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Kitchen sink mistakes

When you are remodelling your kitchen or simply installing new fixtures such as a tap or sink, you need to know what you are doing. If you don't want to call professional plumbers in, you can take matters into your own hands and do this yourself. There are, however, some common mistakes which you should be aware of.


First of all, you have to understand that the installation of different fixtures in the kitchen can take hours and even days. However, if you manage to avoid mistakes, you will be able to finish faster.


Many people forget to clean the area before they begin with fitting a sink. By cleaning the area around the sink you will get enough space for your tools and everything else that will be needed for the procedure. The cleaning will be also a good idea in case there is flooding.


Choose a sink which matches your cabinets – Even though you may like a specific model for your new sink, you have to be certain that it matches the interior design of your entire kitchen and more specifically, of your cabinets.


Measure everything carefully before purchasing your new sink. The wrong sized sink can lead to a lot of problems and expense down the track which is easily avoided upfront.


Make sure you have the right tools and products – The tools which you will use, along with any additional products, are also important for the success of the sink installation. If you decide to use silicone and similar substances, read the instructions and always wear protection gloves.

In case you don't feel confident that you will be able to handle everything alone, you can always call a plumber. You will receive a professional opinion provided by HomeMates Chiswick and will avoid a lot of complications.