Putting in my FIRST counter tops, sink, faucet and disposal!
Our basement kitchenette progress has been chugging proper alongside! I’ve labored on this room nonstop since late final fall, and I am thrilled with the way it has come collectively!
For months I went by means of all of the countertop choices, and we waffled between laborious floor counters and one thing cheaper like laminate.
Granite or quartz would have been pretty, however sheesh…I had forgotten how costly they’re. Plus I used to be feeling impatient, and knew it might take just a few weeks to make that occur.
Laminate is available in so many nice colour choices now, however I favor to not have the brief, rounded backsplash that almost all of them include. (There are alternatives with out that now although!)
However once I thought in regards to the moody, cozy feeling I wished for this house, I knew my good ole go-to wooden butcher block was what I wished:
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Putting in the butcher block counter tops.
I used to be dying to get this little kitchen functioning with a sink, so I made a decision to sort out them alone. I used my round noticed to chop every bit all the way down to dimension, after which we carried them down so I may set them in place.
The wooden counters turned out so stunning! We LOVE the heat of the butcher block together with the sunshine grey cupboards:
After I was certain they had been prepared and in place, I connected the counter tops from beneath with screws. The highest brackets on the cupboards have a gap for the screws, so it makes the whole lot tremendous safe.
Ensure your screws are lengthy sufficient to enter your counter, however not too lengthy they will come by means of the highest!
I’ve minimize down and put in smaller sections of countertop many occasions, however by no means this many and at this dimension. This was a HUGE job, however it went faster than I assumed it might.
Putting in the sink and tap.
YAY! The counter tops had been minimize, handled and put in. It was lastly time to get the sink and tap in!
But once more, my impatience fuels my willpower. I did a TON of analysis on tips on how to minimize counters and set up a sink, in addition to putting in a faucet and disposal…none of which I’ve ever tried.
We have had black quartz kitchen sinks for the practically ten years now, and I completely love them. I like the contact of black and that they’re really easy to maintain clear.
I laid the sink face down on the counters and made certain there was two inches of house throughout the entrance:
Then traced the sink onto the butcher block.
However I needed to retrace once I remembered that I wished to make use of painter’s tape to chop down on any splintering as I used to be slicing. 🙂
After laying down the tape, I used a bigger bit on the corners after which my jigsaw to chop the sink form out:
That is essential — ensure to safe a pair scrap items of wooden throughout the half you are eradicating so it would not crash all the way down to the ground as you chop. It is heavy!:
After cleansing up, we checked to ensure the sink match, then utilized a bead of silicon across the lip of the sink and dropped it into the countertop.
If in any respect attainable, minimize the outlet in your sink outdoors or in a storage! It is MESSY!
I used to be on a roll! It was time to try one other first…putting in a faucet from scratch.
I say from scratch as a result of this spot was solely roughed in after we constructed our house, so the cold and hot shut off valves and plumbing pipes weren’t put in:
Be sure to flip off the water in your house earlier than slicing the ends off of these tubes or doing any plumbing!
We wished a rubbish disposal down right here as effectively, so went by means of the identical technique of researching the how-to.
There was lots of pausing and taking part in on these movies as I went by means of each processes. However they labored and NOTHING leaked!
Over a pair weeks I put in the counter tops, sink, plumbing, faucet and disposal all on my own! There aren’t many DIY initiatives I have never tried, however the plumbing was intimidating. Now that I’ve executed all of this, altering out a faucet can be simple. 🙂
Lastly, the kitchenette was beginning to come collectively. I have been dreaming of getting this house for years!
Here is the way it regarded earlier than I began on the backsplash:
I solely painted the wall all the way down to the place the tile was going. (The colour is Westchester Grey, identical as the remainder of the basement.)
Subsequent up, time to begin the enjoyable stuff! I am unable to wait to indicate you ways this house seems now.
My purpose is to make the TV mix into the wall somewhat bit. (I would not have picked one in right here, however my household insisted and now I actually do prefer it.) And in addition even out the load of the room: