How much does a drop-in sink cost? The price range is very wide due to the array of styles, materials and quality such as the gauge of the stainless steel or composition of granite composite.
This topmount kitchen sink cost guide covers all the most common materials including factors that affect price.
Stainless steel topmount kitchen sink prices:
- Average cost: $225-$550
- Low cost: About $50
- High cost: More than $4,000
- Factors affecting cost: Gauge of the material (the lower the number, the thicker the material), accessories, finish
Composite granite topmount kitchen sink prices:
- Average cost: $225-$400
- Low cost: About $150
- High cost: More than $1,000
- Factors affecting cost: Composite quality, apron design, finish, sink configuration, accessories
Porcelain or ceramic topmount kitchen sink prices:
- Average cost: $600-$1,000
- Low cost: $350
- High cost: More than $2,000
- Factors affecting cost: Quality of the glaze, sink configuration, accessories
Cast iron topmount kitchen sink prices:
- Average cost: $700-$1,200
- Low cost: $550
- High cost: More than $2,000
- Factors affecting cost: Quality of the enamel coating, sink configuration, accessories
Copper topmount kitchen sink prices:
- Average cost: $750-$1,600
- Low cost: $300
- High cost: More than $3,000
Factors affecting cost: Gauge of the copper, metalwork design features, finish, sink configuration, accessories
Additional Costs Associated with Topmount Kitchen Sinks
The prices listed are for the sink only. Expect these prices for removing an old sink, installing the sink and sink repair.
- Cost of removing an old topmount sink: $50-$200 depending on the number of drains and accessories such as dishwasher lines
- Cost of installing an undermount sink: $75-$400 based on how many drains and extras are included
- Cost of repairing an undermount sink: $75-$550 starting with repair of minor scratches or chips at the low end to re-glazing a metal sink at the upper end.
Saving Money on your Topmount Sink and Installation
Here are topmount sink shopping tips that might save you as much as 40% on your new sink.
- Shop online and at your local home improvement stores to compare prices
- Look at clearance and discontinued sinks for bargains on models that have the right number of bowls and the style you want
- Go with a good-quality stainless steel sink rather than a more expensive material
- If you’re sold on a costlier material, choose a more basic sink such as a single bowl or one that is smaller
These tips will reduce the price you pay for installation of a new sink or for a total kitchen remodeling project.
- Do some of the work yourself, as long as you have the skills required to complete it properly
- Get estimates from several top kitchen contractors in your area who know they’re competing for the job
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Topmount Sink Price FAQ
This brief topmount sinks Q&A covers additional important information.
Why are some stainless steel sinks so expensive? Are they really that superior to others?
Expensive stainless steel sinks are made from thicker-gauge material and offer outstanding craftsmanship. A $1,500 sink will be of a higher quality than a $150 sink, but some of the price difference will be style and, perhaps with the very top brands, the brand name.
What sinks offer the best value?
It’s hard to beat a good-quality stainless steel sink in the price range of $125-$275 for value. It should be long-lasting and easy to maintain.
Is buying a used sink a good idea?
It can be, but if you’re not able to see the sink in person, you won’t really be able to evaluate its condition until your receive it. If you’re going to buy a sink without physically inspecting it first, make sure the seller offers a return policy that will allow you to return it for any reason.
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