Many things which one needs to look for while designing the kitchen, if anything is being set once, then it would be difficult to change it. A kitchen sink is one thing which is the most difficult from all the things around which could not be changed so easily. There are many things which need to be carefully considered while going for the right kitchen sink–
- Bowls of the kitchen sink – The size of the kitchen varies, and so accordingly, the things need to be adjusted as per the size of a kitchen. If things kept or put in the kitchen does not compliment the size of a kitchen, then it would make it look odd. Suppose the size of a kitchen is small, then it will not be much more spacious, and it’s best to have a single bowl sink in the kitchen. This will not take much of the kitchen space. If the size of a kitchen is big, then it is preferred that double or triple sink should be kept in the kitchen. In this, the sink is bifurcated with the midsection and create a different workspace. This bifurcation can be made equal or can be in different ratios. This bifurcation will make the work easier in a kitchen as one could be used for soaking others for cleaning or rinsing. So it will make the work easier.
- Size or depth of sink – More is the size or depth of a sink, it is much better for cleaning larger utensils. But the depth of the sink needs to be checked whether the plumbing or disposers are under the sink. After considering that, it should be seen that how much size and depth could be taken for the sink. There are some sinks that have more than one basin having different depths. If this type of basin is being chosen, then the basin with more depth should be seen how it will accommodate, and will there be any issue of plumbing.
- Position of the drain – Mostly, the kitchen sink has the drain in the middle of it, which takes the water and waste out. But many other basins are there which has drained in the corner or back, which gives more space for working. Even though there are different sizes of holes in the drain, which could be chosen that smaller or bigger as well as larger or smaller holes are required in the drain. There are times when some costly items like a gold ring slip into the sink and if the holes are small, then there is no chance of getting it slipped. While if the holes are small in the sink, then it will be difficult for the bigger waste to get out through it, and it needs to be cleared through hand only.
- Materials of the sink – There are different materials of the sink which are available in the market, and one can choose accordingly as per the need, style, budget, etc. Different materials of sinks available are Stainless Steel, copper, Granite, cast iron, porcelain, and many others.
By carefully looking at different factors of a sink with the size of a kitchen, the type and design of a kitchen sink should be chosen. As it will be difficult to change the sink again and again as per the requirement or taste.