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Choices. Choices. Choices.
April 2, 2012

Your kitchen is the center of your home. You spent numerous hours researching which refrigerator, microwave, stovetop and oven to buy, so why skip on the sink? Your sink is where things go when they are dirty and come from when they are clean. Choosing the right style, size and material of a sink can truly improve the way your kitchen works for you.

Don’t forget the bathroom! The sink cabinet, or vanity, and sink are the focal points of most bathrooms. Bathroom sinks have come a long way and now offer many styles, colors and shapes to match your décor. Check out our Bathroom Sinks section to view our glass, porcelain, stone, stainless steel, and bronze sink options.

Some criteria to look for when sink shopping:

Size

If you are working with a large kitchen, a double or triple bowl or apron sink would provide a large area to clean and prep while staying within scale. You don’t want to have a small sink with a lot of countertop surrounding it. That just isn’t a good use of space! That being said, a large sink in a small kitchen would look out of place, as well. Be conscious and remember to have your kitchen and cabinet measurements in hand when looking for sinks.

Style

Keep in mind the overall style of your kitchen and house. If you have a modern home with sleek lines, consider a flush-mounted stainless steel or apron sink. In a traditional or country home, our porcelain apron sink with fluting could bring out many design elements. And, copper looks great across the map, but especially in rustic or old-world designs does it pop.

Care

For busy households, a sink that requires some time and maintenance may not be the best choice. Stainless steel is easy to clean and TruGranite is like a mother’s dream come true due to its anti-bacterial surface. In the bathroom, a glass sink will look beautiful but, fingerprints may be visible if the sink is not often cleaned. For a bathroom with high traffic, a porcelain, stainless steel or stone sink may be easiest to keep clean.

Mounting

The mounting type that you choose for your kitchen sink reflects on your design décor. A topmount sink is traditionally the most common mounting type and works with most countertop styles. Undermounting gives the look of a sleek, modern kitchen because there is no sink rim exposed on the countertop. An apron sink used to be popular only in farmhouses or country-style homes but, with copper, stainless steel and porcelain options, apron sinks can be used with almost any design style. In the bathroom, vessel sinks are growing in popularity over the common undermount and overmount styles.