How much does it cost to install a kitchen faucet in Toronto, you may ask. This is a great question, and one many home owners share. We are going to provide you with a breakdown of the different factors that determine what it costs to have a new kitchen faucet installed.
If you just want to know the labor number then you can just scroll to the end of this article to find it, however we hope you find value in the material to follow as it will give a much better explanation of what problems you might run into and tips on how to avoid unexpected additional expenses and many other valuable information for consumers.
Selecting Your New Kitchen Sink Faucet
Most of the time, the actual faucet will be the biggest expense for this project. While you can spend as little as around $100 on a new faucet, we don’t recommend to do that as your user experience won’t be very pleasant. Instead, you should choose a faucet that fits with your space and suites your needs and tastes with all the necessary features that will make using it more enjoyable for you.
Really an entry level faucet that is still going to be enjoyable to use and has most of the standard features on the market are going to be in the range of $300-$500.
While mid range faucets will give you a much better user experience than the entry level models and usually will give you a few more convenience features. Most of these mid range faucets are between $600 and $800.
Then you have the higher end market, these tend to have more design options and some pretty cool features. These will typically be in the $900-$1200 range.
You do have another category here actually. This is the custom or designer range and the sky is the limit here. If you are looking for something in this category you will probably want to work with your designer for more information.
Situations That Might Cause Additional Costs
While most installations will be pretty straight forward, here are some common things that might increase the overall costs.
- Probably the most common thing we run into is corroded and/or leaking shut-off valves. These valves are necessary and it’s important that they are in proper working order to avoid potential leaks down the road causing you to have a second visit down the road. We typically recommend changing these if they are starting to show signs of degradation, or if they are more than 10 years old. You will probably have that faucet for 10-20 years or more and you probably don’t want to have to change the value during that time if you can avoid it. The cost for this is usually around $50-$100 depending on a lot of different factors if being done at the same time as the faucet.
- Probably the second most common thing we run into is an incompatibility with the existing hose lines or other set up and the new faucet. This is usually not a big deal and your installer should carry extra hose lines for this as it’s fairly common. This is usually around $15-$40.
There are of course many other things that can come up but generally speaking these are the 2 most common, and the ones to be aware of. These 2 can usually be identified ahead of time by taking pictures of the existing plumbing, the shut off valves, and the new faucet or at least the model number for the new faucet.
What To Do To Prepare For Your Installation
There are a few things we recommend to prepare for the installation of your new faucet to ensure a smooth process.
- The first thing to do is to make sure you know where your main shut off is for your house or condo. This is something every homeowner should know anyways in case you need to shut off the water for the entire house or condo. If you don’t know where this is, it’s not the end of the world, your installer can help here also. If you live in a condo, you can ask your building management or maintenance person to show you where it is, but most often its located underneath either the kitchen sink or the bathroom sink behind usually a little door that can be opened with something flat like a butter knife if you don’t have a screwdriver.
- The second thing you’ll want to do, is make sure the area is accessible. This includes the path to the sink as well as under the sink. Ideally you should remove all items from under the sink area and where the shutoffs are as these may be in the cabinet next to the sink cabinet.
- Of course you should also have your faucet on site and near or in the kitchen.
Time Required to Install New Kitchen Faucet
Most installations will take between 1 hour and 2 hours 2 complete. While it is certainly possible for it to take longer if there are complications. So it’s probably a good idea to make sure you are available for at least 2-3 hours, however this may not be necessary if you communicate this ahead of time and give the installer instructions on how to enter and lock up and also where everything is. Its usually preferred if you are there on site during the installation, but it’s not always necessary.
What’s Involved In Getting Your New Kitchen Faucet Installed?
Here are the steps involved in installing a new kitchen faucet.
Step 1: Inspect the existing plumbing and make sure everything is in good working order. If anything needs to be changed out or replaced this will need to be done before installing the new kitchen faucet.
Step 2: Turn the water off at the kitchen using the shut off valve nearest the faucet (usually directly under the sink in the cabinet). If the shut off needs to be replaced or if you don’t have one in this location, then locate the main shut off and turn the water off for the entire house or condo.
Step 3: Prepare the site for working and open up the new kitchen faucet and make sure all of the necessary parts are accounted for. Also make sure that if anything additional that is not included in the standard product packaging such as additional hoses, new shut off or anything else you may need.
Step 4: Disconnect the old kitchen faucet and put it aside for later disposal or if there is nothing wrong with the faucet consider donating it to Habitat Restore or a similar organization.
Step 5: This is the point at which you would install the new shut off valve if you need to. If not, then just jump to step 6.
Step 6: Install the new kitchen faucet, install the new hoses with Teflon tape (plumbers tape), tighten everything down and make sure its all aligned.
Step 7: Turn the water back on and check for any leaks. If you don’t have any leaks then clean up your work space and you’re all set.
Note: This is not a how to article on how to install a new kitchen faucet, and this is just a brief and incomplete installation process. We will do a later article or video detailing how to install a new kitchen faucet in the future.
Price To Have Your New Kitchen Faucet Installed
Now that you have a pretty good idea of what to expect and the most common problems that can arise when installing a new kitchen faucet, here’s the answer you’ve been waiting for if you took the time to read this article.
The price of installing a New Kitchen Faucet in Toronto can depend on many factors, however the cost is generally between $200 and $300 depending on complications.
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