Diy Kitchen Sink Installation

DIY Kitchen Sink Installation is a Breeze!

DIY kitchen sink installation begins when you decide where you want to put the sink. It sounds like a breeze but this becomes the most common place where people actually give up! A kitchen sink can actually be installed in three different places and, once you decide this, half the battle is over. Basically, you can put it above your counter, below your counter, or make it a seamless section that is fused right into the counter itself. Determining the size and area will play a big part in your decision and you can ask a home improvement expert to advise you.

After you decide the 'above, below or in-between', the next DIY kitchen sink installation step is to simply trace around a template that comes with the sink or that you make yourself. This is the template that will be the same size as the sink itself. It will designate the location of the hole you will cut out and where you will install the kitchen sink. Your sink should also fit up top and below the counter, even if you decided to place it in one part or the other. This means measuring the cabinets all around before you buy the sink and start cutting into them.

The next DIY kitchen sink installation step is to properly install the faucet and strainers. Follow the directions that come with the sink and then create a watertight seal between the countertop and the sink. You can do this by applying a bead of caulk around the underside of the sink's lip. Then flip the sink upside down and set it into the opening you made. Most sinks have special mounting clips that hook onto the lip and you will need to tighten these after you have installed it. Remove any excess caulk that squeezes out and you are almost done!

The last step for sink installation is to connect the water lines. First connect the P-trap on your sink by joining your faucet lines to your main supply lines. Then connect your strainers to your waste line and turn the water on. Eureka! Remove the aerator from your faucet and then re-install it after you have run the water for an initial flush of the lines. That is basically everything you need to know. If you have any questions, ask the home improvement expert whatever you are unclear about. That will make DIY kitchen sink installation a breeze!

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