When considering renovating a kitchen, you should start with the appliances and tools installed in your kitchen to see what can be reused or needs to be replaced. While all the big and important appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers may need just a bit of servicing and cleaning to make them look like new again, there may be a few appliances and tools you should consider replacing. One of the things you should consider while renovating your kitchen is arranging for your sinks replacement, to match the new overall look of your kitchen. Sinks are one of the most essential areas in your kitchen and need to be designed keeping in mind the utility requirements of your family.
When considering a new sink replacement for your home, you should consider the following points to help you decide on the perfect sink for your home.
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1. How You Plan to Use It
Most Australian homes are fitted with a dishwasher, with the sink being used minimally to clean a few delicate and fragile dishes. If you too plan on using your sink minimally, then you should consider a smaller size one when you go for a sink replacement. This will help save space in your kitchen, which can be used for more constructive purposes. If you are looking at using your sink frequently and also as a place for drying the utensils after cleaning, then you should consider a bigger sink along with a drainer area, to dry the utensils after cleaning them. While designing your sink, you should also consider if you need one or two bowls, as some people find it more convenient to use one bowl for rinsing the utensils in soap and the other for washing them off with water.
2. The Sink Material
Sinks are mainly available in stainless steel, as it does not rust and has a longer usage life compared to other materials. Stainless steel sinks are available in different sizes and finishes, based on your requirements. You can either select from polished finishes to brushed finishes and even colored ones, based on the look you feel suits your kitchen best. One can also opt for black or colored granite or Corian sinks when doing a sink replacement for a more elegant and stylish look to your kitchen. Just make sure the material you select matches the overall look of the kitchen. Another important aspect you should look at while selecting steel sinks is its thickness. As thicker the steel sheet is, the stronger and long-lasting the sink will be. The thicker steel sinks may be a bit costlier than normal sinks.
3. Mounting Options
If you are replacing the entire kitchen module, then you should also decide the type of sink you will buy when doing a sink replacement, based on your kitchen design. Some people generally prefer a top mount sink as it prevents water from collecting on the counter-top, which could even lead to the counter-top getting damaged in the long run. Another popular sink model you can look for when your planning a sink replacement is the flush mount design, which gives the kitchen a more elegant and smooth look.
A sink replacement is not an easy decision and one should consider consulting with registered professional plumbers to guide you on the best sink suitable for your requirements and home. While their fees may seem a bit high, the overall impact on your budget will be lower, giving you long term benefits and ensuring you don’t need to go a for a sink replacement for years to come.
About the Author
Layla Flinn is a Sydney based writer and researcher, a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator blog. She writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology, and business. She thinks all these topics fall under the self-improvement category. She believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.
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