily determine the cost to replace your kitchen faucet. Just like the rest, you have a few options to consider.

  • Chrome: $5 - $2,000
  • Stainless Steel: $10 - $2,000
  • Nickel: $10 - $2,000
  • Bronze: $10 - $2,000
  • Pewter: $10 - $2,500
  • Copper: $50 - $2,500

Kitchen Faucet Cost Factors

Thus far, we’ve mainly discussed the faucet itself, but ignored labor and other kitchen faucet cost factors. Sadly, materials are not the only costs associated with most plumbing projects, including faucet installation. You may not be able to affect all, but knowing what can drive up your kitchen faucet replacement price will surely help you stay within budget.

  1. Location: If you’re replacing your current kitchen faucet, install the new faucet in the same location. If, on the other hand, you install a new sink in a different location, your faucet installation cost will rise.
  2. Wear & Tear: The condition of your current faucet matters. If there’s rust, it will cost more to remove and replace. Reason being, it won’t be as easy to remove as a non-rusted kitchen faucet.
  3. Plumber Costs: Depending on your location and the experience of your contractor, plumbing costs per hour vary.
  4. Number of Handles: You can install one handle or two, depending on your preference. Two handles cost more.
  5. Faucet Type & Brand: Cost factors discussed above.
  6. Faucet Design & Sink: Given their different designs, certain faucets will not fit within your current sink and countertop design. Oftentimes, when replacing a kitchen faucet, the plumber has to cut part of the existing countertop. This adds labor time, which in turn, increases the cost to install a kitchen faucet.
  7. Upgrades: If you add a filtration system, touchless kitchen faucets or eco-friendly faucets, their installation costs are higher than average.

Kitchen Faucet Types

Bathroom Faucet Installation Costs

The other room that demands a faucet is the bathroom. Whether for a bathroom sink or bathtub, bathroom faucets demand a rather simple design and installation, making their addition or replacement cost less than a kitchen faucet.

Since they are rather inexpensive, many homeowners replace their bathroom faucets every three to five years. There is a large variety of bathroom faucet types available, and finishes range from brass to stainless steel or even brushed nickel. No matter your preference, assuming the plumber can complete the job in less than two hours, the cost to install a bathroom faucet, whether for a sink or a bathtub, generally runs between $150 and $450.

Bathroom Faucet Types

Just like kitchen faucets, you have plenty of options when it comes to bathroom faucets. While bathroom sink and tub faucets do not come with as many bells and whistles as kitchen faucets, they offer functionality and various designs, which is more than enough for most bathrooms.

Nonetheless, it still pays to know the most popular bathroom faucets and their costs:

Bathroom Sink Faucets:

  1. Cross: Bathroom faucets are largely characterized by their handle designs. Cross faucets feature “X” design handles that are easy to use. Most cross bathroom faucets range from $10 to $900.
  2. Joystick: If you prefer one handle, joysticks are terrific options. They are a bit harder to install, but require only one connection point. However, they may look nicer, but do not last as long as some of the other options. Joystick bathroom faucets range from $50 to $400.
  3. Knob: The standard bathroom faucet design, knob handles have been around for decades. While they are sturdy, they’re generally associated with an older bathroom design. As such, knob handles cost between $10 and $150.
  4. Lever: Most bathroom sinks feature lever handles. They go with many bathroom designs and you have more design options than any other faucet type. Most level faucets cost between $30 and $200, but some handles go all the way up to $1,000.
  5. Push Button: Push buttons are great for saving water and generally come with a sleek design. They’re a bit harder to install, so as expected, have a starting price above $100.
  6. Touchless: Finally, if you want the best of the best, go with a touchless bathroom faucet. Used also in the kitchen, touchless faucets let you waive your hand above or below the faucet to instantly release the stream. High-quality touchless faucets start at $150.

Bathtub Faucets:

  1. Wall Mount: The most common bathtub faucet is a wall mount. Connected to the wall, this faucet requires a bit more plumbing knowledge than the faucets mentioned below. However, if you’re replacing your bathtub faucet, a professional plumber should not take longer than two hours to install. Wall mount faucets generally range from $50 to $600.
  2. Deck Mount: Usually associated with freestanding tubs, deck mount faucets look terrific in modern or traditional bathroom designs. Deck mount faucet prices will largely depend on the location of the water supply and the faucet’s finish. Either way, their material costs range from $70 to $500.
  3. Freestanding: As the name implies, freestanding bathtub faucets are placed next to the tub and generally, are used in conjunction with freestanding baths. The sleek design lends itself to a modern bathroom. We have seen freestanding bathroom faucets cost as much as $2,000.

Bathroom Faucet Types

Bathroom Faucet Brands

There are plenty of bathroom sink and bathtub faucet brands to choose from, many of which you saw under the kitchen section. While the cost to install a bathroom faucet will largely depend on the type, the brand plays a key role as well.

Bathroom Sink Faucets:

Brand

Minimum Cost

Maximum Cost

Peerless

$15

$200

Premier Faucet

$25

$200

Kraus

$50

$400

Kokols USA

$50

$400

Danze

$50

$600

Hansgrohe

$100

$2,000

Bathtub Faucets:

Brand

Minimum Cost

Maximum Cost

Delta

$20

$2,000

Grohe

$50

$3,000

American Standard

$80

$800

Moen

$90

$2,000

Pfister

$100

$1,000

Kohler

$140

$3,000

Bathroom Faucet Finishes

The final design decision you have to make before you install a new bathroom sink faucet or bathtub faucet is the color. Make sure the finish fits within the overall theme of the bathroom.

Just like kitchen faucets, you have a few options to choose from:

  • Chrome: $5 - $2,000
  • Nickel: $10 - $2,000
  • Bronze: $10 - $900
  • Brass: $30 - $1,000
  • Black: $50 - $500
  • Gold: $200 - $800

Bathroom Faucet Cost Factors

We’ve covered the primary elements that will increase or decrease your bathroom faucet installation cost, but just like kitchen faucets, there are few other details that could affect that that final invoice:

  1. Plumbing: If you’re not moving your sink or tub, the cost to replace your faucet should fall within the average above. However, if you’re moving your tub, chances are, new plumbing pipes have to be installed. This undoubtedly raises your bathroom remodeling price.
  2. Condition of Faucet: Old, worn-down faucets are harder to remove and as such, raise the cost to install a new bathroom faucet.
  3. Mountings: Most mountings are included in the total faucet installation cost, but if you buy multiple, for numerous bathrooms, your total cost could rise.
  4. Plumber: Licensed plumbers do not all charge the same amount per hour.
  5. Faucet Design: If you are changing the faucet style, like replacing your freestanding bathtub faucet with a wall mount faucet, extended labor will be required and thus, expand your costs.
  6. Number of Handles: Additional faucet handles cost more.
  7. Upgrades: If you install a new bathtub, touchless features or eco-friendly faucets, their installation costs are higher than average.

Kitchen Faucet Brands

Outdoor Faucet Installation Costs

Outdoor faucets are not nearly as popular as bathroom or kitchen faucets, but they do have their place in homes across the country. Generally, the price to install an outdoor faucet is the most affordable faucet installation, but that has more to do with the cost of the faucet rather than the cost of labor. The total cost to install an outdoor faucet is rarely more than $150, as they offer little variety when it comes to design. It’s unusual, in fact, to pay more than $10 for the actual outdoor faucet. For that reason alone, homeowners can expect to pay as little as $150 for a professional plumber to install the outdoor faucet, clean up and leave.

DIY Or Hire A Plumber?

Faucet replacement is not the most difficult home remodeling project. In fact, if you’re installing the same type of faucet, whether in the bathroom or kitchen, many homeowners give it a go on their own. However, if you’re installing a brand new sink with a new faucet and new drain lines that come with it, we highly recommend you call in the pros. Experienced plumbers can install or replace most faucets in under two hours. Therefore, your final faucet installation cost really comes down to their hourly rate.

Fortunately, there are ways to save money when you hire a plumber. Like most contractors, they charge less per hour as you give them more work. For example, hiring a professional plumber for one hour may be $150, but three hours might be $300. So, if you’ve put off that caulking or toilet replacement project, now is the time to get it done. You’ll pay less per hour than you would if you hired three separate plumbers to complete each job individually.

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Installing or replacing a faucet is not difficult or expensive. Don’t put off this simple project any longer. Use ImproveNet to find local plumbers who can replace your kitchen or bathroom faucet in less than two hours!

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Last updated on Jul 31, 2017

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