Homeowners looking to upgrade their bathrooms will find that installing new bathroom vanities is cheaper than a full remodel. This article will discuss the average cost of installing various types of vanities. Please keep in mind that prices vary depending on your geographic location and choice of contractor. Read on to learn more about the average costs of various vanities and the factors that affect the cost of vanity installation.

Purchasing a new vanity can be as little as $300 or as much as $3800. Premade vanities are the most budget-friendly because you can purchase one at a big box store for about $415. If you want custom-designed bathroom vanity units, you must pay about $4,000. Check out the other considerations when trying to make your bathroom look better.

Custom vs. Prefabricated Vanities

Prefabricated vanities can be found in big box stores and will cost you $100 to $3000, depending on the vanity’s size and material. Homeowners looking to splash on custom-made vanities will need to get quotations from contractors but expect to spend at least $5000.

Size of the Bathroom Vanity

The larger the bathroom vanity you need to install, the more time and labor it will require. Clients who opt for double bathroom vanities can also pay for double the plumbing services.

2.5-foot single vanity  $100 – $500

4-foot single vanity $400 – $700

5-foot single vanity $500 – $1,800

6-foot single vanity $800 – $2,100

4-foot double vanity $550 – $1,900

5-foot double vanity $600 – $2,200

Backsplash Installation

Usually, installing a bathroom vanity requires the replacement of the existing mirror or backsplash. This requires homeowners to hire tile installers (or a general contractor capable of fixing tiles) and purchase tiles. The average cost of installing a backsplash alongside your vanity will range from $600 to $1,350. The average national cost is $1,000.

Removal or Updating of Walls

If your vanity installation requires a layout change to accommodate it, you will need to hire a reputable and professional contractor because the job will include extra tasks. Your remodel will include demolition, drywalling, framing, and painting.

Types of Fixtures

Fixtures are used to personalize bathroom vanity. Homeowners with a generous budget can allocate a serious amount of money to purchase high-end products that transform their bathrooms into a warm and stylish environment.

Type of Countertop

Countertops account for a large portion of the total cost of custom-built vanities. The material you choose for your countertop will dictate the total cost of your vanity installation. Homeowners find it worth spending a little extra on a product they will enjoy looking at each morning when beginning their day. Here are the costs per square foot of various countertops.

Granite tile or slab: $5–$60

Porcelain/ceramic tile: $10–$20

Corian: $40–$65

Laminate: $50

Cultured marble: $65

Concrete: $65–$135

Quartz: $75

Composite: $75–$120

Removing an Old Vanity

Where homeowners want to replace their old vanity, you will spend anywhere between $100 and $400 to remove the older one. Most homeowners forget to factor removal costs into their budget installation costs.

DIY vs. Hiring a Professional Builder & Installer

Whereas it is highly recommended to hire a professional, experienced DIYers could easily install simple designs. Large and custom-made vanities usually require expert installation to ensure safe and accurate workmanship. Professionals charge anywhere between $200 to $1000 per vanity installation. You will be paying for proper handling of delicate materials, correct assembly, and proper placement of heavy equipment. Amateurs often make a major mistake when installing solid surface countertops and are often better off relying on professional assistance.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Bathroom Vanity Yourself?

DIYers will need to purchase all the supplies necessary for the job and the vanity, sink, faucet, and other associated hardware. Projects that require plumbing installation and drywall removal are best left to professional contractors. Here is a list of the typical costs for installing a premade bathroom vanity.

Pipe wrench: $15–$155

Pencil: $0.20–$10

Carpenter’s level: $10–$100

Utility knife: $10–$20

Painter’s tape: $5

Stud finder: $10–$50

Paper towels: $5

Tape measure: $10–$30

Bucket: $5

Shims: $5

Tub caulk: $5–$20

Screwdriver: $1–$25

P-trap: $5–$60

Homeowners looking to build their bathroom vanities will need excellent carpentry skills and extra tools and supplies. If you want to build a bathroom vanity, you will need to purchase the following:

Table saw: $550

Stain or paint: $30–$50

Polyurethane for stain: $20

Woodworker’s glue: $10

Miter saw: $400

Drawer slides: $40–$160

Router: $90

Router table: $130

Router bit: $20

Biscuits: $10

Biscuit Joiner: $180

Hinges: $5–$15

Poplar wood: $100–$300

Plywood: $40–$120

Finish nails: $5

Sandpaper: $15