Picking Your Kitchen Sink

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Every kitchen needs a sink and faucet (or two). When it comes to selecting these staples, style is secondary and function is most important. After all, what would style do if it didn’t function for you in your kitchen.

Sink Options

Kitchen sinks are typically made from stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, solid surfaces and composites. For clients who choose solid surface counters like granite or engineered stone, we recommend a stainless steel sink because of its undermount capability (you can mount the counter-tops over the edge of the sink to make a more cohesive look.. Also if homeowners tend to be hard on sinks, stainless is often the best choice. When shopping for a sink, keep in mind that lower-gauge stainless steel makes for a better quality sink.

Once the standard in kitchen sinks, enamel-coated cast iron still has a place in today’s kitchen. They are very stylish however, the enamel can scratch and wear over time, which may not make this sink the best choice for people who are tough on sinks.

Composite sinks, a newer style of sink, are another option for kitchens. There are several types of composite sinks on the market, with polyester/acrylic being just one of them. Coming in at a lower price point and with many colors to choose from, this sink might appeal to homeowners on a budget. However, polyester/acrylic sinks aren’t as durable as other sink options and drop-in sinks can be more difficult to clean.

Number of Sinks

Traditionally, most kitchens feature a double-bowl sink. Either same size or one larger for over-sized pots and pans. Sinks were traditionally made with two bowls for washing dishes. Now that dishwashers do most of the dirty work, farm sinks or apron sinks are becoming more popular.

Check out a few of our favorites below. And tune in tomorrow for our blog about faucets to help you pick your choice for your kitchen.

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