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Home Improvement  /  June 21, 2018

A Guide to Selecting a Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is easily one of the most important parts of the kitchen. You can do a lot of things with a kitchen sink, ranging from cleaning food and plates to simply getting water. There are several popular kitchen sink options, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Knowing which one suits your current kitchen is crucial to getting the most value out of it.

Evaluate Your Needs

Before even heading to the hardware store, you need to figure out what type of sink you need. How often do you expect to use it? Are you going to wash food and plates in it multiple times a day? How much space is available? Your current kitchen sink needs will have a huge impact on which options will work best for you.

Pick the Material

Kitchen sinks can be made of ceramic, stainless steel or even composites. Some high-end options may be made of granite or engineered stone. Most homeowners go for a metal sink because it’s relatively easy to install, and it’s fairly low-maintenance although they are prone to getting dented if you accidentally drop something heavy.

How Many Bowls?

Some sinks feature two bowls while some only have a single bowl. Others will have one big bowl and one small bowl. Most homeowners go for double-bowl sinks, but if you don’t see yourself washing dishes on a regular basis, you’re probably better off with a single-bowl option. Your options may also be limited depending on how much free space is available for the kitchen sink, so make sure you’re aware of the biggest sink you can get.

Faucet Options

Although faucets are often sold separately, many suppliers offer kitchen sink “sets” that come bundled with specific faucets. Some sinks will also feature two or more holes to accommodate multiple faucets while others only have one slot for a single faucet (or none at all).

If you’re having trouble picking the perfect kitchen sink, we’re always here to lend a helping hand. Handyman Connection® of Boise is the most trusted provider of kitchen improvement solutions. Call us at (208) 268-0088, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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