Before getting into the process of having a shiny new sink installed you should know what it is you’re after. Depending on whether you go for a radical change or tweak the style you will be creating an upheaval in the overall feel of the room. Bear these handy hints in mind while you hunt for your new sink.
Matching Materials With Your Sink
The most noticeable thing you can do when changing your sink is to switch up the material to give the space a new and exciting pop. It’s important to take a good look at the pros and cons of different sink materials before you dive in, however, and consider how each style fits in your existing kitchen. Make a note of how often you use your current sink and how likely each material is to need maintaining judged on how much usage it sees. A stainless steel or treated stone sink is a better choice for high-usage sinks than porcelain for example.
How Much Work?
If you’re not looking for a full remodel and are just after the kitchen sinks – more to consider than just buying a new one and popping it into the hole where your old sink used to be. You will want to measure up your countertop cutout before you go anywhere near purchasing. With a lot of sinks you can get made-to-measure dimensions for a perfect fit, and if the original sink came with the house the likelihood is that it is a standard size that most other adhere to, but you still have to check precisely before you buy to make sure you don’t run up any extra work or cost.
Kitchen Sink Cabinets And Bowls
If you are willing to go for more of a renovation than merely replacing the sink you’ll be faced with a couple of new questions: How many bowls do I want, and do I need to refit my cabinetry. With an upscaled sink you will need to make sure the base cabinets can support any extra weight from the sink itself or the water weight a larger sink can hold. While you’re looking for a bigger sink you can check out some double bowl styles that make life easier for you and your family. A separated basin – whether two full bowls or an offset split – gives you an extra area to soak stubborn trays or wash vegetables while pasta drains.
These are just a few examples of how much more there is to consider when buying a new sink than you might first imagine. A little bit of research into materials – both sink styles and cabinet strength – can save you embarrassment when it comes to be fitted. Take your budget into consideration when looking at sizes and style options to have peace of mind that you’re not leaving yourself too much work and driving up costs. Most importantly, make the decision a confident and informed one, and you will find that you look forward to installation day!