Project Overview

Installing a new trough in your laundry is an easy project that only needs a few tools. We’ll show you some handy tips to centre the trough, cut the benchtop and secure your new tub.


Continue to step-by-step instructions
This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install Laundry Cabinetry

Step by Step Instructions

1 Mark the centre of your benchtop
2 Mark an outline of the sink with your template
3 Cut the template outline into your benchtop
4 Attach the brackets to the sink
5 Insert the trough and tighten the brackets
  • Step 1. Mark the centre of your benchtop

    Use your tape measure to find the centre of the cupboards you want to put the sink over. Mark this spot on your benchtop with a pencil, this is where you want the centre of the laundry sink to be. Now draw a straight line from this mark to the back of the benchtop.

  • Step 2. Mark an outline of the sink with your template

    Centre the sink template on the benchtop, in line with the pencil mark you’ve drawn from the front of the bench to the back. Once the template is centred, move it back towards the wall a little, so that the trough won’t obstruct the cupboard doors. Check the template is straight and leaves enough room for taps to be installed against the wall. Now draw around the template with your pencil.
  • Step 3. Cut the template outline into your benchtop

    Put on your safety glasses, dust mask and ear muffs. Start by drilling a large pilot hole in the benchtop on the template outline. Use this point to start cutting out the bench with your jigsaw. In the back corner, where the curve of the template is close to the wall, use the hole saw to drill a hole, this will help the jigsaw to cut more easily around the corner. Use the jigsaw to then cut around the template. 
  • Step 4. Attach the brackets to the sink

    Before putting the sink into place, attach the eight brackets into their locations under the lip of the trough. Different sinks have different brackets, so follow the instructions to make sure they are attached correctly and keep your trough in place.

  • Step 5. Insert the trough and tighten the brackets

    Insert the laundry trough into the hole in the benchtop, make sure it is sitting straight. With a screwdriver, tighten the brackets so that the trough is secured underneath the benchtop. Repeat this step until all of the brackets are tight and the trough is secure.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Dust mask
  • Earmuffs
  • Hole saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety glasses
  • Pencil

Materials

  • Trough kit
A-Z of bathroom renovation terms

Planning & Projects A-Z of bathroom renovation terms There’s lots to know when planning your bathroom renovation—from planning through to styling. To help, we’ve put together a list of common terms you might hear during your renovation.

bathroom

Planning & Projects Bathroom makeovers on a budget There are a number of simple, low cost things you can do to improve your bathroom.

How to choose a bath for your bathroom

Baths, Showers & Toilets How to choose a bath for your bathroom Find tips on how to choose a bath for your bathroom. From choosing a stylish bathtub to one that also suits your whole family’s needs, we’ve outlined everything you need to know in this guide.

0301LeakingShower03summary 01:50

Baths, Showers & Toilets How to fix a leaking shower A quick and simple way to stop water leaking out the sides of your shower screen.

040110RemoveMouldheadersummary 00:50

Cleaning How to get rid of mould Removing mould from your bathroom is easier than you think. You just need the right products and a bit of elbow grease.

tile niche 04:50

Tiling How to install a bathroom tile niche Learn how to install a tile niche and make your bathroom clutter free.

bathroom lighting

Planning & Projects How to light your bathroom Lighting a bathroom can be a challenge—they are especially prone to shadows and reflective surfaces. But the good news is there’s a vibrant range to choose from, including pendants, downlights, diffuse ceiling lights, sconces, under-cabinet lighting...

wooden towel ladder 02:50

Planning & Projects How to make a wooden towel ladder This stylish wooden towel ladder will add a touch of class to your home. It’s easy to make and is the perfect way to display rugs, scarves, throws or hang towels to dry. It’s ideal to move from room to room, wherever you need hanging space.

kitchen

Planning & Projects How to design an open plan kitchen Kitchens today really are the heart of any home. People eat, celebrate, socialise, study and entertain all in the family kitchen. Here are some of our handy tips from kaboodle to help you create the perfect kitchen for entertaining in your home.

brita-on-tap-water-filter-system.jpg

Planning & Projects How to filter water at home For many of us, filtered water just tastes better. But you don’t need to spend a fortune on buying bottled water—here’s a few ways to filter drinking water at home.

kitchen

Planning & Projects Why you should buy a flat pack kitchen Flat pack kitchens offer a fantastic mix of quality, style and value, making them perfect for home owners, investors and D.I.Y. enthusiasts alike. Kaboodle kitchens share the reasons why flat pack kitchens provide the perfect solution for any home.

kitchen

Planning & Projects A–Z of kitchen renovation terms Kitchen renovations aren’t easy—from planning through to styling there’s a lot you need to know. To help, we’ve put together a list of common terms you may hear when renovating the heart of your home.

Hang the buckets on the pipes 02:15

Planning & Projects D.I.Y. indoor hanging herb garden Learn how easy it is to make a hanging window herb garden.

kitchen renovation

Planning & Projects 8 kitchen storage ideas If you want to de-clutter your kitchen and make it more functional then try these simple and affordable D.I.Y. storage ideas.

finished wooden dining table 02:25

Planning & Projects How to make a D.I.Y. wooden dining table With some reclaimed timber, a few simple tools and some materials, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make this dining table.

diy timber dining table bench seats 03:07

Planning & Projects How to make D.I.Y. dining table bench seats These dining table bench seats are made from recycled timber and they look great in any modern setting.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
Top of the content