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Small bathroom makeovers help transform an old bathroom, and today we install a pedestal sink.

The bathroom I’m working on today is over 120 years old. It needed a makeover badly.

But I wanted to get a pedestal sink and faucet that matched the style of the home. American Standard shipped me their Retrospect sink and Portsmouth faucet. It fits the style of the bathroom.

The first thing to do with a pedestal sink is to check for studs in the wall. Pedestal sinks should be attached to studs or framing using lag screws. If you don’t have either in the location where the sink will go you’ll have to add wood blocking behind the drywall.

This video doesn’t tackle wood blocking but basically you’ll add a 2×6 or 2×8 in the wall using decking screws. Then you can drywall over the blocking and attach the sink to it.

Watch the video to see how to install the sink and faucet.

Btw, this is my CYA, I’m not responsible for any water leaks…it’s up to you to inspect your work and make sure it’s leakproof. This video is meant to be for entertainment purposes.

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