How much do you use your kitchen sink? A lot? That’s what we thought. And what do you use it for? Food prep and washing things not appropriate for your dishwasher (and perhaps—no judgment from us! —washing your dog, filling up water balloons, handwashing your “delicates” and shampooing your hair)? Yes! That’s why, when planning your kitchen renovation, it’s important to consider which sink will best suit your needs.
All of us at Valley Design Center know the kitchen and bathroom remodeling business inside and out, from start to finish. We are eager to go beyond our call of duty to help our customers decide on their dream designs, help them make choices and guide them through the final installation. Anyone looking for excellent products and customer service can count on Valley Design Center for both.
Let’s take a look at the pluses and minuses of three types of kitchen sinks.
Large and deep
Plusses: It’s a snap to wash big pots and pans, and it allows you to prepare a lot of food at once. Though a farmhouse sink is mostly an aesthetic choice, it functions like a large single sink.
Minuses: Because it’s so versatile, you may be tempted to use it for many projects simultaneously and risk a bit of cross-contamination or disarray. To crush the chaos, however, most manufacturers offer lots of model-matching add-ons, such as rinse baskets.
One sink, two basins
Plusses: The duo lets you easily accomplish separate missions, such as prepping food and cleaning up as you go. The widths of the sinks’ two basins are usually 18 and 14 inches (60/40), though customization possibilities are almost unlimited. Two also let you hand-wash china and crystal with dish detergent in one basin and rinse water in the other.
Minuses: Small basins make it tough to soak and wash large pots and pans. You may have to use up precious counter space for soaking.
Plusses: They can perform as a double bowl sink, which can separate the dirty dishes from the washed and rinsed dishes. They also use less space than two-basin sinks.
Minuses: Compared to center drains, the water empties slowly because the faucet is farther from the drain. Drainage is even slower in offsets with flat bottoms and textured floors. Also, repair and installations are more demanding; because the plumbing is off to the side, installation and repairs are carried out in cramped spaces.
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By Valley Design Center
August 30, 2022