Some people are very organized and careful about the things they contain in their kitchen. Hence, if you are a woman and want to give you kitchen a new touch, the main thing would be to change the sink. It is time for you to stop using the old boring sink and install the new super cool IKEA Domsjo Farmhouse Sink. Once you have installed it, you are going to love how good it looks in your kitchen. The farmhouse sink goes with almost every interior and most importantly it gives you a fresh and breezy look. Once you have installed it correctly, you’ll enter in the sink Nirvana.
The best way to change something around your house is to do it yourself because, let us face it, women get rarely satisfied with the help of others. Also when it comes to kitchen women are more than careful about what happens and what does not in the kitchen. This article not only provides you with the step by step method of installing the new IKEA Domsjo Farmhouse Sink, but it also gives you a little tip to do it better
Once you installed the sink properly by using the method below, you can have your friends over to show them, how cool your new Farmhouse sink looks and how you did it yourself. It will also give your kitchen a fresh and new look.
This is how to install a cool IKEA Farmhouse sink in a non-IKEA cabinet:
Step 1 – Install the faucet.
The first step in installing the new sink is to install the faucet way before the sink is installed. The faucet will give you way more room to maneuver, and you would be able to avoid cramming your body into tiny spaces while trying to turn a wrench while holding a flashlight with your teeth.
Step 2 – Get the old stuff out of there.
Do your last load of dishes and prepare to wash in the bathtub, because you’ll have to go sink-less for a while. Remove the false drawer front. Remove anything which needs to get out in order to install the new sink.
You can use 36” sink base cabinet (non-IKEA). Put 5/8”plywood tops on your cabinets.
Step 3 – Plywood
Keep the plywood flush with inside cabinet, do not overhang it. Inside width should be 34” minimum, and the sink needs 7.25” for a front apron to drop down. Add the thickness of your countertop, plywood to the 7.25 and make a mark. Sink will sit on top of the countertop.
Step 4 – Remove any screws that are in the way of your cutting.
Often the cabinets serving as a sink base have a series of staples or pocket screws that are serving a purpose of holding the face frames together or the fake drawer front on. Before you cut, make sure there are no inside screws in the way on your cabinet face.
Step 5 – Cut
Utilize a jig saw and cut down straight.
Here is what it looks like after the cut. Notice that we stayed even with the 34” inside measurement and just dropped down.
Step 6 – Make Template
Now you need to make a template. Before tracing, raise it up by the thickness of countertop. You can also cut rectangle instead of the template, but you may see exposed wall from inside the cabinet. However, we used the shipping carton for the template.
Here’s the odd shape you need to get.
Step 7 – Trace
Now trace the sink.
Step 8 – Cut the Template
Cut out your template.
Step 9 – Tape the template
Now tape the template to the back of the cabinet. We added an extra 25”just to make sure it does not hit it.
Cut out the section so the sink can slide all the way back and hit your wall. We used a roto-zip for the curved part. Here is what it should look like:
After you put your countertops down you will have to notch the front so the sink can slide back.
Dry fit sink and mark cuts.
The sink sits on top of granite, slides back and touches wall and cabinet base front. Use silicone adhesive under the lip and your work is done.
A good tip for having a clean cut when you are cutting any surface is to cover the area with masking tape. This protects from chipping and hence cracking.
How to cut your granite counters to install the Ikea Domsjo?
This is a mostly asked technical question that how to cut the granite counters to install IKEA Domsjo farmhouse sink. This is a question which has a technical answer because there’s a straight answer to it that the sink will be wrecked if you will try to cut it yourself. DIY cutting can also damage the counters of the kitchen.
If you call the professionals, you will probably get strange looks from them and perhaps get scoffed, ignored or warned. The person who will be asked to cut the granite counter will give these types of strange gestures because it is clear that when a countertop is already installed, it cannot be cut in that place. The reason behind is that the countertop can chip and crack. It can be said with a personal experience that the counter chipped and cracked, so it is not recommended to do the cutting once you have installed the shelves.
Women are very much worried about the kitchen and by installing an IKEA domjos farmhouse sink themselves by using the method described above, they will surely fall in love with their kitchen. The sink will give a fresh and modern look to your interior which was made dull and boring by the old sink. All you need to do is be careful about the kitchen counters while cutting other than that it is a straightforward and easy process that you will need to follow for the installation.
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