Kitchen sinks are the focal point of great kitchen design. They see their fair share of use in a busy family kitchen, so it's worth doing some research to make sure you choose wisely.
When choosing your sink, ask yourself the following questions:What Material Should I Choose?
Your style of kitchen shall determine the style of sink you choose; there are many materials for you to choose from: porcelain, and stainless steel to name just a few. Think carefully about how often you shall use it and if you will clean it.
Materials such as porcelain are prone to stains and scuff marks so require regular cleaning with a mildly abrasive cleaner. If you do want the upkeep that comes with materials like this, choose materials like stainless steel which are much easier to keep clean and are great for those who use their sink very regularly.
If you opt for a boiling water tap, like a Quooker, you should also be aware that some materials are not ideal to be exposed to those high temperatures such as ceramic or porcelain for example.
Will I Be Washing Large Pots and Pans?
If so, then make sure the sink is large enough for cleaning these things and allow room for a drainer if you would like to include one. If you would prefer for your sink not to take up as much space, why not opt for a deeper sink instead? Many companies manufacture sinks with a 50% deeper bowl, or even double depth which are a brilliant alternative to wide sinks.
Will It Be The Main Focal Point Of The Designer Kitchen?
If it is then you will need to spend some time to get the design right; this is not the time to go bog-standard with the sink or the taps. You should choose a sink that matches the high-quality nature and style of your designer kitchen!
What Type Of Mount Do I Choose?
It's amazing how much of a difference this can make. If you want your kitchen to look sleek, try an under-mounted sink. For a traditional look i.e. Period English or Shaker, you can opt for a butler-style sink, which is half in and half out. For an industrial-style sink, an inset stainless steel unit would look right.
Here are some fun and amazing inspirational ideas for your new kitchen sink.
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