The kitchen is the heart of your home, and the sink is the heart of your kitchen. So make it the best place in the room.
If you’re planning on kitchen upgrades, plan on evaluating how you use your sink so you can pick the best kitchen sink for your needs.
Keep reading to learn about kitchen sink options in a modern kitchen.
Sinks With Lip
When you’re selecting a sink, you’ll quickly discover they fall into one of two categories: under mount or top mount. These terms refer to how the sink is mounted to your countertop.
Experts refer to top mount sinks as “drop-ins” because a contractor can drop the sink into your countertop. The lip of the sink rests on top of your countertop.
Because of the ease of installation, top mount sinks cost less than undermounts. You can replace them easily, and they protect countertops from chipping.
On the downside, a top mount sink will collect more gunk on its lip, and it looks bulgy. It does not blend seamlessly into your countertop.
An undermount clings to the undersurface of the countertop. Thus it fits seamlessly into your countertop and kitchen. You can sweep debris easily into an undermount sink, and it just looks nicer.
The undermount sink does typically cost more and replacing it takes more work than replacing a top mount sink.
Double or Single
You also have the option of purchasing a single-bowl kitchen sink or a sink with a double bowl.
A double bowl sink allows you to have two things going on at once. You can have a dish rinsing sink, or you can be thawing something in one sink while washing dishes in another.
A modern kitchen in a modern home typically has a double sink. Double bowl sinks are not always a 50/50 split. You can find double bowl sinks with a 70/30 or a 60/40 split.
If you plan on washing a lot of big pots and pans and cookie sheets, you should look into a large, single-bowl sink for your home kitchen.
If you purchase a double bowl sink, you have an additional choice to make. How deep do you want your sink divide? You can find double sinks that have a full divide and others with a low divide.
A full divide comes up flush with the side of the sink. You can fill your sinks full of water and soak big pans completely.
A low divide comes up partway. It’s a fairly new design that kitchen lovers debate on frequently.
Some people love that you can wash smaller cookware and larger cookware. The low divide leaves room for handles on those big fry pans. However, some people want the ability to full-soak a big pot or pan in one sink, and you cannot do this with a low divide.
Your Best Kitchen Sink For You
The best kitchen sink is the kitchen sink that works for your needs. You know how you cook and what you will need, so pick the sink that meets those needs.
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