A new faucet installation has a way of revitalizing your bathroom or kitchen. The project itself doesn’t look like something that would make a huge impact, but it does enhance your daily satisfaction by helping with everyday chores, in addition to adding beauty to how your kitchen looks.
Replacing the fixture is just something anyone can do, but plumbing work is something that should be left for a professional. There are lots of complications in plumbing work but faucet installations are something that can quickly be handled by an expert plumber. It usually cost about $244 to install a faucet but on average, $154 and $334 can do the job depending on some certain factors.
Cost Factors of a Faucet Installation
In as much as it looks quite simple to install a faucet, there are some factors that should be put into consideration in addition to those unanticipated problems that could arise. Some of the major cost definers to keep in mind are:
The current state of the faucet: A situation whereby your existing faucet is rusted or has broken parts, there will be some challenges in an attempt to remove it. The action could possibly spoil the plumbing lines if care is not taken. It is more of an issue if it is rusted, and could result in being sawed out.
Location: There will definitely be a difference in the price of installation depending on your need; be it bathroom, kitchen or laundry faucet.
Sink and Counter: If you order one that doesn’t fit well with the design of your counter top and sink, then you might have to do some configurations or replacing the sink entirely. You will spend less on a faucet installation if you obtain a design that fits well.
Type of faucet to install: The kind of materials the faucet is made of, the finish, handle types and so on, affects the cost of the faucet you choose. Though the cost of its installation may not be affected, it is something that has to be put into consideration while making your budget.
Upgrades: It should be noted that upgrading to faucets with features like a filtration system or lighting will attract more cost.
Mountings/Connectors: The total cost for installation should include the hardware. If for some reasons the current mounting or connectors have defects or completely damaged, you will need to pay in order to have them fixed.
Plumbing condition: Prior to installation, plumbing that is not up to acceptable standard might need to be properly fixed.
Water control and efficiency: There might be need to get the right faucet or do water control adjustment if your faucet can’t handle the current water setup. For the efficiency of your faucet, you can go for certain specs specially designed for eco-friendliness.
Labor costs: Depending on the nature and complexity of the job, you will have to pay for the workmanship and this can range anywhere from a hundred to three hundred or even more.
Types of Kitchen Faucets
It usually costs more for a kitchen faucet installation than that of bathroom, and this is most commonly because of the types and labor involved. Bathroom models are way smaller when compared to kitchen models that have more features that demands more time for a successful installation. Its installation can cost anything from $260 to $480, excluding any sort of repairs or upgrade.
For the purpose of washing of dishes, vegetables or fruits, pull-out and pull down faucets are great because of their flexibility. There is less flexibility in the arc and bar & prep types which are mostly the default installation that comes with a sink. The flexible ones are quite expensive and needs the attention of an expert for the water control and plumbing.
The designs for the bathroom are quite different from that of kitchen faucets. Even though there are some similarities in their mechanics, bathroom faucets do not come with a water filter or sprayer hose. Consider going for a simple design with double handles and a spigot that has the capability of doing more than the basic function.
There won’t be much difference in the cost of installation of bathroom faucets and that of kitchen. This installation doesn’t usually exceed $550. This cost excludes any pre-existing damages or defects that have to be repaired, which can likely increase the overall cost.
It can be a DIY job if you want to install your own bathroom faucets. However, you might need to engage the services of a professional for more advanced and sophisticated designs like the touchless and push button.
There won’t be much need to worry about some sort of upgrades or flexibility when it comes to bathtub faucets. How bathtub faucets functions is quite different. It is designed to accommodate a lot more water pressure to quickly fill up a tub.
The installation cost might range from $150 to $350. The faucet installation needs to go in line with the plumbing, and if not, adjusting the tub’s plumbing might incur more cost.
Most often, you can put a faucet that is both wall mount and freestanding depending on your kind of bathtub. It is a thing to put into consideration depending on the nearness of the bathtub to the wall or you worry about the pressure of water making it vibrate or jiggle in place.