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How to Find The Perfect Sink For Your Home


Most people don’t see sinks as being a type of artwork, considering that it affects the design of your kitchen or bathroom plumbing, it may make sense to think of it as such. Choosing a sink isn’t as easy as going to the store and saying, “I want that one.” You must have an idea of what you want, how it will fit, and what your cost will be.

The fact that there are so many sinks to choose from is a double-edged sword--it’s overwhelming to choose, but when done right, you’ll end up with exactly what you want! We’re going to discuss what you should look for and how to decide on your perfect sink. Keep reading for more information!

Learn & Research

sinkresearchBefore even considering your new sink, you will need to know the needed dimensions. These numbers could be based on your old sink, or if your countertops are being replaced, the numbers could just be what is ideal for you.

Once you have an idea of how big the sink will be, you will need to consider its design. For kitchens, farmhouse-style, undermount, and bar sinks are all popular. Bathroom sinks can be in various styles as well, but the most common are pedestal, vessel, and console.

The design is important because it is what you will see every day. Also, consider the materials that the sink is made from. Kitchen sinks are most commonly made from stainless steel, but can also be granite or copper. Bathroom sinks are typically made from vitreous china but may be constructed of acrylic or tempered glass.

Defining Your Budget

sinkcostWhen working on a major project like a bathroom or kitchen remodel, you will likely have a budget. Whether your new sink is part of a remodel or just because you’d like a new sink, the cost is sure to be part of the equation.

Once you define how much you want to spend on your sink, you will have to figure out the types of amenities and features that are needed. With each amenity or feature added, the cost will typically rise.

Additionally, the manufacturer of the sink may play into cost with well-recognized brand names being more expensive. Finally, be aware that many sinks do not come with the faucet or that the hardware is basic and not necessarily what you’d want. This means that you should leave room in your budget for extras such as this.

Purchasing From The Plumbing Store

callusWhen you are ready to make your purchase, make sure that you call no less than 3 stores to find pricing. Doing this will allow you to find the average cost of the sink you want and to see any similar options available.

When you check with each store, ask them about whether or not installation is included. Many stores cannot discount the merchandise but can discount or eliminate the cost of installation.

Should you choose to purchase your sink from an online retailer, make sure you know and understand their policies and warranties. When you’re ready to have your sink installed, be sure that the person doing the work will complete it to your standards.

If you can’t seem to find the right installer to do the job, simply call Vern Kummers Plumbing Inc at (920) 468-8756. We would be happy to place your new sink and offer any recommendations you may need. If you enjoyed this article, take a minute to share it with your friends and family!

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