Installing an Under-Sink Water Filter

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We love tap water! Want to save money and the environment? Make your own bottles of water which is the same stuff that Dasani (Coca-Cola) and Aquafina (Pepsi) are selling you. First start with installing an under sink water filter.
If you are wary of your local tap water and the taste or color of your water doesn’t seem right then install an under-sink water filtration system that is unobtrusive and takes little time or money.
Find the Filter
Take time when shopping for a filter. Make sure it is capable of handling the amount of water you will be pushing through it and check on the price of replacement filters as these can add up quickly.


Which Sink?
It’s probably best to put the filter in a sink that sits below a cabinet so the filter remains hidden. The kitchen is great and some bathrooms make it possible.
Water Lines
Shut off the main water line coming into the house then turn on your faucet to bleed the rest of the water from the system. Then open the water line under the sink and reroute it to the filter and attach the filter to the tap under the sink.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.