classic stainless steel sink

Choosing a Kitchen Sink – Some of our Favorites!

Apron sinks
Apron sinks are a great addition to farmhouse style kitchens.

We’ve seen a lot of sinks over the years. Stainless steel sinks, apron/farm house sinks, island sinks, bar sinks…you name it, we’ve installed it.  Sinks are one of those items that you don’t think about much until you have to choose one for your kitchen remodel. Then, you may find that the choices are completely overwhelming.

 

classic stainless steel sink
A classic stainless steel sink placed under the window is always a popular choice.

 

The good news is that when you work with Custom Contracting our designers will help you narrow down the choices. Working as a team, we’ll discover the best sink for your new kitchen by starting with questions about what design styles you are drawn to.  Modern? Farmhouse? Traditional? Something in between?

apron sink in a basement kitchenette
We installed this apron sink in a basement kitchenette.

 

We see most of our clients forgo drop-in sinks and instead choose undermount sinks – and for good reason. Undermount makes it easier to sweep water and crumbs right in and wash them down the drain.

 

stainless steel island sink
This stainless steel island sink is smaller than the primary sink and makes dinner prep easier.

 

Stainless steel is always an attractive, cost-effective, and durable choice in terms of sink materials. Available in a variety of sizes, including single and double bowl, as well as different depths, stainless steel is a traditional choice for primary kitchen sinks as well as island or bar sinks. Don’t want to go with stainless? There are many sinks that come in granite, quartz, stone, porcelain or copper. Just keep in mind the upkeep that may be needed for these other materials and that lighter stone and porcelain can stain and scratch.

 

wet bar sink
These homeowners chose to add a wet bar to their kitchen. It’s eye-catching backsplash is the focal point, while the simple stainless sink is simple and functional.

 

Size definitely matters with sinks. Are you planning on entertaining lots of company and need an extra wide, or a double, sink to help you clean up all those dishes. According to Consumer Reports, the ideal sink depth is between 6 to 12 inches deep. Anyone who has stood for too long doing dishes after a dinner party knows it can get tiring reaching down into the sink and deeper sinks will make it more uncomfortable to reach in repeatedly.

Confused by the options? No worries – our designers will guide you through the process of choosing a sink and all the other materials necessary for a kitchen remodel. Give us a call: 781-648-2835

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