How To Install Bathroom Sink
Once your bathroom vanity is installed, you will need to know how to install a bathroom sink. Installing a bathroom sink takes just a few simple steps once the main plumbing lines have been placed. The biggest challenge is picking out the faucet you want to install with your brand new sink.
To install a bathroom sink, you will need:
- A sink
- An adjustable wrench
- Flexible water lines
- Plumber's tape
- A drain kit
- A faucet
- Silicone caulk
- A utility knife
- Choose your sink. There are many options available when it comes to buying a bathroom sink. You can purchase just the sink to mount into a preexisting or new countertop. They come in top mount or under mount designs, depending on your countertop. You can purchase a solid surface style, where the sink is molded into the counter top, to add a seamless design to your bathroom.
- Preparation. Before you begin to install a bathroom sink, you need to shut off the water supply. There are generally shut off valves located under the sink. Open the faucets to drain the water from the lines. Using an adjustable wrench, unhook the water lines and drain. Remove the faucet from the existing sink. Set the faucet to the side if re-using. Remove the counter top if replacing with a solid surface sink option.
- Installing the bathroom sink. Dry fit the sink into place to ensure a good fit. You may need to enlarge the hole in the countertop if you chose a larger sink. When the sink fits correctly, run a bead of silicone caulk around the edges. Secure the sink or counter as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Attach the faucet and drain. Once the sink and countertop are in place, replace the faucet and the drain. Use plumber's tape on the threads to ensure a leak-proof fit. When completed, turn the water supply back on and test out your hard work.