Choosing The Right Kitchen Sink

by | Oct 24, 2013 | plumbing

It is safe to say that sinks are an essential part of any kitchen, even if you don’t plan on doing the washing up all that often!  Whether you are a master chef or just an occasional kitchen user, it is very likely that at some point you will require use of a kitchen sink.  Choosing the right sink can make the difference between a boring and bland looking kitchen and a kitchen which looks great and well kept.  You will find a great choice of kitchen sinks on the market and it can sometimes be difficult to decide which is the right sink for you.

Just because a kitchen sink is a necessity in your kitchen, doesn’t mean that you need to select the first one you come across.  Of course, the priority is that it will be functional and do its job but there is a lot more choice now.  The other thing to consider when buying a sink is that you are purchasing from a good quality brand.  The last thing you want is to have your sink installed and then discover that it is inferior in quality and needs to be replaced, costing your more time and money.

When choosing your new sink there are a number of things to consider.  The first is the style of bowl you would like.  This is usually a simple choice of a single bowl or a two bowl installations.  Once you have chosen the bowl style you will need to consider the material.  Sinks are generally available in two materials: stainless steel or ceramic.  Both have positives and both have drawbacks so it is simply a case of deciding which you prefer the look of.

Stainless steel sinks are very contemporary looking and will suit a modern looking kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  It is very easy to keep clean and can be kept looking new and shiny with a regular brush up with some steel wool.  The sinks are very hard-wearing and it is unlikely that you will have cause to replace your sink if you choose well when purchasing.

Ceramic sinks can be a very stylish addition to a kitchen and are as hard-wearing and easy to clean as stainless steel sinks but they are more likely to scratch.


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