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What you should consider when buying a new sink

Choosing a new sink is much more than just changing the look and functionality of your kitchen – it is also an investment. To make sure your new sink fits in with the kitchen of your dreams, there are a few things you need to consider first. Everything from the right materials, the perfect size choosing an undermount or a drop-in sink, here is what you will need to know.
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Choosing a new sink is much more than just changing the look and functionality of your kitchen – it is also an investment. To make sure your new sink fits in with the kitchen of your dreams, there are a few things you need to consider first. Everything from the right materials, the perfect size choosing an undermount or a drop-in sink, here is what you will need to know.

 

1.    Choosing your material

Kitchen sinks can be stainless steel, ceramic, composite, cast iron, just to name a few of the materials. When choosing, you should take into consideration how often the sink will be used and how frequently and thoroughly it will be cleaned.

 Ceramic sinks, for instance, are prone to scuff and stain, but you will be able to remove these marks with a little elbow grease and a mild cleaner.

If you tend to be a little tougher on your sink, stainless steel might be a better option. Not only are they easy to clean, but they also look modern and minimalistic too!

 

2.    Selecting the right size

While keeping your budget in mind, there are a few questions you have to ask yourself when choosing a sink size. Generally, a larger sink will be a bit pricier than a smaller one. If you will not be using your sink on a regular basis, you will get along with a standard-sized sink just fine. 

When you have accommodating countertop space, it is usually better to go bigger than smaller, if it fits your design scale - If you have a small kitchen, a large farmhouse-style sink might overwhelm the room.

 

3.    Drop-In or Undermount?

Firstly, you would need to know the difference between the two; a drop-in sink drops into the counter and therefore has a small visible edge that rests on the counter. Alternatively, an undermount sink attaches beneath the counter, creating a seamless look.

An undermount sink maximizes the amount of countertop space and is also a great fit for a “clean” looking kitchen as the dirt and grime cannot get stuck around the edges. This is also a lot more stylish and fresh-looking.

A drop-in sink is usually a more affordable choice, but it will require some care and effort to clean. But if you need to do the sink install yourself, it’s your best option.

 

4.    Picking a single or double bowl

Having a spacious sink is always beneficial – so if you have the space and budget for it, always opt for a double bowl sink. It makes overall clean-up a lot easier, especially when you have a lot to clean up.

Alternatively, you can opt for a large single bowl sink if you prefer having one usable space to work with instead of having the divider. This will be suitable if you tend to clean a lot of large pots and pans – try to keep in mind what you need to clean and how you clean when deciding on a double bowl sink or a single bowl single.

 

5.    Will you need to adjust your cabinets?

Your cabinets are basically the foundation for your sink – unless you are doing a complete renovation, you need to consider your style keeping in mind what you have got to work with.

The most important part you need to consider is whether or not your cabinets have can accommodate the depth of your new sink and that they can support the weight of the new sink.

 

Now you can start shopping for that brand new sink to compliment your stylish new kitchen