Farmhouse Sink Installation – Easy DIY Top Mount

Farmhouse Sink Installation - Easy DIY Top Mount

A farmhouse sink installation project has been on the top of my to-do list for quite a while. We wanted the wow factor in our kitchen, but the budget issue didn’t include a new countertop. That’s when we discovered this top mount farmhouse sink with an apron—what a HUGE difference it made in the appearance and functionality of our small kitchen.

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Welcome To Our Small (Quaint) Kitchen

Welcome to our small but happy kitchen! It’s the place we spend a lot, so I don’t understand why it’s one of the last updates in our home. It’s the center, the hub, where it all happens. I love to cook, so you know we do a lot of dishes.

Well, I cook, and HE does the dishes. That was the agreement for as long as I remember, and it still stands to be true today.

The 15-year-old stainless steel sink needed an update. Actually, WE need a larger kitchen, but that’s down the road at some point. Until then, a farmhouse sink installation will have to do.

How to easily install a farmhouse kitchen  sink. Step by step installation for a top mount.

Top Mount – Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Installation

This is the future home of an amazing top mount farmhouse sink… just saying.

Our kitchen sink is in a weird position, if you ask me. So it was a bit of a challenge to make sure this sink would fit and not look misplaced. Much thought and planning went into our kitchen update, and I’ll be sharing more about those in future posts, like the need for a proper backsplash.

The obvious place to start in this kitchen sink update is the demo. We began by removing the stainless steel sink to see where we stood on the structure.

That resulted in finding that we had a slow water leak that had rotted some spots on the bottom flooring of the cabinet. UGH! That set us back a few hours as we had to replace that before moving forward.

* Sorry, no pictures to show you the nasty mess under my sink. It was the typical disgusting thing you find after water damage. MOLD!

We removed the existing kitchen sink before the demo began. I can't wait to get the new farmhouse sink installed.

But before we dived into the farmhouse sink installation, I did a test drive for durability. This sink is HUGE—all 34 inches of wonderful. LOL, My hubby thinks I’m a nut, and I am. I own it!

In full disclosure, I may or may not have had issues getting out of the sink.

Use The Pattern – Farmhouse Sink Installation

This farmhouse kitchen sink comes with a pattern so you can be assured that the area you mark to be removed from your countertop is correct. Cutting into your countertop is a big deal, and you want it right the first. If you cut the opening too big, well, I’ll just say don’t do that.

Farmhouse Sink Installation Pattern

After laying out the pattern and marking the area on the countertop to be cut and removed, we did a dry fit to see where it lined up.

We did a dry fit before cutting away the countertop for the exact placemnt of the farmhouse sink.

The countertop front and the drawer opening were cut away with a Dremel tool. This tool made the cuts in those tight areas easy without damaging the existing structure. It was one big empty hole after the removal.

Trust me; we researched a lot before installing this farmhouse sink. After numerous Youtube videos, we felt okay about this type of installation.

We used a Dremel too to cut away the top part of the counter top and wood drawers before we installed the farmhouse sink.

After the installation, the only thing that held our farmhouse sink up was the countertop’s two sides and the back portion. No additional supporting structures were needed, but research before installing a new sink. Every installation is different but not so complicated that you can’t DIY.

I think it all depends on the structure of the existing cabinets and the strength of your countertop. This sink is HEAVY duty. Adding additional reinforcement under the sink for support may be needed.

To secure the farmhouse sink to the countertop, we added a bead of silicone caulk under the edges. I used white caulk around the sink’s base. We reattached the plumbing, and it was good to go.

As DIY projects go, somewhere between the farmhouse sink installation, I (we) decided that I needed a new backsplash. So, we ripped out the back part of the countertop during this whole process.

I was thinking about a shiplap backsplash painted white to match my new farmhouse apron sink, and guess what? I did it! CLICK HERE to learn how we installed it.

The Completed Installation Of Our Farmhouse Apron Sink

After the installation, my hubby found this sink protector. It’s a total game-changer. It’s so easy to keep the sink look clean and new-looking. CLICK HERE to learn more about this addition to your farmhouse sink.

Of course, I had to have a new kitchen faucet with a sprayer. I like the clean look of the back matte against the white sink.

The Completed Installation Of Our Farmhouse Apron Sink

Next came the updated cabinet hardware to match. CLICK HERE to see how I updated the hardware for less than $60.

Easy DIY Farmhouse Sink Installation - Top Mount

We couldn’t be happier with how this farmhouse sink installation turned out. The bright white sink brought that much-needed light to this small kitchen.

Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you have enjoyed our DIY kitchen sink update. We have a few more things we want to accomplish in our home, but we are so close to being done. I say that… then you know what happens? Another thing gets added to the list. Does it ever end? I certainly hope not!

Don’t forget to PIN this DIY project for future reference, and let me know what you think about it; feel free to ask questions about anything I may not have covered in this tutorial.

Until the next project… xo, Do

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14 Comments

  • Thank you, Renea. We really love it. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo

  • Love it! Awesome taste and awesome job to you both.
    I should have had a Farmhouse Kitchen sink installed in my kitchen when I had my kitchen remodeled but the ex someone said it could not be done because of the cupboards underneath. Yes, there is always a way when you are determined. I have Granite top counters and under-counter double stainless brushed look steel sinks which I do not like. I wish now I would have insisted on installing the farmhouse sink that I wanted. I don’t know if it could be done now with the Granite countertop, it could possibly break & crack the stone. I can only imagine what a contractor would charge as well.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and ideas with us Do.
    Oh, by the way, you made me laugh when I saw you sitting in your sink. Funny lovely Lady you are.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Hugs from us here
    Brenda and her 3 wee little Dogs
    xoxoxoxo

  • I love this style sink. I also like your shiplap in the kitchen and that hardware is perfect! Well done, as usual. 😍😊

  • Thanks, Wendy. I’m thinking I need shiplap in the new kitchen… shhhhhhhhh. 🙂

  • Hi Brenda! Always good to hear from you and the 3 little wees. I have learned to hold out for what I want because there is always a way. But I do know the importance of compromise. I didn’t say I liked it or agreed, but sometimes it is what it is. Thank you for always reading my crazy blogs. I appreciate you. Be blessed, sweet lady. 🙂 xo

  • I love your farm sink. It turned out so beautiful. You guys did a great job!

  • I love this but I can’t seem to find wheels like you have. Could you kindly let me know where you purchased the wheels please?

    Thanks so much!

  • Love that sink so much Do!! Thanks for sharing how you installed it. You made me chuckle with the picture of you sitting in the sink!! Pinned 😍

  • Thanks, Tammy. I’ve been wanting one for so long. Have a great week. 🙂 xo

  • Hi Cindy! DIY is always a lot easier when you’re having fun. Thanks for joining me today. 🙂 xo

  • Amazing! I was waiting for this one, thanks for sharing. I’ve wanted a farmhouse sink forever, and so far, I’ve been able to “fake” the look with a white board and skirt…but I’d love the real deal. Yours look beautiful.

  • Hi Kim! It was a great investment, and I am glad we did it. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo

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