If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you are more than likely shopping for a new sink. But who would have thought there were so many styles to choose from when selecting a kitchen sink? While the decision process may seem daunting at first, there are really just three common styles of sinks, which you can configure to match your vision of your new kitchen.
To start out, you can choose between a sink with a single basin and one with a double basin, which is the most common style. You can soak or wash dishes on one side while working with food prep on the other. The single basin sink does not allow you that option, but it does give you ample room for washing large pots, pans, and cookie sheets.
Either of these sink styles can be installed as a drop-in or an undermount. With the common drop-in style, the sink sits inside a hole cut into the countertop. The rim of the sink supports all the weight. The one downside to this style is the inability to wipe water and food directly into the sink. In contrast, undermount sinks are exactly that—they are mounted under the countertop—and because they do not have a rim, you can easily wipe food and water from the counter directly into the sink. Food debris, however, can build up underneath where the sink is attached to the counter.
The farmhouse sink, also referred to as an apron sink or apron-front sink, is a bit of a different idea. It also comes as a single or double basin, but is much larger and deeper than the average sink. The front of the sink, the apron, is exposed, and essentially serves as the face of the cabinet. These sinks add aesthetic appeal to your kitchen, but they take up a lot of room, and because of their weight, are not as easy to install.
When it’s time to remodel your kitchen, we’d be more than happy to help you decide which style of sink would best fit what you want from your new kitchen. Contact Coleridge Construction today and let's get some ideas rolling!