After having replaced the guest bathroom faucet last week, Hubs and I decided to keep knocking out these little home improvements. Whenever we decide to put the house on the market, we don’t want all the little things to pile up on us in terms of labor and cost! You may have seen that the underside of the kitchen sink was fused together, making it nearly impossible for us to remove…
The kitchen faucet itself is over 16 years old, leaving the guts and rubber bits very dry and leaky. Not wanting to lose parts of our kitchen to an unexpected flood leak, we decided to replace it… and the sink.
So of to Orange Home store we went, picking out a nice box set of sink and gooseneck faucet in a brushed nickel. Mmmmm. pretty. And, apparently Doo thought so, too. Fatty tried it out for size.
When it came to removing the actual sink, detaching the garbage disposal, putting the new one together, threading the bits, etc, we had to pull together not only all of our modest plumbing knowledge, but a very handy step by step video on YouTube. Seriously, that guy did everything and spelled it out nicely for you. Super awesome.
After all the bits were in, the hardest part was finagling the existing PVC pipes to the slightly-to-the-left sink drains. But, with some smarts and the elbow grease of yours truly, we hack-sawed the pvc down to the perfect fit and connected it back together.
The result? A fancy new sink and pretty new faucet to match. Me likey. I even dried all our dishes just to take a pretty picture for you. All that staging nonsense that I’m going to have to get used to living in whenever we decide to upgrade to a bigger house. In the meantime, I have a wonderful new place in the kitchen to work with.
And the old sink went out with the trash. There’s a joke in there somewhere about “everything including the kitchen sink” but I’m not witty enough to flesh it out. Just pretend that I’m funny! 🙂