How Much Will It Cost to Install a Pedestal Sink?

C.E. Larusso
Written by C.E. Larusso
Reviewed by Joseph Wood
Updated June 10, 2022
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  • Having a pedestal sink installed by a pro will cost $330 to $730.

  • The cost will be higher if you need new water and drain lines set up. 

  • If you need your old sink removed and hauled away, expect to spend $30 to $150 for this additional labor.

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A pedestal sink not only channels Victorian-era charm, but it’s also a practical solution for a small bathroom. These sinks take up less space than those with a vanity and offer a slender silhouette that draws visitors' eyes upward, making the bathroom look larger. Depending on your current bathroom setup, the cost to have a pro install a pedestal sink ranges from $330 to $730, on average.

Average Cost for a Pedestal Sink in Your Area 

The cost to install a pedestal sink varies slightly by region and city. Here are some major U.S. cities and the price range to expect, including materials and labor.

Pedestal sink installation costs compared by city, with New Orleans, LA ranging $485 to $780
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Installing a Pedestal Sink Cost Breakdown

There are a few factors to consider that influence the final cost of installing a pedestal sink.

4 pedestal sink cost factors, including moving or adding plumbing, and old sink removal
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Water and Drain Lines

If you need new water and drain lines set up, your labor costs will go up as a plumber will need to install them. This won’t be an issue if you’re simply replacing an old pedestal sink with a new one. If you’re replacing a different kind of sink setup—such as one with a vanity—the installation will become more complex, as the drain line may need to be moved and centered.

“Some pedestal bases are only open halfway to the floor, so the piping must enter the wall at the exact height needed,” says Joseph Wood, Expert Review Board member, Master Plumber, and Founder of the Boston Standard Company. “Do inspect your pedestal for this requirement.”

The Sink Itself

If you opt for a more luxurious sink, the higher your bottom line will be. The average cost for a quality pedestal sink is around $250 (not including the faucet), but high-end options can cost over $2,000, depending on the type of porcelain used. Some porcelains have better coatings, which drives up the final cost. 


It’s possible to use the existing faucet on your current sink, but if you’re purchasing a new one, you should factor in its cost. Faucets for bathroom sinks range from $100 to $3,000. If you have negotiated a flat rate price with your local plumber, ask if it includes faucet installation.

Old Sink Removal

If you need your plumber to remove and haul away your old sink, expect to pay $30 to $150 for this service.

What Will It Cost Me to Install My Own Pedestal Sink?

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Doing your own pedestal sink installation will save $230 to $800 in labor costs, but it’s not a simple task unless you know a fair amount about plumbing. To install a pedestal sink yourself, you should be familiar with the kind of pipes you have, how drainage lines work, and how to install a faucet on the sink once it’s in place. The tools to complete this project will likely only set you back $50, but you’ll lose a lot of time and energy and might eventually need to hire a plumber if you make a mistake.

FAQs About Installing a Pedestal Sink

How long does it take a plumber to install a pedestal sink?

On average, it takes four to six hours to install a pedestal sink.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

This varies based on your location and the plumber’s expertise, but on average, a plumber will charge $45 to $200 per hour. You can ask your plumber for flat-rate pricing for this sort of one-off project, too.

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