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Traditional open concept white kitchen design with a blue island, open shelving, copper apron front farmhouse sink, and copper bar sink.
Why Two Kitchen Sinks are Better than One
October 2, 2020

Homeowners are always looking for ways to create more space in their kitchen. Whether it’s countertop, cabinet, or overall floor space, every home needs an ample amount of room to work or gather in the kitchen. Did you know more and more people are installing two kitchen sinks to create even more space?

A second sink can only increase your productivity power in the kitchen. And, two sinks give you the opportunity to expand your cooking, cleaning, gardening, and grilling horizons.

If you’re considering an upgrade to your kitchen, here’s why you have to double down on sinks.

Stainless Steel workstation apron front farmhouse sink with wooden cutting board and stainless steel rolling grid, inside of a modern kitchen with granite countertops.
Stainless Steel workstation apron front farmhouse sink with wooden cutting board and stainless steel rolling grid, inside of a modern kitchen with granite countertops.

Unleash Your Culinary Potential

Unleash Your Culinary Potential

From defrosting to marinading to rinsing to straining, your sink is a huge part of meal preparation. And a second sink allows you to double your productivity.

This might not make a big difference when preparing simple lunches, but when it comes time to feed the family or impress your guests, you’ll be glad you had the extra space. You can also dedicate different sinks for different duties. For example, one sink can be specifically for meal prep. You won’t have to worry about making a mess, contaminating clean dishes, or cleaning supplies getting near your food.

Workstations sinks are especially suited to meal prep. These sinks are built with a sturdy ledge where you can lay a cutting board or other kitchen accessories. Alternatively, you could dedicate one sink specifically to your coffee nook. Whatever you decide for your second sink, it’s guaranteed to make cooking easier!

Rustic farmhouse galley kitchen with a shiplap accent wall, butcher block countertops and a farmhouse apron front sink.
Rustic farmhouse galley kitchen with a shiplap accent wall, butcher block countertops and a farmhouse apron front sink.

Wash Up Quicker

Wash Up Quicker

Big groups and families sure know how to clean plates at the table, but they can leave a disaster in the kitchen.

Having two sinks doubles your clean-up power and allows for a lot more helping hands to join in the fun. You can also dedicate one sink specifically for clean-up and keep your cleaning supplies ready to go instead of having to grab them from a cupboard. A deep apron-style sink makes a perfect washing sink, as you can submerge those big pots, pans, and serving dishes.

Farmhouse Apron copper sink and copper bar sink with bar faucet inside of a traditional kitchen with a white tile backsplash, white cabinetry, and matte black accents.
Farmhouse Apron copper sink and copper bar sink with bar faucet inside of a traditional kitchen with a white tile backsplash, white cabinetry, and matte black accents.

Twice the Style

Twice the Style

Having two sinks opens up a lot of design potential in your kitchen. You can create a classic look with a bar sink, or you can take the modern route with a kitchen island sink.

Many prefer to have a large countertop sink for traditional kitchen duties and a smaller decorative sink for the bar, coffee nook, pantry, or island. Remember that sinks are focal points in the kitchen, so adding a second sink in copper, fireclay, or bamboo can completely revamp your look.

When you have more sinks, your kitchen has more personality!

Upgrading your kitchen with a second sink can enhance the overall functionality of your home and make life a little easier. Be sure to speak with a professional beforehand to confirm you have enough cabinet space and a proper plumbing plan.As always, our sink and faucet experts are here to help too!