Considering the sink is one of the most used fittings in the kitchen, spending time getting it right makes sense. Single bowl, double bowl, single drainer, double drainer, or no drainer, and that’s just to start. Round, square, rectangular, stainless steel, cast-iron, or ceramic these are available in great range of colours, sizes and shape. So where do you start?
For the average family, with an average sized kitchen, one of the most versatile of all kitchen sinks is the single bowl with single drainer. But, not all the sinks are the same.
However, one bowl sink is the most common type and it can be seen in many homes, offices and institutions. One large basin is located in the centre of a washstand and a faucet with hot and cold taps is found directly above. A drain with a stopper (either mechanical or removable) is present and to prevent the water from filling too high while a slit known as a sink overflow is built within the side panel. All plumbing will be connected underneath and behind the unit; allowing for a clean and functional appearance. This type of sink can be made of various materials. These can include (but are not necessarily limited to:
- Modern composites and Fragranite
These models are available in a host of colours to choose from. While stainless steel models are the most common within the kitchen, many modern homes can make use of ceramics and porcelain to enjoy a punctuated statement within the room.
Obviously size is a major consideration. It should look as part of your new kitchen, not something that’s been thrown in as an afterthought. You need to select one that is adequate for your needs, while not appearing to take over the whole worktop.
Stainless steel is a mix of steel, nickel, and chromium. It is the percentage of nickel and chromium added to the steel, which provides enhanced corrosion resistance, and greater strength. The higher the percentage of these metals, the higher the quality of the stainless steel. Also one of the most important things to consider is the thickness. A 16 gauge is thicker than a 22 gauge sink, and a thicker sink should be harder wearing, less prone to dents from cooking pots, and produce little or no vibration when being filled.
Fitting your sink will depend very much on the style of sink you purchase, and your DIY ability. The top-mount is the easiest to fit. All that’s required is the sink to be dropped into the pre-cut hole, with the rim sitting on top of the worktop.
The under-mounted sink, where the rim is fitted underneath the worktop looks great with solid worktops like granite, stone or marble.
Apron front mounted sinks, where the sink slides into a section of a worktop, are particularly appealing if you have chosen an old farmhouse style sink, with modern stainless steel material.How we can Help?
Modern and sleek designer one Bowl Sinks would be an ideal solution for smaller kitchens. Offering at Cheap Rate, we have listed 150 plus products in this range. We are sure you can find the right compact sink for your kitchen from the products listed above.