The majority of the preparation work, cooking and washing up involves the sink. This is why it’s important to find a perfect sink that fits all your cooking and cleaning needs. Think about how you usually use it and how you would like to use it in the future. Think about the features and functionalities you’d like to have. Today we will go over a few important features to consider when choosing a new sink.
The first thing to consider is the size. If you enjoy cooking or have a big family you might prefer a bigger size to fit in a pile of dishes and glasses after a family dinner. A bigger and deeper space allows you to soak the baking pans after baking. When choosing a bigger size, consider the size of your countertops, make sure it fits and is in a convenient spot.
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen and love to cook, it might be a good idea to consider a sink with two bowls and a garbage disposal. This is always a good idea for homes with families, where there is a lot of cooking and washing up. This will allow you to soak the dishes in one bowl while using the second bowl for cooking preparation.
A deeper and bigger sink with a straight bottom allows to soak larger pots and pans and stack cups and glasses, but you need a little bit more space for it, while a smaller sink fits smaller spaces better.
One of our favorites is an offset drain. An offset drain lets the water flow out even if you are soaking a large pot, as it won’t block the drain. Another great pro of an offset drain is that it creates a lot more storage space below the sink.
If you decide to opt for two bowls consider a divider that is lower than the counter. It is a good overflow protection.
Self-rimming sinks are be easily installed on top of the countertop and sealed with adhesive caulk. They are easier to clean and maintain.
Undercounter sinks are installed under the countertop and are mounted directly to the underside of it. Also, take into consideration the type of your countertop, as you need to make sure the edges of the undercounter sink are sealed.
Stainless steel is our client’s favorite material. Some of the main pros are: it is flexible and can be molded into different shapes. It’s known to withstand scratches, dents and absorb any type of noise. And the best part is that it’s not very expensive. The only con of the stainless steel is that it may show some discoloration and water drops overtime. To avoid water staining and discoloration, opt out for a high quality stainless steel.
Another popular material is composite. It can also be molded into different shapes and comes in different colors. Made out of quartz or granite with resin, composite is highly heat and stain resistant. However, lighter colored designs might be prone to staining scratches and require a little bit more effort to maintain. Composite is a little higher in cost than stainless steel.
To choose the right faucet take into consideration the overall look and feel of your kitchen and dining space and features you would like to have. For example, a pull out handspray is very convenient when washing up and cleaning.
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