Who knew saving money on a kitchen remodel could be so simple? Just don’t move the sink. If you do, you will incur all kinds of costs and delays when the plumbing has to be rerouted. When your house is on a concrete slab that has to be cut into for the new plumbing, that’s even more costly.
Of course, there are times when moving the sink is absolutely necessary, and is in fact the reason for the remodel. Some sinks are in unfortunate locations, blocking an expansion of the kitchen, or facing into a dark corner instead of into a window.
But for the most part, leaving the sink location exactly where it is (albeit with a new sink) will save you a lot.
See before and after kitchen remodels where the sink stayed put: