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Did you catch my last post about those faux marble countertops that we are still ogling over? If not, you'll want to run to see my previous post about them or check them out here, but the truth is that the icing on the cake for these beautiful countertops was truly the new sink and faucet. Our previous sink was a very old, very beat up stainless steel, double basin sink. It worked just fine, but we were longing for an updated sink to go with our bright new countertops. Enter, Elkay. We were lucky enough to be able to receive a gorgeous quartz sink and faucet from Elkay to finish off the space, and now the countertops aren't the only thing that we are ogling over. I had never seen a quartz sink before, but knowing the durability of quartz made me excited about the prospect of having a sink that was made of it. The sink itself is a gorgeous white quartz (but it also comes in other colors) that has proven to be easy to clean. Its matte finish looks stunning against the countertops, and the matte black faucet stands tall and beautiful in the space as well. And don't even get me started about the pull down faucet and spray/stop feature. They make my heart go pitter patter.
Now I don't know about you, but I had never installed a sink before. However, I am here to say that I lived to tell the tale, and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. Elkay made it incredibly easy for newbies like us with detailed instructions on how to punch out a hole for the faucet, connection of the water lines, and faucet installation. So here's what I now know about installing a new sink:
First, turn off that water. Pretty obvious, but crucial step. Next, you will want to disconnect your water lines from your sink, and cut any caulk or silicone around the sink edge that may have been used to seal it. Removing is as easy as lifting it out. For installation of the new sink, Elkay made it easy with all the necessary brackets and detailed, step by step instructions. Once we dropped our sink into our opening, we used kitchen silicone to seal around the edge. We opted for a clear silicone, but color choice is obviously a personal preference. That is basically it! It was a way easier process than I anticipated, and best of all, we didn't need to hire someone to do the job!
If you know me or my instagram page at all, you know that I pride myself on working with and recommending companies that I know and love, and I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about Elkay. Their customer service has been wonderful, and the quality of their products speak for themselves. So if you're in the market for a new sink or faucet, I highly recommend!