Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Sinks Renovate With Pizazz
By: Margarette Tustle


When people think about kitchen renovations they may think of flooring or cabinetry, but not kitchen sinks. However, kitchen sinks are one of the main focal points of any kitchen. Kitchens are places where people gather to cook, eat, and spend time together, and, kitchen sinks are an important part of that experience.

You will find a wide variety of kitchen sinks in the market today. They come in a variety of materials, from porcelain to stainless steel, as well as numerous shapes and sizes. Take the time to study your choices before you make a decision, so that you can choose one of the sinks that will satisfy you the most for many years to come.

Start With Style

Is your home d?cor traditional or modern? Do you prefer the sleek geometric lines in contemporary styling or are you thinking about a sink that is more traditional with softer lines and a less assuming design? Whatever sink you choose should complement the style of the rest of the kitchen so the look will flow throughout all of the pieces including cabinetry, appliances, and furniture in the room.

Move Onto Function

Do you want a sink that is near your stove so that you can use them together such as when you need to fill a pot of water? How often do you use the sink? Many people use their kitchen sinks just to rinse things before they put them in the dishwasher, while others actually wash and rinse the dishes by hand. Do you want a disposal?

More Helpful Tips

More tips to help you when shopping for kitchen sinks:

1. Location, location, location -- You?ve heard this said about real estate, but it is very important in the choice for where you want to put the sink and will affect what kinds of kitchen sinks you will look at and purchase. Do you have small children or a person with disabilities who needs access to the sink? Side faucets are one solution, as well as lowering the counter.

2. An anti-scald device can protect young children from getting burned by hot water at the sink. It only takes a few seconds for a child?s skin to receive a scald when exposed to hot water from kitchen sinks and this happens to about 5,000 children a year (

3. A garbage disposal -- This is a relatively sanitary way to dispose of all of those vegetable peels, egg shells, and other debris. Other people may opt for a trash compactor.

4. Kitchen sinks also come in many different sizes, configurations, and from many different trustworthy manufacturers.

5. How about a spray hose? Some kitchen sinks actually have extended hose lengths to reach to the stove, etc.

Choose your new sink based on your individual needs, lifestyle and preferences. Take a look at all that is available to you before you decide on your final redecorating plan-it will be worth the look.

Margarette Tustle writes tips for family and the home. Read other sink resources by visiting