The Advantages of Adding a Second Kitchen Sink

It is practically becoming a standard today for even modest-sized spaces to have two sinks.  Traditionally, second sinks have been used side-by-side as one bowl to wash dishes in and one to rinse in. With most homes today having a dishwasher appliance carrying the clean-up load, a larger sink bowl is now utilized primarily for cleaning of large cookware such as pots and pans. More often than not, one sink today is used for “storage space”; such as, dropping off dirty cookware or utensils in one sink, while continuing to prepare food or beverages in the second sink.

Adding a second kitchen sink is a definite plus, if not “must”, for those homes which have two or more cooks that prepare meals at the same time. Even if both chefs have separate duties, they will both often need the sink at the same time. Having two sinks will keep the meal preparation flowing smoothly, with the least amount of congestion.

A smaller second sink can be a useful addition to a kitchen island, suitable for rinsing and chopping vegetables, preparing beverages or hors d’oeuvres, or rinsing glasses while entertaining small groups of guests in conversation. Many designers recommend one large main sink and a smaller bar sink.  Of course, a second sink is always a welcomed necessity to a wet bar.  Sometimes an additional sink is added to simply take advantage of an outdoor view; especially, if the main work sink can’t be placed under a window.

Whatever your specific needs, your local plumbing professional can help you assess the perfect combination of sinks to complement your new, existing, or remodeled kitchen.

Sink Replacement

Is your kitchen or bathroom in need of a sink repair or replacement?  This is one of those jobs that looks easier than it is.  Repairing or replacing a sink involves removing the old fixtures and the drain line, then separating the sink from the counter top.

Installing the new sink involves securing the sink in the opening, installing new faucets and fixtures, hooking up the water supply lines, lining up and installing the drain lines, hooking up the drain valve if it has one, and possibly installing the garbage disposal on a kitchen sink.  Then you have to hope none of the water lines or drains leak.

Let a professional plumber handle your sink replacement project. They are the experts in sink repairs and installation.  They have the experience and know-how to get the job done quickly and efficiently.  Your plumber will also be able to help you decide whether you are better off repairing the old sink or replacing it with a new sink.

If I you have a porcelain or enamel sink that still gets the job done well, but it looks old or outdated, it may just need resurfacing. Your plumber can help you find a resurfacing professional that specializes in enamel or porcelain finishes. Have your plumber install an updated faucet and fixtures to get the look of a new sink at a fraction of the cost.

Sometimes a full sink replacement is your better option. Your plumber can help you choose from a variety of sinks and help you find one that looks great and fits your budget.