If you’re upgrading your kitchen countertops, you have a lot of decisions to make. The choices that first come to mind are material and color, but that’s not all you have to consider. You also have to make a decision about your sink. Our team at Spencer Granite can fabricate your new countertops to fit your current sink, but many people decide that they want a new one to go with their new countertops. But then you have to decide on the style.
To help you decide what style of sink you should get with your new kitchen countertops, here’s a look at the most popular options.
Single basin is the most popular type of sink because of its simple and no-nonsense design. Having one deep basin with no dividers is great for washing large pots and pans and can give you the largest possible basin size while taking up the least amount of space. This simple option is best for small kitchens or if you don’t have a lot of counter space.
Many people prefer the versatility of a double-basin sink. The basins can be the same size or different sizes, depending on your needs and preferences. If you prefer to soak your dishes before you wash them, having two large basins is a helpful setup. But if you need one to be larger to make it easier to wash oversized items, it’s easy to make them different sizes.
A new-ish addition to the world of kitchen sink styles is the workstation sink. These sinks typically have two or three basins and a cutting board that slides across the top. This makes it easy to cut and prep your food right over the sink without making a mess. You can also get other accessories like a dish rack for easy drying without getting water all over the counters. Most workstation sinks allow you to easily remove the accessories so you can still access the entire sink if you need it.
Farmhouse or Apron
Going back to a more old-fashioned style, we have the farmhouse or apron sink. The large front wall of this sink also forms the front of your counter. These sinks are typically deeper and wider in both directions, making it easy to wash large pots, pans, and trays. With the rising popularity of farmhouse-style kitchens, we expect these to stay popular for a long time.