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Farmhouse Sink Price Guide

How much does a farmhouse sink cost? Also known as apron sinks, apron-style sinks or country style sinks, their cost is generally determined by material, quality and size.

These apron sink prices are for the sink only. Associated costs are covered below.

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Stainless steel farmhouse sink prices:

  • Average cost: $425-$800
  • Low cost: $220
  • High cost: More than $2,000
  • Factors affecting cost: Gauge of the material, accessories, finish

Composite granite farmhouse sink prices:

  • Average cost: $500-$850
  • Low cost: $375
  • High cost: More than $1,200
  • Factors affecting cost: Composite quality, apron design, finish, sink configuration, accessories

Porcelain or fireclay farmhouse sink prices:

  • Average cost: $725-$1,200
  • Low cost: $500
  • High cost: More than $2,500
  • Factors affecting cost: Quality of the glaze, sink configuration, accessories

Copper farmhouse sink prices:

  • Average cost: $900-$1,250
  • Low cost: $725
  • High cost: More than $2,000
  • Factors affecting cost: Gauge of the copper, metalwork design features, finish, sink configuration, accessories

Cast iron farmhouse sink prices:

  • Average cost: $950-$1,400
  • Low cost: $650
  • High cost: More than $1,600
  • Factors affecting cost: Quality of the enamel coating, sink configuration, accessories

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Costs Associated with New Sink Installation

Depending on your level of DIY skills, you might be able to do some or all of this work yourself. If you hire someone for the work, here are the estimates you can expect.

  • Removing the old sink: $25-$65, though if this is the only work the contractor does, a service fee of up to $125 might be charged for the visit
  • Installing the new sink: $50-$400 depending on whether the sink cabinet needs modification, the number of accessories such as sprayer and soap dispenser to be hooked up and the presence of equipment that requires plumbing such as a water filter, garbage disposer or tankless water heater
  • Farmhouse sink repair: $75-500 starting with repairing minor scratches or bumping out a small dent up to reglazing the entire sink

Saving Money on your Farmhouse Kitchen Sink and Installation

If you want to save money on the sink, choosing stainless steel is a good consideration. The material is easy to clean and maintains its good looks for many years. Regardless of the material you choose, these tips will help you find what you want at the lowest prices.

  • Shop discount and clearance sinks for discontinued sinks that might look fabulous in your kitchen
  • Shop local stores and online retailers to compare prices
  • Choose a smaller sink or one that has fewer features
  • Go with a basic sink in the material you prefer rather than a high-end model

Here are a few money-saving tips for sink removal and installation

  • Remove the old sink yourself or hire a handyman rather than a kitchen contractor
  • Save on disposal fees by turning the old sink into a utility sink in the basement or a flower planter in the backyard
  • Install the faucet yourself
  • Hook up the drain, water lines and accessories yourself

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Farmhouse Sink Price FAQ

This sink cost Q&A will answers common questions.

Are used sinks available?

Yes. Most used sinks found on eBay or Craigslist are cast iron sinks. Some have been refurbished or reglazed, but it can be hard to determine their condition without seeing them.

Will I save money if I help a professional install my new sink and faucet?

It’s unlikely. Unless you have enough skill to do the job yourself, in which case you should consider doing it, a professional might consider your efforts to help to be more of a hindrance.

I’m having new cabinets and countertops installed. Will I save money to have the kitchen contractor install the new sink and faucet too?

You probably will, especially if the sink and faucet are on site when the countertops are ready for installation. It generally costs less to pay a contractor already at your home than to call another one to make a separate trip there.

Is a high-end sink worth the higher price?

If you’re asking if, for example, a $2,000 stainless steel sink is twice as good as a $1,000 stainless steel sink, then no, it’s probably not – though it might be of a noticeably higher quality and durability than a $500 model. However, when you get into the high end of the price range, the differences are more about style and appearance. In that discussion, whether or not it is worth it is a subjective question only you can answer.

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