When it comes to a farmhouse, you want a sink that can stand the test of time and take anything thrown its way.
As a result, you need to get a quality farmhouse sink.
And, what better choice is there than going for the stainless steel farmhouse sink?
It’s powerful, strong, and durable, making it the ideal choice.
You may get a good sink, but how will you install it without a proper DIY enthusiast?
I faced a similar problem a while ago while installing mine. I scoured the internet and gathered information from different websites which
I thought would be useful to you too.
Read on to get the best procedure for installing your stainless steel farmhouse sink. Will you?
Why Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sinks?
Stainless steel farmhouse sinks will upgrade your kitchen, thanks to their designs.
The designs make them harder to install compared to the normal kitchen sinks.
Yet you can install them in the following simple ways.
Installation Procedures for Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink
Step 1. Shop for the Right Sink
You must shop online for the ideal stainless steel farmhouse sinks before installing them.
Most sink suppliers take time to deliver the product.
Beware of companies that advertise online that they will deliver in 2-3 weeks as it usually takes longer.
Also, look for the right size and quality to get value for your money.
Make sure the supplier has the right dimensions to avoid inconveniences during installation.
Step 2. Understand the Manufacturer’s Manual
After ordering the stainless steel sink, go through the manufacturer’s manual.
It may need special requirements. Some sinks need padding installed under them, making it crucial to avail all the other proponents for it to be installed.
Keep in mind all the requirements required for the sink to be installed. Some manufacturers will also need you to watch the installation video to make sure everything is in place.
Step 3. Design Your Countertops
You can decide on the dimensions of the countertops once the sink arrives.
You can plan as the dimension may vary by up to 2% of the dimensions provided.
It is recommended to cut the tops with the real sink in place for accuracy.
But, you could also use online templates to come up with designs that don’t expose the sink edges.
If the sink doesn’t come with online templates, you can design the table tops with the sink’s design in mind.
Step 4. Make Your Cabinet Face
After that, you need to make your cabinet face. You can use online templates to come up with amazing designs.
Yet, if you don’t have the template, you can trace the template outline on the boards depending on the sink’s dimensions.
You will then cut the board along the lines. After that, you can go ahead, and sand then paints the edges for aesthetic value.
Step 5. Prepare the Sink Supports
Most stainless steel farmhouse sinks are heavy.
As a result, you should have sink support to keep the sink in place, especially when it’s filled with water.
You will need plywood, screws, adhesive material, and a drill to install the supports.
Supports give you the peace of mind that your sink will remain in place and take any abuse.
The thickness of the plywood used depends on the weight of the sink.
For a heavy sink, you will also need pieces of wood to support the sink’s weight. The supports should be easy to fit depending on the design you choose.
Step 6. Install Your Counters and Fix the Pipes
After cutting all pieces to be used in installing the sink, it’s time for you to bring your creativity to life by installing the sink.
You will start by installing the cabinet faces and doors to the front. You will then finish the rest of the work by installing the plumbing materials and the counter.
After that caulk, the sink edge to ensure water doesn’t get in the cabinet. This will protect the cabinet from damage by moisture.
Now your sink is in place, waiting for the first batch of dirty kitchenware.
It’s now time to gloat with the satisfaction of installing the sink alone. Isn’t it amazing?
How Do You Install A Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink?
Installing a stainless steel farmhouse sink by yourself can be pretty tricky, especially if you don’t have the skills or know how far a farmhouse sink should stick out.
But, if you follow the correct procedure, it’s a walk in the park and shouldn’t worry you.
All you need is to follow the simple steps of ordering the sink from the manufacturer and reading the installation manual.
You need next to design the tabletops and counters to your satisfaction.
If your sink is heavy, you need supports to hold the sink in place.
After that, install your counters and fix the plumbing.
From there, you are ready to use the sink for the first time. I hope you found the information in this article helpful.