Buying a farmhouse sink is one of the most intriguing additions you could make to your kitchen. To install a farmhouse sink in an existing kitchen might demand more work than anticipated but the end results are always amazing. Farmhouse sinks make your kitchen prettier and bring a new vibe to it. They are deeper, wider and more functional than regular sinks. The bigger advantage is that they are usually not ridiculously priced.
So, if you are looking to buy and install a farmhouse sink in your kitchen, here are a few tips to follow:
Prepare For The Weight!
Farmhouse sinks, needless to say, are quite heavy. If you ordered them, they would most likely be delivered with the use of a dolley. That is to show how heavy they are. Thus, if you are going to install them in an already existing kitchen, consider the size of the farmhouse sink and how best bit fits in the space you preserved for it and also, take into consideration the weight of the sink in your cabinets.
Make Sink Alternatives
This is another important tip. Your countertops would be removed, your old sink would be removed too, your new farmhouse sink would be installed and it would involve a whole lot of plumbing work that might take days depending on how fast the how procedure goes. Therefore, it is important to prepare for this and create an alternative for where you would be doing your dishes and all other sink duties until your farmhouse sink is completely installed and ready for use.
You Might Need To Remodel Your Cabinet Door
Farmhouse sinks, as aforementioned, are quite large and heavy. Hence, if you would have one installed, it is important to prepare for the cost they might attract on your cabinet doors as you might have to trim them into shape, purchase new ones and even repaint them to cover up scratches during installation of farmhouse sink.
Some farmhouse sinks need one drain hole, while others need two. It depends on the kind of farmhouse sink you want to install. Some farmhouse sinks are double faced, some are single. So, for, instance, if you had one drain hole in your kitchen and you want to install a double-faced farmhouse sink, get ready for a new plumbing work to be done.
Sanding and Painting
Finally, to achieve an over all beautification of your new farmhouse sink in your kitchen, make provisions for new sanding and painting. The removal of previous sink, installation of farmhouse sink, trimming or renewal of cabinets, the plumbing work and all other things involved in fixing in the farmhouse sink would create a lot of mess in your kitchen. Therefore, you would need to sand, repaint, polish some areas. Eventually, your kitchen would look anew and refreshing.
It is also important to be careful in selecting the farmhouse sink that best suits your kitchen. If your kitchen has a particular theme, then it is best to select a sink that fits that purpose. Also, if you have stainless steel equipment such as taps and so on, a stainless steel farmhouse sink would fit best. This creates creates a feel of harmony and uniformity in your kitchen.