In recent years, drop in sinks are fast gaining popularity with households because of their stylish and functional designs. It is also very easy to carry out the installation on your own. If you are thinking of remodeling your home, you may want to find out more information about these kinds of sinks and very likely you will buy one of them too.
What exactly is a drop in sink? They are really a kind of sinks which you simply have to fix onto the counter. The rim of the sink will be raised above the sink so when you are using the sink, you will not have any problem of the water dripping over the countertop and even onto the floor. The rim will serve the purpose of keeping the water within it. As such, the countertop and floor area can be kept dry and clean. With the presence of the rim, the sink will also not be totally blended into the counter so you can clearly see it as separate pieces.
If you are someone very into DIYs, you will be pleased to learn that you can easily install a drop in sink on your own. As such, you can save on hiring a professional to carry out the installation. You just have to know that, depending on the sink’s design, you may or may not have any faucet holes in place. If there is no faucet hole in the sink, you will just have to install the piece on the counter itself.
When you are shopping for a suitable sink, you will discover that there are many designs, colors, styles and make available so you should not have any problem finding one that fits in nicely with the rest of the décor in the kitchen. You can find such sinks made of nickel, copper, stainless steel or pewter, so it all depends on your personal preference.
After buying a drop in kitchen sink, you will need to decide on where you want to install it on. Once you have decided on the exact place to install your sink, start by getting the position right. You can do so by placing your sink on top of the counter and trace out the perimeter. Then, drill a hole in your counter top and insert the sink firmly by using a caulk gun. You can make use of an installation gauge to ensure that the sink is firmly in place before using silicone to fix the sink.
Are you now convinced that drop in kitchen sinks are very useful and easy to install? You can surf the internet for more customers’ reviews about the product and once you have decided on the color and style you want, you can head off to your local hardware store to get it. To make life easier on you, you might even want to place your order online as that will save you the trouble of having to travel all the way to the shop.