June 5, 2020

5 Tips To Picking The Right Kitchen Sink

The sink is an essential part of the kitchen. Like most home renovations there are a host of sinks available to cater for every household. Wading through the options can be a head-spinning experience, but there are some simple things to keep you on track, as you will see below.

Right Size

First of all measure your space. If you have a smaller kitchen you may need to save as much counter space as you can by installing a smaller sink. A kitchen island can be a good spot to have your basin when you consider your kitchen remodeling sink choices. One large sink is still the popular choice, and this will be best for small kitchens, but an offset sink or two equal basins can prove great investment for busy spaces that see a lot of action.

Best Material

For a full kitchen remodel the materials you choose have to fit together in some way. Whether you go for a mismatch of styles or smooth elegance throughout you need to be all in with your vision. Stainless steel or ceramic sinks can match with most style choices. For durability a granite or quartz composite have been the most popular choices due to how hardwearing they are.

Personal Features

When you have the size and material sorted out you need to think about what add-ons you can include to make your life easier. A deeper basin with straight vertical walls is better for washing large pots and pans, garbage disposal is a must for family messes, sinks mounted underneath the counter for a smooth finish will complete a chic kitchen. Think about your faucets at the time of ordering your sink as well; certain sinks will come with pre-drilled holes that may only fit the manufacturer’s faucets.

Configurations

Having mentioned it earlier I want to go into a bit more detail on the styles and configurations of your sink. Double basins can be customized further to have different depths and sizes to give each their own specific function. The luxury kitchen remodelers may even opt for a third basin for drainage or soaking those stubborn dishes. Make sure when you have more than one basin that the divider sits below the sink to allow water to run between bowls and avoid spills.

Fitting And Placement

As well as undercounter fittings there are drop-in sinks which you are probably familiar with. They are simply dropped in with the lip resting on the countertop for the most simple and cost-effective type of installation. You also have the apron-front which is more suited to farmhouse and country style kitchens. A kitchen remodel is the ideal chance to move the placement of your sink; though this will be pricier than leaving the plumbing in place. If you do find its current position unfavorable the move can be totally worth it.

Picking the right kitchen sink comes down to functionality and longevity. Fit these with your budget for the perfect marriage of style and function.