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What Do You Need To Know For Installing The Kitchen Sink?


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The kitchen sink is often the one staple that a person has in their kitchen. A sink can make or break your time in the kitchen – a lot of people even consider it their best friend! And considering the sheer number of rooms and projects you can do with a sink, it really can be your most essential purchase! This blog article breaks down what you need to know for installing your new sink, from weight considerations to whether or not you’ll need a garbage disposal.

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What do you need to know before installing a kitchen sink?

Before you install a 24 x 18 kitchen sink, make sure that it fits in the area where it will be placed. Make sure that the nearby walls and cabinets can support the weight of the sink. Make sure that there is an electrical outlet nearby, while also making sure that plumbing to the location is available.

Installing a kitchen sink can be a daunting task for many contractors. The first step of the process is fairly straightforward. However, there are many other steps involved in lining up the drainpipes and installing them under the sink. Once it is installed, any more water leaks can easily be remedied with a few tools commonly found in a new home such as pliers and tongue saws.

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To install a standard sink for a kitchen, you need at least 100 gallons of water and 60 pounds of rock.

First, before getting started retrofitting your kitchen, you should make sure you have the correct permits and permission from your city. You then need to know where to locate a drain or any way for your sink to be drained. The drain must be either outside of or below the sink itself. Once this is set up, it is time for installation. The first step in installing a new kitchen sink is setting up wooden boards on either side of the perimeter of your sink. It’s recommended that you use 1×12 inch boards so they can make contact with the bottom lip of the sink.

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Installing an under-mount sink

When installing an under-mount sink, also know that a sink height of 32-38 inches is generally considered ideal. The front edge should be about a half-inch from the cabinet face, but at no point should the sink be touching the wall. A drain setting between ten and twelve inches from the bottom of the sink is recommended, as this ensures adequate moisture for proper draining during normal usage.

Installing an under-mount sink can be a rather complicated home improvement project, but it is well worth the effort. An under-mount sink includes one of the following: a bowling unit with holes in the base; a hidden under counter drop-in; or a countertop unit with storage space below the sink. To install an under-mount sink, remove your old sink and install a new one on top of existing countertops or cabinets. Install cabinets/fixtures around new sinks and then connect new sinks to existing pipes.

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Installing an undermount sink is difficult, and it takes time, effort, patience, and a lot of prep work. The first thing you need to do is decide where your sinkhole will be on your countertop. You will usually have a couple of options for this location- directly below where you want the sink to be, or just right next to it. You may glue the top of your bottom cabinet or the baseboard underneath to create a nice and level enough surface for your casserole dish. If the urine has pooled in your old drain and splashes out onto the toilet compartment when you pull down on it with the new sink installed (which most people strongly recommend), you can use duct tape to put a piece over the drain opening when cleaning up.

Installing a steel sink

Installing a sink is not that difficult. It involves just a few basic tools, and only requires some minor construction if the person has never installed a sink before. A lot of sinks are constructed from stainless steel or other materials that can resist harsh dishes and high levels of cleaning chemicals.

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Installing a steel sink is a lot more affordable than many people think. A steel sink can be found at an average price of $50, which will save you plenty of money in the long run. The best part about installing a steel sink? It’s not just for looks – it also means that your home will be much safer over time.

How to install a 48-inch kitchen sink

One of the most common questions homeowners ask is, how to install a new sink. This installation process is not difficult at all and just requires some patience and attention to detail. It starts by measuring your height in the center of your countertop. Then draw an even line on the wall where your drain pipe is located. Use a saw to cut through the sheetrock. Drill into studs and insert the drain pipe. The next step involves drilling holes that align with pipes already in place and attaching them with anchors. Lastly, set up plugs for faucet holes, screw plugs onto their corresponding screws in a water shutoff valve, and make sure all wiring is hidden.

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The 48-inch kitchen sink will be the largest sink in your home. You’ll need to clear space for the sink before you decide where to install it. Make sure all your cabinets are wide enough and there’s enough room between them all to put the sink without things getting smashed.

If your sink is cracked or leaks, there’s no better time to change it out for a new one than the holidays! But how do you figure out what size and what kind of sink you need if that isn’t clear? To answer this question, let’s look at two terms: custom and commercial.

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When considering remodeling a sink to make it fitter for the home, there are several options to choose from. While custom sinks may be costlier than commercial sinks, they offer personalization and originality that makes the sink stand out in a typically utilitarian kitchen.

Installing a new sink with an existing faucet

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To install a new sink with your existing faucet, you will need to do the following:

Some people think the hardest part of installing the kitchen sink is removing their current faucet. In reality, most sinks come with installation hardware and directions that will guide you through the installation process. However, people tend to forget about a few things when planning for an installation. For example, before you start installing your new sink take a look to see what size openings are left in plumbing areas after you remove your existing faucet. Another thing to be careful about is making sure that there’s enough room for the new sink and drainage before starting on installation. The list of materials will vary depending on the size, shape, and number of sinks in your kitchen. Check out minimum kits, recommended tools, and helpful supply lists to see what’s right for you.

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Zimbabwean Model Nyasha Matonhodze is the Chosen Face for Fenty Beauty Africa Launch


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On the 27th of May, 2022, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty is set for launch in Africa, officially. For the start, Fenty Beauty will be rolled out in nine African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

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Rihanna surprised her Fenty Beauty fans last week (May, 10th) when she announced the launch, saying that she’s been waiting for such an incredible time. “I’ve been waiting for this moment!! @fentybeauty & @fentyskin are finally dropping in AFRICA!!!,” the mom-to-be captioned a post on Instagram, along with a stunning photo of herself wearing a white turtleneck top, matching headwear, and full-face makeup.

“Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe…we comin at ya May 27th and that’s just the beginning!!! #FentyAfrica.”

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However, in keeping up with the brand’s inclusive ethos, the “Work” singer has chosen a Zimbabwean-British model, Nyasha Matonhodze, as the face of Fenty Beauty Africa’s global launch. Nyasha will work with the brand to front its products — be it on social media, billboards, or TV. As excited as she is, the 27-year-old model took to Instagram to share the exciting news while describing the opportunity as “particularly special.”

I’ve had a lot of “pinch me” moments in my career, but I have to say this one hit differently,” the Zimbabwean beauty explained. “To be the face of @fentybeauty Africa’s global launch is one thing, but as a deeply proud Zim Girl and knowing this will be launching in Zimbabwe where my family and grandma are going to see it felt particularly special.”

She continued: “Colourism is still something we are healing from, but when beauty companies make an effort to cater for all shades it does genuinely make everyone feel included. Thank you @badgalriri I’m incredibly honoured to be apart of this campaign and most importantly it’s message.”

For starters, Nyasha Matonhodze isn’t a new face in the fashion and modeling industry. Having walked for prestigious brands, she’s been winning gigs here and there. Nyasha started her modeling career in 2010 at the age of 16 and walked for Louis Vuitton in October that same year. She’s fronted countless campaigns and walked for Loewe, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Halpern, Dior, and Versace, just to name a few. 

With her latest partnership with Fenty Beauty, she’s definitely going to take our money. After all, it’s Fenty Beauty!

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Nana Akua Addo’s 2022 AMVCAs Dress Was Inspired By The Japanese “GEISHA”


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It’s fair to say Nana Akua Addo has been knocking red carpet dressing out of the park. She’s not the one who does things by halves and we devotedly remained on our couches each time there’s a major red carpet event in Nigeria or Ghana just to see what the Ghanaian actress is wearing. 

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In honor of the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards which took place over the weekend (Saturday, May 14) in Lagos, Nana Akua lived up to her style icon status, showcasing her inimitably cool fashion sense. The actress was wearing a multicolored sleeveless dress with an imprinted Geisha face created by Cary Santiago, a designer from the Philippines. She wore the dress with full face makeup, nude lips, along with smokey eyes.

Sharing the photos on Instagram, Nana revealed her look was inspired by the Japanese Geisha and further explained the meaning of the word to her social media followers. 

“A GEISHA,” . captioned while she posed inside a glass showcase. “Today , I exhibit the ART & CULTURE of JAPAN; THE GEISHA. The Japanese word GEISHA literally means “ART PERSON”. I embody ART in its Fullest, EXPRESSION ELEMENTS, COLORS, BEAUTY, GRACE and DISCIPLINE.”

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She continued: “I am so honored to be wearing the JAPANESE GEISHA, an embodiment of WOMANHOOD, UNIQUE BEAUTY, GRACE and MYSTERY.”

This is however not the first time Nana is wearing a dress designed by Cary Santiago. If you keep up with Fashion Police Nigeria, the name does sound familiar. During the 2020 Glitz Style Awards, Nana did not just dress to impress but she scored a page on our stylebook for her stunning masterpiece. The dress was magical, first exhibited during TernoCon 2020 in the Philippines.

Gorgeous!

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All The Gorgeous Looks From 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards




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Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards night is a rare African celebrity reunion where pure fashion is considered the highlight of the event. The evening brings famous faces in the movie and entertainment industry from across the continent, for a night that celebrates outstanding work and creativity in storytelling.

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For the 2022 AMVCAs, an event that started with week-long programs, the best was only expected from the main show. And this around, celebrities embraced the demure dress code wholeheartedly, proving the focus was certainly on refined elegance. Ahead, keep scrolling to see all the note-worthy Instagram snaps before they hit the red carpet.

Nancy Isime

Isime wore a sheer gown completely crafted out with beads

Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi came to make a lasting impression and she did just that in this gorgeous gown by Matopeda Atelier.

Funke Akindele

Winning the ‘Best Actress in Comedy,’ Funke Akindele stunned is a green slit gown with matching heels to snag up her coveted trophy.  

Bonang Matheba

All the way from South Africa, Bonang Matheba came to slay in a beautiful feather-trimmed dress by a Nigerian label, Sheye Oladejo.

Idia Aisien

If you thought you saw it all at the 2022 Met Gala, check out Idia Aisien in her wearable glamor — a gown by Anjy Luminee.

Eku Edewor

Eku Edewor was a red siren in a beautiful creation by a Lagos-based label VICNATE.

Toke Makinwa

As one of the hosts of the night, Toke Makinwa never disappoints talkless of the AMVCAs. The media girl made an impressive entrance in an embellished creation by Matopeda.

Nana Akua Addo

Nana isn’t the one who does things by halves. Once again, she tapped Cary Santiago, a designer from the Philippines to create her 2022 AMVCAs dress inspired by the Japanese word ‘GEISHA’ which literally means “ART PERSON.”

Zynnell Zuh

Ghanaian actress-turned-fashion-designer, Zynnell Zuh, was in the building all draped in a dramatic gold ensemble created by her brand, Zyellegant.

Grace-Charis Bassey

For the unconventional brides, look no further than Grace-Charis Bassey (formerly known as Belinda Effah) for inspiration. Describing herself as Pink Barbie, the Nollywood actress made her entrance in a super ruffled pink ballgown by Lakimmy.

Lota Chukwu

Actress Lota Chukwu stood out as she oozed the boss attitude in a 3-piece pink suit by Atafo.

Mercy Aigbe

Pretty in pink! Mercy Aigbe made a red carpet debut with her newfound love, Kazim Adeoti, wearing a pink gown with a cape and dramatic headpiece. 

Sika Osei

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Sika wore a stunning hand-made dress by Weiz Dhurm Franklyn to start off her hosting duties but later switched into a sleek wrap dress-inspired gown by IDIOL NUPO.

Asogwa Alexandra

Wearing a design by IDIOL NUPO, the actress commanded attention in a baby blue gown with a detachable long train.

Enado Odigie

Actress Enado Odigie kept things simple but chic and elegant in this magnificent Lanre Da Silva one-shoulder number.

Shaffy Bello

In an intricately embellished gown, Shaffy Bello showed how it is done wearing a stunning design by XBL.

 

Rebecca Nengi Hampson

For the former BBNaija housemate, she showed off her voluptuous figure in an optical illusion design created by XBL.

Mimi Linda Yina

Mimi was simply minting in beauty in this over-the-top design by XBL.

 

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…check back for more looks…

 

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