By Gene and Katie Hamilton
If the bathroom sink in your house gets a workout, consider replacing the existing faucet with the convenience of a pull-out sink faucet. We all know the many uses of a pull-out faucet in the kitchen; now there's one designed for the bathroom, making the task of washing a child's hair much easier and enjoyable. And for clean up purposes, the flexible pull-out spray spout extends up to 24-inches, making scrubbing away dried soap and shaving cream and toothpaste build-up that much easier. So for washing, rinsing and cleaning, the faucet is a good choice.
A plumber will charge $275, which includes labor and material, to remove an old bathroom sink faucet and replace it with an OutReach pull-out faucet by American Standard. The faucet is available in a choice of polished chrome or satin nickel finish and is Water Sense approved. If you have plumbing experience and tools, you can make the swap for $160 and save 42 percent. The faucet is pre-assembled, so it's designed for easy installation. For tools, you'll need a screwdriver, adjustable wrench and channel locks.
Click here to see Lowe's Bathroom Faucet Buying Guide.
Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a pull-out bath faucet you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.
The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors'
experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content
Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.