A sink being used in an antique home.

Sinks and Antique Homes: Choosing the Right One

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One place to update your older home is the sinks. Sinks begin to show their age and wear and tear after years of use. A newly installed sink will give your home a shiny new and updated look without costing a fortune. Here are some things to keep in mind while choosing a new sink for your antique home.

Configuration

This is one of the most important things to consider when choosing a new sink. If you would like to keep your existing countertops then you need to find a sink with the same configuration and measurements. Some countertops can be adjusted to fit a new style of sink, but that type of work is usually done by a professional. 

Design Choice

This is where you will find varying opinions on what choice to make. Some people will recommend keeping the antique aesthetic and sticking with something like a farmhouse sink for the kitchen and a pedestal sink in the bathroom. But others like to kick it up with a modern twist like a stainless steel kitchen sink and a vessel sink for the bathroom. Take your time and shop around before deciding which style fits your home the best. Really work on envisioning how your home would look with each type of look. If you’re still having trouble finding the best style for your home, it might be time to consult with an interior designer. They can give you the best advice when it comes to the visual aesthetic of your home. 

Making Upgrades

One popular choice in updating older homes is installing a vanity or even a double sink. A major complaint that is common with older homes is the lack of storage space, especially in bathroom areas. Over the years we’ve required more and more space to put our gadgets, so naturally people want to upgrade their spaces to accommodate their belongings. If you decide to upgrade your cabinet space then utilizing the available space should be your number one concern. Most couples prefer double sinks in the bathroom to make it easier for two people to get ready at once. If you have the room for double sinks, this upgrade will also add to the resale value of your home. 

Consult a Professional

If you have any reservations or concerns about installing a new sink into your older home, the best thing you can do is call a contractor or plumber. They have hands on experience with doing remodels, so they can give you the best advice about what type of sink would be the best fit for your home. However, don’t just hire any contractor or plumber, search for someone with experience working with antique homes.

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