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3 Things to Watch for When Replacing a Sink

Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Replacing s sink in your kitchen and bathroom can transform the space very quickly. Most people do so either because the existing sink has become damaged and can’t continue to function, or they simply want a new one to improve the aesthetic or practical usefulness of the space. Here in Olympia, WA, you have plenty of options when it comes to replacing a sink, but before you begin, it helps to know what to look for during the installation process. Here’s a quick list of 3 key details to keep in mind.

1.     Match the Pattern of the Surrounding Furnishings

If you install a steel sink in a kitchen or a bathroom with an ill-matched motif, it’s not going to look right at all. And since a sink sees a lot of use and is designed to last for decades, you’ll have to live with that mismatch for a long, long time. Before beginning operations, get a good idea of the other appliances in the space, as well as the aesthetics of the nearby countertop and similar details, then find a sink that matches them completely.

2.     Check the Holes

Some sinks have just a single central hole where the faucet itself sticks out. Others have multiple holes – usually three, covering the faucet itself, the hot valve, and the cold valve. When installing a new faucet, you want to make sure the holes in the new sink match the configuration of the old one, or if not, that you plumber is prepared to make the necessary adjustments to keep your new sink working as it should.

3.     Consider Extra Features

Kitchen sinks are pretty basic, but a new one gives you a chance to add on some extras. For example, multi-speed faucets let you vary the pattern of water flow, making it easier to clean the dishes, while a sink without a garbage disposal could probably stand for an upgrade.

Call the experts at Brooks Plumbing to replace a sink in your home. 

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