Stylish & Functional: A Guide to Buying Your New Kitchen Sink (2023)

When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, the sink might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, choosing the right kitchen sink is a crucial decision that can greatly impact the overall functionality and aesthetics of your kitchen space. In this guide, we'll walk you through key considerations and options to help you make an informed choice. And to ensure you're getting the best quality, we'll be featuring Kohler brand products throughout.


Key Considerations

1. Installation

The first step in choosing the perfect kitchen sink is determining the installation type. The four most common options are:

  • Top-Mount Sinks: These are installed on top of the counter with the edges resting on it. They are easy to install and replace, making them a popular choice.

  • Undermount Sinks: Installed beneath the countertop, these create a seamless look, making it easy to wipe debris directly into the sink. They are perfect for a clean, modern aesthetic.

  • Farmhouse Sinks: Also known as apron-front sinks, these extend over the edge of the countertop, creating a striking focal point in the kitchen. They're known for their deep bowls, perfect for accommodating large pots and pans.

  • Wall-Mount Sinks: Mounted directly on the wall, these are an excellent space-saving option for smaller kitchens or areas where floor space is limited.

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2. Bowl Configuration

The number and arrangement of bowls in your sink greatly affect how you'll use it on a daily basis. Consider these options:

  • Single-Bowl Sinks: One large, deep basin. Ideal for washing oversized items.

  • Offset Bowl Sinks: One larger and one smaller bowl. Perfect for multitasking - washing on one side, rinsing on the other.

  • Double-Equal Sinks: Two equally-sized bowls. Great for those who prefer symmetry and want the option to divide tasks.

  • Smart Divide Sinks: Feature a low divider, allowing for easy maneuvering of large pots and pans while still maintaining separation.

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Materials Matter

The material of your sink not only affects its appearance but also its durability and maintenance. Kohler offers a range of high-quality materials:

  • Enameled Cast Iron: Known for its timeless appeal and exceptional durability, it's resistant to chipping, cracking, and burning.

  • Stainless Steel: Contemporary and versatile, stainless steel sinks are easy to clean and incredibly durable.

  • Neoroc Composite Material: Combining natural quartz with high-performance resin, Neoroc sinks are exceptionally durable and resistant to scratches, stains, and heat.

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Kitchen Sink Accessories

To truly make your kitchen sink yours, consider adding these practical and stylish accessories, all from Kohler:

  • Sink Racks & Baskets: Protect the sink's surface and keep things organized.

  • Cutting Boards & Colanders: Convert your sink into a versatile workstation for food prep.

  • Cleaning & Organizing: Streamline your cleaning routine with specialized tools and organizers.

  • Soap & Lotion Dispensers: Add a touch of luxury and convenience to your sink area.

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In conclusion, choosing the right kitchen sink involves considering factors such as installation type, bowl configuration, and material. With Kohler brand products, you can be assured of both style and functionality. Remember to also explore the range of accessories available to customize your sink area to your specific needs. Visit our showroom today to find the sink that is just right for YOU!


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