Kitchen Progress: Installing the Farmhouse Sink
Well it finally happened. After weeks of gearing up for it, we finally made progress in our kitchen and installed our farmhouse sink this weekend. And as you might have imagined, I’m absolutely giddy about it. It was actually easier than we thought it would be and today I’m soooooo excited to share it with you guys. It’s not completely done yet, we still need to install the correct faucet as well as two filler pieces by the cabinet, but I’d say we are about 90% there at this point. And the really exciting part is now that the sink is almost done we can move forward with new countertops, which is our next step. I can’t even explain to you guys how thrilled I am to be making progress on this second phase of our kitchen remodel. You might remember that our first phase was taking down the wall of doom and creating a passthrough to the living room, which you can see in this post. That was a doozy of a project and after that wall was completed we kind of took a break from the kitchen for a while. But now things are rolling again and installing this farmhouse sink was a HUGE step in the right direction. Ok, let’s get into it so I can show you guys how we installed it. Here’s how the sink looked when we got started:
Just your average sink here. There’s nothing wrong with it at all, I mean it definitely got the job done, but it was time for this sucker to hit the road.
We chose the Bradstreet design farmhouse sink from Sinkology. And since it’s an undermount sink, the first step was removing the backside of the countertops and then taking out the old sink and the doors on the cabinet below the sink. We also disconnected the plumbing and drain lines, as you can see here. And since our dishwasher was right next to this cabinet, we also had to take that out in order to install the supports–which was the next step.
Since the sink is crazy heavy, we had to build these 2×4 supports in order to hold it up. This part was pretty straightforward, we just had to make sure the supports were level and at the correct height for the sink to sit right below the countertop since it is an undermount sink. Each support is screwed directly into the cabinet.
Once we had the supports in place on both sides of the cabinet it was time to set the sink in the opening. It sits directly on top of the 2×4 supports like you see here. Then the plumbing was re-installed and the sink was good to go. Really, the installation was easer than we anticipated it would be. But the tricky part was resizing the cabinet front and the cabinet doors to fit below the sink. My husband had to dissemble the doors, cut them down to size, then put them back together. It was a little challenging, but he pulled it off and here’s the finished look:
Obviously we had to get creative with the faucet situation until our new countertops are installed soon. Since this is an undermount sink the faucet will actually run through the countertops, so my husband put a 1×4 back there behind the sink and ran the faucet through there for now. Obviously it looks a bit ridiculous, but it works for the time being. Soon enough we will have new countertops and we’ll be able to install our new faucet, which is also from Sinkology.
We obviously still have a ways to go here, but getting this installed was a huge step in the right direction. We still need to put fillers pieces in between the cabinet and the sink and get the new faucet installed once the countertops come, but those things aren’t too far off. I’m hoping we have everything done in just a few weeks. And I thought about waiting to share this with you guys until things looked polished and completely finished, but the reality of living in a fixer upper is that you’re often doing big projects like this in phases. It slowly comes together over a period of time and I like sharing that process with you. I hope you like seeing it too. And even though our kitchen is far from finished, just having this farmhouse sink in place gives this room a whole new feel. I love it and I can’t wait to get everything finished soooooon!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope the week ahead brings lots of wonderful things your way!
Here’s a few other posts you might enjoy:
Kitchen Progress Update: The Passthrough Reveal!
The Transformation of Our Fixer Upper
Looks great – we just put a farmhouse sink in as well and I absolutely love it!!
Can’t wait to see the finished product, it looks good now..
Sarah> Teresa O’Connor
Thanks Teresa, I can’t wait to get the rest of the kitchen finished!
Beautiful choice of sink. Can’t wait to see the finish project.
Sarah> Loretta DeSpain
Thank you Loretta, I can’t wait to be done!
I love it! So glad you finally got your dream sink. I am in search of a copper farmhouse sink again. The one I had my eye on sold out. 😩
Sarah> Sheila Sanchez
Thanks Sheila! I love copper farmhouse sinks too. Definitely check out Sinkology, they have several awesome copper sinks.
Sheila Sanchez> Sarah
Will do! Thanks!
I’m glad I found your blog! I am trying to remodel my house which my husband’s grandparents built in 1931. I’ve taken the suspended ceilings down and drywalled the walls and ceilings and stripping the 4-5 layers of paint off the woodwork and bringing it back to the original wood. Ive been buying old looking- distressed shelves and things to decorate when its done. Its taken along time to do it but it will be so nice when im sitting in it to enjoy after i retire! The kitchen is already done but now you’ve got me thinking about a new sink too! 🙂
Sarah> Barbara Horst
Wow Barbara, you’ve sure been busy working on your home. Sounds like you’ve done a lot of amazing work so far. And you’re right, the hard work pays off and it will be so nice to enjoy when you’re done!
Sooo beautiful, as expected! Love your classic taste😊
Sarah> Emily Root
Thanks so much Emily!
Wow Sarah it looks fabulous…can’t wait to see the finished project!x
Looks great! Can’t wait to see when it’s all finished! Thanks for sharing!
So is the sink functional right now and you are using it? I’m so glad you are getting to your remodel before me (I have everything ready to go as far as design and financing set up, but just need to find the time which has been the biggest hold up.) That way I can just copy your look, which I’m so in love with! I love the sink btw! I’ve looked at a couple other designs, some significantly cheaper, but it looks like I should save up for one like yours cuz I like this look so much better. Thanks for sharing your progress. I kept checking IG all wkd looking for updates as I was living vicariously and so excited!
Yep, it’s functional right now. Not necessarily pretty with the faucet situation we have, but at least it’s functional. How exciting you’re getting ready to embark on your own kitchen remodel. Good luck with it!
Dreamy!! So beautiful and how lucky to have a handy hubby that could do this project!!! I so badly wanted a farmhouse sink when we updated our kitchen counters. Just couldn’t do it with the need of a contractor and cabinet builder. This is beautiful and I can’t wait to see your remodel and the finished kitchen 😍 Great post and it looks easier then I thought!
Thanks Sonya! I am lucky to have such a handy husband for sure. Although he might not feel so lucky. haha!
I love a farmhouse sink!! Do you know yet what you are doing for countertops?
We are planning on quartz. Can’t wait to get them in!
I’m so envious…I want a farmhouse sink so bad, but my house is only 11 years old and I can’t get my hubs to agree to ripping apart my kitchen just yet. Hopefully one day! Anywhoo, your sink looks awesome and your hubby is so talented, the cabinets below the sink look perfect…great job!
Sarah> Brenda Johnson
Thank you Brenda, I will tell him you said that! And fingers crossed you get a farmhouse sink one day soon 🙂
I love the look of your new sink, but I’m afraid I would have trouble getting used to not having a double sink. Old habits die hard, I guess!
It’s looking awesome so far Sarah!!!
Thank you so much Kellie, I can’t wait to get it all done!!
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That looks amazing! I would love to have a farmhouse sink…. Just concerned with how to put it in as we would also be doing it ourselves. Do you have any photos or info of how you trimmed it out? Your blog was the first to make putting the sink in ourselves actually doable. Thank you!!!