Choosing the Perfect Sink for your RemodelJune 18, 2019 // Posted in:
Last Updated on December 14, 2021
Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface countertop for your newly renovation, your next decision is choosing a kitchen or bathroom sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite and Trend Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice.
• Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree: stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their capability to house undermount sinks and their inherent durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when choosing a kitchen or bathroom sink to ensure the highest quality and longevity.
• Enamel-Coated Cast Iron Sinks – Consumers today still prefer enamel-coated sinks for their beauty and aesthetic qualities. Experts warn, however, that if you are tough on it, an enamel coated cast iron sink may scratch and wear over time.
• Composite Sinks – Newer to the market and more budget-friendly than other sinks, composite sinks are another option for homeowners. Several types of composite sinks are available, with polyester/acrylic being one of them. They are available in an array of colors which are appealing to consumers. Keep in mind, however, that they aren’t as durable as other sink options and tend to be more difficult to clean since they are installed as a ‘drop-in sink’ rather than as an undermount.
• One Bowl or Two? – Depending on your space, experts suggest choosing a sink that has at least one oversized sink bowl and one small bowl for kitchens or bathrooms with limited space. If space isn’t an issue, one oversized bowl and one standard sized bowl is best.
• Sizing Your Sink to Your Kitchen – Most homeowners will install their sinks under a window with a view. Be sure to measure the width of the window and choose a kitchen sink that will complement the size, so that it isn’t too big for a small window or too small for a larger one.
• Sizing Your Sink to Your Cooking Needs – For avid cooks who might prefer hand-washing their dishes rather than using the dishwasher, experts suggest choosing a kitchen sink with a large divided bowl with an integrated drain board. This wider-style sink allows for more than one cook in the kitchen (pun intended) to avoid getting in each other’s way. Be aware, however, that this size sink is generally more expensive, will require an extra-wide sink cabinet, and also take up much more space. It is recommended for larger kitchens or bathrooms.
• Multiple Sinks/Fun-Sized Sinks – Homeowners today are opting for islands in their kitchens that are equipped with a smaller sink for quick clean-ups. Having more than one sink in the kitchen saves time and allows for a more stress-free cooking and entertaining environment. Linear island sinks are the perfect choice for quick water breaks and can be used as a mini cooler to store ice and chilled drinks for parties and game days. (This eliminates the need for an unsightly cooler and unending, energy-draining trips to the refrigerator.)
Granite and Trend Transformations is ready to assist you with a free in-home consultation, including advice on choosing a kitchen or bathroom sink. One of our professional design consultants is only a call or click away, so get in touch today.