Sink Selection Guide
Matching your personal needs with specific sink features will ultimately help you choose the sink that is best for you and your home. However, knowing what features on which to focus and what they mean to you is not always obvious. There are generally five features that should be considered:
The sink is mounted beneath the surface of the countertop. This method is ideal for use with solid surface materials like marble, granite, and stone. A stylish look is created by eliminating the visibility of the sink lip and allows for quick convenient clean-ups.
A sink is lowered into the countertop cutout and its rim rests on the surface of the counter. This is an ideal method of installation for simple sink or faucet replacements. It can be used with virtually any countertop material but is not desirable for solid surfaces, where the rim could be considered obtrusive.
- Apron Front
- Single Bowl
A single bowl sink is ideal for handling large pots. Single bowl sinks can come in a variety of sizes, ideal for limited space or large spaces and can be used as the main sink or as a kitchen island sink.
Single bowl sinks can provide a simple yet attractive design.
- Double bowl
Larger sinks provide more space and have additional options. These sinks offer a great flexibility in the kitchen, such as having one bowl for washing and one for rinsing dishes, or one bowl can be used for food prep, while the other is used for dirty dishes.
- Triple Bowl
Normal depth usually ranges from 7-10 inches. A deeper bowl can more easily accommodate the use of large pots and cookware but a user’s height should be considered. A shallower bowl might provide greater comfort while working in and reaching to the bottom of the sink. Depth can also be inhibited by accessories under the sink like a garbage disposal, recycling bin, etc.