Kelli Pope. Sinks. August 31st , 2017.
The kitchen doesn’t have to be strictly utilitarian. In many homes today, the kitchen sink is a stylish centerpiece for the room. If you’re struggling with an old leaky sink and faucet, or just enduring one that doesn’t suit your design, take a day and swap it out for a new one!
In the case of an undermount bar sink, the job is definitely more complicated. In fact, in most cases you will want to have a professional install your undermount sink. If you happen to have a hole prepared in your counter matching the specifications of your sink, you can attempt the job yourself. The actual mounting of the sink is not the hard part. The difficult part is usually making and finishing the sink hole. Since the sink mounts under the cabinet, there is no flange showing on the counter. This means the counter top has to have a rounded and finished edge leading down to the sink. This is where you are very likely to need a professional.
Pedestal sinks are extremely popular with both new construction and older homes. This type uses a pedestal to support the basin and disguise the water lines and plumbing. Pedestal sinks are practical, space-saving choices because of their small footprint and simple installation. They are available for use on a straight wall, or specially designed for use in a corner. Corner style pedestal sinks are particularly useful for very small powder rooms. Pedestal sinks are most often made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain.
Make sure you have aligned and measured the clips to their mate which is on the underside of the sink. Next, you should attach them to the underside of the counter-top and drive each nut into place. Some of the sinks manufactured today are made from enamel cast-iron or porcelain. These are classified as self-rimming as they usually rest on the source of the counter-top meaning they do not need clips. Though such models are simple to install they have a raised edge that does not allow you to clean debris from the counter-top directly to the sink. Apply a silicone sealant before lowering the sink into position. Reconnect the disposal, trap and supply, and then turn on the water supply. Test the taps ensuring they are operating properly. Wait for a few hours allowing the silicone sealant to dry completely before cleaning up.
Since 1931 the Franke Company has been building kitchen sinks with the best materials available around the world. One of these is stainless steel, a material that will make your kitchen sparkle while providing low maintenance and long lasting uses. For your summer-time remodeling project we think that the Mythos model MTX661 will be the sink that your kitchen needs, as it offers the best accessorizing configurations to make your kitchen a true professional-looking cooking zone. Among the included accessories are a colander and a cutting board.
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