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How to Choose Your New Kitchen Sink

There are many things to consider when updating your kitchen and the functionality of your sink is one of the most important decisions you will make; whether we like it or not, much of our time is spent rinsing, cleaning and washing in the kitchen. 

Single or Double? Double sinks sound great in theory, but many of us end up using the 2nd, smaller sink for draining clean dishes, making poor use of the space. Consider if you really need a double sink or whether one large sink is a better option. Ideally, you want your largest pots to fit into the sink for efficient cleaning.

Draining boards attached to sinks are effective ways to drain water from drying dishes back into the sink. With under mounted sinks, you don’t have this option so consider whether you will have many dishes that can’t fit into the dishwasher and whether you are happy for them to drain on the bench without a draining board.

Shape. While unusually shaped sinks look great in modern kitchens, it is the practicality of a sink that far outweighs its aesthetics. Corner sinks can be awkward to reach into and clean and round sinks can be hard to fit large rectangular pans into.

White enamel, while it looks pristine when new, can easily show a build-up of dirt and grime in scratches made from general wear and tear.

Gauge

A thinner sink will be noisier when placing dishes into it and is more likely to dent. Buy a sink in the thickest gauge you can afford.

It’s important for your sink to be installed by an experienced professional. To skimp on installation fees could lead to leaking, water damage and the possibility of your basin separating from your benchtop.