By Lana Bingham
Sinks serve a much greater purpose than sanitation! With such a wide variety of brands, styles, shapes and materials to choose from, they can make a great design statement in your home. To pick the perfect sink for your kitchen, follow these steps.
Space – When it comes to sinks, home builders in Tampa are often asked where in the kitchen the sink should be placed. Does the home owner prefer an island sink to save counter space, or a sink beneath a window that offers a view while washing the dishes? Island sinks are currently trending as a way to conserve space and create a smooth flow of movement around the kitchen. Prep space is another thing to consider, as well the possibility of needing to accommodate more than one sink. New kitchens are seeing prep basins and party sinks for keeping chilled beverages easily accessible to guests. Franke’s all-in-one culinary work station is perfect for the space-conscious cooks.
Size & Shape – In the kitchen, sinks are typically rectangular, yet they can be divided into separate halves or remain one full bowl. Some sinks follow a symmetrical 50/50 rule, while others divide their space 60/40. Sink depth is another thought to consider, as deeper bowls will minimize splashing and hide unsightly dirty dishes, but may create difficulties for shorter home owners. Elkay has a wide range of high-quality sinks, from a copper under-mount dual bowl to a slim rimmed top-mount.
Set-Up & Style – There are a few styles to choose from when it comes to installing a sink in your counter tops. A drop-in sink has a rim that runs around the sink, which rests on top of the counter. An under-mount sink sits below the counter top, allowing for an easier clean up of crumbs and excess water. Farmhouse sinks (also called apron front) have a large front which often extenders further out from the cabinets. These sinks are quite popular in new homes in Tampa Bay, as they create a charming statement in your kitchen. Despite their “country” themed name, they complement nearly any style kitchen, ranging in materials from ceramic to concrete to stainless steel. Kohler’s Alcott Fireclay Front Apron Sink has become a popular seller, with unique colors ranging from blush to black.
When it comes to selecting a stunning sink for your kitchen, the possibilities are endless. To learn more about our preferred kitchen sink and appliance products for our custom homes, contact us.
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