You’ve started the process of updating your kitchen and now it’s time to figure out the best sink to fit your needs. Where do you start? Here are a few things to consider as you start your search for the perfect solution.
Know the styles. Farmhouse bowls are great for accommodating large dishes, pots, and pans while minimizing splashing. Keep in mind that these types of sinks can be heavy and may require some special installation. Top-mount sinks are sinks that “drop-in” with a rim that holds the sink in place on the countertop. Easy to install but allow for dirt accumulation. And, the under-mount sinks take more time to install.
Single or Double? A double-bowl sink can allow you to multitask or separate dishes easily. But you’ll want to take in your biggest pot to make sure it will fit in one of the bowls. Single bowls are made for accommodating large dishes and pans. Check to the depth as well. A deeper bowl means less splashing.
Know the materials. Decide what type of material you want that would best fit your needs and style. You have options such as enamel, stainless steel, solid surface such as granite, acrylic, and fireclay which are among the most common. Acrylic looks like enamel but is more prone to scratching. A granite sink may cost more but will be more resistant to stains and scratches. A colorful sink will cost more than a neutral sink.
Going Stainless Steel. One of the most common types of sinks purchased is stainless steel sinks. Look at the gauge to understand the thickness of the steel. The lower the gauge, the thicker the steel.
These are just a few of the considerations to get you started on finding that perfect kitchen sink. As always, give us a call if you have any questions or need assistance getting that sink in properly and efficiently.