How do I replace my kitchen or bathroom faucet?


Replacing your faucet won’t completely makeover your kitchen, but you’d be surprised at how much a new faucet can refresh the room. There are just a few things to consider before purchasing and installing a faucet. Overall, it’s an easy project. Let us walk you through the things you need to consider.


Changing the look of a kitchen doesn’t have to take thousands of dollars for new countertops, tile or paint. An upgraded faucet can give your kitchen an updated look. And replacing a faucet couldn’t be easier.When looking for a new faucet, the first thing to consider is the number of holes in your sink. Some sinks have three holes. Some add a fourth hole for a dish sprayer. Choose a faucet that will fit your sink.When you’re ready to install, you’ll need a basin wrench and crescent wrench to help remove the old faucet and install the water lines to your new faucet, plus a scraper nearby to clean the sink top before your new faucet’s installation. Have a screwdriver handy, too. ⇥Turn off the water supply before you begin and run the faucet to clear the remaining water from the pipes, and that’s it. You’re ready to get started. Always follow the step-by-step instructions for installation of the faucet you purchase.⇥If you have questions or want some assistance in choosing a good faucet, just visit your local Westlake Hardware store. We’re always here to help.


Shopping List

  • New Faucet
  • Basin Wrench
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Phillips Head And Slotted Screwdrivers
  • Scraper
  • Teflon Tape
  • Silicone Sealant
  • Flashlight
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