Perfect Sink for a Perfect Kitchen
- Posted by Meenakshi World
- November 26, 2021
The kitchen sink is one of the three points in your kitchen work triangle, the other two being the refrigerator and the cooktop. It’s where all your cooking ingredients are washed, and if you are not opting for a dishwasher, it’s where all the utensils and dishes are cleaned. While you might upgrade your appliances or buy new accessories, the kitchen sink is not replaced very often—all the more reason to pick carefully in the very first place!
We at Meenakshi Build world, one of the biggest kitchen sink dealers in Hennur, Bangalore, provide you the best solutions to help you purchase the best suitable sink for your needs. Here is a quick checklist to choose a perfect sink for your perfect kitchen.
Sink Configuration and Size – Sinks are available with or without the drainboard, and with one or two bowls of varying depths and sizes. If you are also installing a dishwasher, you could pick a smaller bowl, but if the sink is where all your utensils are being cleaned then the depth and size of the bowl matter.
Do keep in mind that the ideal depth of the bowl is around 8 inches. It can be rectangular, with sharp edges, or smoothly curved without any sharp edges at all. Pick the configuration and shape that makes the best sense for your usage.
a) Single bowl sink: Single bowls are the most popular option, as they are compact, cost-effective, and functional.
b) Double Bowl, different sizes: You can also opt for a double bowl sink, with one large bowl for washing up and one small bowl for food prep.
c) Double bowl, same size: Another kind of double bowl sink has two bowls of the same size. This comes in useful when you’re washing utensils, as you can scrub and lather them on one side and rinse them out on the other.
The Drainboard – The drainboard comes in useful when you are washing up and need to keep utensils or vegetables, for example, to drip dry. It is designed with a small slope and has grooves that direct the flow of water into the sink, keeping the rest of the kitchen counter dry. If you are choosing a sink with a drainboard, consider the layout of the kitchen and decide whether the drainboard should come on the right or the left of the bowl, for maximum convenience.
Top mount or Undermount sink – You might have noticed that some sinks have the rim fitted over the countertop, while others are fitted below the counter. The top-mounted sinks are relatively cheaper and are very easy to install, as any imperfections in the cutting of the counter are hidden from sight. After fitting the sink, the edges could be sealed with a clear silicone sealant to prevent any leakage of water. However, undermount sinks are fitted below the counter, without a lip or rim sitting above the counter. Not only do these installations look more elegant, but they are also easier to clean as there are fewer places for dirt to get trapped. These sinks should only be fitted by experts as the cutting of the countertop should be very precise. After fitting the sink, epoxy grouting in the same color as the counter material could be done to finish the sides. It is always advised to finish the underside of the bowl with a silicone sealant to make it completely watertight.
Material to Choose – While the most popular material for Indian kitchens is stainless steel, there are a great many options available like Quartz, Corian and Stone sinks if you wish to choose something different. However, each of them come with their own pros and cons, our expert team is always at your service to explain what material suits the best for your ideal kitchen sink.
Ergonomics – Ergonomic considerations, or the usability and design of the sink for optimal comfort and productivity, are very important when it comes to choosing the perfect sink. Do keep these considerations in mind while choosing the best sink for your kitchen: straight sides give more room for dishes but are difficult to clean with tight corners, a faucet fitted with an aerator gives a stream of water that doesn’t splash, also saves water and the most important factor, the depth of the sink, is to be determined basis the size and number of utensils expected to be in the sink at a given time.
With all these considerations, we hope you are ready to choose your sink yourself, however, expert advice is always necessary while choosing a unit that cannot be easily replaced. For a free consultation, walk into our offline store, a dealer of Franke Kitchen sinks and Futura Kitchen sinks along with a lot of other brands making us one of the largest kitchen sink dealers in Bangalore located at Hennur, Bangalore. Visit www.meenakshibuildworld.com for further details.