Getting ready to renovate your kitchen? If so, one great place to start is with the kitchen sink. The right sink can make a tremendous difference in the look and feel of your Rockledge home, as well as how you’re able to use your kitchen. While it’s always recommended that you work with professional licensed Brevard plumbers to install the sink, there are a few things that you should know about the upgrade. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind.
Let’s start with the most important tip of them all – the size of your sink. You’ll find that if your existing sink is set in the counter, mounted under the counter, or otherwise surrounded by a hard surface (like your countertop), you’ll need to stick with the same length and width. It’s possible to modify your counter for a larger sink, but that’s a job best left to the pros. Anchor Plumbing can help here. Along with the size of the sink, you need to consider the size of the room. A very small kitchen with a massive sink might feel disproportionate. The same applies to a large kitchen with a very small sink. An experienced and licensed Brevard plumber can help you choose the right sink, and then install it for you.
Know Your Choices
While you may have to stick to the same length and width measurements, that doesn’t mean that you have to go with the same depth, or even sink configurations. You can find double and even triple sink setups that take up very little space, and some of them are very deep without being correspondingly long or wide. With that being said, shop with an eye for usability. If you’re considering a deep sink, make sure that you’ll be able to reach the bottom of it while standing in front of the counter (this is particularly important for shorter people).
You also need to consider the material you want for your sink. Stainless steel is by far the most popular option, but there are many other choices available. For instance, you might want to go with copper, or even enameled cast iron if you really want something that will stand the test of time and look great for decades.
However, be aware that some of the more exotic materials require more than a little bit of care and maintenance. Copper will need to be regularly polished to prevent discoloration, and natural stone like granite will need to be regularly sealed to keep it from absorbing water. If you intend to install a garbage disposal, make sure that the sink is rated to handle that, as not all of them are.
In the end, you have plenty of options, but these tips will help ensure that you make a smart decision.