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    Default Corner sink replacement

    We would like to replace the old corner sink in the powder room with an under-mount sink and a stone (granite/marble) countertop. The questions are:

    1) how can we support the new stone countertop (by not having a vanity or legs underneath)? The expected countertop size would be at the maximum 20” x 20” only. Would brackets be enough to support the stone countertop? If so, please advise which types/sizes of brackets.

    2) any idea on how to camouflage the look under the countertop and make it more tidy?

    Any cool ideas on small powder room remodeling (3'x5') would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.

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    Default Re: Corner sink replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by WindyFlower View Post
    We would like to replace the old corner sink in the powder room with an under-mount sink and a stone (granite/marble) countertop. The questions are:

    1) how can we support the new stone countertop (by not having a vanity or legs underneath)? The expected countertop size would be at the maximum 20 x 20 only. Would brackets be enough to support the stone countertop? If so, please advise which types/sizes of brackets.
    No brackets wouldn't be enough. when you make the sink cut out there isn't much stone in front and in the back of the sink, then fill the sink with water and you are putting a lot of weight on your fasteners. you would need to put a large skirt on the side (it can be angled or be contoured) then a board across the front probally something like 3/4 inch by 3 inches tall and full length of the of the front.
    2) any idea on how to camouflage the look under the countertop and make it more tidy? on exposed plumbing they usually use a colored (white usually) foam wrap. where they get it I don't know. but you could probally use a foam wrap and then either wrap that with colored duct tape or paint it the same color as the wall behind.

    Any cool ideas on small powder room remodeling (3'x5') would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
    I hope this gives you some helpful ideas.

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    Wink Re: Corner sink replacement

    Thanks so much for your advice Havanagranite.

    We think we may decide to reglaze the old corner sink instead. Ours is in such a good condition but have the retro green color.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where to find a reliable sink re-glazing service provider in Chicago area?

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