How to choose the ideal kitchen sink

Has your old kitchen sink wore out its welcome? Having trouble deciding what type of kitchen sink to get? Elsea Plumbing in Prescott would like to share some tips that might help you find the ideal sink.

What type of sink do you want?

While there are many types of sinks, three main types are most common. First is the under-mounted sink. These sinks are mounted below the bench top, making them easier to clean. The second is the most common, the top mounted sink. These sinks rest right on top of the bench. The final type is the farmhouse sink. These sinks are usually very deep and stick out of the bench.

What size does the sink need to be?

If you already have a bench with an existing hole then the size dimensions are pretty much set. Find a sink that fits the original measurements. If you’re installing a sink into a new bench then measure the cabinet length between the joists to get the maximum length you can install.

How many bowls will your sink have?

You must decide how many bowls your new sink will have. A single bowl sink is easier to clean but makes it impossible to work on multiple tasks at once like washing the dishes and prepping vegetables at the same time. A double bowl is more common and as mentioned beforehand, allows for multitasking.

What type of material?

While stainless steel is the most common material used in sinks, other materials are available like cast iron, granite, and stone. Each material has its own strengths and weaknesses.

If you’re in the market for a new sink or faucet, let Elsea plumbing in Prescott help you purchase and install that perfect fixture for your kitchen.