When undertaking a home improvement project, you are faced with dozens of choices. You will have to make several design decisions for every new appliance and material, but it helps to narrow your choices down to the most important ones and select one new design element at a time. For instance, when designing a new kitchen, you will have to consider several factors when choosing the best new kitchen sink. To help determine your final choice, consider the following three crucial factors before selecting your kitchen sink.
There are multiple factors to consider when selecting your kitchen sink material. What works best in one kitchen may not work well at all in another. Compare a few popular kitchen sink materials:
- Stainless Steel: fits with nearly every kitchen style, and is very durable. Metal may be scratched, but it can always be buffed out, and the sinks are generally easy to clean.
- Porcelain: these sinks are beautiful and work best in traditional-style kitchens. However, they must be treated gently as they can chip or scuff easily.
- Composite: These sinks are highly resistant to scratches and chips, and can be quite easy to take care of. However, this durability can often come at a higher price.
- Cast Iron: These sinks are durable and less noisy than other sinks, and have several color options.
The Sink Configuration
In the past, you often had to make sure your kitchen sink was big enough to wash all of your dishes. But now that dishwashing machines are commonplace, you can get creative with sink designs. For instance, you can explore the following three options before selecting your kitchen sink:
- A single kitchen sink basin: This attractive, versatile, and streamlined sink is the most popular choice.
- Two basin sinks: You can choose between two equal-sized basins or two basins of different sizes. This sink may not be great for washing large pots or pans, however.
- Triple-bowl sinks: If you design a kitchen sink with two equal-sized basins with a small basin in the middle, you have enough room for washing, rinsing, and food prep.
The Style of Your Kitchen Sink
There are numerous ways to style your kitchen sink, much more than we can list here. However, a few popular ones that may add an appealing design touch to your kitchen include:
- The farmhouse sink: these sinks are much deeper than the usual sink designs. This sink can be quite visually striking while great for kitchens that frequently need a lot of sink space.
- Self-rimming sinks: these sinks use a rimming lip around the sink perimeter to sit on top of the countertops. Their design makes them especially durable, and they are quite affordable.
- Undermount sinks: these sinks are quite popular because they are easy to clean while also visually appealing. The sink is mounted underneath the countertops, so it creates a seamless look from countertop to sink.
These are a few of the primary factors to consider before selecting your kitchen sink, but remember to ask your remodeling contractor for any design advice if you are torn between multiple options.
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