How to Choose a New Kitchen Sink

The average kitchen would be nothing without its sink. Prep work, cooking, and cleaning all revolve around the sink. When you’re in the process of remodeling your kitchen, choosing a new sink isn’t easy. Here’s how to make it easier.

Ask yourself the questions we’ve listed below. When you look at your collected answers, you’ll know details you need to choose the perfect sink for your home.

What size space do you have?

Before you start looking at sinks, make sure to measure out the available space in our kitchen for one. You don’t want to start shopping only to find that the sink of your dreams is far too large to fit in your space. Keep the measurements in mind first, shop second.

How many basins do you want?

Do you want one or two? Large single-basin farmhouse sinks are very popular these days, but most people tend to prefer two-basin sinks. Think about your needs. Do you have a lot of dishes that need to be hand-washed? Do you use a lot of large pants?

On the other side, are you a single person who uses the dishwasher for everything and doesn’t need much space? Ask yourself these questions when deciding the number of bowls you want your kitchen sink to have.

Which individual features are most important to you?

There are a lot of different features to consider when it comes to your kitchen sink. You can always go bare bones and functional, but you don’t have to. For instance, if you have many large dishes that need to be hand-washed, you might want to look into a sink with a deeper bowl. Are you interested in having a garbage disposal installed? Do you want a particular kind of faucet – hands-free, for instance?

Think about your particular needs and choose individual features accordingly.

What material do you want it to be made out of?

Choosing the material for your kitchen sink comes down to three main things: cost, functionality, and aesthetics. There are a lot of options available out there: stainless steel, granite, cast iron, copper, fireclay, and more.

Each kind of material your sink could be made of has its own pros and cons. Stainless steel is popular because it’s heat and stain resistant and comes in a wide variety of styles. It’s affordable, but it is more susceptible to water stains and scratching than other listed materials. Granite sinks, on the other hand, are more durable than stainless steel sinks. The downside is they cost more to install due to their heavy, single-piece nature. To make the best choice, you’ll want to find a showroom you can visit to see them in person.

How do you plan on installing it?

Do research on plumbing companies in your community. Look for someone with years of experience handling complex plumbing systems. If you’d rather not do a bunch of Googling, don’t fret – we’ve already done the work for you.

If you live in the Dallas, TX area, your best option is to call the pros at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas for all of your sink installation needs. We’ll get it done fast and right, the first time.