Choosing Between a Single and Double Sink

 In blog, Kitchen

In a kitchen remodel, the sink and the countertops are the two things most likely to change. Not only does the sink have a primary function, but it also is an aesthetic point in the kitchen. Depending on your kitchen style, you may go with stainless steel, granite, or white porcelain, but there are even more styles to choose from. When you’re selecting a sink, you have a few decisions to make beyond what finish you want, and one of those decisions is if you want a single or double sink. Here’s what you need to know to make your choice.


Sinks come in a wide range of sizes, and you may even find that some single sinks are the same size as a double sink. However, single bowl sinks can occupy less space in general compared to a double sink. So if you need to save on counter space, a single small sink may be what you need.

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Think about how you’re using the sink and the surrounding counter areas. If you don’t have a dishwasher, you may use one side for washing and the other side to hold a drying rack. Alternatively, you may use the sink for your garbage disposal while using another side for a bowl area to wash produce. Essentially, depending on your needs, you may find that you want the versatility of a double sink or the space saving qualities of a single sink.


The physical installation of the sink is relatively the same between single and double sinks. However, the installation process can get a little more complicated with the double sink, in part because it has two drains. The installer needs to plan for two drains that may need to connect to each other. In short, a single sink installation is faster and cheaper because there are fewer complications.

Contact Niron Depot for all of your remodeling needs in Colorado. We specialize in kitchen and bath remodels, and we can even use 3-D modeling to plan ahead. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts today!