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May

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Selecting the Right Kitchen Sink Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Selecting the Right Kitchen Sink Design

The newest trend in kitchen sink design is the ‘commercial’ or ‘industrial’ look that can help make food preparation and cooking faster and easier.

Kitchen sinks come in many configurations, including single-bowl, double-bowl, and even triple-bowl. Extra deep kitchen sinks are also available for the handling of large pots and a lot of dishes. 

You can find an extensive selection of kitchen sinks and kitchen fixtures at some online resource sites.

Also there are places online to find a professional kitchen remodeler for kitchen sink installation and other kitchen remodeling tasks.

The kitchen sink is definitely the most used item in the kitchen, other than the stove. In additional to being useful, they can add drama and style to any kitchen design. Also since a quality sink will last 30 years or more, an important consideration of your remodel should be selecting a kitchen sink.

The most traditional kitchen sink is make of stainless steel. Stainless steel became popular nearly 100 years ago because of its ability to fight corrosion. About the same time porcelain enamel was used for kitchen sinks. This enamel was fired onto a cast iron sink. People were encouraged to keep the porcelain white to be able to see dirt and debris more clearly on the white surface. Modern kitchen sinks are made of all kinds of materials, such as porcelain and corian.

While you might want to consider the color and style of your new sink, it is also important to think about how you will actually use your kitchen sink, in determining which type of sink will be best for your needs. For instance do you prefer a kitchen sink that has one large basin? This might be fine if you are always using a dishwasher. If you prefer to hand-wash your dishes, you might go with a two-or even a three-basin kitchen sink.

When making the decision on a new kitchen sink, durability and strength are important areas to consider depending on how you plan to use it, what your kitchen priorities are, and where the sink will be located.

There are so many styles of kitchen sinks to choose from today, from contemporary to rustic, in a large range of materials, colors and shapes.

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Let us look at several kinds of kitchen sinks.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink  – Popular choice for many homeowners. This material can go very well in a modern kitchen with clean lines. Stainless steel has the advantage of being easy to clean. Some disadvantages of this material is the fact that it can be easily dented and it can be noisy.

Nickel, and Copper – Kitchen sinks can be made in other metals besides stainless steel. Metals sinks can be beautiful, but also more expensive. Nickel is the hardest of the two metals. At the current time copper is considered very popular. Copper requires no maintenance if it is a pure copper sink.

Porcelain enamel on cast iron – This material is another popular choice for kitchen sinks because of its durability and it large range of quality, style, and colors. Porcelain enamel kitchen sinks usually last about 25 to 30 years or more. The surface of these type of kitchen sink is composed of ground glass melted and applied to the hot cast iron. This type of kitchen sink type is available for under mount, self-rimming, and tile-in installations. Because glass can easily break against this type of material it is necessary to use a sink mat.

You can find an extensive selection of kitchen sinks and a state-of-the-art online resource for home renovation and design needs by looking online. There you can see an extensive selection of some of the finest in kitchen sinks and fixtures for your home.

There are five kinds of kitchen sink installation types that can used.

Undermounted – The undermounted kitchen sink is attached underneath the countertop. This kitchen sink installation can be used to create a smooth look that is designed to blend with modern designs.

Integral – This is where both the sink and countertop are made from one material. Therefore there are no noticeable seems on the surface. It is considered to be easy to maintain.

Self-rimming – This type of kitchen sink has a rolled edge that is mounted over the countertop. This type of sink will look good with any type of kitchen design, from traditional to contemporary.

Rimmed – Rimmed kitchen sinks are the most common and the least expensive type of kitchen sink. It can have many uses, but does not bring much in the way of style to a kitchen.

Tile-in – The tile-in kitchen sink is used with tile countertops. These types of sinks are intended to be used in situations where there is no visible separation between the sink and surface.

If you need a professional kitchen remodeler you can also go online to locate a contractor for kitchen sink installation and other kitchen remodeling tasks.

In selected your kitchen sink you need to consider how it will fit in with the style of your new kitchen décor. You need to consider the style of your home. For instance a big deep single porcelain enamel kitchen sink would look good in a farmhouse style of home. The tile-in kitchen sink would tend work well for a French Country or Tuscan style home.

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Mar

18

Elkay Avado Accent Sink – new double bowl 11″ deep drop-in sink

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Elkay Avado Accent Sink – new EFT402211 double bowl 11″ deep drop-in sink

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The Elkay Avado Accent Sink is so versatile you won’t know how you lived before you had one! Actually a range of four deep, double bowl, drop-in kitchen sinks, with the neat modular elements mean you can personalise your own Avado Accent specifically to your needs. These days time is of the essence, and it’s crucial to be well organised – something this sink is an expert at helping you achieve. You needn’t run around delving into drawers and cupboards for pots and pans, strainers and drainers – the modular system allows you to drain, soak, and defrost whilst still using the front of the sink to wash and prep. Ideal for budding chefs, you love the sheer functionality of the attractive, ultra-thick stainless steel sink and the optional modular parts. Contact Elkay and bring one home for USD $1,884 – $3,635.

Mar

18

Elkay Mystic Martini Sink – new Undermount Sink

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The Martini is classic drink, served in such an iconic glass… If it’s your favourite tipple, you’ll just love the new Elkay Mystic Martini Sink – the MYSTIC2221. A stainless steel sink, it’s designed to be undermount and is shaped in the recognisable silhouette of the familiar Martini glass! Taking the image further is easy, as shown here with the fantastic ‘olive’ countertop setting for the sink. Simply add your favourite cocktail, martini glasses, olives, scintillating conversation and voila – the party has already started. Add a touch of class to your home bar area to get your friends talking about your preferred drink with the Elkay Mystic Martini Sink.

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Mar

18

Undermount Kitchen Sink – new Elkay Drake Raindrops

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Undermount Kitchen Sink – new Elkay Drake Raindrops

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The stylish Elkay Drake Raindrops undermount kitchen sink proves that just because it’s functional doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable. New York-based designer Jamie Drake really put his personality into this cool piece, giving an undermount sink a uniquely fresh look. The Drake Raindrops kitchen sink features a deep single basin boasting soft curves and finished in polished-satin stainless steel. Rain-drop dots sprinkle the back of the bowl, giving this modern sink that special sparkle. Underneath all the glitz and glam, this functional kitchen essential has a fully protected heavy-duty Sound Guard undercoating to reduce condensation and sound. This designer kitchen sink retails for approximately $3,200. For more info visit KBC.