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Choosing the right sink for your kitchen renovation

Much like choosing anything for your remodeling, selecting the perfect kitchen sink can be very time-consuming. The sink is usually the centrepiece of any kitchen and the place where most people spend a huge amount of time. What sink you choose will have a huge impact on how you work within and your comfort level.

Like most kitchen renovation decisions, there is no right answer. Everyone is different and wants different things from their kitchen sink. But by understanding the differences, you can make a more informed decision and be happier with your selection. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider:

Installation Type
There are 4 basic types:
Drop In – The sink is dropped into a hole cut into the countertop.
Undermount – The exact size of the sink it cut into the countertop and the sink sits underneath.
Tile-In – The edge of the tile is flush against the sink. This is similar to the Drop In method.
Farmhouse – Most farmhouse sinks are undermounted, but the front of the sink is exposed and finished.

Farmhouse Sink

Configuration and Size
How many bowls do you want and need? Most commonly you see one or two bowls, and the selection here is really based on your preference. Another less-common size is three bowls, including one small one for the garbage disposal.

Material
Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean. However, it can be scratched and damaged.
Cast Iron or Porcelain sinks are for more traditional designs and can be damaged over time. They are also much heavier than other sinks and will require more support.
Composite sinks are made from polymers, granite, and other materials. They tend to be cheaper and lighter than natural granite and stone and many of them are made to resist scratches and stains.

If you’re wondering what sink is best for you, come and talk to us at Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms and we’ll be happy to show you the amazing products we have in stock.

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