A kitchen sink is a central part of every kitchen, yet they are often overlooked and lack style. Most kitchens are outfitted with a very basic self rimming sink with 3 or 4 holes for the faucet. It gets the job done, but can it be done better and with more style? Absolutely! Manufacturers have created a wide array of kitchen sinks that are available in a rainbow of colors, layouts and designs. You can easily find a kitchen sink that fits with the style of your kitchen and also satisfies your cooking, cleaning and lifestyle needs.
There are number of considerations to take into account when purchasing a new sink for the kitchen. First consider the number of bowls you will need. Do you cook a lot, have a large family, and go through a lot of pots, pans and dishes? A large double bowl sink or triple bowl sink will assist you greatly. Some models have two bowls the same size; other models have one smaller bowl, useful for veggie scraping, cleaning meats etc. and one or two larger bowls for pots and pans. If you're not into cooking, have fewer people in the house or if counter space is an issue - a single bowl sink will most likely be a great solution for you.
Also, consider the type of faucet you want; the number of holes required for that faucet will need to match the number of holes in your sink. Finally, consider the material - sinks are available in stainless steel, cast iron, quartz, Americast® and composite materials. You and your contractor can decide which is best for your application.