How to Install a Corner Kitchen Sink with a Cabinet
A corner kitchen sink makes U-shaped and L-shaped kitchens more efficient, as it optimizes the washing area and prevents your plates, pots and pans from scattering all over the kitchen. For this reason, wise home owners always consider making kitchen base cabinets where the sink will be installed. Installing the kitchen cabinet with the sink is easy. For this project, you will need the following:
Step 1 - Find a Good Spot to Install the Cabinet
Find the best spot where to install the kitchen cabinet. In most cases, a corner is the ideal place to install the cabinet. Before installing the cabinet, make sure that you check the level of the floor. If the floor is not leveled off properly, add shims of different thickness to serve as the base of the cabinet. Before installing the shims, make sure that you measure the dimension of the cabinet first and create a layout of it. Use a tape measure and mark the dimension on the floor and walls using a pencil or a marker.
Step 2 - Build the Frame of the Cabinet
Once the base of kitchen cabinet has been installed, build the frame of the cabinet by using pieces of wood to act as joist. If necessary, trim the boards on its specified height by using a miter saw or a hand saw. To install the frame, use a nail gun or a hammer to drive nails to attach the wood.
Step 3 - Install the Boards to Cover the Frame
Once the frame of the cabinet has been installed, cover it with the wooden boards and insert a nail to attach the boards to the frame. Use a nail set to create a smooth finish on the wood. Leave the top portion of the cabinet free from the wood boards since you will be installing a sink on it.
Step 4 - Install the Sink
Once the cabinet has been put in place, install the sink on top of the cabinet. The installation of the sink varies from one material to the other, so make sure that you read the manual first before installing the sink. Once done, cover the rest of the counter top with a slab of marble or tiles.
Step 5 - Connect the Sink to the Drainage Line
Once the sink has been installed properly, you need to connect the sink to the drainage line of your home. To do this, connect the drainage part of the sink to a PVC pipe that leads to the sewage system of your home. Also, make sure that you connect the faucet that comes with your sink to the water line of your home to make your sink functional.