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How to Choose a Kitchen Sink

Jun 04, 2022

How to Choose a Kitchen Sink

A thoughtfully selected kitchen sink can radically change the appearance of your kitchen and add to the kitchen’s functionality, but the operating word here is "thoughtfully." If you want the kitchen of your dreams, then you owe it to yourself to do your due diligence. Don’t worry. Sunshine Plumbers is here to help. In this short article, we will go over some criteria to consider when choosing a kitchen sink. If you are looking for plumbers to help with the installation, then feel free to call Sunshine Plumbers and get your free price estimate before scheduling a convenient appointment. We might also be able to arrange a same-day appointment.

Criteria to Consider

The kitchen sink of your dreams is not just any kitchen sink. There are many factors and we are here to break them down.

  • Measurement: Before anything else, you should take some measurements. Get the length, width, and depth of the compartment where the sink will be installed. It’s better to go bigger than smaller if you have sufficient countertop space, but an oversized kitchen sink can overwhelm small kitchens. Also remember that bigger sinks are naturally more expensive and will hold more water weight. Make sure you stick to your budget and the cabinets and countertop can support that weight.
  • Material: Next up is the material. There are many options to choose from, including but not limited to porcelain, stainless steel, and cast iron. The material affects the appearance, but there’s something more important to consider. Porcelain is more prone to stains and scuff marks. If you are tough on your kitchen sink, then it might be wise to go with a stainless-steel sink.
  • Functionality: Let’s move on to functionality. How many bowls do you want? You can go with a single, large bowl or multiple bowls, perhaps inset between one another. Large bowls offer space to wash pots and pans while multiple bowls allow you to separate dirty dishes from washed ones. Similarly, how many faucet holes will you need? Sprayers, soap dispensers, and filtered water can require extra holes.
  • Ease of Installation: If money is not an issue, you love a clean kitchen, and you want to improve the value of your home, then an undermount sink is for you. This type of sink is attached beneath the counter, creating a seamless look. A drop-in kitchen sink is affordable and easier to install but you will notice the lip on the counter. This lip can get dirty easily and frequently.

Need Help with Your Kitchen Sink Installation?

Choosing a kitchen sink is challenging enough. If you want to leave the installation to professionals, then call Sunshine Plumbers today. Don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts, coupons, and promotional offers. Our live representatives are ready to schedule your flexible appointment today.

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