The kitchen sink is the busiest part of a kitchen. The reason why the sink is always busy is that cooking preparation, cooking, and cleaning dishes took place in or around the kitchen sink. Since this part of the kitchen is used the most, the kitchen sink wears down faster.
So, whether you are purchasing a new kitchen sink as per your own needs or remodeling an existing one, you need to do thorough research before selecting one particular model. And if you find it too much confusing, there are reliable online platforms like Faucets Reviewed that give honest and in-depth reviews on these products to make the process easier for you.
What to consider before purchasing a kitchen sink?
Choosing a kitchen sink is overwhelming. There are different sizes, types, shapes, installation methods, and materials to choose from. However, if you categorize kitchen sinks in two major categories then the selecting process will be easier.
In one category, we will sort out kitchen sinks based on the size of the kitchen sinks. And the other category is somewhat broad. In this category, we will place different types of sinks based on their shapes, materials used, installation methods, etc. Anyway, your main goal is selecting a kitchen sink that will serve your needs the most.
Selecting a kitchen sink based on size
Size matters. Large sinks are more convenient than small sinks as they offer you more cleaning areas. But at the same time, you also need to consider your kitchen space. In a small kitchen, you cannot set up a large sink. Another thing to consider before setting up a large sink is, can the countertop of your kitchen withstand the load of a big sink?
Categorization of kitchen sinks based on different features
Kitchen sinks have various features. Since the features category is broad, we can make sub-category under the feature category. The shape of the sink, for example, is one feature of the sink. The shapes of the sink vary from sink to another. So, we can make a sub-category named sink shape. Similarly, we can make sub-category based on materials being used, and the installation method of sinks. Let’s discuss these sub-classes briefly.
The shapes of the kitchen sink
There are different shapes of kitchen sinks. These are round sinks, rectangular sinks, farmhouse sinks.
Round sinks are quite popular. Because of their round shape, they have the minimalist design allowing you to clean them easily. They are also pretty versatile too as they hold different sizes and shapes of pots, pans, and dishes. Another useful feature of round sinks is they are not too small or too large. So, they are compatible with both small and large size kitchen.
Unlike round shape sinks, rectangular sinks are not that easy to clean. You also cannot clean different shapes and sizes of dishes in rectangular sinks. However, the positive side of the rectangular sinks is they represent the modern style of the kitchen sink. Another plus point of rectangular sinks is, you can install them in kitchen islands.
They are vintage style sinks. They are also rectangular shape sinks, but their edges are curvier. Because of the curvy side, farmhouse sinks are easier to clean. But they don’t come in multiple colors. So, it is difficult to match the color of your countertop with the color of farmhouse sinks.
Double bowl or single bowl sink?
Sinks can have one bowl or two bowls. Between these two options,-single or double bowl, of course, double bowl sinks are preferable to most homeowners as they have more options to utilize the sinks. In one bowl, they can soak the dishes. And, in another bowl, they can clean the dishes.
Materials used to manufacture kitchen sinks
Manufacturers used different types of materials to make kitchen sinks. The common materials are stainless steel, porcelain, and granite.
Stainless steel sink
Stainless steel sinks are the most common type of sink. They easily match with the kitchen interior design. They are easy to clean and durable. However, the downside of stainless sinks is, they are noisy.
Porcelain sinks are mainly used in a bathroom than a kitchen. It is because this type of sinks has traditional look like farmhouse sinks. But, one positive point of porcelain sinks is they are available in multiple colors. So, if you are stylish and want to match the color of your kitchen cabinet with the color of the kitchen sink, porcelain sinks have opened the door to match the color scheme.
The composition materials of granite sinks are 80% granite particles and 20% resin. The popularity of granite sinks is their unique sand look. The appearance of granite sinks matches with the most kitchen décor. Granite sinks are also available in a wide range of colors. However, the amazing feature of granite sinks is they are exceptionally durable. They are superbly resistant to scuffing, scratching, and impact.
When it is about choosing a kitchen sink, the prime factor we believe is evaluating your kitchen size. If it is a large size kitchen, why would you not install a large sink since a big sink will facilitate your prep work, washing and cooking task?
After the kitchen size, different features of sinks come next. Identify the features that you like-single or double bowl, round or rectangular shape, stainless steel, or porcelain made. To sum up, pick the sink that is compatible with your kitchen size and features you prefer. Good luck!
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