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Changing up your kitchen

I know spring cleaning is over, however I have just started to do it. LOL I have had a lot of things thrown at me all at once, and that had my head spinning! Anyway, I have been thinking about changing up my kitchen. Changing the kitchen sink, cabinets and painting. Just have to get the hubby on the right page as I am. You know that saying, happy wife happy life? Well, he knows it too and usually does what I ask within reason. 😉

I’ve been looking at sinks and I am very interested in the granite sinks from Premier Surfaces located in Birmingham, Alabama, even if that means I have to travel to get it! They offer great customer service, a variety of various items like limestone, wood or granite and they also have easy installment payments.​

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How to decide on a kitchen sink?

Well this question is a good one. I have a sink that is a big sink on the right side and a very small side on the left side and it drives me NUTS! It came with the house and we never changed it out. Anyway I always wanted to have a 2 even sided sink (double sink). Choosing a kitchen sink is just as important as choosing the countertops, you want a sink that fits with how you live in your kitchen. From prepping food to how you clean your dishes.

Composite Granite Sink

A composite granite sink is an engineered product manufactured using a mix of granite stone dust and acrylic resins molded into sink form. Composite sinks composed of quartz dust and acrylic resins are close cousins and the labels “composite stone ” and “granite sink” are sometimes used interchangeably to describe either material.

Quality composite granite sinks are formed under high pressure, making them nonporous, hygienic, and resistant to heat, stains, scratches, and chips. Plus, unlike natural granite, a composite granite sink surface doesn’t require sealing.

Cleaning Granite

Harsh chemicals can damage composite granite, so follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for cleaning the surface as well as products to avoid pouring into the sink. A granite sink can be damaged by heat, resulting in blemishes from melting resins, and the material does scratch. Check the manufacturer warranty and select a product designed for high heat-resistance.

On the fence about granite sinks being right for you. Here are a few other considerations that might help you decide

They’re Heavy-Give Them The Support They Need – these are heavy sinks and they’ll need adequate support structure under them. At several hundred pounds, granite undermount sinks can’t be “hung” from the countertop like a conventional stainless steel sink. If you’re having your sink installed by a contractor, make sure that person is aware of what’s needed to support it.

A granite sink’s weight, it’s cost, visual presence, and the fact that it needs special support should tell you that it’s probably going to be something you’ll live with for a long time. Be sure a granite sink is what you want before committing to one.

A granite kitchen sink, is made from natural stone. It has a uniqueness and individuality that can’t be replicated. Remember, not everyone has a granite sink. But more than that, there aren’t two stone slabs or blocks that are exactly the same. Your sink will literally be one of a kind.

A natural granite sink complements various kitchen styles and surfacing choices. It’s comfortable with both casual and formal styles and plays well with various cabinet colors and appliance materials.

Cost

A granite kitchen sink can be an expensive proposition. Prices vary dependent on the sink’s size, type of granite and finish.

Well, have you decided if a Granite Sink is the right sink for you? I have and if my hubby says yes, I’m going to get one. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a yes and that he likes granite as much as I do from reading about how durable they are.

Do you have a Granite sink? Leave a comment on what you like about your sink, or what you dislike about yours? I’d love to know your opinion too.

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