Choosing the Right Kitchen Sink

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, what feature is your focus?

We’ll bet it isn’t something as essential as a brand new kitchen sink. Choosing the right sink is more important than you’d think and is in many ways one of the stars of your kitchen.

Some sinks are more form than function, while others streamline your dishwashing and prep experience altogether.

To make your decision even easier, we’ve put together some helpful tips and tricks for choosing the perfect kitchen sink for your new design.

Different Sink Materials

Not all sinks are created equal and your countertop material can play an important role in your sink choice. Kitchen sinks are typically made from stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, solid surfaces, and composites.

Stainless Steel

If you’re planning on installing granite counters or engineered stone, stainless steel makes a great choice. Stainless is often more durable, easier to install under mount and the lower gauge stainless holds up to serious wear and tear. Some homeowners find stainless sinks to be noisy, but that’s a small price to pay for this durable sink.

Enamel Coated Cast Iron

Coated sinks are among the prettiest of sink options. These sinks feature a beautiful, silky layer of color over a durable cast iron base. Enamels are unfortunately prone to scratches and chips over time, but make an easier to clean surface where your sink and countertop meet.

Composite

Composite sinks, a newer style of sink, are another option for kitchens. There are several types of composite sinks on the market, with polyester/acrylic being just one of them. Coming in at a lower price point and with many colors to choose from, they’re friendly for budget conscious designs. It is, however, tricky to clean and maintain.

Other Sink Options to Consider

Are you constantly washing large pots and pans? Do you entertain regularly? When was the last time you had a sink without dishes in it?

If your kitchen sink is constantly being used, choosing a deeper basin can help accommodate all those bulky dishes. For families that love to entertain, having a second smaller sink is a nice touch for easier hand washing and food prep.

Where you decide to place your sink is important too! Placing your sink in the center of your kitchen on an island space can free up valuable real estate on your counter near the stove. After all, closer to the stove makes for easier cooking!

Don’t sink your kitchen sink to the bottom of your design list.

With tons of different options, sizes, colors and more, a kitchen sink update is always a great idea. Update that tired kitchen sink with one that’s sparkly new and can keep up with your busy lifestyle.


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