HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT KITCHEN SINK

By Janet Myers | December 16, 2018

How To Choose the Perfect Kitchen Sink

Choose the Right Material

There are a number of materials out there that can be used to make kitchen sinks. Some are more durable, while others provide a beautiful appearance that can't be beat.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel sink and counter in white kitchen
Photo by RLH Studio

This is easily the most common type of sink, and for good reason. It's durable, easy to clean, and looks great.

Porcelain

Porcelain
Photo by Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Another traditional material for sinks, porcelain is a fun way to make a statement. However, because it's not as durable as stainless, it might be best in kitchens that don't see a lot of action.

Cast-Iron

Cast iron sink with white enamel
Photo by J.D. Small Studios

Cast-iron offers heavy-duty power to a chef's kitchen, as it's resistant to heat and scouring. It also comes in many colors thanks to the beauty of enamel.

Composite

Composite sink
Photo by Your Total Renovation

Love the look of natural stone, but can't afford a solid granite sink? If so, go for a composite sink, which offers durability against scratching and chipping.

Copper

Copper sink
Photo by Shannon Poe

To really strike up visual interest in the kitchen, copper is the way to go. Unfortunately, it's not as durable as other materials, as it's susceptible to dents, chemicals, and heat.

Choose the Right Style

With the material nailed down, you need an appropriate style of sink.

Undermount 

Undermount sink with marble countertops
Photo by LKM Design

These sinks are installed from below and sit slightly below the counter's surface.

Farmhouse 

Farmhouse sink
Photo by Noelle Interiors

Farmhouse sinks offer a deep bowl for an antiquated style (plus plenty of room for dishwashing).

Self-rimming

Self-rimming sink

Photo by Design First Interiors

These sinks have a clearly defined rim that attaches to the countertop, providing space for cleaning supplies.

Drop-in 

White drop in sink

One of the easiest sinks to install, drop-in sinks are pretty true to their name — they simply drop right in on top of the countertop.

Integrated 

Integrated sink

 

Photo by Haynes & Garthwaite Architects

Want your sink to match your kitchen counter? Custom-design your own integrated sink.

Choose the Right Size

One, two, or three basins — which is the right option for you? It all depends on how much you'll be using the sink.

  • Single basin — A single basin is great for smaller kitchens or for people who don't do much cooking or cleaning.

  • Double basin — Upgrade to a double basin to have more room for washing dishes and preparing food.

  • Triple basin — Want your kitchen to feel like a professional space? Triple basin is the way to go, as it gives you unlimited room for dishwashing, cleaning, and more.

When you're ready to get started browsing sink options, don't hesitate to contact David Gray Design Studios. We offer Kohler, Luxart, and MRdirect sinks to give you a wide variety of options when it's time to choose. Schedule an appointment with one of our designers today by calling us at 904-853-8580.

 


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