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When you are remodeling your kitchen there are a lot of decisions to be made and the type of kitchen sink you opt for is one of the most important choices you will make. No matter how you use your kitchen, you will use your kitchen sink A LOT. But, even though it is an essential functional feature, it is also a design element that will impact the overall aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. When narrowing down your choice, we believe it is important to consider these three factors when choosing your kitchen sink:
3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Kitchen Sink
- Choosing Kitchen Sink Material
- One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a kitchen sink is sink material. Options include porcelain, stainless steel, cast iron, granite composite, fireclay, copper, quartz, solid surface, and more. When weighing your options, consider how, and how much, you use your kitchen sink because there is a significant difference in not only the appearance of the various materials but the durability as well. Stainless steel, composite granite, and quartz are some of the most durable kitchen sinks but there are great options in every material type.
- Deciding How Many Basins You Want
- Today, most kitchen sink materials are available in both single-basin and double-basin options. It is hard to imagine a kitchen sink having too much room but you may want the option to separate dishes that are soaking while still having access to use the faucet and wash things as needed. Although having one large basin looks great and may be preferable for some homeowners that have a lot of large dishes or pots that need to be washed and may not fit in some double basin sinks, with the options available today, many homeowners that want flexible functionality opt for a double basin kitchen sink.
- Choosing Kitchen Sink Installation Method
- Generally speaking, there are two types of kitchen sink installation methods – drop-in and undermount. With drop-in sinks, a hole is cut into the countertop and the sink drops in, leaving a lip along the edge where the sink meets the counter. With undermount sinks, the sink is attached to the underside of the counter and the lip of the sink rests under the counter, rather than on top. Drop-in sinks tend to be more affordable but require more cleaning whereas undermount sinks are generally easier to maintain and as a bonus, they maximize counter space.
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