Looking to upgrade your kitchen sink?
After choosing your kitchen countertop, the sink is the next element in the kitchen that will need your attention. What is sizzling in the market now might and might what you need. It is always best to consider your kitchen use or how often do you cook when you decide to buy your next kitchen sink.
Is it time to replace your dependable outdated sink? It will be a great help if you consider the budget, the sink material you want, the style, and how you use the sink on deciding your next kitchen sink. There are tons of options in the market that will suit your need. You will find your perfect sink.
Here are the major types of sinks.
Top Mount, Drop-in a.k.a Self-Rimming Sink
Most common, basic, and traditional sink design. It drops or installed on top of the counter that creates rims or lips around the sink. The rim on the lip is caulked to the counter with silicone. It is a flexible option as it is easy to install and mounted to any type of material as well as inexpensive.
Flush Mount Sink
Drop-in sink that does not have raise or rounded lip edge attaches on top of the countertop. It is and installed sitting flush mounted on top of the countertop with no breaks and bumps.
Most choices of homeowners on renovations after previously using the top-mounted sink. This is mounted or attached with a special clip under the side of the countertop with no lip over the top edge. This is certainly a good choice to highlight your beautiful countertop as it does not interrupt the line of the countertop that gives a smoother look. It is a bit more expensive than other sinks.
Farmhouse or Apron sinks
Currently all the rage in because of remodeling shows. It is a huge heavy single basin sink that reflects a vintage rusty look or the country-style distinguished by front sidewall that is front of the sink and the counter.
The bar sink is typically very small because is intended to use for pouring out liquid, filling glasses and not as a regular kitchen sink use. It is mainly used for bartending or extra food. Mostly located in kitchen islands, wet bars, and prep areas.
The single basin sink is in the general category of sinks with no divided basin which is great for smaller spaces with limited counter space. These are great for cleaning large cookware because of its size but not meant for multi-tasking like cleaning and cooking.
You can call it 2 in 1 model, two basins in one sink, most are within the same size and depth but some design differently. This allows washing and drying at the same time. These sinks are multi-purpose and highly flexible
Also, here are some of the materials use to make kitchen sinks.
Stainless Steel- Is the most popular choice because it is light and easy to install making it functional and easy to clean. It is best to use a lower gauge metal though more expensive. Choose the strong and silent type so it won’t dent easily.
Ceramic- Looks more traditional and often found in the kitchen with classical or traditional style. This type of material has a smooth surface that doesn’t absorb much water. It is stain-resistant, budget-friendly and easy to maintain although it is sensitive to high temperature as well as prove to chips, scratches, and cracks so you need to be careful.
Cast iron- This heavy sink is coated with enamel. It is greatly popular because of its durability and eases of maintenance as well as it lasts longer. It has been around for decades.
Composite – Created with the same material as the countertop. Mostly manufactured with a mix of composite materials that are glued together by resin/epoxy. The sink made from a composite material that is why it is heat and stain resistant to prevent scratches.
As sinks are a basic part of the kitchen as well as the most often use part of the kitchen. It is greatly important that you choose the sink that will last long as the home.