Toni Sweet. Sinks. July 17th , 2017.
The easiest contribution to a remodel of your kitchen would be replacing your kitchen sink and taps. This should be a simple endeavour as long as you are not replacing the old sink with a smaller size or replacing the counter-top as well. This would be a perfect undertaking for any DIY aficionado.
If you don’t mind the extra work, you can increase (or decrease) the size of the sink in your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen and feel like you need to downsize your large sink, you’ll need to replace some or all of your countertop. On the other hand, if you have a large kitchen, large family, or simply love to cook, your small sink may not be sufficient and an upsize is in order, in which case you’ll need to cut the sink hole larger (which may require special tools).
Installing your new bar sink can be fairly simple, or very elaborate. It all has to do with the type of sink you purchase. If you decided to add a drop in type sink, as long as you already have the right sized hole in the counter top, the installation is pretty simple. If you have decided on an undermount sink, installation can be a lot trickier.
Wall mounted sinks are exactly what they sound like. You will often see wall mounted sinks in public restroom because they do not take up a lot of room and you can fit a large number of sinks into a limited amount of space. Some people do use wall mounted sinks in their homes, but they should not be used if you have small children or people who will need to pull themselves up or rest on the sink with their entire body weight. Wall mounted sinks can be pulled away from the wall and that could cause a large amount of damage both to the wall and water damage.
At this point everything that holds the sink in place will have been removed. Make sure you have carefully stored the pipes and clips you used as some of them may come in handy when installing the new sink. Lift the sink directly from the counter-top and place it in your garage or store room. You may need to do some cleaning on the area that is beneath the sink rim before you install a new sink.
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