How Much Does It Cost To Install A Faucet?
A faucet is a small but very important part of your bathroom, kitchen, garden and any other part of your home. They come in a range of different models and can even enable you to create a spa-feeling at home. You may want to replace your faucets every once in a while, perhaps because you want to upgrade the look of a room, or because they have broken. In order to do so properly, the following guide should be of help, as well as give you a general idea of how much you will have to budget for.
Installing a Bathroom Faucet
New faucets are most commonly installed in bathrooms. All homes have sinks and at least one of those will be in the bathroom. Generally speaking, all faucets will need to be replaced at the same time if they have worn down. There are many different types of faucets for your bathroom (or any other room), and they come in all sorts of finishes such as brushed nickel, stainless steel and brass. In order to work out the cost, you need to look at the basic price of the faucet and the sink if you need one. Next, you need to assume a plumber will spend two hours working on the system. This means that, all in all, you will pay around $260.
Installing a Faucet Outside
Installing a faucet outside is often very cheap in terms of the faucet itself. Additionally, it generally doesn't cost much for a plumber to install it either. You can purchase a faucet for as little as $10 and the installation should only cost around $150. All they have to do is arrive, install it and leave again.
Installing a Faucet in the Kitchen
The kitchen tends to be a little bit more expensive than the bathroom, which is mainly due to the cost of labor. Faucets used in kitchens are generally slightly bigger, which means a bit more time has to be spent on installing them. Furthermore, kitchen faucets often have a number of additional features. For instance, it can detach from the base or come with a built-in soap dispenser. Installation of these will cost more as they are special features. Hence, you can expect to pay on average around $310 for this work.
Different factors influence how much you will have to pay for the installation of your faucet. The labor is a major factor and as this can vary greatly depending on the tap and the location, the price can vary quite significantly as well. The fancier the faucet you choose and the more features it has, the more this will cost you too. Finally, the price of the plumber depends on your geographical location and the individual plumber.