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Finding the Right Kitchen Sink for Your Space

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Interior Design

Most people give little thought to household sinks until they’ve got one that isn’t quite right. Kitchen remodeling projects involve a significant amount of decisions, and it can be tempting to make hasty decisions. If you’re only doing a partial remodel, you’ll probably need to stick with the same size sink that is being replaced so it will fit into the same space as the previous one. However, if you’re going for a full renovation, you’ll be able to pick and choose the best size and shape of sink from a large variety of options.

Single or Double?

Whether you opt for a single or a double sink depends on how you will primarily use the fixture. If you’re going to be hand washing the majority of your dishes, for instance, you’ll probably want to choose a double kitchen sink. However, if you are going to be using a dishwashing machine, a large single sink might be a better choice. Also, if you or no one in your household cooks very often, you can easily get away with a smaller sink than if your kitchen were being used on an everyday basis. The kind of food being prepared should also be taken into account — large meals prepared using large pans require large sinks.

Space Considerations 

As mentioned above, kitchen size plays a major role in the size and even the shape of the fixtures. If you have shallow kitchen countertops in Colorado Springs, for instance, you may be better off with a narrow sink that has enough length to provide plenty of room. If your overall space is small, consider getting a corner sink to make use of every available inch.

Please feel free to call us at your convenience for more ideas on how to choose the best possible sink for the intended space.

When Should You Replace Your Countertops?

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Counter Tops

There are several warning signs that indicate it may be time to replace your home’s countertops. If your counters have gashes, cuts, burns and/or stains that look bad and cannot be repaired, it is time to replace them. If the counters cannot be properly maintained, they should be replaced. Additionally, homeowners who are remodeling the home and/or intend to sell the home will want to replace old, outdated counters with new ones that match well with the home’s overall style.

Choosing a Countertop Material

Common countertop materials include wood, granite, quartz, ceramic, steel, slate and laminate. While some materials are more durable than others, the fact remains that a material that is good for one homeowner is not necessarily the best option for another. You will need to consider what style the kitchen or bathroom is meant to have, what the counter will be used for and how easy it will be to maintain. Cost should also be taken into account, as some materials are more expensive than others.

Picking a Countertop Color

Colors make a statement and can give a room a relaxing, flamboyant, bright or muted appearance. Pick a color that will match well with the walls, flooring and appliances in the room while bearing in mind the “feel” the room is meant to have. Light, bright colors are ideal for a kitchen or bathroom that is small and/or does not get much natural light while dark colors can help give a room an elegant ambiance. If you intend to sell the home, pick a neutral countertop color such as brown, black or gray.

Consider giving us a call if you need advice on replacing kitchen and/or bathroom countertops. Our Colorado Springs countertops are available in many sizes, materials, styles and price points and we offer free in-home consultations and estimates.

Planet Granite

3020 N Stone Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719 522-0748 | Fax: 719 522-0754