How to Choose the Perfect Sink
- Posted by Meenakshi World
- March 30, 2021
The perfect sink for any kitchen is all about appearance and practicality. It should reflect the style of the room – a sink can often be the centerpiece of a kitchen – and help to make preparing food the way you like, and all your other kitchen tasks, as convenient and hassle-free as possible. If you make the right choice, then there’s no need to compromise on either looks or functionality. So it’s time to figure out what you want from your sink – the style and features that will provide what your kitchen needs. There are so many fantastic sinks available today, so be sure to choose the one that’s right for you.
The construction of your sink isn’t just a factor in how it looks. The build materials also affect how easy it is to clean and maintain. There are a lot of options, so here are some of the things you should consider:
Stainless Steel Sinks
A very low-maintenance option (no rust or corrosion), and easy to wipe down after use so they shouldn’t stain over time. Stainless steel sinks remain the most popular choice among homeowners, which isn’t surprising given the vast range of styles on offer. They are light, flexible in terms of installation options, and can be very inexpensive. Potential drawbacks are that they can be noisy, and are prone to dents and scratches if you’re not careful.
Granite Composite Sinks
Extremely hardwearing and durable, they’re difficult to chip or scratch and virtually heat- and stain-resistant. You can place a hot pan from the oven on a granite composite sink and everything will be fine. However, they do require more maintenance than, say, stainless steel to keep them looking their best. And they’re heavier too, so you’ll need a stronger worktop base. A plain white granite composite sink works in either traditional or contemporary settings. And there’s a mind-boggling range of other colors and finishes to choose from as well.
When it comes to sinks, one size doesn’t fit all.
If you want to clean large kitchen items like griddle plates and grill pans, then a large single-bowl sink can provide the room you need. If space for installation is limited, then a smaller single-bowl sink is likely to be the most practical option.
For rinsing scrubbed pots and dishes before they’re left to drain, you should explore one-and-a-half bowl (1.5) or one-and-three-quarter bowl (1.75) sinks. You’ll find some very attractive inset and undermount designs, in styles to suit your décor.
In kitchens that are always on the go, the additional flexibility of a double-bowl, or even a 2.5-bowl sink can be an invaluable convenience.
So that’s our summary of the things to consider before you select your perfect sink.
Always remember, there are no wrong choices. It’s about finding the sink that looks right for your home and offers the convenience, performance, and maintainability that you need.
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