When you buy a kitchen sink, you expect it to last you for years, right? In order to keep the same sink for let’s say 10 or 15 years, you need to find the one that is durable and fits well with the rest of your existing kitchen elements. Most people buy kitchen sinks once or twice in life. That brings us to the conclusion that you need to be extra careful when selecting the right kitchen sink for your kitchen.
With so many kitchen sinks available on the market, finding the right one might seem like a daunting task. Here’s how you can ease the buying process and end up with a high-end kitchen sink that enhances the beauty of your entire kitchen. After all you are going to be stuck with that sink for a long time, so make sure you choose wisely.
Double-bowl kitchen sinks are the hit these days. In terms of appearance and functionality. The larger the kitchen, the bigger the size of the kitchen sink should be. Of course, that is not a written rule, but if you have enough space in your kitchen, then it would be nice to have one bowl for washing and other for drying clean dishes. When it comes to choosing the right size, you need to measure your kitchen cabinets before you set your eyes on a certain kitchen sink model.
You should never buy a kitchen sink without previously checking the type of mounting the model has. Your countertop has a lot to do with the type of mount you are going to choose. Under-mount kitchen sinks for example, make a better option than self-rimming ones, mostly because they are not prone to leakage and are easier to clean. Match well with solid surface countertops such as marble, granite or concrete. Self-rimming sinks on the other hand are lighter and easier to install. You can actually see the edges of the sink, since it is installed on the top of the countertop you already have in your kitchen.
When replacing an existing sink, it’s important to consider the number of the holes as well. Normally, most kitchen sinks come with 4 different holes for handles, mounting faucets and sprayers. Others combine all these features in one hole.
The material of the sink has a lot to do with the durability of the same. Stainless steel kitchen sinks for example not only look elegant and modern, but also last for years as well. However, you have other options to choose from. Choices include porcelain, cast iron, composite, fire clay or acrylic kitchen sinks. Which one you are going to choose will depend on your kitchen, cooking style, how much time you spend in the kitchen and your budget.