By far the most important thing that you have to consider when selecting a kitchen sink is its size. Take into consideration everything else in your kitchen such as the appliances, the countertop, and the cabinetry. If you have a smaller kitchen then the sink has to be just the right size as to not overtake valuable countertop space. On the other hand, some people would prefer to have a larger kitchen and don't mind the space that it might take up.
The second most utilized material is a solid surface kitchen sink which can quickly be either under-mounted or surface-mounted and is also available in a wider range of options than stainless steel for instance. Solid surface materials have grown in popularity in the last few years and are now available in a wide range of color to help you match your kitchen counter tops. While solid surface sinks are not totally scratch-proof they can resist most scratches and when you do get one it is typically able to be buffed out. Additional benefits include being resistant to both heat and stains.
One-and-a-half-bowl sinks offer a good compromise, giving you an extra area that doesn't eat up too much surface space. There's still a lot to be said, though, for large one bowl sinks, especially if you have a dishwasher. A big single sink allows you to soak larger pans and dishes that won't fit in the machine.
Today, the design and usage of kitchen sinks has evolved immensely. Manufacturers have changed the shape, while the ingenious thought of interior decorators have improved it's design. The Kohler company, for example, offers some of the best sinks on the market. The Kohler Fete for example, is an oval shaped, and very shallow, island sink. Designers were thinking of ways to better the look of kitchen islands, while adding usage. While the small and stylish one is not able to handle washing the dishes, it does serve as a convenience for projects involving the cutting board. For salad preparation, or removing the fat from that beef, the Fete provides a big convenience to cleaning your food. Instead of traveling all the way to the main sink and risking an accident, the conventional Fete island one takes care of those small and quick jobs when cooking and prepping food. Other top brands that Kohler carries are Cursive, 8 Degree and Evenweave.
Copper kitchen sinks are in great demand as a luxury kitchen sink, due to its unique copper colour. Artistic designs and hand hammered copper kitchen sinks are loved by those who cherish their kitchen to be a traditional and luxurious one. Farmhouse kitchen sinks commonly called apron sinks, are another hot item in the luxury kitchen scenario. The most common material for farmhouse sinks is porcelain or enamel. But nowadays, copper farmhouse kitchen sinks are available with reputed companies which guarantee the quality of copper used.
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