Utility Sinks: A Need Or A Want?

I lived in several homes over the years and built my last one.   The last two homes I lived in did have a utility sink while my earlier homes did not. If you are considering buying, building, remodeling your home, or having bathroom renovation you may be asking whether or not you should invest in a utility sink.  Although it would probably be classified as a want rather than a need, I do think it is a must.

In most cases the laundry room is close to the garage which is where we usually enter our homes. It is where the kids are running in and out all day long. Keeping that in mind, which would you prefer: the kids washing their hands in you shiny kitchen sink or the utility sink? You might be thinking it would be just as easy for them to make their way to the bathroom sink. Consider the fact that they will have to travel through the house with filthy hands and faces while leaving a trail of dirt behind them.

Do you have a hobby or like to do crafts that use paint and glue? What about the kids? Do their projects call for the use of messy liquids? It’s nice to have a place for these types of messes. There is no concern is staining the porcelain bathroom sink or chunks of dried glued on your new Kohler apron sink.

We all have gone to the bathroom sink to wash our hands only to find that we left a sweater in the sink that had to be handwashed. Not to mention the fact you had to throw it over the shower rod to dry.

Don’t forget the mop bucket. It never fails that I dump a dirty mop bucket out in the bathroom tub after I have already scrubbed the tub. I end of having to clean the tub all over again.

Utility sinks can be used for all of these things and more. It’s the sink that can be beat up a little more than the others. It is the sink you can wash all things in without worrying about scratching the stainless steel or staining the sink. For all purposes the laundry sink is a must in homes today. Can you live without the luxury of a utility sink? Yes, you can. The question is, “Why would you want to?”

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