Bathroom pedestal sinks can bring drama and elegance to your bathroom. Unlike most bathroom sinks, which are set into a vanity, the pedestal sink does not have a vanity. Instead it is partly supported by the wall onto which it is attached, and by a pedestal or small column that sits beneath the sink. When it comes to installing a pedestal sink, the first thing you need to do of course is to remove the old sink. Unhook all of the pipes and plumbing and then you will be left with nothing but the pipes and the wall behind the old sink. Next you will need to measure where on the wall or floor the pipes are located. Write down exactly where they are at so that you can buy a pedestal sink to match up with your current plumbing. Doing this backwards by moving the plumbing to match the sink is going to require a great amount of more work and money.
Each pedestal sink is going to have different instructions on how to install it correctly. Some sinks set on the base of your floor while others are screwed into the wall or are secured by both. Installing the new sink will require you to complete various tasks. First you will need to attach the drain and pivot rod for controlling the drain. Then you will need to mount the new sink to the wall and secure it. The rest will involve putting the P-trap in and connecting the rest of the plumbing.