How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

Lots of useful tips and step-by-step advice on how to install a new kitchen faucet, including how to avoid common problems.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Wrench set
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Handsaw
  • Tube cutter
  • Hammer
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Pipe wrench

Basin wrench

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • New faucet
  • Shut-off valves
  • Braided stainless steel supply tubes
  • P-trap
  • Sandpaper, 150 grit