Choosing the Right Sink for Your Kitchen

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If you are doing a kitchen remodel, this will likely include investing in a new sink. There are so many options with modern sinks – materials, edges, basin size, even the number of basins – that you will have to give some thought to. Your lifestyle and the way you use your kitchen will be major factors in this decision making process. Lets take a look at some of the sink options you might be looking at.

Number of basins

The simplest approach to a kitchen sink is to stick to one large basin. But for a busy family, having a dual basin sink will add a great deal of convenience. Having a second basin allows you to pour soapy water in one while keeping the other clear for rinsing or drying. This makes cleaning dishes easier, and reduces your risk of breaking delicate materials like crystal or china. With a double basin sink, you will also have the choice of having equally sized basins or having one larger than the other. The advantage of having one larger basin is that cleaning large pots and pans will be much easier, while having twin basins of equal size will have a more symmetrical look. A less common option is having a third compartment in your sink, which is often for a dedicated garbage disposal.

Kitchen Design

Top mount vs. bottom mount

With a kitchen remodel, you have the opportunity to start from scratch. This means you can decide if you would like a top mounting or a bottom mounting sink. Top mounting sinks fit over the edges of your countertop, making for easier installation. They are generally more cost effective, but the overlapping lip is harder to clean than an under mounted sink. Bottom mounted sinks are installed underneath the countertop surface. With no overlapping lip, these sinks make for a cleaner look and easier clean up, but the downside is a more difficult installation and a higher price tag.

For a full range of kitchen sink options, contact the local experts at Niron Depot, with Colorado’s best selection of kitchen and bath products.