Guide to Kitchen Sinks

July 2022

Granite Composite Double-Basin Drop-In sink in Black

Guide to Kitchen Sinks
The kitchen sink probably isn’t the first thing you think about when designing your new kitchen. However, it is an item that can either complete the design or one that could undermine the look you want. Plus, considering the kitchen sink’s functionality, it is an essential part of a remodel and shouldn’t be treated as an afterthought.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a new kitchen sink.
Stainless-Steel Double-Basin Undermount Sink

Material

The material you choose for your kitchen sink plays a vital role in the sink’s maintenance and design style. These are some of the most commonly used kitchen sink materials:

Stainless Steel – The stainless-steel sink has been a long-time staple in the kitchen. They are lightweight, easy to clean, and heat resistant.

Cast Iron – Another popular choice is the cast iron sink. The enamel coating on cast iron sinks comes in various colors and styles, each long-lasting and easy to maintain. Metal cookware can leave “scratch” marks on the surface which can be removed with non-abrasive cleaners.

Granite Composite – If you’re looking for a sink that looks modern and is also durable and stain-resistant, consider a granite composite sink. Manufactured using a mix of granite stone dust and acrylic resins, granite composite sinks tend to be heavier than other kitchen sinks, which may eliminate some mounting style choices.

Fireclay – Fireclay sinks look the same as cast iron sinks but are made from clay and glaze fused at very high temperatures. Fireclay is an excellent material choice for a farmhouse sink. Metal cookware and grease can leave marks or stains on the sink that can be removed with non-abrasive cleaners.

Bocchi Vigneto StepRim Farmhouse Apron Front Fireclay Double Bowl Kitchen Sink in Biscuit, with Sink Racks, Strainers, Cutting Board, and Colander.

Basins

The number of basins in your sink is something else you should consider when choosing a kitchen sink— based on your personal preference as well as the style of your kitchen.

Single-Basin – For a farmhouse style or industrial style kitchen, a single basin kitchen sink is the way to go. One large bowl allows more space for soaking large items they frequently use.

Double-Basin – Considered the traditional style, double basin sinks have two bowls of equal size and depth. This style allows for multitasking. You can soak potatoes on one side while filling up a pot on the other or defrost dinner items on one side and clean the breakfast dishes simultaneously.

Triple-Basin or Double Plus Drainboard – Triple-basin sinks used to be the most sought-after sinks. They had two-large basins plus a small one in the middle for the garbage disposer. They’re not so common anymore. There are also sinks with a drainboard built-in.

Kohler Cast Iron Undermount Single-Bowl Farmhouse Workstation Kitchen Sink

Whatever style you like, we will help you plan your remodel and help you choose the best options to ensure you achieve the look and functionality you want for your home.

 

 

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