The kitchen sink often serves as the hub of the kitchen, and it can also serve as a focal point. This makes choosing the right sink an important part of kitchen design. So how
Keep reading for a guide that will help you go about choosing the perfect kitchen sink style for your home.
A drop-in sink, or as some manufacturers call it, a self-rimming sink, is a type of sink that features a ring around it and relies on your countertop for support.
The best part about drop-in sinks is how easy they are to stall. In most cases, the manufacturer makes a template of the sink, then creates a hole. A plumber then comes to drop it in and hook it up.
Most drop-in sinks feature stainless steel or cast iron. Although any kitchen can use them, they’ll look the best in contemporary or traditional kitchens. They’re also one of the cheaper options, making them a great choice for new homeowners.
Single Bowl Sinks
Do you have a smaller kitchen where space is a luxury? If you do, consider going with a single bowl sink.
As its name implies, a single bowl sink only has one basin, as opposed to two or more. You won’t be able to wash too many things at the same time, but it can still be a functional and stylish addition to your kitchen.
Although there isn’t much variation with the width, there is with the depth. Choose a deeper option of 10 or 11-inches to give yourself room to fill pots of water and rinse dishes without having to worry about water splashing back up at you.
Some of the most common single bowl sink varieties are stainless steel, brass, copper, cast iron, and porcelain. As all have different price points, as well as pros and cons, choose one that works for your lifestyle and budget.
Double Bowl Sinks
If you do have the space (and in some cases, the budget), don’t be afraid to go big. A bigger sink will let you multitask better, especially if you have more than one person who often works in the kitchen.
A double bowl sink is almost the same as a single bowl sink, except for the fact that it features two basins as opposed to one. No two people will use their sink basins for the same things, meaning that you’ll have to take your own lifestyle into consideration.
If you cook a lot, you might want to make one of the bowls smaller. Some basins even allow you to place a built-in cutting board inside, making them perfect for preparing food. You can also just choose two identical sizes if you want to take advantage of all of the space.
Most of the double sinks you’ll look at will be stainless steel with a satin or polished finish.
Wondering which sink to choose? If you want to make your sink the focal point of your kitchen, consider getting a farmhouse sink.
Also known as an apron front sink, a farmhouse sink has an “apron” that’s different from the counter around it. This causes a neat and natural-looking interruption in your counter and cabinets, with the sink itself resembling a bathtub.
Farmhouse sinks come in stainless steel, copper, porcelain, and wood varieties. For the most part, they come with a single, deep bowl. As you might be able to guess from the name, they work especially well in both traditional and rustic kitchens.
An undermount sink is one that attaches to the underside of your countertop. It looks clean and simple and is comparatively easy to maintain.
Undermount sinks only work with specific counters, such as granite, polymer, marble, or quartz. When manufacturers make this sink, they need to be precise, otherwise, they won’t be able to install it.
You can choose to get sink walls that mesh seamlessly with the counter, or that have a lip over the sink. The majority of undermount sinks are made of stainless steel since it’s one of the more lightweight materials.
The latest in sink trends is the integrated sink. This sink is made of the same material as your countertop, has no edges or rims to have to clean around. It provides a cold and sleek look.
Most integrated sinks are made of polymer materials, stainless steel, concrete, quartz composite, or stone. As is the case with your countertops, you’ll have a ton of different color palettes and patterns to choose from, letting you personalize your kitchen and sink.
As integrated sinks are minimalistic and trendy, they fit in well in modern houses. If you have a more traditional style kitchen, integrated sinks might not be the best choice.
Choose the Best Kitchen Sink Style for Your Kitchen
Sinks might not seem as important as countertops or cabinets when it comes to kitchen renovations. However, the right sink will tie your space together, while the wrong one will do the opposite. Use this guide to help you choose the perfect kitchen sink style for your kitchen.
Do you now have a better understanding of how to choose the perfect sink for kitchen remodeling? If you do, take a moment to check out some of our other articles for more home design guides and tips.