The national average to install a faucet is $250, although it could cost as little as $100, or as much as $550 or more, depending on many variables.
Those variables include where the new faucet is being installed, if plumbing needs to be added or removed, the condition of the existing plumbing, upgrades, such as filtration systems, and the most significant consideration is usually the price of labor in your area.
The cost of installing a faucet will be cheaper as part of a remodeling contract. Check our kitchen remodel cost guide for more information and tips about a kitchen upgrade.
Is the faucet going into the kitchen sink, a pot filler, the bathtub, bathroom sink, or is it an outside faucet? The cost to install each of these will likely be different.
The average kitchen sink faucet will cost $250 to $500 install. That is presuming the material used is standard, and upgrades are not too complicated. Adding a faucet water filter, which removes 95% of impurities, will add about $25 – $100.
However, adding an under-the-cabinet reverse osmosis filter system will add $250 – $300, just for the system alone. Depending on where you buy it, you might get free installation.
Touchless and motion sensor faucets cost about $500 – $750, with installation. Many homeowners add these to the island to help with washing vegetables for salads. These innovative faucets are also impressive with the kitchen sink. You can add a side sprayer for around $50 – $100.
The Pot-Filler Faucet
The average cost to add a pot-filler is around $450, including installation. However, the actual price will depend on the type you use and how far you have to run the new pipes.
Since this is a fairly new idea, most kitchens will not already have a water pipe leading to the range. However, a plumber can usually run a waterline in about an hour if there is access to the wall. Consult our plumbing cost guide to get an idea of how much it should cost for a single cold-water line.
A pot-filler over the range is hugely convenient, especially for those who cook for a large family. You can fill large pots and pans right on the stove. It’s also suitable for containers that won’t fit under the faucet or when you want to add water to a pot as it cooks.
Bathroom Sink or Basin
The bathroom basin faucets come in a variety of styles and prices. The cross-knob faucets are perhaps the simplest and least expensive, but you can get joystick faucets, touchless, lever, push-button, and others. Whatever you pay for the faucet, which can vary from $25 – $1,000, you will pay around $250 to get it installed.
Bathtub faucets can cost anywhere from $50 – $3,000 depending on if it’s freestanding, wall-mounted, or deck-mounted. Most often they cost $250 – $350 for average hardware. Installation typically cost $150 to $300.
Most homeowners who add an outside faucet in the garden or barbecue area use a simple cross-knob faucet and pay $50 – $150, unless there is additional work, such as removing an old faucet or adding pipes.
Challenges of Existing Plumbing
Tearing out the old faucet could get extensive if the pipes or faucets are rusted and need to be sawed off. These rusted pipes could affect how the plumber installs the new faucet, depending on where the pipes originate and how they connect.
Non-functioning valves are also a common issue with older plumbing and may require replacement if they don’t hold back water pressure. If the existing plumbing is in excellent condition, then there should be no additional expense.
Hiring a Plumber
When you need to change the faucet, it is usually easy enough for a DIY. However, when you need to run water lines or drain pipes, it is wise to hire a professional. They can usually get the job done quicker.
Plumbers typically charge $50 to $150 per hour. Some faucet installations can be completed by a handyperson, who usually charges less than a certified plumber. When the handyperson comes highly recommended, you might save money on the project.
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All pricing information on this page is based on average industry costs, and is subject to variance for project-specific materials, labor rates, and requirements.