A kitchen sink can make or break a new kitchen design. Choosing a functional and attractive model that’s right for your kitchen is key. Before you go shopping, consider which type of sink will work best in your kitchen and which features are important to you. Here are five tips that will help you choose the right kitchen sink for your kitchen to remodel.
First, consider durability. Kitchen sinks come in all shapes and sizes – even undermount varieties! Stainless steel is probably the most popular material used for today’s kitchen sinks, offering a sleek, modern look, particularly when paired with stainless steel, granite, or other high-end materials. Undermount models, meanwhile, lend an elegant, sophisticated look to kitchens that aren’t drop-in. However, undermount kitchen sinks are often durable enough for medium to large-use, but they’re not dishwasher friendly.
Second, consider functionality. Do you want your new sinks to be primarily for washing dishes? If so, choose stainless steel sinks that offer extensive water-wiping and spout options so you can wash multiple utensils at once. These sinks come in a variety of shapes, such as rectangular and oval.
Also, consider practicality. Kitchen sinks come in all shapes, sizes, and types, but some are more useful than others. For example, around undermount sink might be more useful in a small to the medium-sized kitchen, where it can fit under a round countertop, and a tall round countertop may be too tall and overpowering for a solid surface sink. Some solid surface sinks have a bar sink design, which allows you to use one hand for washing dishes and the other for floating food items on top.
Third, consider the finish or color of your sink and/or bowls. There’s no point in putting money into a sink if you’re not going to use it! Your choice of finish depends on personal preference, as well as your sink’s shape, size, and purpose. A round, rectangular, or oval basin looks best with stainless steel, copper, black, copper, or brass sinks, while acrylic, porcelain, satin, or wood bowls look good in acrylic, porcelain, satin, or wood surfaces. Another factor to consider is maintenance: polished, matte, or oil-rubbed sinks require less care and maintenance, and may actually be more aesthetically pleasing. A copper bowl will need more frequent polishing to maintain its polish and shine; meanwhile, an acrylic bowl will need to be frequently … Read the rest