Not sure which sink to choose? Here are some things to think about when choosing a kitchen sink:
- Take a look at your plans, or measure your existing sink to determine what size you need. The National Kitchen & Bath Association, an industry trade group, suggests a standard 22X24-in. single bowl model for kitchens less than 150 sq. ft. (the bowl itself measures about 16X21 in.).
- Drop-in or Under-mount
- This may be determined by what type of counter top you have. Generally, a laminate top will have a drop-in sink and granite or quartz will have an under-mount. A third option is an apron sink (pictured at right).
- Single, Double or Triple Bowl sinks
- Some people prefer the function of a single bowl sink, since their larger bowl size can accommodate larger baking dishes and cookie sheets. Double and triple bowls allow you to stack the dishes in one bowl while you rinse off vegetables in the other.
- The standard depth of a kitchen sink is 8″, but you can choose a kitchen sink that is shallower or deeper than that.
- Depending on the material you choose, a kitchen sink can be stainless, copper, white, bone, biscuit, black, brown and so much more! There’s lots of room for creativity and color-matching.
- Kitchen sinks come in a variety of materials including stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain and composites.