Are you planning on remodelling your kitchen, or looking for a change in your kitchen sink? With the wide range of models in the market today, making the right choice could be time-consuming and stressful. Not to worry, I have had my fair share of experience in looking for kitchen sinks and can help you out with suggestions.
Firstly, you’ll need to decide on what you want based on your budget, space in the kitchen, and how tough you are on your sink. 😉 Yeah! Some people tend to throw in their pots and pans, and even transfer hot pans into the sink directly off the cooktop. As we all know, a sink and a faucet is a basic necessity in every kitchen, and it’s important to evaluate the various options available before you zero in on one.
When I went shopping for my kitchen sink, the person at the store asked me several questions. He asked if I multitask in my sink, and if I wash utensils as and when I use them or prefer to wash them at the end of the day. At first I was confused by his questions, but later I got to know that he had a point. He said that he recommends kitchen sinks to customers based on how they plan to use it, as it can really make a big difference.
There are a few people who say that you’ll have to compromise on look and design while choosing a sink that will work best for you. Well, I recently bought a BLANCO sink and did not have to compromise on anything this time. 🙂
BLANCO is well known around the world for its faucets and sinks and has been in the industry since 1925. They initially started with parts for cookers and water bottles but have also made and sold millions of sinks.
Here are some criteria you need to keep in mind while choosing your BLANCO sink.
Based on Material:
Stainless Steel Sinks
BLANCO’s stainless steel kitchen sinks are made from premium grade steel and come with a satin polished finish, which is created by an extensive polishing process. The sink has a luxurious look, and is smooth and easy to clean.
SILGRANIT sinks consist of 80% granite and come in beautiful colours and elegant designs. They are stony to touch and are heat resistant up to 536 °F. The sinks are highly durable; they don’t fade, and are resistant to scratches, heat and breakage. They are resistant to acid and alkali solutions, and offer easy maintenance.
CERANA Fireclay Sinks
These sinks are made using hand-finishing techniques and high-firing temperatures, and are designed to resist scratching, chipping and staining. These sinks come with beauty and durability combined. The surface of these sinks is lustrous and does not fade. It is long-lasting, rust-resistant, and shock-resistant, as well.
Based on Installation Method:
Do you plan to install your sink bowl from under the countertop? You can try this installation method if you are going in for a marble, engineered stone or granite countertop.
This technology gives you a virtual flushmount look that owes its elegance to the 1.25 mm sink rim that sits over the countertop. The sink requires expert handling and can be flushmounted or topmounted, preferably by solid surface specialists.
This kind of installation method suits all kinds of countertops and is the traditional way of installation where the sink is inserted from above the countertop.
Stainless Steel Apron Front Installation
This method has been around for 80 years and is sure to go well with all kinds of decor.
Fireclay Apron Front Installation
You can choose between a rounded front for a traditional look, and a squared front for that present-day stylish look.
There are a few other things to keep in mind as well. You’ll find that standard kitchen cabinet sizes start from 9″ in width and go on to 12″, 15″, 18″, 21″, 24″ etc. Before you buy your sink make sure you measure your cabinet size. Another aspect to keep in mind is the bowl depth; this is something you must consider especially if you use utensils like tall pots.