How to Install a Pedestal Sink
Time Required: Over 1 day
Most pedestal sinks actually hang from a bracket attached to a mounting brace (or framing) in the wall; the pedestal is only a secondary support. And, whether you’re replacing a sink in a small bathroom, or looking for an attractive, streamlined option that will show off the style of your entire bathroom, installing a pedestal sink is a project most experienced do-it-yourselfer can tackle in a day.
This guide will show you how to install a new pedestal sink in your bathroom in seven simple steps.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for locating the sink brace.
- Cut a hole in the wall spanning from stud to stud, and then cut a piece of 2×8 to fit snugly between the studs.
- (Optional) Move the stop valves closer to the trap, in order to hide them behind the pedestal.
- Attach the brace with angle-driven screws.
- Patch the hole, sand smooth, and paint.
- Assemble the sink on top of the pedestal and hold against the wall to mark for the position of the mounting bracket.
- Anchor the bracket by driving screws into the 2×8 inside the wall. Check that the bracket is level as you attach it.
- Install the faucet, most of the trap, and the pop-up assembly onto the sink. Set the sink onto the bracket.
- Check that the pedestal will fit; you may need to adjust the position of the bracket.