Cost to Install a Farmhouse Sink – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 2010

$ 1800

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 43% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a Farmhouse Sink noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

The contractor cost to install a farmhouse sink is $2,010 vs. doing it yourself for $1,800. 

With no indoor plumbing in early rural kitchens, water was hauled inside in a bucket and poured into a farmhouse sink, with a large apron front, designed to hold a lot of water.

It’s a good choice for today’s more casual homes designed with informal open kitchens that extend into a family room. Because it is large it’s often used to bathe a baby or small dog as well as wash large pots and pans.

A plumber will charge $2,010, including labor and material, to install a 30-inch porcelain apron front single bowl farmhouse sink. A handy homeowner with plumbing tools and experience can do the job for $1,800, the cost of the sink and faucet.

To install one in an existing kitchen you need to adjust the countertop and possibly the base cabinet to accommodate the wider and deeper apron sink. It is heavier, too, so take that into consideration. In a new kitchen you can use the guidelines suggested by the manufacturer.

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