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Kitchen Remodeling: The Sink

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

The kitchen sink should be major feature in your kitchen remodeling project. There are tons of styles of sinks available that you can buy that will work excellent with your new kitchen.

For over 30 years, stainless steel has been the standard for most kitchen sinks. Stainless steel is very durable, extremely easy to install, and is affordable for most people. The price range of a stainless steel sink will vary based on a variety of different factors. The gauge of the material, the insulation, the style, and the brand will all factor into the cost. When shopping for a stainless steel sink, check the gauge to see the quality of the sink. The smaller the number the better. There are tons of different sizes and configurations of stainless steel sinks and they will be popular for many years to come.

Another very popular type of kitchen sink is porcelain. Most commonly found in older style homes, porcelain is steadily becoming more and more popular in modern architecture. The most common and found porcelain sinks are usually styled with a porcelain finish over a cast-iron base. Compared to stainless steel sinks, porcelain is fairly fragile and can chip when a significant amount of force is applied. However, the classic finish is well worth the risk.

Another type of scene found in high-end homes are solid surface sinks. These types of sinks are usually made from natural materials like stone. There are also composites that mimics stone that had the same amount of durability and style. One major benefit of choosing solid surface sinks is you can usually match the surrounding countertop. Another benefit, is that they are heat resistant and most scratches can be erased.

Another sink that looks beautiful are copper sinks. In most homes, copper sinks will be need to be custom made. If you are doing a remodeling project you will want to think ahead if you could be doing a copper sink. The reason why is so you can coordinate the colors to match well if your new copper sink. But what the beautiful looks of the copper sink, you do have to worry about scratches that can pop up.

All the types as things listed above are available in a variety of different styles and configurations. When you choose your new kitchen sink, make sure that you check the mount type. Some of the things that you can buy are only designed to mount on the top of the counter. Some other things that you can buy are able to be mounted in other ways.

As a final thought, the bowl design of your kitchen sink is another important thing. For many years, most homes utilize two bowls that were the same size. The one problem with this design is some larger items could not fit. A way around this is installing two different sinks located in different areas. One scene could be used for prep while the other could be used for washing.
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Sep 28, 2010 7:43pm
mcimicata
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