An integral part of any kitchen is of course, the kitchen sink. Finding the right one out of the wide range of kitchen sinks available when renovating your kitchen is a step that should not be overlooked.
The kitchen sink is used a lot when preparing meals, cooking, and washing up. It’s not uncommon today, to have a second sink, either in an island or in a food prep area to complement the main sink.
There are literally hundreds of kitchen sink styles to choose from these days, so you can find one that really fits with the decor and style of your kitchen. There are traditional stainless steel sinks, porcelain sinks, enamel sinks, under-counter sinks, and more.
There are a number of things you will need to take into account when choosing a kitchen sink. By taking all factors into consideration you can ensure that your new sink fits in with your needs and preferences.
What to consider when choosing your kitchen sink
To ensure that you choose a sink that will suit your needs and fit in with your new kitchen design evaluate the following.
1. The style of the sink: Ensure that your new sink fits in with the style and decor of your kitchen, otherwise you could end up with a sink that looks out of place compared to the rest of the kitchen.
2. The cost of the sink: Select a sink that fits your budget. Compare the different styles and materials available and determine which best match your budget. For example, enamel and stainless steel sinks are generally lower priced. Depending on your selection, a similar size sink can cost anywhere between $70 to $500 or more. The price difference between different manufacturers, models, materials and styles can be significant.
3. The maintenance of the sink: Some sinks are easier to maintain than others, so you need to consider whether you want something that looks great but requires a little more work to keep it clean or whether you want something that is easier to look after.
4. Longevity: When selecting a sink you need to think about the durability of the material that you choose. For example, porcelain looks great but could be easily damaged whereas stainless steel is often quick and easy to look after but does not always given the same stunning finish as something like porcelain.
Ask the experts
If you are not quite sure what sort of kitchen sink is going to best suit your needs and your kitchen, it may be worth speaking to a kitchen design expert with specialist experience and knowledge in this area. A design expert will be able to advise you about which material to choose, the style of sink that will best suit your kitchen, and even advise on taps and accessories for your new sink, enabling you to get the perfect look.