How to choose the right type of kitchen sink

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:49am

Kitchen sinks can be made from different materials, such as stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, solid surfaces, or even composites. The material that you will choose will be based on your kitchen’s style and your usage preferences. Before choosing the right sink for your kitchen you need to break down your thoughts into smaller categories. Here is a guide sorted into categories to help you make the right choice:

·        Shape

Choosing the shape of your sink could be somehow tricky. You can see this page if you need a new kitchen sink, to get a picture of the right sink shape that can complement your kitchen. Many people agree that kitchen sinks would be more functional if they are round-shaped or rectangular. Round-shaped sinks are not small but not very large at the same time. They would be just perfect if you place them at the corners. As for the rectangular sinks, they are known to be minimalist as they have sharp and sleek edges. They can come in any size that you would desire to perfectly suit the space you have in your kitchen. 

·        Size of basins

Before choosing any sink, you need to know your kitchen’s dimensions. Accordingly, you will be able to determine whether you want a small or a larger sink. Not all small sinks are the same size, and neither are the large ones. You can choose the size of your basin depending on how big you want your sink to be and how much space you have in your kitchen to accommodate it. For instance, if you have a dishwasher in your kitchen you would be most likely be looking for a small-sized basin. A large sink, in this case, would be a waste of space in your kitchen. If you think of it, you will find that the dishwasher mainly does most of the sink’s functions. This way you can take advantage of the dishwasher’s function and use the extra space that you get by installing a smaller sink.

·        Number of basins

The number of basins will mainly depend on your usage and the way you function. A single basin gives a functional look for any small kitchen that has a few tasks to get done. On the other hand, a double basin would be of more use to kitchens that have a bigger space. They are more functional as they help you carry out more than one task in the sink. For instance, you can be washing the dishes in one basin while rinsing vegetables in the other one.

Many families spend more time in the kitchen than they do in the living room. This is one of the reasons why having the right type of kitchen sink is an important thing. You need something that you can guarantee to last long in your kitchen. It is always a great thing to gather some information before you make a choice. Breaking things down to the previous subcategories will make it easier for you to make your decision.