Monday, January 7, 2008

Kitchen Sinks

The kitchen sink is probably the most used piece of equipment in the entire kitchen. It must be durable, but it can still be stylish and beautiful. There are many available styles and it should be little trouble to find one that matches seamlessly with the rest of the decor in your kitchen. There are a couple of things that you will need to take into consideration, namely, whether or not you would like to make your kitchen sink a focal point or rather jast have it blend in with the rest of the kitchen? You will also need to consider if what type of material will meet both your aesthetic and practical needs.

To begin, you will want to consider your family size and how often you use the kitchen. If you or your family are in the kitchen quite a bit, preparing meals or entertaining, you may want to consider purchasing a kitchen sink that is very large and durable. A double-sided, or even a sink with three bowls might work best. On the other hand, i f you would rather eat out then spend one more minute than is absolutely necessary in the kitchen, or if you have a small family, you have the option of choosing something that is more trendy, stylish, and less durable. A single bowl sink might work just fine.

Another decision that must be made when choosing the right kitchen sink is whether or not you would like a standard sized (shallow) sink or a deep one. A shallow sink is seven inches deep and works well for individuals who do not cook much. However, for those who do enjoy being in the kitchen, a deep sink is recommended. A deep sink is 10 inches deep and allows you to hold more dishes and prepare bigger foods such as turkey and chicken.
When you are designing your new kitchen, remember the "sink rule". Sinks are generally laid out to have thirty-six inches of counter area on one side and about half of that or eighteen inches on the other side. Consider this when you are renovating your kitchen.
Lastly, you should consider the type of material you want your sink made out of. Stainless steel, enameled steel and cast iron are the most common ones. However, you can also choose fire clay, slate, soapstone, brass and copper amongst others.
Choosing the right kitchen sink is vital in regards to durability and beautification. There are many types and styles to choose from. It should not be difficult finding the perfect one. You can visit local stores or save the physical trip and search virtually. With the many available options, you should be able to find the perfect kitchen sink in no time.

1 comment:

Will said...

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