Are you searching for that stylish yet space-efficient update for your bathroom? A pedestal sink is your answer.
They are a design classic and also easy to install. The simple steps below will guide you in designing a pedestal in your bathroom.
Note: Mounting instructions are included in many pedestal sinks by their manufacturers. Make sure you go through these guidelines before you begin.
If not, leaks and heavy damage may occur on the walls of your bathroom if installation is not done correctly.
Pedestal Sink: Installation
First, turn the water off. Shut off the water supply to your old sink, and run the faucet to empty any water or pressure remaining in the lines.
You’ll need to detach the water lines. Have a bucket positioned under the drainpipe of your sink and unscrew the nuts. Let any surplus water drain out and then take out the pipe. Loosen the water supply lines of your sink from the valves and keep them separately.
Take Out the Vanity
Cut out the sealant together with the backsplash. If your backsplash is separate from the vanity, remove and keep it aside. Take out the sealant joining the top and base of the vanity. Confirm that the supply and drain lines are loose before lifting the top of the vanity.
At this point, the base of the vanity will be the only thing left. Unscrew the screws holding it fast to the wall and pull away. Keep the base of the vanity away from the work area.
Confirm Your Plumbing
You should be able to see your plumbing attachments. You can now change out old hardware or shift the attachments in order to decrease their outline. We advise you hire an expert to help relocate plumbing lines.
Pedestal Sink: Install Support
Extra support behind the finished wall may be needed with heavier pedestal designs. You can confirm this in the manufacturer’s guidelines.
If you need the extra support, follow these instructions.
- Mark your pedestal sink height on your wall.
- Cut and take out the drywall to expose your wall studs.
- Cut notches in the stud to keep your support board in place.
- Ensure your support flushes with the studs.
- Have the support board screwed into the studs.
- Use paint or new drywall to repair the opening.
Position your sink
Find your sink’s centerline and mark the point on the floor. Then, mark 10 inches away from the wall. Make sure you consider the baseboard.
Position your sink on the marked points and push it against the wall tightly. Ensure your sink flushes properly using a level.
Secure the anchors
- Mark the holes and pedestal sink anchor on the floor and wall, and drill accordingly.
- Fix hanger bolts in the holes on the wall.
- Ensure the hanger bolts protrude an inch from the wall.
- Secure the pedestal properly to the floor using a washer and lag bolt.
- Make sure not to over-tighten the bolt.
Finally, you’ll need to assemble the sink
- Connect your drain and faucet to the pedestal sink and position the bowl of the sink over the hanger bolts.
- Secure the sink bowl to the wall by tightening the washers and cap nuts.
- Have your plumbing lines reconnected and turn the water supply back on.