If you are refitting your kitchen – or are simply updating the room – you may want to replace your kitchen sink, but what are the different options open to you?
Nowadays, kitchen sinks come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and even colours, so you should be able to find something that fits in perfectly with the design scheme in your home.
Although you may be restricted by space as to which sink to choose, you will still find that you have many options.
For example, you do not have to go for a stainless steel sink; you could select a sink made from a ceramic, graphite or composite material – all of which have different qualities and can come in a range of colours.
You may find that the qualities of graphite tick all your boxes – sinks made from this material are heat-resistant to 280 degrees C and are also scratch, dent and stain-proof.
In addition, they are available in a selection of colours, which means you could find something that complements your design scheme perfectly.
When it comes to the size of your sink, you will need to think about the size of your kitchen and how much work surface space you require.
Double kitchen sinks can be great when you have the room for them – and you could always purchase a sink cover for one of the basins if you would like to have the option of extending your worktop.
And just because you have two sinks, this does not mean they both need to be the same size – you could opt for a main sink with an additional small basin that can be useful for draining things when the other sink is in use.
You will also find that draining boards come with many kitchen sinks, making it easy to install them and ensure the runoff from your dishes goes into the drain.
Draining boards can be on the right or left of your sinks – and if you have double sinks, you can even find versions with the draining board in between the two basins. This is one design option for corner kitchen sinks that allows you to make the most of the space you have.
Indeed, if you have a small kitchen where space is at a premium, such fittings could prove to be an excellent way of extending your worktop as far as possible, without compromising on the necessities.
You will also find that corner kitchen sinks come in innovative shapes, allowing you to find one that suits your needs.
But this is not the only kind of sink that is available in various dimensions. Standard basins can be bought in rectangular, square or round shapes, so you are bound to find one that appeals to you.
A final option that you have with regards to your kitchen sink is whether to fit it on the worktop or below the surface.
While the majority of sinks are fitted below the work surface as standard, you can always choose one that is mounted to the worktop, adding some extra height to your sink.
With such a vast array of choice on offer, make sure you don’t neglect your kitchen sink when you are redecorating or refitting this important room in your home!