A brand new kitchen sink is an investment of a lifetime that can completely transform the functionality and style of your kitchen. To ensure you get the sink of your dreams, you need to weigh some factors such as the size, design, material, and features you want. It is also prudent that you contact us at Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning to assess your kitchen and recommend an efficient kitchen sink. In this article, we will discuss how to choose a new kitchen sink for your home.
Size of the Sink
The bigger the sink, the higher the cost. Be realistic about your expectations and how much you’re ready to use. Remember to factor in the installation cost based on Sacramento labor rates. If you live alone and only cook a few times a week, you can get a small or medium-sized kitchen sink. Carefully assess the style to determine if you need more space and ensure you have adequate counter space on either side of the sink for food preparation.
Kitchen Sink Style Options
Kitchen sinks come in different styles. You want to ensure that the sink you choose fits your layout perfectly. The height should be comfortable and deep enough to prevent water from splashing your clothes. Some of the common kitchen sink styles include:
- Drop in sinks
- Farmhouse sinks
- Flush mount sinks
- Integrated sinks
- Undermount sinks
- Bar sinks
Kitchen Sink Material
When it comes to kitchen sink durability, you must be careful with the material you select. While most of these materials will last for several years, you need a sink material that makes your work in the kitchen easy, such as easy to clean and maintain. Here are the most common kitchen sink materials:
- Stainless steel
- Granite composite
- Cast iron
- Fire clay
- Native stone
Number of Basins
Determine where you want to place the sink based on the number of needed basins. As you go through the number of options available, you will need the right measurements for each basin. In most cases, the bowls come in similar sizes. You can simply multiply by the number of basins you want. If you go with a single basin sink, ensure it’s big enough to accommodate your kitchen cleaning needs.
A single basin can be an excellent choice if you entertain guests often and have to wash large pots occasionally. If you like to save water by having a washing and rinsing area, the double basin can be a great option for you. Triple basin sinks need a large amount of countertop space. You can customize the basins to have two large and one small or one big and two small, depending on your needs.
A Note From Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning
The best time to choose and install a brand new sink is before the start of a kitchen renovation. Choose your sink before you create the layout design and determine the counter and cabinet designs. If you’re replacing an existing sink, you will have limitations as you will be forced to use the existing cut-out, including the cabinet space. Give your sink plenty of space for your daily needs, and make sure your faucets are eco-friendly and efficient to avoid water wastage.
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Whether you’re replacing an old sink or remodeling your kitchen, Ace Plumbing Heating and Cooling is your go-to company for your kitchen sink installation or replacement. Our plumbers will conduct a thorough inspection of your plumbing system before advising on some of the best kitchen fixtures for your home. Contact us today for a free quote.