How Much Does It Cost To Install Grab Bars?


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Grab Bars Costs

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Whether you are thinking of a bathroom remodel to accommodate someone in the household with a need for grab bars, or you are just looking to create the most comprehensively modern bathroom around, it is a good idea to consider the best approach to getting grab bars installed (anywhere they may be needed).

Many people opt to have them installed as a sort of pre-emptive move against aging, and will live with them for years before ever putting them to use. They have to be strategically located and placed at the appropriate distances and angles from areas like the bath, toilet, and more.

There are several factors that impact the total cost for grab bars, and they include where they are placed, the size of the bars, the number of bars placed, and the total number of materials used during installation. Even the steps taken in finishing them will have an effect on the cost.

Grab bars installation: 3 bars installed in the bathroom.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Cost
Bars: most bars, even superior options come in at a very reasonable cost regardless of length or size. $20-$120 each 3 $60-$360
Additional materials: in addition to the bars themselves, the supplies include wall anchors and screws, and specialty finishes, and adhesives. $150 per bar 3 $450
Material Cost $170-$303.33 each 3 $510-$910
Labor (handyman) $60 per hour 3 $180
Total Cost $230-$363.33 each 3 $690-$1,090


Other considerations and costs

  • At the time a grab bar is installed, it may be a good idea to consider installing or purchasing supplementary safety gear such as shower chairs, clip-on safety rails, and poles that can be relocated as needed. The average costs for such items vary from $80 to $100 or more.
  • Purchasing bars and having an installer do the labor can often save a substantial amount of money.
  • The bars do not have to be ADA compliant in a standard installation, but it is a good idea to learn the ADA guidelines and have the installer follow them to get the best results.

DIY considerations

  • The installation of grab bars is not a DIY project. It requires a special understanding of how to properly seat the bars and attach them to the wall. While some will be affixed to the studs, others may require anchors, and installing them is difficult if you have never done this before. That makes it something best left to an expert who can guarantee that the results will be safe and durable.
  • The cost may also include the removal of previous bars or materials (like tile) that must be replaced or repaired. Be sure to calculate such costs into the budget.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to install grab bars in your city?
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$1,430
  • Bronx, NY$1,175
  • Brooklyn, NY$979
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,222
  • Washington, DC$1,060
  • Atlanta, GA$959
  • Miami, FL$872
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$914
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,072
  • Chicago, IL$1,249
  • Houston, TX$1,288
  • San Antonio, TX$865
  • Austin, TX$979
  • Denver, CO$827
  • Phoenix, AZ$873
  • Las Vegas, NV$958
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,079
  • San Diego, CA$979
  • San Jose, CA$1,183
  • Seattle, WA$866

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