Set in Stone: Adding a Sink to Your Counters
If you are remodeling your kitchen, you probably have a long to-do list, but make your kitchen plumbing a top priority. If your goal is to bring your kitchen to the current decade, you may want to look at stone countertops.
They are durable, nice-looking and stand up very well to heat, which is a real bonus when you are cooking. However, when you are looking at installing your sink or your appliances in and around a stone countertop, there are special considerations.
Stone is challenging to cut and is expensive, so you want to plan appropriately. Here are our suggestions for how to begin your project.
Matching Your Sink to Your Space
To pick your sink, think about your available space, how you intend to use it and of course, your home’s aesthetic. Remember that if you choose a larger sink, you’ll be giving up counter space.
Is that going to work for the configuration of your kitchen? What is your preferred sink style? Undermount for a flush look and easy use when cleaning up? Double basin, which makes it easy to clean dishes and do prep work?
Do you want a seamless install, using stone right up to the rim? Or a top-mount that can be dropped right into the counter? Take your time to make this particular decision because it is crucial!
Learning About Measurements
Of utmost importance during your kitchen remodel is doing accurate measurements. Stone looks pretty, but it is hard and very messy to cut.
If you are wrong, you could do considerable damage and even have to replace the stone piece. You might also have to change your sink style – so know what you are dealing with before you make the first cut.
Measure cabinet depth to make sure that you can accommodate the sink of your choice. Don’t forget about the backsplash too. This measurement will determine the placement of your sink and your faucets.
Call a Professional
To have your kitchen remodel go as smoothly as possible, hire a certified plumber here in San Diego, CA.
There are many benefits to using someone who is appropriately certified. The kitchen plumbing will operate more efficiently, be more reliable and last longer.
That boils down to lower costs in the future because the likelihood of repairs from water leaks is much lower. Enjoy your new kitchen and the freedom that a well-installed sink provides.