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Single Kitchen Sink Price Guide

How much does a kitchen single sink cost? There’s a vast price range, and we break down that range here to give you an idea of what the price will be of the types of sinks you’re considering. The price you ultimately pay for a kitchen sink will be determined by its quality, size, style and the material from which it is crafted. The cost of sink installation is covered below.

This single sink price guide covers the most common options.

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Stainless steel single kitchen sink prices:

  • Average cost: $135-$475
  • Low cost: $55
  • High cost: $650 to more than $2,000
  • Factors affecting cost: Gauge of the material (the lower the number, the thicker the material), accessories, finish

Composite granite single kitchen sink prices:

  • Average cost: $200-$425
  • Low cost: $85
  • High cost: More than $800
  • Factors affecting cost: Composite quality, apron design, finish, sink configuration, accessories

Porcelain or ceramic single kitchen sink prices:

  • Average cost: $450-$900
  • Low cost: $250
  • High cost: More than $2,500
  • Factors affecting cost: Quality of the glaze, sink configuration, accessories

Cast iron single kitchen sink prices:

  • Average cost: $550-$1,200
  • Low cost: $275
  • High cost: More than $2,000
  • Factors affecting cost: Quality of the enamel coating, sink configuration, accessories

Copper single kitchen sink prices:

  • Average cost: $1,000-2,000
  • Low cost: $300
  • High cost: $4,000-$6,000
  • Factors affecting cost: Gauge of the copper, metalwork design features, finish, sink configuration, accessories

Other Costs Associated with Single Kitchen Sinks

The prices above are just for the sink. Here’s other costs you might need to consider.

Cost of removing an old single kitchen sink: $30-$100 unless it’s the only project you hire a contractor for and they have a minimum service fee.

  • Cost of installing a single kitchen sink: $100-$350. The more extras such as a garbage disposer, dishwasher lines or tankless water heater are included, the higher the price will be.
  • Cost of repairing a single sink: $75-$375 ranging from the repair of minor scratches or dents, polishing a copper sink to glazing a metal sink.

Saving Money on your Single Kitchen Sink and Installation

These kitchen sink shopping tips will save you money.

  • Compare kitchen sink prices from local and online sellers
  • Browse clearance and discontinued items for bargain sinks that go well with your overall design
  • Choose a smaller sink
  • Select a sink in a more affordable material
  • If you’re committed to a specific material, choose a more basic sink over one with upgraded design and cost

Here are tips for finding the best removal and installation costs:

  • Do the work yourself, or ask for help from an experienced friend
  • Do the easy work yourself, and leave the more complex work to a professional

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Single Kitchen Sink Price FAQ

This single sink Q&A covers a few other common topics.

Should I buy a used cast iron sink?

It all depends on its condition and the price asked for it. Get an estimate on re-glazing a sink before you settle on a price with the seller. You should ask about the drain size too, and make sure you can find drain fittings for it. Some used cast iron sinks are a bargain; others aren’t worth the hassle it takes to get them in usable condition.

What are the pros and cons of a single sink?

See our Kitchen Single Sink Buying Guide for a complete list of them. To summarize, the main benefit is having enough room in the sink to wash large pots, pans and baking sheets. The chief negative is that there is no divider to create separate work spaces.

I fell in love with a $2,500 copper sink, but we might move in a few years. Any suggestions?

Well, the sink probably won’t boost the sale price of your home very much, so the ROI is poor. If you can find an affordable stainless steel sink that is the same size and mounts the same way as the copper sink, you can switch the two before you put your home on the market. Take the copper sink with you. The potential drawback is that your next kitchen might not accommodate the sink without expensive retrofitting.

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