One Step Closer

Posted by Kevin 3 comments

Almost two years after demolition began on the laundry room, we finally have a utility sink in the house again.

But this is not just any utility sink. This is a luxury model, created by yours truly.

As I was shopping for sinks, I realized that like the washer box, laundry sinks haven’t really evolved. Not sure when it was decided that laundry room fixtures should be second rate, but it’s definitely a trend.

To make up for the failures of the plumbing industry, I found a pretty reasonably priced utility tub, and made plans to pretty it up a bit by undermounting it and adding a high-end faucet.

First, after modifying the factory template a bit, I cut the opening out of the butcher block with a jigsaw.

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Then I applied three coats of Waterlox to waterproof it. Attached the sink to the counter using undermount clips, drilled a hole and installed the faucet, and hooked everything up to the plumbing.

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And just like that, I have a sink that resembles a backwards outline of Oregon to rinse my paintbrushes in again.

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