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

August 29, 2017

Plumbing costs for a kitchen remodel in Canada

There are a lot of different elements that go into the cost of kitchen renovations, from cabinets and flooring to electrical and plumbing, not to mention new appliances. This YP Smart Tip looks in closer detail at how much the plumbing for a kitchen remodel costs.

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

Kitchen renovations: Plumbing cost distribution

The median cost split for this type of project is 56% for materials and 44% for labour. The median costs are $700 for materials and $552 for labour.

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Cost factors for installing the plumbing for a kitchen remodel

  • The cost of plumbing for a kitchen remodel in Canada can range from $135 to $31,500. The average cost for this kind of work is $2,649.

Cost considerations: new pipes

  • Homeowners in Canada love open concept floor plans, which may require a complete change of an older kitchen’s layout. If you are moving a sink, refrigerator or dishwasher, or installing a second sink in an island or wet bar, old pipes may need to be removed and new pipes laid in. If installing the new pipes requires cutting into the backsplash, floor or wall, the cost of demolition and repair will also have to be figured into the cost of the installation.
  • Plastic PEX pipes are much less expensive than copper pipes, but they are less durable and some questions have been raised regarding the water quality in plastic pipes. You will need to weigh long-term value vs. short-term costs.

Costs for a new kitchen sink

  • If you are installing a second sink or relocating a sink, the installation of a new drain will increase the cost of your plumbing installation by about one-third.
  • Walk into any home improvement store in Canada and you may find the choices of fixtures and finishes quite dizzying. The cost of a new sink or faucets can vary considerably, depending on your taste, and can have a major impact on the total cost of the installation.
  • Additional charges may be incurred to connect a garbage disposal or spray nozzle attachment to your new sink or faucet.
  • Many plumbers also offer gasfitting services. You might be able to avoid a second service charge and the hassle of calling another contractor by having your plumber install the gas lines for a gourmet gas stove, oven or grill.
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