How to select the right sink for your kitchen
Sink is an indispensable item of every kitchen. Without a right-sized sink, you would never be able to execute cooking and other related tasks in an organized way. But choosing the sink that would be perfect for your kitchen might be very confusing as there are loads of products available in the market in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles and shades. So, here is a brief guide to assist you in your way of selecting the proper sink for your kitchen:
Consider the size of your cabinet.
Firstly, you will need a minimum cabinet size for purchasing your sink. Measure the area along the border of the cabinet (where your new sink will be placed) and add 2 to 3 inches to all sides. It would give you a total measurement including the size of the cabinet as well as the place required for mounting the hardware. In short, it would help you get an idea about the maximum sink size along with the space needed for its installation so that you can set it up without any hassle.
Verify the type of material used
Prior to spending on a sink, you must confirm the type of the material which it is made of. There are a number of materials that are used for making kitchen sinks and some of them include stainless steel, enameled steel, cast iron, copper, granite, fireclay, vitreous china, etc. Stainless steel is known to be the best as well as the most popular material among them. To get a colored finished, cast iron will be your perfect choice. If you are looking for a sink having a smooth and appealing look, go for enameled steel. Being a ceramic-like material, vitreous china can also give your sink a glossy and polished finish.
Decide on the type of installation
It is of utmost importance that you know about the installation types of your sorted sinks and then settle on the best one. You can find a large range of installation varieties, such as ‘self-rimming, drop-in”, “farmhouse or apron”, “undermount, recessed”, “tile-in, tile-edge”, and so on. Just check out the overall functions of the products and then pick the most suitable one for your kitchen n. You should also take the look of the sink into account while selecting the right one.
With so many varieties available in the market, finding the perfect sink for your kitchen might seem to be a baffling task. You should consider the size of your cabinet, verify the type of material used, and decide on the type of installation prior to purchasing your kitchen sink.
Culled from Kitchen Clan