How to Purchase The Best Sink For Your Home

Remodeling a room in your home is always fun, but remodeling a kitchen or bathroom often becomes quite expensive due to the plumbing fixtures, and possible water leaks. With that said, there is a proper way to buy a sink without spending absurd amounts of money.

Unfortunately, most people walk into a hardware or plumbing store and quickly become overwhelmed at the number of options available. Because of this, a hurried purchase is made and often regretted down the line. We’re going to take a look at the best way to buy a sink that you won’t regret! Keep reading for more information!

What to Research

When you are looking to replace a sink but leaving your countertops intact, you will need to know the size of the current sink. You can always cut away at the counter, but you can’t enlarge a sink to fill the previous one’s place.

Once you’ve figured out the size that you need, you will need to know what type or design of sink you’d prefer. This is the part that most people enjoy, as you can really pull a room together based on the type of sink chosen. There are many designs of kitchen sinks, but here are a few of the more popular ones:

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  • Undermount
  • Bar
  • Corner

No matter which style of sink you choose, you can also choose what material it is made of. The most popular choice is stainless steel but kitchen sinks can also be made of copper, granite, or numerous other options.
Similarly, bathroom sink styles are varied. A few of the more popular ones include:

  • Vessel
  • Pedestal
  • Console
  • Self-rimming

Also like kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks can be made from many materials. Most often, these sinks are made from vitreous china but may also be created out of tempered glass, stone, or wood.

The Cost of Your Sink

sinkcostJust as there is a multitude of options when it comes to designs and materials, there is also a wide range of costs.

Often, the cost will be set based on the manufacturer and the type of sink it is. You will also notice that sinks that offer more amenities or features are more expensive.

Although these sinks are nice and pretty, you should consider which amenities will actually be used. Be aware that many sinks are not sold with faucets and when faucets are included, they are typically the most basic models. This means you will have to purchase this part separately which can add to your cost.

A Trip to The Plumbing Store

callusIdeally, you will speak with 3-4 stores before making your purchase.

This will allow you to see the average cost of your chosen sink if there are any similar yet less expensive options, and which stores offer the best deals and incentives.

Many times, if a store cannot take money off of your sink, they will offer free installation. We would love to be your go-to for advice, recommendations, and installations.

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