How to install a new kitchen sink? 6 easy steps with photos

Before installing the new kitchen sink, we suggest that you should know about the accessories of the sink you purchased.

In addition, we also suggest that you purchase your kitchen taps at the same time to match your sink.

Step 1 Lay out Sink Location

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Mark the counter's back edge to center the sink within its cabinet.

Vadania kitchen sink has a cutting template, align it with the mark on the counter. Place its back edge 1½ inches from and parallel to the counter. Trace around it; proceed to the next step.

Mark the center of the sink on its back lip.

Lay the sink upside down on the counter. Align the mark on the sink with the one on the counter.

Adjust the sink to leave 1½ inches between its back edge and the backsplash. Be sure sink is parallel with the counter's edge.

Measure the width of the sink lip, subtract 1/8 inch, and mark inside the sink outline by that much.

To make the cut-out lines, connect all the marks with a straightedge.

Step 2 Mark the Cut Lines onto the Counter

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Round off the corners by hand to approximate the radius of the sink's corners.

Next, use a spade bit that's slightly wider than the jigsaw blade (½-inch bit is usually sufficient) and drill a hole inside the radius at each corner of the cut-out lines.

Step 3 Cut Sink Opening

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Lower a jigsaw blade into a front hole and saw along the cut line to back hole. Repeat on the other side.

Lay a scrap of wood a few inches longer than the cutout across the sink area. Screw through the scrap and into the cutout waste to prevent it from falling or binding the saw blade.

Remove the cut-out piece.

Check the fit of the sink in countertop; trim the hole with the jigsaw, if necessary.

Step 4 Attach Strainer

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Set the sink upside down on a padded sawhorse or counter. pack a thick roll of plumber's putty under the strainer's lip and push it up through the sink's drain hole.

Slip the gasket, washer, and housing (if your strainer has one) onto the strainer and against the underside of sink.

Fit the gasket onto the sink-drain tailpiece and attach it to the strainer with its slip nut. 

Step 5 Set Sink; Connect Water Supply

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With sink still upside down, squeeze a bead of silicone caulk around the underside of the sink's lip.

Turn the sink upright and set it into the countertop hole.

Check that the front of the sink is parallel with the front edge of countertop. Adjust it, if necessary.

Connect the faucet to shut-off valves using acorn-head supply tubes or braided stainless steel hoses.

Attach the sprayer hose to the faucet's threaded tailpiece.

Assemble the trap adapter onto the sink-drain tailpiece.

Step 6 Tidy up

Remove excess putty from lip of strainer.

Make sure the sink's front edge is parallel to counter's edge. Fill the sink with water to weigh it down and hold it tight overnight as the caulk sets.

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