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Different Types of Kitchen Sinks



Kitchen faucets come in various styles, and the type that you choose has to be compatible with your cabinetry. It is, therefore, essential that you understand what you should expect with a particular style before you spend your money on it.

Keep in mind that if you choose the wrong kitchen sink, then you’ll have to modify your countertop to ensure that it fits right in.


At times this may mean changing the overall look of your cooking room. What follows is a detailed guide of different types of kitchen sinks to enable you to make the right choice from the get-go.


1. Undermount


This type attaches under your countertop, hence the name. More specifically, it sits on top of your kitchen cabinet. When purchasing an undermount kitchen sink, you have to consider the size of the cabinet it is compatible with. That way, you will ensure that your countertop maintains a consistent look with no awkward modifications.

Most undermount faucets have a solid build to blend in perfectly with your countertop. These sinks are versatile too when it comes to installation choice. You can mount them on composite or marble surfaces.


2. Flush Mount


If you’re in for a sink that will create a uniform look in your kitchen, then you’re better off with a flush mount sink. For starters, these sinks are available in various finishes.

What this means is that you can choose a color that matches with that of your countertop or the dominant hue in your kitchen.

Or, you may decide to go with a sink whose color doesn’t match that of your countertop and blends in with other areas of your kitchen such as the rinsing surface.

It is essential to note that when installing a flush mount sink, you should apply a grout line between the sink and the countertop.

That way you will create a long-lasting bond between the two while maintaining a smooth and consistent look from the sink to the countertop. Of course, you can decorate the grout lime with a color that matches the countertop and the sink.


3. Farmhouse


For starters, a farmhouse sink works well with traditional kitchens. You can also install it in a modern kitchen if you’re after a classic rustic look.

Also known as apron sink, it features rounded edges that for smooth appearance all the way to the bowl. Mounting a farmhouse kitchen requires some work.

In most cases, you’re better off installing in the middle of your countertop even though you might have to do some cutting. In fact, if you’ve never installed such a sink before, consider hiring a professional to do it to ensure that it fits into place perfectly.


4. Self-Rimming


These sinks come with a border that goes into the area right above your biggest cabinet countertop. One of the most important this to note about self-rimming sinks is that they’re super easy to install.

To mount your sink, all you need to do is to place it in the cabinet and then use adhesive or cement material to fix it. The rim helps support the weight of the sink.

Self-rimming sinks are relatively durable and easy to clean. They have a trendy look as well and will make a beautiful addition to any kitchen – traditional or modern.

Even more impressive, you can fix them on any surface. On top of that, self-rimming sinks come in an assortment of colors to give a little bit more choices. They’re some of the best kitchen sinks if you want to give your cooking place a customized look.


5. Quartz


Quartz sinks are ideal for large countertops. Most models come with an already pre-installed countertop. Your job is to fit it in with your kitchen’s water system. Due to their large size, quartz sinks make a brilliant choice for a commercial kitchen.


6. Prep Sink


A prep sink is the opposite of a quartz sink. It is relatively smaller and an excellent option if you have a tiny kitchen or are scouting for a separate sink to clean and rinse your veggies, fruits and so on.

A prep sink will also come in handy when you want to wash produce or drain pasta. And the beauty of it is that you can even install a small faucet right on top of your sink.

Due to their design and size, prep sinks can also serve you as a bar sink to clean glasses and enable you to make fancy cocktails.


7. Island


Just as the name suggests, island sink combines a sink and a kitchen island. It is a brilliant choice if you’re looking for a versatile sink when it comes to installation.

An island sink features an ergonomic body that allows you to fit it in the middle of your kitchen. It even comes with an integrated pillar that enables you to fix the plumbing fixes quickly. More than that, the pillar serves as a decorative extra.

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