Are you interested in having a new sink faucet for your kitchen? Are you concerned about how much this will cost to install?
What if we were to tell you that you can install your kitchen sink faucet all by yourself?
In this article, we will be teaching you everything you need to know. Simply follow our simple steps and transform your kitchen.
Installing A Kitchen Sink Faucet By Yourself: Is It Possible?
To install a kitchen sink faucet is a demanding job and takes plenty of skill, however this is not to say that a person is not able to install one themselves.
Whilst it may seem easier to call a professional in, that will only prolong the installation and adds more expense.
Installing a kitchen sink faucet is not as difficult as it may sound. Below, we will be guiding you through all the steps you need to know.
How To Install A Kitchen Sink Faucet
Step 1 – Turn Off The Water
The first step is to turn off the water, using the faucet to drain any water.
You can do this by accessing the shut off valves beneath the sink (use a wrench to disconnect hot from cold).
You will then need to grab a basin wrench. Use this wrench to remove the nuts that connect the faucet to the water supply tubes.
Then remove the mounting nuts. We highly recommend that during this step you also take the time to thoroughly clean your faucet in preparing for your new installation.
Step 2 – Install A New Sprayer Hose
The next step is to install a new sprayer hose. You should do this by feeding it down and up the center of the faucet.
After this is done, using an adjustable wrench, attach the hose to the sprayer nozzle.
When connecting the water lines, make all the connections before feeding the lines through.
Once completed, make your way under the sink and connect the water supply lines to the shutoff valves. The use of flexible connectors will be beneficial for easy installation.
Step 3 – Line Everything Up
For the third step, you will need to make sure all is lined up correctly while threading the connectors and lines down the center hole.
After this is done, you will then be able to position the faucet correctly. Go under the sink and tighten everything you need to secure the new faucet.
It is necessary to note that you do not need to use a wrench to do this straight away. Use your fingers as a means of tightening and only use a wrench for finishing touches.
Step 4 – Attach The Flexible Connector
From here, you can move onto the final step and that is to attach the other flexible connector to the shutoff valve (only do this if needed).
After tightening everything with the wrench, you will be able to move on to turning on the water at the valves and making sure that everything works.
If all is well, you would have successfully installed a brand new kitchen sink faucet (see also ‘How To Remove Kitchen Faucet Without Basin Wrench ‘) all by yourself.
Choosing The Right Faucet
When it comes to getting a brand new kitchen sink faucet, it is not only the installation that you should be concerned about.
You should also be concerned with getting the right type.
Sink faucets come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles and whilst it may seem that you should choose the one you like the look of best, it is better to think more strategically than this.
Some things to think about are the size of your sink (you do not want a large faucet with a shallow sink) as well as the sink’s overall structure and design.
It is important for your chosen faucet to be appropriate, keeping everything in mind.
Is it possible to install a kitchen sink faucet yourself? Yes, it is. Is it an easy task? No, it isn’t.
However, this is not to say that it cannot be done. If you are up for the challenge and want to try installing your kitchen sink faucet (check out our article on the best kitchen faucets) yourself, follow our steps above and transform your kitchen.