Tips When Installing Vessel Sinks on Bathroom Vanities

Posted on: 15 November 2017

Now more than ever, there is a plethora of home renovation options available if you are looking to update the look of your bathroom and improve its functionality. One such option is to install vessel sinks on your bathroom vanities. Unlike traditional-style sinks, which fit inside a cut-out in the countertop, vessel sinks sit on the countertop, completely or partially.

Knowing how to install vessel sinks in your bathroom can help you save on labour costs. Here's a look at some key considerations you will need to make to ensure proper vessel sink installation in your bathroom:

Determine the right layout.

Proper positioning of your bathroom vanities is vital to ensuring you get the most out of your vessel sinks. You will need to ensure your vanities are as close as possible to the existing plumbing. This is because moving plumbing can increase costs considerably. In addition, you will need to leave enough space for door openings and also be mindful of other bathroom features such as electrical switches and bathroom mirrors—you will want to make sure your vessel sinks do not inhibit access to these features. For example, you wouldn't install a vessel sink right in front of a mirror, blocking your view.

Make cut-outs.

Not all bathroom vanities are created the same. Some come with pre-drilled holes for installation in bathroom sinks while others do not have any holes. Before making any holes on your vanities for the installation of your vessel sinks, you should first check if there are any cut-outs on the vanities. If there are no holes, you will need to wait until your vessel sinks are delivered so that you can make accurate cut-outs. Create markings of the holes you need to cut out on the vanities, and then use a jigsaw to make precise cut-outs. Make sure your sinks line up with the vanity holes before you fasten them up. 

Secure your sinks.

Secure your vessel sinks onto the bathroom vanities with mounting rings, screws, and other hardware that can be used to keep your sinks in place. This is particularly important if you have small children in the house and you are afraid they might damage your vessel sinks if they are not properly secured.

Connecting water to the faucet.

Once your vessel sinks are in position, make connections to the water supply and the sink drainage. Check for leaks and make repairs if needed.

If you need help installing vessel sinks on your bathroom vanities, feel free to seek help from a professional plumber.

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