Upgrade Sink

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When to upgrade your sink

  • During a remodel
  • When you want a new look
  • It's cracked or broken

What to look for when buying a sink

Installation options

  • Countertop
  • Free standing
  • Wall-mounted

Size and shape

  • Most round sinks range from 16-20 inches in diameter
  • Most rectangular sinks range from 12 - 24 inches wide and 12 - 23 inches front to back
  • Basin depth is typically 5 to 8 inches

Material

  • Ceramic
Pros:
  • Easy to clean
  • Affordable
  • Durable
Cons:
  • Prone to cracks and chips
  • Glass
Pros:
  • Large number of style possibilities
Cons:
  • Hard water deposits can leave water spots
  • Stone
Pros:
  • Visually appealing
  • Wide variety of styles
Cons:
  • Water spots on darker colors
  • Requires sealing
  • Wood/Bamboo
Pros:
  • Exotic
Cons:
  • Requires sealing
  • Prone to scratches, nicks, and dents

Facet compatibility

  • Most sinks are pre-drilled with holes for certain sized facets
  • Ensure the facet you choose fits your sink
  • Centerset facets fit with sinks that have holes spaced 4 inches apart
  • Widespread facets fit sinks with holes 8-16 inches apart
  • Some sinks do not have any holes at all and are designed for faces that mount on the wall above the sink

Cost

  • Basic sinks can run as low as $50
  • $100-$200 gives you few options
  • $200-$400 is the most popular with quality options
  • $500+ top end designer style

Best sink brands

How to install a new bathroom sink

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How to caulk a bathroom sink

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How to plumb a bathroom sink

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