Kitchen Sinks: How To Choose The Best One For Yourself

A sink is an integral part of a modern kitchen. There are different types of kitchen sinks in the market. A well-chosen sink is essential for the smooth functioning kitchen. Unfortunately, most people often make mistakes in the selection process. So, how to choose the best kitchen sink and faucet? Let’s see.

Modern kitchen sinks: 

Stainless steel sinks
  • Stainless steel is a popular material for the production of sinks. There are several types of stainless steel kitchen sinks: textured, polished, and brushed. Textured ones are most popular because of their rough surface, as they are less susceptible to damage. Also, water leaks do not leave traces on this type of shell. Such steel sinks are inexpensive. They look beautiful and are available in different shapes and sizes.
Ceramic Sinks Ceramic sinks are another type of material used in kitchens. It has the following qualities:


●       Ceramics are exceptional and aesthetically pleasing. Any room designed in a classic style will be unique if the kitchen set is equipped with a ceramic sink.

●       It does not require much upkeep. Simply clean with a mild detergent.

●       Its installation is easy and straightforward.

●       The hard surface is durable and less susceptible to abrasions, high temperatures, and chemicals.

Artificial stone sinks
  • Manufactured stone sinks are made of artificial stone-agglomerate and acrylic stone. You can purchase such a sink in any color, shape, or texture. It can withstand high temperatures and doesn’t get damaged by chemicals. It improves the appearance of the kitchen by giving it a natural look.


 Types of Kitchen Sinks Depending on The Type of Installation: 


  • It is widely used in rented apartments and temporary homes.
Overhead sink
  • It is an excellent alternative to the countertop.  It is installed in modular cabinets and covers the entire surface.
  • A hole is cut out for such a sink. It looks great on solid countertops.
  • It offers a cohesive look and many times are a single piece that requires a professional to install.

 Types of Kitchen Sinks By Shape 

  • They have two sizes: 50×50 and 60×60. You can choose such kitchen sinks from a wide range of options.
  • It comes in different sizes: 55×50, 50×80, 50×100, or 50×125. It is suitable for small kitchens, where it is not always possible to place a standard countertop due to the width.
  • It is available in different diameters from 45 to 51 cm.


Optimal Washing Depth 

When choosing a sink for the kitchen, in addition to the main dimensions (width and length), it is necessary to determine its depth. This is another parameter that determines the comfort of use. The best depth is from 16 to 19 cm, the standard that manufacturers produce. However, depending on the situation, this size may vary. If you have a large family, you’ll most likely use the sink as a washbasin. If you need to wash large items of kitchen utensils or large volumes of vegetable preparations in the summer, the size of the sink should change. The depth size of a sink should be beneficial to the capacity of its use.


How To Choose The Right Type of Sink For The Kitchen? 

  • Sink Capacity 

It is necessary to consider the number of people in the family, the desire and ability to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This will help you determine the volume you need. 

  • The Size of The Kitchen Itself 

The area reserved for the sink is also an essential category of choice. In a spacious kitchen, it is possible to install a sink of any size. You need to hire a professional construction worker to install the kitchen sink. 

  • Sink shape 

For different kitchens, the choice of sink shape is considered an essential factor. Each type has its advantages. A Rectangular sink is an excellent option for narrow countertops and saves space. Round sinks are comfortable. Square sinks have a classic design and are acceptable in almost any kitchen. 

  • Room design 

Depending on the style of the entire kitchen, you must choose the type of sink that will not only compliment it but be efficient as well. Bella Homes offers professional help during the selection process.

When choosing a perfect kitchen sink, you should look not only at the level of design but also at the practicality of use. Following the tips mentioned above will help you make an intelligent selection.

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