Kitchen Sink Upgrades

Kitchen Sink Upgrades

With the kitchen being the heart of any home, it is often viewed as one of the most common parts of your house to continuously upgrade. Even a small change like swapping out a kitchen faucet can give you a lot more functionality in the kitchen and change the look of the space. Often when people are looking to do a full remodel they will explore different options for sinks and faucets and not think about other components that not only look sharp, but make your day to day life much easier. In this blog we cover some basic things to consider if you’re thinking about upgrading. 

Kitchen Faucets

If you have a two handle kitchen faucet that does not have an attached sprayer, there is a good chance that you can upgrade to a single handle, single hole kitchen faucet. You just need to make sure that your new faucet comes with a cover plate that can cover the holes in the sink that are already there.

There are a ton of different types, configurations, and finishes for kitchen faucets. You can even find faucets that can be activated with voice commands and can pair with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Some manufacturers also make faucets that you can turn on or off with a simple touch–no handles required. For people who spend tons of time cooking this lets you turn the faucet on and off without having to get a bunch of gunk all over the handle. 

Kitchen Sinks

Our suggestion with kitchen sinks, is to make sure it has all the functionality you need while making sure it works with your countertops and cabinets. Usually, for remodels where the countertop is a laminate material, a drop-in sink will be recommended. If you have granite, quartz, or marble for your countertop, an undermount sink can be installed. Beyond the type of installation, sinks can have a single bowl/basin, double bowl/basin, or even a triple bowl/basin. 

For materials, stainless steel is always popular, but composite, fireclay, and cast iron are popular options as well. Whatever sink you choose, how you use your kitchen is the biggest factor. Some people do dishes in a double basin sink, one basin for dirty dishes and the other to wash. In other houses, some let their dishwasher do all the hard work and prefer a bigger single basin sink.

Air Switches

Air switches can be installed right on the countertop or on the sink(if you have a drop-in sink) and are a convenient alternative to a wall switch. AC power is needed below the sink, but the button uses air to actuate the switch that is plugged in. So, instead of using your wet hands to flip the switch to turn your garbage disposal on, you can press a button on your counter to turn on the garbage disposal. This is both a safer and cleaner way of using a garbage disposal. 

Hot Water Dispenser

A faucet with near boiling water on demand can certainly save you time in the kitchen. It’s a great way to make tea, clean cooking utensils, and get a faster start for boiling water or blanching. 

Call Terry’s Plumbing Today!

Ready for a remodel? There are many high-quality products out there with reasonable costs and at Terry’s Plumbing it’s our goal to bring them to our customers! If you are ready to upgrade your kitchen, schedule a consultation with us today.