Any kitchen sink will do when you’re renovating the kitchen area right? As long as it fits in and gives you enough space for the dishes? Sadly, you’d be wrong in thinking this, and in many cases, the kitchen sink is one of the most important aspects of the entire design. Of course, you need to work out your themes, colors, and the type of countertops you are going to use, but the kitchen sink is what will draw the eyes when you walk in, and it should have both aesthetic and functional attributes. Before you settle on just ‘any old’ sink, here are the things that you need to think about.
What Budget Have You Got
Kitchen sinks can come in an enormous range of prices which is exactly why you need a clear idea of how much you’d like to spend before you go shopping. It is easy to get tempted by fancy finishes and multi-use options and blow a bigger chunk of your budget than you would’ve liked. The sink is important but so too are kitchen taps and countertops, so set your price ceiling first.
The next consideration to make is how much space you have available in the kitchen itself. This is not just about the space where you will place the kitchen sink, but also the area around it where you will have taps or a kitchen mixer installed. If you have a small kitchen you will need a certain type of kitchen sink which can fit in there without taking up too much room.
What Is The Theme of Your Kitchen
Once you have set out a budget and you know what kind of size you are looking for, it is time to consider the aesthetic appeal. Try to think about the overall theme of the kitchen, including the colors, and allow that to influence the material and style of the sink you want. For example, a large ceramic trough looks great in a traditional farmhouse kitchen, whereas a black stone sink can look incredible in a minimalistic, modern kitchen.
How Do You Use The Sink
It is always worth considering how you use your kitchen sink too so that you can find the perfect option. For example, do you just use it for dishes? Or do you also like to do food prep on a regular basis? This will help you to decide between a single or a double sink, and perhaps you may also need an area for waste disposal. Function should always take precedence over how good the sink looks, in an ideal world your new sink will offer both.
And finally, it is worth considering the durability of the sink which you are looking at. Consider how often you are likely to spend time taking care of the sink, as well as how much action the sink will see. If you have a large family with plenty of plates and cutlery going through the sink each day, you’ll need something which isn’t prone to scratching and has a reputation for being durable.
These are the key areas that you need to consider before you go out shopping for a new kitchen sink.