Replacing Your Kitchen Sink
Kitchens, Remodeling Tips

So You Think You Need a New Kitchen Sink?

Are you starting to think about replacing your kitchen sink? Your sink is one of the most frequently used appliances in your home, so it better be in tip-top shape! If it’s time for your kitchen sink to get a revamp, make sure you know all of your choices.

If you’re thinking about switching out your kitchen sink, check out our list of the pros and cons of some of the most popular ones.

Single-Bowl Sinks

If your sink has one basin with no dividers, it’s a single-bowl sink. These types of sinks are versatile, simple, and convenient for people working in a smaller kitchen.

Pros

  • Has a deep basin
  • Easily soak and wash large items
  • Perfect for small kitchens where counter space is sparse
  • Do not take up a lot of space

Cons

  • No separation, so it may be tough to wash multiple items at once
  • Can get easily cluttered
  • Not disposal friendly

Double-Bowl Sinks

Take a single-bowl sink, double it, and what do you get? A double-bowl sink! The basins are separated with a divider, so you have a bit more room to work when you’re using your kitchen sink.

Pros

  • Ideal for washing multiple dishes
  • Easily separates dishes
  • Works well with a garbage disposal
  • Separates dishes from food prep
  • Ideal for large kitchens

Cons

  • Basins are not as deep as single-bowl sinks
  • Uses up a lot of counter space
  • More difficult to wash large items

Farmhouse Sinks

Traditional farmhouse sinks are made using fireclay or cast iron, although more are being made from quartz and stainless steel. Farmhouse sinks were originally used to hold large amounts of water back when people didn’t have running water available to them, so they’re designed to be very deep.

Pros

  • Come in a variety of styles and designs
  • Very deep, which is ideal for large pots and pans
  • Has a classic and charming appearance
  • Gives you a lot of space to work with

Cons

  • Can be pricier compared to other sinks
  • Installation is tricky

Top Mount Kitchen Sinks

A top mount sink drops into your counter and creates a rim around your sink. This creates a handy sink that provides extra support to whatever you’re putting in your sink.

Pros

  • Heavy-duty
  • Supportive
  • Blends in with your kitchen counter

Cons

  • Grime and debris can get caught on the lip of the sink, leading to a more difficult cleanup
  • Takes up a fair amount of counter space

Island-Prep Sinks

Some homeowners add island-prep sinks for functional purposes while some consider them an extra luxury. Regardless, these sinks make for a great addition to any kitchen.

Pros

  • Adding an extra sink is ideal when there are multiple people working in the kitchen
  • Trendy appearance
  • Speeds up kitchen prep time
  • Great for party prepping or using as a bar sink

Cons

  • An extra expense added to your kitchen
  • Takes up precious countertop space
  • Another sink that family members may use to pile dishes in (it happens to the best of us!)

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