Estimate Replacing a Bathroom Sink

Estimate Replacing a Bathroom Sink

Estimate Replacing a Bathroom Sink

Anytime you come up against a remodel project, there are going to be associated costs, a few of which is expected beforehand. Although you can never know to the specific dollar how much something will cost to replace, with a toilet sink there are numerous elements that may help you get your own ballpark figure as near as possible. Locating the ideal value will ensure your sink replacing doesn’t cost you inflated prices.

Pedestal Sink

Pedestal sinks are one of the most affordable types to replace because there are no specific skills or tools required to remove and install them. Consequently, you don’t need to employ an expert to install the sink or do any of the plumbing, which means there aren’t any labor expenses. The only thing you need to pay for is the brand new pedestal sink along with any related hardware, such as the straps, straps and mounting hardware, which range in the $20 to $40 bracket depending on the type of sink and how many bolts and other hardware will be needed. Many sinks come with the related hardware in the purchase price of the sink.

Top-Mount Sink

Very similar to pedestal sinks, top-mount sinks just price whatever the cost of the new sink is to replace, in addition to any associated mounting hardware and fittings. As a rule of thumb, if your present sink fittings are still in good shape, you don’t need to worry about replacing them. Alternatively, you can just disconnect the sink, remove it and reinstall the new one using the identical drain pipes and connectors. Most top-mount sinks have been set up in adhesive, which you can cut with a utility knife around the edge of the sink to loosen it. Installation is identical, which means picking up a bathtub of silicone caulking for a few dollars.

Undermount Sink

Costs escalate beyond just replacing the sink when it comes to undermount sinks, which can be installed under the countertop material rather than on top. If the sink is merely glued or bolted onto the base of the countertop you may remove it without any extra expenses, but if it’s epoxied in place or built into the actual cabinets along with locked in place below the very top, the only means to remove the sink is to enter a pricey countertop remodel to free the sink. Depending on the complexity of the demo you might be looking at anything in between $50 to $5,000 or beyond, because most locked-in-place undermount sinks may require professional craftsmen to keep damage to a minimum. For example, even though you can remove individual shingles to access an undermount sink on your own, a granite slab countertop is not something to try on your own. Special instruments and abilities are expected to maintain the slab in 1 piece during removal, then there is the sink replacing, then professional installation of this slab later, all which can run into the thousands.

Altering Size

If you are going to a larger sized sink there will be associated costs with making a larger hole. A frequent jigsaw or circular saw with the proper type of blade based upon the type of countertop material you are cutting is needed for many materials such as wood and vinyl and vinyl shirts, which means paying for the tools and blades or renting them in your neighborhood home improvement shop. Tile and granite will need to get trimmed using a grinder or even a rotary tool and carbide or diamond tipped piece before you can access the concrete board and plywood decking under. Total costs for cutting may run between $100 and $300, depending on if you rent or own your tools. Hiring out to your professional will run you between $50 and $75 an hour.

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