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Your kitchen sink endures a lot – dirty dishes, heavy scrubbing, and soap buildup. That’s why you should consider quality, material, size, and mounting types when picking out a new sink. Kitchen brands offer a variety of sink styles, from quaint farmhouse models to contemporary stainless steel looks. Let our step-by-step guide help you through the kitchen sink selection process.
Replacing a kitchen sink? You’ll need to make sure that your current kitchen faucet will fit into your new sink. Kitchen sinks can accommodate single-handle faucets, double-handle faucets, and faucet/accessory combinations depending on the amount of holes in the sink. Here are the most common sink-hole configurations:
If you’re opting for a wall-mounted faucet, contact a professional plumber for installation help.
The beauty of porcelain, the durability of cast-iron — the perfect choice for a sturdy-yet-stylish sink. This sink material is easy to clean, though the porcelain may be easy to scratch.
Stainless steel sinks are popular in contemporary and modern kitchens. Their clean, polished look and scratch-resilience make them a popular choice for household chefs.
Affordable and glossy, it’s not hard to see why acrylic sinks are a popular choice. However, this material tends to scratch and stain easily, so keep that in mind during the selection process.
A solid surface sink is created from manmade materials that mimic marble, stone, and other natural elements. Solid surface materials can be made in a variety of colors, finishes, and textures.
Undermount sinks are mounted beneath the kitchen counter. The basin and rim of an undermount sink are positioned underneath the counter.
Drop-ins, also known as self-rimming sinks, are “dropped” into your kitchen countertop. With a drop-in sink, the rim is positioned atop the countertop, whereas the basin hangs below.
Also known as an “apron” sink, the farmhouse sink is a charming addition to a country kitchen. This type of sink has a deep basin and an apronlike front.
If you frequently entertain guests, you may want to consider a bar sink for easier food preparation and cleanup. Their compact size also makes bar sinks a good choice for a small kitchen.
Large single bowls give you more room for food preparation using pots, pans, and other large cooking tools.
Multiple bowl sinks are handy for handwashing dishes and preparing food. Most kitchens have double bowls to save on space, but triple-bowl configurations are also available.
The best place to find your perfect kitchen sink is at a bath & kitchen showroom. Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and browse our wide assortment of kitchen sinks. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.