Entry #41, March 15, 2010
When we did our kitchen renovation, we didn’t realize how many sinks there are to choose from. Depending on how much space you have, and the needs of your family will dictate your choice of sinks. Below are a few kinds of sinks to choose from, depending on its function and decor style you crave.
Single bowl sinks:
When space on your counter top is a concern, consider a single bowl sink. This one from American Standard allows big pots to fit in, as well as keep a nice, clean profile.
Double and triple bowl sinks allow for more versatility, as well as separate work stations for multiple people using the kitchen at the same time. Pots can be filling with water, and the garbage disposal can work separately.
This Kohler sink is ideal as a secondary sink, in a bar or island. It allows for preparation and disposing of vegetables, fruit, etc… They also work great for washing food, and hands without tying up the main sink.
If you are considering solid surface counters, concrete, or granite, undermount sinks are installed from the underside of the counter. This allows for the solid counter material to “flow” right into the sink. This type of sink is great for brushing food and debris directly into sink, and not worrying about caulking lines above the counter. This Moen sink looks sleek and modern:
These sinks are not used for cleaning dishes, they are used where water and drainage would be helpful. They can be located at the kitchen island or in the living room at a side bar. They are also popular in master bedroom suites that have the convenience of a small refrigerator, and bar area. Moen has a gallery of beautiful sinks waiting for you to choose.
Don’t forget the faucets! The sink is only half of what makes a great looking sink. Choose fixtures that fit with your decor and your family. There are some great, sleek, modern fixtures, but they may be difficult for kids to operate.
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