Everything but the kitchen sink!

That’s an culinary saying, but I never went to culinary school (almost did though!). I have been thinking about getting a new kitchen sink lately, I cook way too much in my kitchen and the dishes pile up quickly! I’ve been doing some research and people with my kind of needs usually go for the deeper double bowl sinks, but they tend to be more expensive. What’s a cook to do? I looked at an article on how to pick out a kitchen sink, which was really helpful in making my decision

“There are many factors to consider when choosing a kitchen sink:

  • Think about the countertop first.
  • Different sink materials fit different needs.
  • Optimize your workspace with a variety of options.

Your countertop and sink need to work together.

Your installation options will depend on the countertop material you choose:

A solid surface countertop of manmade material, natural stone, concrete or wood will allow for an under-mounted sink installation. This design produces a cross-section view of the countertop and creates a clean, simple line.

Some sinks are available with “tile-in” edges. Designed to mount flush with a tiled surface, they offer a built-in, grouted sink edge.

Self-rimming, drop-in sinks work well with any countertop material but have a raised lip that may, depending on the sink material you choose, interfere with cleaning.

Apron or farmhouse sinks with exposed face panels must be planned for early in your kitchen design as they have special cabinet requirements.

What material best suits your needs?

  • There are many kitchen sink materials to choose from, including stainless-steel, enameled cast iron, fireclay, quartz silicate and solid surface.
  • A high-quality, 18-gauge stainless-steel sink will take a lot of abuse.
  • Enameled cast iron has endless options for shiny colors.
  • Solid surface or quartz silicate is better at resisting scratches.
  • Solid fireclay is just as durable, but limited in regard to color choices.”

Looks like I’ve got work to do!

To read more from the article go to http://www.hgtv.com/kitchens/choose-a-kitchen-sink/index.html