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.
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.
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:
- Stainless Steel
- 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