How to Choose a Perfect Sink for Your Kitchen
Designing your kitchen can be very fun. Even so, there are some bits of the process that are generally more exciting. Picking out the colour palette and the furniture can overshadow other tasks such as picking out the kitchen sink. When it comes to kitchens, functionality is the ultimate luxury and a sink is very vital in every kitchen. To help you get this crucial step right, we have put together a guide that you can use to pick the right kitchen sink. To find out more, read on!
1 Choose the Installation Method
The installation method is the first big decision that you need to make. You can choose between a top mount sink or a under mount sink. A top mount sink is installed into a hole that is cut in the bench top and it leaves a lip around the edge on the bench top surface. Under mount sinks are pretty much the same as top mount sinks but do not have the lip around the edge on the bench top surface. They are sleeker and more contemporary.
2 Choose the Depth and Configuration
Before you choose which size and depth you need for your kitchen sink, you need to consider your cooking habits. For those that are avid cooks or bakers, larger and deeper sinks are more desirable. Deep kitchen sinks will require more space under the sink, so you need to keep this in mind when you are installing a sink waste bin.
Concerning the configuration, you can choose between a single bowl or a double bowl. You must also think of the shape that you’d like as well.
3 Choose the Finish
Stainless steel sinks come in two possible finishes. You can choose between a brushed finish or a polished finish. A polished sink looks sleek and shiny but will need constant cleaning so that there are no smudges or grime. A brushed finish sink is more durable and is easier to keep clean. At Renovation D we have top of the range granite sinks that come in black and white.
4 Choose the Corners
Right angled corners and edges are very appealing but a slightly curved radius is more practical for sink cleaning purposes. For those that want another option there are sinks with rounded edges. A rounded edge will not allow bacteria and grime to build up in the corners as you can easily access all the edges and clean them.
5 Choose the Thickness
This is often overlooked but it can make a big difference. Sink thickness ranges from medium thickness to full thickness (0.8 mm to 1.2 mm). The thicker your sink is, the less likely that plates and other cutlery will make lots of noise when they hit the bottom. The thickness can also help to lower the temperature retention.
At Renovation D we have a team of design specialists that can help you pick the right kitchen sink for you. Contact us today!