Plumbing for a Kitchen Remodel Cost

How much does it cost to install plumbing in a kitchen remodel?

Plumbing is an important part of the kitchen and is vital when remodelling a kitchen. For this example, we'll consider updating the appliances and overall look of an average 200 square foot kitchen, while keeping the layout generally the same. This would cost on average around $1700 for plumbing. Because plumbing can be complicated and lead to major issues if not properly installed, it is recommended to always hire a professional.

Cost breakdown

  • Materials: the materials cost depend largely on the upgrades of your kitchen. Materials cost can be minimal if you are reusing old appliances, but this is rarely the case in a remodel.
  • Labor: plumbers typically charge $45-$65 per hour. The amount of time required depends largely on the details of your project, but the average is around one to two days (8-16 labor hours or $360-$1050).
  • Removal and disposal: if you are moving appliances or replacing old piping, you'll need to add an additional 4-10 labor hours to your total ($180-$650), as well as $100-$300 for the contractor to dispose of the old pipes or appliances.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • The materials cost can increase with premium appliances. The prices listed are average prices for new fixtures and appliances.
  • Changing the layout of the kitchen and moving appliances around is the largest cost of kitchen remodel plumbing. Keeping the sink, dishwasher, etc. in the same place allows the existing pipes to be used. It can cost $500-$1000 to move sink (or any plumbing appliance) more than three feet.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Depending on the extent of the project, you may need permits.
  • Because many types of contractors and workers contribute to a kitchen remodel, you might be able to get discounted prices when working through a plumber your designer or contractor recommends.
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Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albuquerque, NM
-14%
Athens, AL
-40%
Athens, GA
-9%
Austin, TX
+13%
Birmingham, AL
+6%
Boca Raton, FL
0%
Boise, ID
-11%
Boston, MA
+40%
Bridgeport, CT
+43%
Cary, NC
-5%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Corpus Christi, TX
+4%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Dayton, OH
-7%
Denver, CO
+1%
Des Moines, IA
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Escondido, CA
+9%
Fort Worth, TX
+6%
Henderson, NV
+10%
Honolulu, HI
+35%
Houston, TX
+24%
Huron, OH
-20%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kalamazoo, MI
+2%
Kent, WA
+9%
Lawton, OK
-38%
Leander, TX
+4%
Lewisburg, KY
-43%
Little Rock, AR
0%
Littleton, CO
+2%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Madison, OH
-15%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Miami, FL
+1%
Milwaukee, WI
+12%
North Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Oakland, CA
+36%
Ocala, FL
-25%
Oklahoma City, OK
-12%
Orlando, FL
+2%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Phoenix, AZ
0%
Pittsburgh, PA
+9%
Raleigh, NC
-3%

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