A kitchen remodeling project or new kitchen addition usually involves a lot of big decisions. One of them is choosing the ideal spot to place the sink. Do you want to retain it where it was before the remodel or would you rather place it elsewhere for more convenience?
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Grand Rapids is a true design-build company that specializes in these types of projects so we put together this mini guide to help you make an informed decision:
Use Existing Plumbing
This is mainly for homeowners who are on a tight remodeling budget or just looking for areas to cut costs. By using the existing plumbing, you will also save on time and effort so you can get back to using your kitchen as soon as possible. Of course, this isn’t always a viable option, especially in cases where the kitchen layout is truly dysfunctional or the remodeling plan involves major design changes that will affect the layout of the room. If you can, however, always consider leaving the plumbing alone.
Pair Up With the Kitchen Appliances
This doesn’t require too much elaboration. Naturally, you want certain kitchen appliances like your dishwasher to be next to the sink. This will make loading and emptying the dishwasher easier and more efficient. You’ll want to consider the position of the electrical outlets for the appliances when planning the sink position so there is reduced risk of electrical accidents. This consideration is also useful for bath remodeling projects where you want the sink to be as close to the outlet as possible for your electrical items like an electric razor.
Give Yourself Ample Workspace
If the new kitchen layout includes an island, consider placing the sink next to it for a more efficient workspace. Consider where you’ll want to be standing while working at the sink and try to place it in a spot where you can have more room to move around.
No matter what you’re looking for in a kitchen remodel, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Grand Rapids has what it takes to deliver to your satisfaction. In addition to kitchen and bath makeovers, we are also exterior remodeling experts. Call us today at (616) 200-7495 to learn more about what we can do for you and to get a free estimate. We serve Ada, MI and nearby areas.