Double Basin Kitchen Sink

A double basin kitchen sink is the most popularly chosen sink type for kitchens around the world. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen or are building a new home, a double basin sink is a good choice. There are a wide variety of shapes, styles and materials from which you can choose. Double basin sinks typically range in cost from less than $100 to more than $4,000, depending on your specific choices. Double kitchen sinks are the most commonly found sink types in most kitchens and are perfect for those who need the extra sink space. While single basin sinks provide a space-saving design, many homes today simply need two sinks in the kitchen. Many newer designs feature a larger sink on one side and a slightly smaller one on the other. These are a good choice for those who wash a lot of dishes or who need a smaller sink area for a garbage disposal. The most commonly found double basin kitchen sinks feature two sink basins of the exact same size.

A double sink will allow you to have more than one person at the sink at the same time. They also allow you the ability to perform multiple tasks at once. They are very versatile and provide you with the extra sink space that you may need for multiple tasks while cooking or cleaning. Double basin kitchen sinks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes as well as installation types. They can be installed above the counter in a drop-in installation type or from below the counter. The drop-in type is the most commonly chosen particularly by homeowners who are doing their own redecorating. This is the easiest installation type and takes mere minutes in order to get the sink properly in place and to connect the drain and water lines. There are several things that you should keep in mind when choosing your installation type, one of which is the material that your counters are made from.

If your kitchen counters are made of granite, marble or other luxury-type materials, you need to be very careful when installing your double basin kitchen sink. Choosing the below the counter installation is typically best for these more expensive counter types simply because they show more of the countertop surface and are much more easily scratched and damaged. You will need to take into consideration the design and the style of your kitchen. Your kitchen sink should complement the other elements in your kitchen. For instance, if your kitchen appliances are made from stainless steel, then a stainless steel sink is an excellent choice. Be certain to take into consideration other areas of your kitchen and choose the sink that will best highlight those other elements.

Double basin kitchen sinks are available at most home improvement stores and online retailers and come in a wide variety of choices. When you are choosing your new kitchen sink you will need to determine which divider is best for your needs. Again, the most popularly chosen type features a 50/50 divider. This gives you two sinks of the exact same size. Other sizes are also available and can provide a bit of uniqueness to your kitchen. You can choose from a 60/40 or a 70/30 divider as well. The larger side of the sink is typically larger in area as well as deeper than the second, smaller sink.

While stainless steel is typically the most commonly chosen material for kitchen sinks, there are other materials available as well that will allow you to completely customize the look of your kitchen. Stainless steel is typically more prone to scratches and dents than other materials and thus tends to need replacing much sooner. You can purchase a sink grid to help you to protect the finish on your stainless steel sink or simply purchase a double basin sink made from a different material such as cast iron. Although cast iron is a bit more expensive, it does hold up much better to scratches than stainless steel.

This Double Basin Kitchen Sink Review is Written/Updated on Aug 27th, 2010 and filed under Home Improvement. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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