When your kitchen needs a little boost, not a major overhaul, consider making a bigger investment in the materials to give the rest of your space a more refined look. If you can’t afford a new granite countertops to replace laminate ones that are still in good condition, consider a solid-surface sink. It can cost 2-3 times more than a plain, stainless sink. But the extra investment pays off in looks and durability. Here’s how to remodel your old sink and transform it into a sink-sational for a significant impact on your kitchen.
*Tip: In doing any DIY project, it’s important to practice safety first and precautionary measures. Prepare all the tools that you would need in advance so you don’t waste time and energy in doing any project.
- Measure your old sink to be sure the new sink is the correct size.
- Turn off the hot and cold water supply lines under the sink. Run the faucet unto there is no water in the lines.
- Remove any connections to the old faucet and lift it out of the old sink.
- Disconnect the drain under the sink.
- Unscrew the sink brackets and remove the old sink.
- Using the template provided, make sure your sink opening is the correct size and shape. Trim any excess with a jigsaw.
- Run a bead of clear silicone around the inside of the new sink. Once the sink is fully installed, run another bead around the outside of the sink and smooth with a wet fingertip.
- Feed the new faucet through the provided holes.
- Screw the drains in place. Attach the necessary clops to the underside of the sink and countertop.
- Reconnect all the water lines and test the water for any leaks.
In remodeling any part of your house, you don’t necessary need to go big. A focused investment can make a significant impact.