The Perfect Kitchen Sink for Your New Kitchen

Washing lettuce under water- preparing for eating

Washing lettuce under water- preparing for eating

Are you remodeling the kitchen and having problems choosing the perfect kitchen sink? There are so many to choose from; so many shapes and sizes, colors and styles. It’s difficult to know where to start your search if you aren’t sure how each of them would look. If you’ve been putting off making a decision, because you simply don’t know how to choose the right kitchen sink for your newly remodeled kitchen, allow us to help simplify the decision.

Choosing the right kitchen sink depends on your cooking style as well as the style and the size of your kitchen. A standard stainless steel sink with two basins is very practical and traditional. This doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you. Take a look at all other options before you make up your mind. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

How Do You Cook?

Are you an avid cook and need a lot of space for prep and cleanup? A single basin sink that is deep, wide, and has a drain board attached, is a good option. A deep basin is versatile, because it has the space you need while cooking, and allows you to easily clean large pots and pans. Since you’ll be running the dish washer most of the time, you probably won’t need that double basin sink.

How Big is the Kitchen?

If you have a small kitchen a large kitchen sink will overwhelm the space. Consider installing a smaller sink that’s the perfect fit for your small kitchen. The sink should flow well with the rest of the room, not stand out and draw attention.

What Materials are in Your New Kitchen?

When it comes to material, stainless steel is the most popular. The lower the gauge number, the thicker and more durable the stainless steel sink will be. High-gauge options are thinner, and therefore more likely to dent and scratch easily. Despite the benefits of stainless steel sinks, there are a range of materials to choose from. It’s okay to go with something else, as long as it fits well into the surrounding materials.

What Shape Sink Do You Prefer?

Once you have those key issues decided you can play around with the other features, such as shape, e.g. curved vs. angular shaped. The traditional sink is rectangle or square. That doesn’t mean your new sink has to conform to that standard. Go out on a limb and choose something truly unique if it suits you.

Functionality and Durability Over Appearance

The kitchen sink is a big part of your daily life, so you want to make sure its functional and long lasting. Choose a durable material that increases the overall functionality of your kitchen while looking amazing. But never sacrifice durability for appearance.

Give Homework Remodels a call at 602-478-5102 for more information. We have designed some of the most unique and amazing kitchens in the greater Phoenix area. Our work has been featured several magazines and online publications, and we’ve received the Contractor of the Year award four times. We love the entire kitchen remodeling process and would love to help you realize your kitchen’s full potential.

6 Kitchen Design Mistakes

untidy Kitchenware in the kitchen

Families often spend most of their family time in the kitchen, so it should be one of the most comfortable rooms in your home. We spend time in the kitchen eating our meals, having snacks, enjoying the company of others, and entertaining guests. The problem is, if the kitchen doesn’t flow with the rest of the house-or the room itself-it can make you avoid the room entirely because it is uncomfortable. Avoid these kitchen design mistakes:

  1. Open Shelving: Showing off some of your prized possessions is ok, and adds a little character to your kitchen. Too many knick knacks can interrupt the flow of your kitchen-and take away from the rest of your designs. Open shelving is a wonderful way to add character to the room, but no one wants to see all of your baking pans and skillets. Keep the open shelves to a minimum and choose other nice cabinetry for the less decorative items.
  2. Stainless Steel: A little stainless steel goes a long way towards making a kitchen look modern, but too much can make it look like an operating room or an industrial kitchen. Make sure to break up the stainless steel with some complementing colors from other areas. Choose stainless appliances with a colorful countertop, or a stainless countertop with colorful appliances, but don’t pack the kitchen full of all stainless steel items.
  3. Poorly Placed Appliances: Nothing breaks up the flow of a room like making it difficult to use. Not being able to open your refrigerator or opening two cabinets at the same time not only breaks up the look of your kitchen, it also stops you from actually using your kitchen. The open dishwasher door should never block cabinetry or the refrigerator, for example.
  4. Making it too Bland: Sure, “safe” colors like beige, tan, and white flow together, but they also make a kitchen boring. Add some flavor to your kitchen to make it flow while giving it character. Bring some of the color from the adjoining rooms into the kitchen to add depth and carry the flow of color from room to room.
  5. Trash Cans: A beautiful kitchen doesn’t need an openly available trash can. This not only interrupts the flow of your kitchen, it also interrupts the flow of travel in your kitchen-which can cause a traffic jam so to speak. Hide the trash can in a pantry or a cabinet to keep it out of sight.
  6. Not Installing in the Correct Lighting: Nothing makes your kitchen more functional than effective lighting. Most kitchens need an overhead light for general lighting and a spot light to perform specific tasks such as preparing food. Of course, you don’t want your kitchen only to be functional; you want it to look good too. In order to highlight the style of your kitchen, add in accent lighting.

Give Homework Remodels a call at 602-478-5102 for more information. We have designed some of the most unique and amazing kitchens in the greater Phoenix area. Our work has been featured several magazines and online publications, and we’ve received the Contractor of the Year award four times. We love the entire kitchen remodeling process and would be honored to help you realize your kitchen’s full potential.

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