How to se­lect the right sink for your kitchen

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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

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