All You Need To Know About Replacing Your Kitchen Sink
Are you in the market for a new kitchen sink? Have you considered a style that would fit perfectly into your new tastes? Needing more room in your sink? No matter the need, replacing your kitchen sink is a snap if you know what you are doing.
So, the statement begs the question… what do you need to know?
In this article, we will clue you into the decision-making process of replacing your kitchen sink.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Just like with any other purchase, you have decisions to make (yes, more) to get the desired look and function from your kitchen sink. In the following paragraphs, consider what style, material, and size you may want.
Kitchen Sink Style
Of course, kitchen sinks have style and so do you. There are three main types to think about for your home.
- The Farmhouse style sink has become quite popular. Sometimes called an apron sink, this style sits below the countertop and has a wide front panel. These are typically considered a high-end addition to a home.
- The Drop-in sink does just what it says. It is inserted into the countertop with a rim extending on all sides. Drop-ins are typically the least expensive way to install a sink, as it simply drops in.
- Undermount Sinks do not have the rim because the installation is under the countertop. For a nice clean look with a middle of the road price, undermount is the way to go.
The Right Material
Once you have determined the style sink you want, there are materials to choose. Here is a list of materials from most expensive to the least.
- Copper sinks are beautiful but very expensive. If you want that high-end look, copper sinks sure make a statement.
- Fireclay is typically the material used to produce farmhouse sinks. It is also the most durable.
- Enamel/Cast iron sinks are durable as well but require additional cleaning and care. They are a classic look.
- Stainless Steel sinks are possibly the most standard sinks. They are easy to clean and very durable. However, they do leave water spots unless you dry out the sink.
- Acrylic sinks are the least expensive. They are not as durable and are not quite as heavy.
A Perfect Size Sink
The larger the sink, the larger the price tag. Although, big sinks are perfect for large families and those who entertain in their homes. Which one is for you? You can choose from the following. A large single basin sink will handle large pots and many dishes at once. A double basin sink usually has one smaller side and a larger one. Home chefs often like the double, so they have one side as a veggie and prep sink. Or there is the triple sink. This type has three small basins to wash, rinse, and dry. The choice is entirely personal and totally up to you.
Additional Features for Your Kitchen Sink
Finally, you know what style, material, and size you want. Now, consider the extra features to add on to your purchase. Would you like a soap dispenser built-in? Maybe a filtered water faucet is what you like. Add a touchless faucet with a sprayer, and you have the perfect functionality. Will your sink sprayer be on the side or attached to the faucet? Again, it is up to you.
Replacing Your Kitchen Sink with Professional Installation.
As with any home repair, there are plenty of homeowners who will attempt a DIY job on replacing a sink. However, we do not recommend that method. Calling a professional plumber out to install your new sink is the best option.
You see, most of today’s sinks require additional support to sustain the weight of the sink. Wouldn’t it be tragic to install a sink and have it come crashing down? It happens all the time to homeowners. Have it done right the first time with a company like Flo Pros Plumbing.
No leaks, no problem Heavy sink, no problem. Awkward installation space, no problem. We have seen it all. At Flo Pros, we encounter all sorts of plumbing issues and challenges. Our technicians come fully stocked to ensure a timely repair or installation.
Trust your new kitchen sink to the friendly professional techs at Flo Pros Plumbing. And then, back to the dishes!