Farmhouse Sink Step by Step Installation Instructions
Planning: Decide on the type of look you're going for. You have three options.
Under-Mount: The countertop flows over the edge of the sink.
Flush-Mount: The countertop and sink are at the same height creating a smooth surface. Note, the silicone sealer will be visible.
Top-Mount: The sink sticks out above the countertop which buts up against the side of the sink. Decide how high you want your sink to stick out.
Step 1:Countertop Cut-Out. Use the sink upside down to trace the cut out of the countertop. Use precise measurements.
Step 2:Cabinet Cut-Out. Cut the front of the base cabinet according to the front apron of the farm sink. Please note that the front of the sink is slightly tapered. This means that the width of the top is slightly wider than that of the bottom. You should make a template using heavy paper or carton so that your cabinet is cut at the same angle as the sink.
Step 3:Supporting the Sink. Mount the undermount installation kit (ABUMSB) to the inner side walls of your cabinet. We then recommend putting plywood on the rods to create a large smooth flat surface. Drill the neccessary drain holes. If you did not purchase the kit you will need to create a custom support using 2x4's.
Step 4: Leveling. Slide your sink in and make sure it is leveled on bottom and top. Make adjustments if necessary.
Step 5: Sealing. Using a silicone sealer seal all edges of the sink to the countertop to prevent water from leaking into your cabinet.
Enjoying. Invite all your friends and family over for dinner and show off your new gorgeous sink!