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Advantages Of Having A Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

A double or single sink does not determine the number of sinks you have, but rather the number of “bowls” per kitchen sink. In many places a double sink will come standard, but this does not make it a better choice. In fact, homeowners and renters can prefer a double or single sink, depending on their cooking and cleaning habits. This article highlights all the advantages of having a single sink bowl in your kitchen.

Aesthetics and Simplicity

Single bowl kitchen sinks can look and feel very streamline. It simplifies a kitchen when its clean. For a person who prefers using a dishwasher and keeping the countertops free of clutter, a single bowl sink will provide a peaceful, simple looking kitchen design. For people who dishwash by hand, the sink may or may not fit their cleaning lifestyle. One advantage is that the single sink is much larger than any side of a standard double sink and can clean larger pots, pans, and cookie sheets. Depending on the type of cook you are, the sink may be perfect for you. For hand dishwashers, the user must consider that drying has to take place by hand or on a rack that takes up counter space, which you likely will have more of anyway using a single bowl sink!

Encourage You To Finish What You Start

If you are notorious for procrastinating dishes and kitchen clean up, this sink may or may not be for you. Having a single bowl kitchen sink forces you to finish what you start before beginning a new projects. There is no multi-tasking in the sinks with this option. This could be a good thing, if you are the type to finish what you begin and like the kitchen to be methodically cleaned.

More Counter Space

Having a single bowl kitchen sink usually frees up more counterspace. If you have a lot of appliances in use or have a small kitchen space to begin with, this single bowl design is for you. A single bowl for a single person who can rinse each dish after use and put it in the dishwasher, keeping the space clean can be an ideal choice. If you are building a casita, guest house, or mother-in-law suite, you won’t regret considering installing a single bowl.

Who would have thought people might be particular about the number of sink bowls they have in a kitchen. If you are living with a sink that doesn’t match your design style and cooking and cleaning habits, consider making this inexpensive change! Like showers, bathtubs, and beds, having your preferences met, in even such seemingly small ways, can make your life so much easier.

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What Is Green Plumbing?

Water is one of our most needed natural resources and one of the most at danger around the world. Fortunately we can control our water usage utilizing the growing popularity of green plumbing and responsible practices. Green plumbing is the use of energy saving appliances, low flowing fixtures and responsible practices for using the least amount of water to get the job done.

What Does The Future Look Like?

40 of our 50 great states are concerned they will have a water shortage in the next 10 years, so it’s important to adjust our lifestyles and turn to greener products moving forward as soon as possible. There are so many ways to make our lives impact the earth less in a negative way, whether you can afford the best technology or just make better habits and teach your children the valuable lesson of caring for our home, Earth.

What Can I Do Today?

With a plumber who offers green plumbing services, you can walk-through your home and discuss the potential devices and replacements that can be made to reduce your water use according to you and your family’s needs. Scheduling an inspection of your home will allow your plumber to find any needed repairs or low efficiency fixtures and hopefully restore the 14% of water loss due only to leaks! Water is used in toilets (26%), showers (17%), baths (2%), faucets (16%), washing machines (22%), and dishwashers (1%), so all of these points of entry are potential ways to make your water usage more efficient. Already planning a bathroom or kitchen remodel? Plan on updating your home’s efficiency and conservation as well as its aesthetics one room at a time! Replacing old fixtures with new, efficient fixtures will reduce the carbon footprint for the next generations and save you money, by using less but also by possibly qualifying you for a government tax break or rebate.

How Much Water Is Saved?

Since the largest amount of water is literally flushed down the toilet, let’s look at the alternative: a low-flush toilet. A low-flush toilet can save you half the water used per flush, up to 1300 gallons of water per MONTH! That’s 15,600 gallons per year! Each 12,000 gallons of water saved per year (1,000 gallons per month) equals about $140.00 per year in your water bill. This can be achieved by replacing just one of your inefficient fixtures, so replacing more than one can double or triple your savings. Toilets made after 2002 were all manufactured with this conservation feature, something a layperson probably wouldn’t know, so it’s important to get your trusted plumber to your house to tell you what you’ve got and what you should get! Low-flow faucets and shower heads are also available replacements, as well as energy-star efficient dishwashers and clothing washers.

What Changes Can I Implement Without Replacing Everything?

A great start is to prevent that 14% of water from being lost due to leaks by having a plumber inspect and repair any leaks on your property. It’s then that he or she can educate you on the changes you can make to your home in the future to be greener and save money. Otherwise there are too many helpful habits you can begin to tell you them all in this article. Some of the best habits are taking short showers instead of baths, letting your lawn grow longer to retain its water more, wash only full loads of dishes and laundry (and in cold water if possible), and do not let water run longer than 5 minutes. You can achieve this by lathering your hands long before turning on the faucet, washing your car with a bucket of water rather than a hose, and sweeping your decks and driveway with a broom rather than the hose.

Each person and family is responsible for so much waste, you can imagine how helpful it can be to reverse some of the effects you and your family are making. It’s inevitable that you will tell the next person what you’ve done, how much you’ve saved and how great your kids are taking to new, responsible practices and then they will make the first steps toward a greener mindset too!