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A Guide to Kitchen Sink and Granite Installs

Remodeling your kitchen is a decision that can increase your home’s value, add elegance and style to your home, and bring you enjoyment every time you are in the room. On the flipside, if you don’t follow certain processes, the project can be a bit of a disaster. You could be dealing with extra stress and additional costs that you don’t want.

This is particularly true when it comes to your kitchen plumbing in your Albuquerque, NM home. If you’ve got granite countertops, there are special considerations when it comes to your kitchen sink. Here is what you need to know.

Rely on Professionals

“callaplumber”Sometimes the best course is to call in a professional plumber with the right certifications. Not only will a plumber get the job done more quickly and more efficiently, but you can also count on the work being done right the first time.

While technically you certainly can DIY kitchen plumbing jobs, if they aren’t done correctly, you could be facing leaks and water damage. Not only is this inconvenient, but water leaks can also be very expensive to fix. Therefore, getting a plumber can be a worthwhile call.

Tips for Picking Your Sink

“matchingsink”Have you given much thought to picking your sink? Beyond what shape, color, and material you’d like, how will you use the sink?

If you want more counter space, go for a smaller sink. If you wash a lot of dishes by hand, you may want to consider a double basin sink for washing and drying.

Same goes if you cook a lot and need a dual basin for food prep. You also need to consider the cabinet space and the kitchen backsplash both of these influence what size of sink you can put in the granite.

Do you want an undermount sink or an overmount sink? Not only will this impact your sink’s usability, but it also could influence the aesthetics of the sink once installed.

Be Careful with Measurements

“rightmeasurement”Granite is a great material for the kitchen as it is heat resistant and durable to chips and scratches when properly treated. However, as durable as it is, it is not very easy to cut. You want to be sure that you’ve got the correct measurements of your sink so that you can cut once.

If your cuts are too large, it will be hard to seal the sink, and so water damage may occur. Following these simple steps will ensure a smooth kitchen remodel and give you peace of mind that your kitchen plumbing is reliable.