How to Install a Bathroom Faucet

Now is a great time to purchase one of our beautiful bathroom vanities and with this easy guide you’ll be able to install your bathroom faucet all on your own. DIY home projects can sometimes be complicated and take days to finish. This is not one of them! All you need is an hour of your time, a new bathroom faucet, a couple of tools and these six easy steps explaining how to install a bathroom faucet like a pro.

1. Purchase a faucet that is the right fit for your sink.

Bathroom vanities come in all shapes and sizes and so do their sinks. The faucet that you choose must fit the dimensions of your new bathroom vanity. If you are installing a center set faucet, the valves come in a fixed position (anywhere from a few inches to an entire foot apart). Make sure the one you choose matches the openings in your sink. You can also go with a widespread faucet, which is more flexible as to which bathroom vanities it can work with.  

2. Put your faucet together.

Remove the drain plug linkage system (this is a thin pole with a stopper on one end that gets placed in the center of your faucet). Your new faucet will also come with a gasket. You will want to slide the gasket on through the tailpieces of your faucet.

3. Apply clear silicone caulk around the openings of the sink.

Make sure the surface where you will install your bathroom faucet is clean and dry. Then apply a conservative amount of clear silicone caulk around the openings. Put the faucet (gasket attached) into the openings and press down.

4. Tighten basin nuts.

Now go underneath the sink and thread the basin nuts. Move back and forth from one to the other so that the faucet and gasket will be balanced and even. Before they are too tight, go back above and check the look of your faucet. Adjust accordingly so the bathroom faucet is in place. At this point you can go back under the sink and use a basin wrench to tighten up the nuts.

5. Connect the water supply line.

Now that you know how to install a bathroom faucet, you are going to need to learn how to connect the water supply line. This is very easy. Simply apply thread seal tape to the part of the tailpieces that is showing through. Then use a wrench to connect and tighten the cold and hot water supply lines.  (Make sure they are sealed and secure.)

How to Install a Bathroom Faucet

6. Test the water. 

You can now slide the drain plug linkage system back into your faucet and turn the water on. Check around the faucet and underneath the sink for any leaks. If any water is seeping out, turn the water back off and try to tighten the basin nuts and water supply line. It is possible they were not sealed correctly the first time around.

Let help you create your own bathroom sanctuary! We have vanities in every style, shape, size, finish and budget to turn your dream bathroom into a reality. And did you know we also offer bathroom faucets? Contact us today and utilize our top-rated, free design service (it’s not just for kitchens!) to create the bathroom of your dreams!