Installing A Double Kitchen Sink Start To Finish Installing A Double Kitchen Sink Start To Finish
A double kitchen sink is probably one of the most popular kitchen fixtures in contemporary homes today. Double kitchen sinks are very functional because they allow for more than one task to be completed at the same time. For example, it is possible to wash and rinse dishes at the same time or clean vegetables and set them aside in cool water as you are working. Because of their versatility, a double kitchen sink has become the standard for most contemporary kitchens today.
Measure the Counter
Make sure that you have enough space for a double sink. Measure the existing sink space and then the anticipated sink width and length.
Purchase the Sink
Sinks are available in a wide range of materials and finishes. You can purchase a double sink at almost any large home improvement retail center.
Remove the Existing Sink
With a putty knife, remove and peel back an existing caulking from the edge of the sink. Crawl underneath the sink and loosen any supports that are holding the sink in place. Turn off the water to the sink and pull the connections to the sink fixtures free. Lift the sink out place and set aside.
Enlarge the Hole
With the old sink out of the way, you will now need to enlarge the hole for the new double sink. In some cases, the new sink will be the same size as the old sink, except that it will have two smaller sink basins. However, if this is not the case, then mark the measurements for the new sink and cut the counter to size with a circular saw.
Install the New Sink
Place the new double sink into place. Once you have it positioned, connect the water fixtures and the drain pipes for sewage. Reconnect the water. Place a bead of silicone caulk sealant around the edges of the sink to prevent water damage to the countertop.