Everything You Need for a DIY Kitchen Redesign
A versatile basin and a high functional faucet. Sleek lines, smooth curves.
What else do you need to give the entire kitchen a facelift.
Replacing your kitchen sink and faucet can also be a great DIY weekend project. If you know how to choose the right materials
We’ve put together a list of our top DIY guides so you can give yourself a beautiful new sink without calling in the pros.
1. Choose a sink that’s easy to install.
The first step to a successful DIY redesign is choosing things that are easy to work with.
Fireclay and cast iron are unique, but they’re also heavy. Not only are they hard to install, but they may also need added support. Not very DIY friendly.
Lightweight materials like stainless steel can give you a high-end final result with easy installation.
Not sure which sink material is best for your kitchen? Our complete guide to the 5 best kitchen sink materials is a perfect place to start!
2. Pick the perfect kitchen faucet to go with it.
The right faucet can completely change your sink experience.
If you picked a split basin design, you’ll need a spout that rotates to reach both sides. If you picked a large single basin, you’ll probably want a pull-out sprayer to help you reach all areas of the basin for easy cleaning.
You’ll also want the right color, finish, and features so your faucet complements the look of your kitchen.
And just like basins, some kitchen faucets are easier to install than others.
Our comprehensive guide to choosing a kitchen faucet will help you get the perfect fit.
3. Learn how to do it right.
Now that you’ve picked the perfect faucet, you’ll need to know how to install it.
Some faucets have added features that make them more challenging to install. For example, touchless faucets need a power source within reach, which may need to be installed below your sink for the best outcome.
Our guide to DIY kitchen faucet installation will give you the ins and outs of the job.
4. Keep that basin looking great.
Now that you have a perfect kitchen sink, you’ll want to get the most out of it with proper maintenance.
Keep it looking great for years to come with our Use and Care Guide for Kitchen Sinks.
You can also prevent a lot of wear and tear with a sink grid that’s custom-fitted for your basin. Sink grids keep heavy cookware off the surface of the sink and keep dishes from blocking the drain.
That means everything will keep flowing, making clean-up a breeze!
5. Give your faucet regular TLC.
Just like your basin, good kitchen faucet maintenance will keep your faucet functional and beautiful. It’s also a great way to prevent leaks and water damage in your kitchen.
For example, keeping your aerator clean helps your faucet work as efficiently as possible and prevents build-up that can affect your water pressure.
Eventually, even the best-maintained faucets and basins will need to be replaced. When the time comes, we’ll be here to help you find the perfect match!
- Kral Su