Our kitchen sink come in all shapes and sizes and over a period of time they will lose their shine.
This can make your kitchen loose it values and make it look really old, so swapping your old sink for a lovely shiny new one might be a good idea and bring back up the kitchen value. Swapping your old sink to a new one isn’t in fact a tricky procedure.
However, this only depends on whether the dimensions of the new sink match the dimensions of the old sink. If you find the new sink is larger, you will need to make sure that your kitchen worktop is recut to size so that the new sink will fit in nicely.
Another impact on the amount of work involved all depends on the construction materials. As ceramic sink is much heavier than stainless steel sink, you might probably need a pair of additional helping hands when it comes to installing a new ceramic sink in your kitchen.
The position of your hot and cold feed will also affect the installation. You’ll likely need some professional tools such as a tube spanner to reach the nuts and remove them. Under a lot of kitchen sinks you will find a web of pipes and valves to navigate and the majority of the time the nuts that you need to get to are obscured by the sink basin can be tricky to reach.
On older sink installations it’s very likely that the feeds are copper pipes that connect directly to your kitchen tap. It recommended that if you are installing a new sink to replace these rigid pipes with flexible taps fittings to make any tap replacements in the future much easier to do. This might involve cutting the existing rigid copper piping so that the new flexible pipes can be fitted.
Fitting a new kitchen sink can quickly turn from being a relatively simple procedure, that most DIY enthusiasts can tackle without much issue, into a plumbing job that requires specialist skills and tools. This is where it could be a better option to call one of our experienced plumbers croydon to carry out the task.