There are so many exciting details to think about as you plan for your kitchen renovation: countertops, backsplash, flooring, appliances. You may be looking to reconfigure your kitchen, changing the footprint to make it work better for you. And it’s likely you’re thinking about everything BUT the kitchen sink.

Don’t forget the sink! Local designer Monica Levin says that among the first things you should do when you start to plan your renovation is to think about your sink.

She suggests there are two ways that keeping your sink in mind is helpful for your kitchen renovation.

  1. Before you start planning, stand at your sink and look around your kitchen. As you look, decide if your appliances are where you want them. The “triangle” of refrigerator, sink and stove is a key to making your kitchen function efficiently for you. If there is – or will be – an island you must take that into consideration as you decide how the layout will work best for you.
  2. Often overlooked in kitchen planning is how much your sink serves as a focal point in the room. In a world where most of our kitchens double as entertaining areas your guests are there with you, watching while you prepare and serve, perhaps offering to help you prepare or to clear up afterward or even simply getting themselves a glass of water. They’re seeing your sink. And you are looking at the sink every day, working at it and cleaning it. Do you like what you see? Do you like it from different vantage points around the room? Your sink is far from invisible and you should like where it is and what it looks like to you and your guests.

As you plan your kitchen remodel, don’t forget the kitchen sink! And yes, Boston Granite Exchange has kitchen sinks, so as you plan your visit to one of our showrooms be sure to check out our selection of granite, marble and stainless steel sinks and our brushed nickel and chrome faucets, as well as exploring our stone, quartz and porcelain kitchen countertop surfaces.

We look forward to seeing you.