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The 5 Most Important Things To Consider When Buying A Kitchen Sink

The 5 Most Important Things To Consider When Buying A Kitchen Sink

Buying a sink that fits right into your kitchen is no easy task. You’ll have to choose the right material, aesthetic, installation type, bowl depth and all sorts of other nitty gritty factors that will make your head spin. Luckily, we are here to help navigate you through the 7 most important things to look out for when buying the perfect sink for your kitchen.

1. Choosing the right material

When people think of kitchen sink material, they immediately think of stainless steel – and for good reason too. It is durable, easy to clean, and has a sleek finish. This is perfect if you use your kitchen sink often, and is the most practical option too.

Geo Ceram Composite Granite Sink in Titanium

However, there are other materials that work just as well, and might actually help to give your kitchen the pop of colour it needs. Such materials are copper, fireclay, and other lesser known composite materials like granite, quartz and corian. UU3 stocks a wider variety of composite sinks such as the Geo Ceram Composite Granite sinks here

Undermount sink looks sleek in all kitchen setups

2. Considering the installation-type

The next thing to consider is how your sink will be installed. There are quite a few installation types, the common ones being undermount or inset / topmount sinks. There are also other sink types to explore, such as a flushmount sink, or a belfast sink.

Undermount sinks are easy to install and replace

What you choose depends on how you want your kitchen to look, as well as your budget. Most people tend to buy inset sinks, as it is the easiest and cheapest to install! These sinks bulge out from the surface of the table, and fit easily in any kitchen and is built for fuss free replacement.  Undermount sinks on the other hand offers better protection against leaks and looks sleek in all kitchens.  Check out our favourite undermount sink here

If love the country kitchen design, then the belfast sink is perfect for you. This charming sink protrudes a little out of the base cabinet doors and leaves the front edge exposed. It was on the rage in the 18th century, and was chosen for its ability to hold larger objects!

Belfast Sink are perfect for country kitchen designs

3. Take note of the configuration of your sink

Do you want a single or double bowl sink? The most common pick is the double bowl sink, due to its practicality. It is perfect if you do a lot of washing up as well! Better more, than less.

However if you are always washing big pots and pans, a large single bowl sink will make all the washing up easier.  If you are unsure of what you need, speak to our friendly team at UU3 for presales consultation and advice.

Geo Ceram QDX110-65R10BK Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink in Gun Metal

Single Bowl Sink

4. Consider the size of your sink

This is something most people overlook. The safest bet for the size of your sink would be between 60 to 90cm width. However, if your counter space is big enough, we suggest upping the size of your sink, as a bigger sink is much more convenient than a smaller one.

Also, your sink will be with you for a long time, so might as well invest in one that you are comfortable with!

Where to place your kitchen sink will impact the flow of your cooking and washing up process

5. Location

Finally, think of where you want to place your kitchen sink. Most people would put their sink near a window, with a dishwasher nearby, as well as dish-racks and cupboards on stand-by, so make sure you have enough space to accommodate everything.

And that’s it! Now you are all set to buy the perfect sink for your kitchen. Check out our full sinks collection here on our website or visit our showroom here now to look at the full collection.

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