What Does It Cost to Install a Kitchen Faucet in Florida?
Kitchen faucets have come a long way in recent years, with many offering a suite of new features like motion sensors for touchless start and built-in water filtration. With the added technological upgrades, installing a kitchen faucet can cost anywhere from $250 to upwards of $800.
To get a precise cost, schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber for an estimate. However, we can say that the cost will depend on the following factors:
In this article, we'll review each cost factor in further detail to help you estimate where your kitchen faucet installation may fall on the price spectrum.
Cost Factor #1: The style of faucet you purchase
The cost factor with the most significant impact on the installation price is the style of faucet you purchase, along with any features you want to include. There's a wide variety of kitchen faucet styles available, all at differing price points. A standard single-handle faucet may cost you $150-$200, whereas a pullout faucet with a touchless start can run much higher.
If you prefer a basic kitchen faucet at a lower cost, look for the following features:
- Single or double handle. Most kitchen faucets come with a standard single or double handle lever to turn the faucet on and off and control the temperature. Because the design is relatively simple, they won’t cost as much as fancier models to purchase or install.
- Chrome or nickel finish. Both chrome and nickel are relatively inexpensive materials. Even better, they're easy to clean and maintain. The downside is that chrome can show fingerprint smudges, and cleaning solutions can deteriorate nickel finishes.
If your budget is broader or you’re aiming for a higher-end faucet, consider the following faucet features:
- Pullout/down handle. Faucets with a pullout handle are very convenient for cleaning and rinsing your sink. Many offer a unique spray feature to blast water at a higher velocity so that you can move food particles down the drain quickly. However, a higher price tag comes with the added increase in functionality.
- Touchless handle. In recent years, touchless faucet technology has allowed homeowners to turn a faucet on or off with the wave of a hand. These motion sensors also let you avoid getting germs on your faucet or hands during food preparation, saving the time and effort you might spend on cleanup. With this added convenience, you should expect to pay a premium for a touchless faucet.
- Brass or bronze finish. Both brass and bronze are incredibly durable metals that can serve you well for years to come. Not only do they look beautiful, but they’re also more resistant to stains and visible fingerprint smudges. These more durable finishes are a perfect solution for daily cleaning and maintenance. If the budget allows, a brass or bronze faucet could be an excellent investment for your kitchen.
- Built-in water filtration. Some faucets come with built-in water filtration capabilities, accessed through a button so you can switch between tap and filtered water on the faucet or a separately installed fixture. If you live in an area with hard or unappealing tasting water, a faucet with built-in water filtration can help improve your water. However, they could also increase installation costs.
Cost Factor #2: Installation considerations
When installing a new kitchen faucet, it’s essential to factor in the various requirements of your installation. Depending on the faucet style, your current plumbing layout, and the countertop configuration, you might pay anywhere from $200 to $500+ in installation costs alone.
Key installation factors you should consider include:
- Old faucet removal. If your old faucet is severely rusted into the sink, a plumber will have to spend additional time and effort to remove it, increasing installation costs. In some cases, the contractor may even need to use a saw to remove the faucet.
- Alterations to water line(s). Depending on the faucet style you've chosen (e.g., a faucet with a built-in water filter), your plumber may need to adjust how your home's water supply lines are connected. If so, the alteration will add to your installation costs.
- Countertop adjustments. Certain faucets may require alterations to your countertops, depending on the size of the faucet base and other accessories to be installed (like a separate spray wand, for example). Certain countertop materials like stone or concrete may also be more expensive to adjust, so the cost of installation may vary.
- Valves installed. Most faucets will come with all the necessary parts for installation. However, you may want to adjust certain things like pressure or temperature control, which will require installing a different type of valve.
Cost Factor #3: The plumber you hire
A kitchen faucet is one of the most-used fixtures in your home. So, it's essential to receive an accurate, high-quality faucet installation. For best results, plan to hire a top-level, experienced plumber who can deliver the calibre of work needed for this job. The installation may cost more, but the results will be worth the investment.
When searching for a trusted plumbing professional, look for the following signs:
- Proof of licensing and insurance. Licensing is crucial to ensure that your contractor has been appropriately trained and has met all local and state code requirements. Insurance will provide peace of mind that your plumber is insured to fix any mishaps. You can usually find licensing and insurance information on the plumbing contractor's website. However, if you're unsure, you can always ask them to provide it for you.
- Recent 5-star reviews. Any trustworthy pro will have scores of 5-star reviews. However, make sure the top-rated reviews are recent. A company may have received top reviews a few years ago, but you can't guarantee that the same employees who delivered those high-quality services are still with the company. To ensure your best experience possible, look for the most recent reviews you can find.
- Upfront and clear estimates. A reliable contractor will always provide a clear and upfront estimate on cost. If you’re speaking with one that is vague and won’t provide costs ahead of time, beware of surprise bills at the end of the installation.
- Transparent scopes of work. In addition to upfront pricing, a plumber with integrity will provide you with a scope of work so you'll have peace of mind knowing what the job will accomplish.
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