How To Replace A Bathroom Sink
If you’re remodeling a bathroom, you will need to know how to replace a bathroom sink. Replacing a bathroom sink is one of the easiest tasks when completing a bathroom remodel. Sinks come in various shapes, colors and styles. It is best to research the type of sink you wish to install.
To replace a bathroom sink, you will need:
- Silicone caulk
- A faucet
- A screwdriver
- An adjustable wrench
- Plumber's tape
- Choose your sink. When choosing the sink you want to install, be sure to consider the design and style of your bathroom. For areas with limited space, you may want to choose a pedestal sink. To put a sink onto a vanity you have your choice of a solid surface countertop with a molded sink or you can purchase a separate countertop and have a drop-in top mount or under mount sink.
- Preparation. Turn of the water valves to the sink. These are usually found under the sink. Open the faucet and drain the water from the lines. Remove the faucet and the drain. Check to see how the old sink is attached. Remove clips or anything else that may be holding the sink in place. Clean the surface area around where the new sink will be installed. Remove any old caulk and wipe the surface.
- Installing the new bathroom sink. If you are replacing the existing sink with an identical one, installation does not require anything other than dropping the sink into place and reattaching the faucet and drain. If you are replacing your old sink with a larger sink, you can simply cut the countertop hole larger. If you are replacing it with a smaller sink, you will need to replace the countertop if you have not decided to already. Once the sink hole is ready, run a solid bead of silicone caulk around the edge. Put the sink into place and push down firmly. Attack the faucet and drain to the sink.
- The finishing touches. Turn the water back on and test for leaks. Clean up any excess silicone caulk.