Should You Add a Second Kitchen Sink During a Renovation?

Everyone needs one kitchen sink, but what about two? As with all decisions you make during a remodel, there are pros and cons to adding a second kitchen sink. The final decision will depend on several factors.

Adding another sink is one of the biggest trends in modern kitchen design because of the function and convenience it gives your space. Benefits include saving time while cooking, giving your “sous chef” a place to help cook and clean dishes, enhancing the room’s beauty and style, and the return on investment when you decide to sell the home.

How busy is your household? Do you love to cook and entertain? Imagine being able to prep and cook a large dinner without dishes piling up in your way. However, it may not be worth the cost for someone who rarely cooks.

The next consideration is the size and layout of your kitchen. In a small space, the second kitchen sink would be more of a hindrance than a help, taking away valuable counter space. That being said, if you’re preparing for a kitchen renovation with Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, our design plans will certainly include improving your layout to make any desired amenities possible and optimally positioned. If there’s simply no room for another sink, other solutions can be discussed, such as adding a pot filler over the stove.

One more complication could be the difficulty and cost of the plumbing. Second sinks are often installed in islands, but they can also be added adjacent to the first sink or in a separate food prep area. Even in a large kitchen, the best place in your layout to add a second sink might cause installation issues and increase your budget. Again, if you’re working with us, we will discuss every option to ensure you’re getting the best kitchen for your needs and budget.

Many times, the second sink is not the same as the first, because the two serve different functions. When you decide you’re going to add a second kitchen sink during your renovation, we’ll work with you on the choices that come next, including the size, style, and material of your new sink. Are you ready to make your kitchen work better for you? Call Dimension Design-Build-Remodel to get started.