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How Much Does It Cost To Install Grab Bars?

Typical range: $91-$261

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For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to install grab bars starts at $91.17-$261.18 per bar. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

Falls are a leading cause of injury for seniors, and the National Institute of Aging warns that 80 percent of falls occur in the bathroom. Slippery floors and tubs can be very hazardous, and homeowners should consider installing grab bars to protect themselves.

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What you can expect
Range per bar:$91.17$261.18
Range for this type of project:$91$261
Estimate: $176
Grab Bar Cost
1
bar
$17$27
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Cost of residential-grade, 24" stainless-steel wall-mount grab bar with 500-lb. capacity.
Grab Bar Labor, Basic
2
hours
$71$230
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Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Mounting holes will be laid out, marked, and drilled into wall framing studs. Unit will be secured, and trim hardware installed. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Grab Bar Job Supplies
1
bar
$4$4
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Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, connectors, and materials for surface preparation and finishing.
Standard services
Grab Bar Cost
$17 -$27
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1
bar
Cost of residential-grade, 24" stainless-steel wall-mount grab bar with 500-lb. capacity.
Grab Bar Labor, Basic
$71 -$230
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2
hours
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Mounting holes will be laid out, marked, and drilled into wall framing studs. Unit will be secured, and trim hardware installed. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Grab Bar Job Supplies
$4 -$4
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1
bar
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, connectors, and materials for surface preparation and finishing.
Optional Services
What you can expect
Range per bar:
$91 - $261
Range for this type of project:
$91 - $261
Estimate:
$176
Cost Comparison
YOUR ESTIMATE
$176

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$90 -$257
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Install Grab Bars: national average cost

The national average materials cost to install grab bars is $21.50 per bar, with a range between $16.72 to $26.27. The total price for labor and materials per bar is $173.35, coming in between $89.71 to $256.99. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
cost to install grab bars
National Avg. Materials Cost per bar$21.50
National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 bar$173.35
National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 bar$89.71 - $256.99

Types of Grab Bars

Standard straight grab bars are popular, but they’re not the only option for homeowners. Some can double as a toilet paper holder or a towel rack, which helps them blend into the bathroom’s decor. Other bars can flip up and down, so they can be moved out of the way when they’re not needed. Trapeze bars can be suspended from the ceiling to assist with toileting, and corner bars can be installed in shower stalls or bathtubs.

Cost Factors for Grab Bar Installation

The cost of installation varies based on many factors. The number and style of grab bars both play a role, as installing one straight bar costs less than outfitting the bathroom with specialty bars. Reinforcement may be required, depending on the weight of the users and the location of the bar, and that can also affect the final price.

Work with a Professional

To work properly, grab bars must support a falling person’s weight. Improperly installed bars can detach from the wall, leading to injury. For safety, homeowners are advised to seek help from a professional for this task. A professional installer can mount the grab bar onto the wall studs and, if necessary, add more reinforcement to ensure the bar is secure.

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