Which Kitchen Sink Suits Your Needs?

October 14, 2014
Which Kitchen Sink Suits Your Needs?

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Kitchen sinks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but most tend to be set up in a double sink configuration, allowing for greater versatility in day to day use. However, this sink configuration does not always suit each household and as such, the following will help you select which sink is best for your home's kitchen.

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Single Sink

A single sink is preferable when space is not a luxury, or if you desire one large sink rather than a double sink. Keep in mind a single sink will limit what you can do in your kitchen by only allowing for one purpose at a time.

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Double Sink

A more common design to find in the kitchen, double sinks allow for versatility and practicality for today’s kitchen styles. Allowing for dual use, one side can be allocated to cleaning while the other sink is used for food preparation. Both sink bowls allow for draining through individual pipes that meet below the counter. Double sinks come in a range of styles and sizes to meet your design needs.

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One & A Half Sink with Drainer

The one and a half sink with drainer provides a versatile approach to kitchen preparation while maintaining practicality and not taking up excessive space on the kitchen bench. The half sink with drainer allows for either small cleaning tasks to be carried out while the other sink is in use, or split use when preparing meals that should not come in contact with other ingredients.

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Single or Double Sink with Drainer

This style of sink comes in either a single or double design with a stainless steel drainer built into the bench top next to the sink, allowing for drip drying of dishes and food preparation, with the run off going back into the sink. This adds to the versatility of a double sink and improves the function of a single sink.

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A good rule of thumb to remember when choosing a kitchen sink is to think bigger than you need, it’s much easier to deal with more sink space than less. By keeping this in mind it may help save you future frustration and money if the times come for you to upgrade to a more suitable sink size.

Kitchen Sink Materials

Now that you've learnt about kitchen sink configuration, hopefully you have one type in mind and now all that's left is to choose the material.

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