Installing a new vanity can improve the appearance and functionality of your bathroom, whether during renovations or as a single upgrade. The size and style of your vanity may affect the complexity of installation, and any modifications or preparation needed to set cabinetry and fixtures may influence the cost of the job.
New and Replacement Vanity Installations
The difficulty of installing a bathroom vanity in a new location is generally affected by the condition of the site, with project costs that average $287. If plumbing and other prep work is complete, most vanities can be installed simply, though including preparation and finish work with the project may add to the expense of the job. Likewise, the demands of installing a replacement vanity will vary with the amount of work needed to accommodate a new unit in an existing space. Installation rates average $302, though removing old cabinetry and making upgrades or changes to fit the new vanity may increase costs.
Vanities are available in a number of standard sizes, though custom cabinetry can be built to your specifications. Regardless of the style and construction of your vanity, its overall size will influence the installation process, since the demands of assembling or moving the unit may affect the time, skill, and manpower needed for the job. Vanities 24” wide can often be installed by a single person at a cost of about $247, while larger, heavier units may be more demanding to handle and require more assembly on-site. Installation rates average $263 for vanities 30” wide, $307 for 36”, $322 for 48”, and $409 for 60” units.
Vanity Features and Project Planning
The construction type, style, and features of your vanity may play a part in the cost of installation, since the tools, skills and time needed to complete the project may vary. Consider the amount of assembly required for your vanity, since building the unit in place or fitting a ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinet may take significantly more time than setting a complete cabinet. Similarly, placing a single cabinetry unit can be completed faster than a multi-cabinet installation, and though setting a vanity with an integrated counter and sink may seem more efficient, it may require more time or labor to move the unit and make connections.
As you select a vanity and plan for the installation, consider whether fitting a counter, sink, and faucet will be included in the project or if you will need to hire any additional contractors for these aspects of the project. Your contractor or designer can help you select fixtures and coordinate different phases of the job to ensure an attractive, timely, and quality installation.