How do you choose?
You have a few options for configuration. You can have one large single sink, two sinks or a galley of sinks. What you need to do is decide how you operate in the sink area. Do you wash your dishes by hand or just rinse them before loading the dishwasher? Do you prepare food in the sink, soak food or dish items or do you have another use for this area? These factors will have a huge impact on the configuration that you select.
Choosing the material for your sink or sinks can be challenging. You need to think about the overall look each material will contribute to your kitchen design. You also need to consider the durability and life expectancy of the material. Will the material stain, scratch, mark, or fade over time. Your options are varied and include; stainless steel, composite granite, fire clay, cast iron, quartz, natural stone, and copper.
Depending on the material you select, you may be offered colour choices for your sink. Some of the latest trends include; black, copper and white sinks. Again, you will need to decide based on your kitchen design and the practicality of the colour.
Where you put the kitchen sink is important to your overall kitchen design. You should identify how you operate in the kitchen, where you spend most of your food preparation time and how you use your sink. This will help you determine the best spot for the sink. You can consider putting a sink up against a wall, in the island bench or in a butlers pantry. You should also think about the placement of the sink in relation to other key items like your refrigerator, microwave, stove top and oven.
That sinking feeling
Designing your kitchen.