The Best Sinks
The Best Sinks for Your Home - Style, Elegance, & Decor
Looking to remodel your kitchen and
are thinking about the sink? There is much to consider.
Currently there are three primary types of kitchen sinks:
self-rimming, under mount, and farm. You may want to consider the faucets you like when selecting a sink as the
wrong faucet style can completely destroy the aesthetic value of your chosen sink style.
For the budget minded individuals, rimmed kitchen sinks
are the most common and the least expensive type of kitchen sink. Self Rimming sinks have a rolled edge that is
mounted over the countertop. Integral sinks are an interesting concept. The countertop and sink are all one
material and blend seamlessly into each other.
The first time I saw it I was struck by its simplicity but
also by the odd impression of seeing no sink at all. This type is obviously not for the budget minded, as single
piece countertop/sink combinations can be rather expensive.
For a more upscale look consider stainless steel. More
popular than ever, the stainless steel sink is the perfect compliment to the 'professional' kitchen that boasts
stainless steel appliances. The most common kitchen sink, whether it be a surface mount or under-counter mount
is made of stainless steel.
There are mounting considerations; a free standing sink
can be purchased as a surface mount, where it has a rim that is visible on top of the counter or an
under-counter mount, which, as the name implies the sink mounts under the counter and there is no visible rim
(this is the latest most fun option).
Sturdy solid construction is important not only for
durability but also if you are going to add that fabulous modern convenience called a garbage disposal. You
don't want that rattling beyond tolerance. If pressing down on the bowl causes it to bend and flex, there is
potential for increased disposal noise.
As you can see there is much to consider from a design and
construction standpoint before you blindly buy a new sink. We suggest consulting a variety of design books,
websites and home improvement stores for further research.
For more insights into these home topic visit the Kitchen Sinks
and Kitchen Faucets Info