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.