Buying a New Sink?

Whether you’re washing your hands or dishes, it all happens in your sink. Since you use it every day, you want a sink that promotes productivity with style. Having plenty of designs, shades, widths, depths and new materials, it can be a fun task to install a new sink or replace an old one to coincide with your kitchen or bathroom décor and design. But at the same time, it can be stressful too as there are many things to consider when choosing a sink such as space, cabinetry, countertops etc. For you to determine the ideal sink for your home, here are some essential information that will guide you to ultimately buy the perfect sink.

Space

Measure the space intended for your sink. This will help you determine the area you can work with and if it’s suitable with your preferred sink.

Configuration

It deals with the number of bowls and the size of the sink. Contemplate on the size of your bathroom and the uses of your sink. The scale of the sink must be parallel with the scale of your bathroom.

Number of Holes

Most sinks come with 1 to 4 pre-drilled holes intended for faucets and accessories like soap dispenser, sprayer or hot water filtration system. Ensure that the sink possesses the needed number of holes fitted to the faucet and other fixtures. If the available sink has extra holes, hide them with ornamental coverings.

Material

Forget the brand; concentrate more on the material used in making the sink. We’ve found out that similar materials perform the same, even when they are produced by different manufacturers.

For Kitchen Sink

When it comes to picking the right sink materials for your kitchen, determine first its uses. The habits and practices of your family must be taken into consideration. Are you using your kitchen sink mainly for washing dishes, pans, and pots, or are you just rinsing and placing them in the dishwasher? If your kitchen sink undergoes a lot every day, go for a more heavy-duty material such as stainless steel or granite complex. Also, if you use heavyweight kitchenware, do not buy for materials such as porcelain enamel. It can easily get scratch or damage when exposed to a considerable force from weighty stuff.

For Bathroom Sink

The conventional toilet sinks are formed out of coated cast iron and vitreous china. They are durable and strong, and they’re quite heavy too. Sinks that are made from these materials are long lasting. That’s why many older houses are equipped with these kinds. Other common options include acrylic, stone, stainless steel and tempered glass. Every one of these materials possesses unique features:

  • Enameled and vitreous china sinksare obtainable in a striking variety of shades.
  • Glass sinksin vibrant colours, misty whites or dark-coloured display coarse and swirled surfaces.
  • Stainless Steel, Bronze and Copper sinks highlight an array of polishes including countryside hand-hammered surfaces.

Acrylic sinks are great for modern baths because of their cool and stylish designs.