Kitchens are a place in the home where most of the action takes place. Everyone who is up for some food ends up in the kitchen and talks ensue. That makes your kitchen sink important because it needs to handle a lot- from food prep to cleanup. You need to make sure that your kitchen sink can handle it all. Everyone knows how much trouble it is when the kitchen pipes are blocked.
When buying your kitchen sinks here are a few tips to keep in mind to avail the best value for money:
Consider Investing In a Backup Sink
If your kitchen sink is used a lot, you may consider installing a backup sink in which you can do most of the food work. From cutting to washing the dishes, choose a rough and tough sink to install as your backup kitchen sink so that even if one of the sinks go out of order, you can always use the other one. It is also a good idea to invest in a backup sink if you want to install a lavish copper kitchen sink. You can also install rustic faucets to go with the sink.
Copper sinks are not only durable but also a practical choice.
Install a Farmhouse Sink
Another popular and growing choice for kitchen sinks is the farmhouse sink or apron front sinks. These are available in iron, metal and stone. You may only want to consider installing a farmhouse sink if it’s a matter of looks in the kitchen. Like stated above if you have a backup sink and want an elegant sink in the front to compliment your kitchen theme, consider farmhouse sinks, as they offer no added practical advantages.
Weigh Your Options
When buying a kitchen sink weigh your options against a single bowl sink or a double duty flexible sink. If you want, enough space with your sink to prepare the food you may consider a two bowl or triple bowl sink. Design and size matters, but when it comes to choosing a sink your decision should depend on how you like to prepare for your food. For a sink that allows easy washing consider a model with a flat bottom and a drain hole placed towards the back so it is not hidden by plates.