By Bellevue Plumbing Pro

Remodeling a kitchen can be a major undertaking, but it is worth it when entertaining and cooking becomes a pleasure. A new kitchen design can make the space feel bigger and more inviting. A second kitchen sink is a bonus that not all homeowners consider.

Although it may seem extravagant, a second sink can provide you with the space and functionality you require.


One for The Grub and One for The Scrub

A good chef will take a clean-as you-go approach when cooking. However, this doesn’t always mean that you have to scrub pots and pans after the meal is done. If you have dirty dishes, how will you wash the fruits and vegetables in your kitchen?

You’ll always have somewhere to do both with a second sink. You can plan your kitchen around dual sinks. The prep sink can be located on a kitchen island with stove access and work space, while the dish sink can go near the plates and glass cabinets for easy cleanup.

If you have more than one cook in your kitchen, a second sink can help to avoid accidental collisions and ensure everyone has enough space.


The Right Sink at The Right Place

It doesn’t make sense that both your kitchen sinks need to be identical. In fact, it might be a good idea for them to be very different. A deeper, more spacious dish sink is a good choice if you have a lot of large pans or pots to clean. This is also true for filling large pots with water.

The prep sink can be made smaller to maximize counter space. It’s also the best place to put a garbage disposal because it’s only inches away from where you will be cutting and dicing.

The question of where to place each sink is best left to interior designers. You will need to think about the areas that you use most frequently, and your kitchen’s best features. 

  • A kitchen with a view. You should ensure that the sink is located underneath your kitchen window so you can enjoy the view while you cook or clean. 
  • You can’t miss the bar: A wet bar is a great way to make your kitchen more functional. 
  • A cookie monster’s paradise: Baking enthusiasts may need a small area of their kitchen to make dough and bake. When designing your baking station, make sure to include a sink.

A second sink might be the perfect solution for your kitchen. To learn more, contact Bellevue Plumbing Pro at (509) 245-6477