Thanks to the abundance of choices these days, homeowners who are planning kitchen remodels may be stuck on the idea of a perfect sink. With even the material choices being seemingly infinite, landing on a sink for a home can be a daunting task: stainless steel, cast iron, composite … the possibilities are endless! How do you choose a sink you won’t mind piling dirty dishes in? It all boils down to your needs and your kitchen’s design elements, such as your new custom cabinets.
First, consider the size of the sink. Multi-basin models are popular right now, but this design’s sheer size may overpower a small kitchen. Choosing a sink with double or triple bowls is an added convenience if you often find yourself tending to many things at once. Some designers will suggest a second sink, which is a good option for families that have more than one cook.
You may have that “sinking” feeling when you need to choose the material. People whose counters are made out of granite or engineered stone should choose a stainless steel sink – especially if homeowners are often tossing things in the sink bowls. The prettiest of all sinks may be the enamel-coated cast iron design, but these sinks are first to show wear and tear. Composite sinks – such as polyester and acrylic ones – are a less expensive option and come in several colors. These would be a great way to complement a monochromatic kitchen.