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Can I Install My Own Bathroom Sink?

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Can I install my bathroom sink by myself? I think the bigger question is, should you install your bathroom sink? Most of us want to save a few bucks, and we’ll attempt to do-it-yourself. There are those that have the skillset to change their sink or toilet, then there are those that don’t. There are some things to consider; for example, your sink is something you’ll have for years to come. You should consider that when contemplating doing your own installation. You don’t want to walk away with regrets because you chose to DIY. On the other hand, if you have the talent and skillset then go for it. Use the savings to upgrade another part of your bathroom.

Bathroom sink and Vanity

The Newest Designs And Styles Can Get You The Look You Desire

A new sink can give your bathroom a whole new look. Like so many other bathroom fixtures, sinks, faucets, and vanities have come a long way in regards to function and design. The latest designs and styles can get you the look you’ve always wanted. But with any new install, whether big or small, planning is critical. Once you’ve decided to DIY, you’ll want to pick out the type of sink you want to install.

  • Vessel sinks
  • Drop-in or surface mount sinks
  • Undermount sinks
  • Pedestal sinks

You should consider them all. For instance, if you decide on a pedestal sink, you’ll sacrifice the cabinet space that you get with a vanity. Another point to consider is that each sink style brings a different technique for installation. And let’s not forget about the budget, sinks can range from $100 to $1000 in cost or more.

Bathroom sink

What Materials Will You Select For Your Bathroom Sink

Your material selection needs to be made. You may want to get other opinions when deciding on your bathroom design and color.

Is your sink going to be:

  • Composite
  • Stainless Steel
  • Quartz
  • Solid Surface

Plumbing Considerations Will Need To Be Made

I think if we’re honest with ourselves, most of us are not going to replace only the sink. There are other factors to consider. If your faucet is not reasonably new, you’ll want to purchase a new one. Plumbing considerations will need to be made; for example, if you’re in an old home, your pipes may need to be upgraded. As much as some people may think that their pipes will last forever, nothing could be further from the truth.

Galvanized steel pipes last 50 to 75 years
Copper pipes last 50+ years
Brass pipes last 70 to 100 years
PVC pipes last 100+ years
Cast iron pipes last 75 to 100 years
Changing The Vanity Or Counter

Another consideration is, will you replace the counter or vanity? Changing the vanity or cabinets in your bathroom can make a significant impact on the look and could also make a substantial impact on the budget. Some may even choose to refinish their old vanity. Ideas for refurbished bathroom vanities and cabinets can be seen online and can save you big on your project. Call Big B’s Plumbing Today! 951-397-0360 License #986152

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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Randy was very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us figure out what we could do with the space given for our bathroom with our remodel. He picked out perfect fixtures and the work he did was beautiful. The cleaned up properly when they were done and everything was handled in one day! I will be calling for Randy anytime we have any plumbing needs. Thank you for doing such a great job!
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