When it comes to improving your living space, enough small details together make up a big picture. That’s why I got started on switching out all my old, yet working faucets for something new and modern. Here is a DIY home improvement tutorial for the easiest way to change your bathroom faucet during a remodel.
The Old Bathroom Faucet
Before you get started, shut-off your hot and cold water to the faucet. This will keep you and your working space clean and dry.
Using your cresset wrench, disconnect the the water lines to the bathroom faucet. Those are the gold nut fittings. Then, using your fingers, loosen and remove the black flange that holds your faucet attached to the sink (as seen in the picture).
If you have an older home, chances are that you might have a silhouette of gunk outlining your old faucet. Whatever you can’t remove with soap and a brush, you can use a fine 320 Grit piece of sandpaper to gently remove the rest. Don’t worry, it won’t leave any scratches on the white sink.
The New Bathroom Faucet
Now, bring in that shiny new bathroom faucet. Most of the time the box will have everything you need to make the attachment, although sometimes you might need a new water hose if the connecting doesn’t fit. Your local pluming store or hardware store will have what you need for a few bucks.
Reconnect the new faucet using the provided nut fittings and fillings. It should go on just the same as when you took it off.
Turn the water back on via the shut-off valve.
Your new faucet has now modernized you bathroom. You’ll be amazed at how frequently you will stand in awe off how nice things look now. Home remodels can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be as long as you focus on one step at a time.
Click the Amazon link below to buy this same bathroom faucet. I paid $30 on Amazon.