Choosing a corner sink
To make your kitchen as efficient and workable as possible, you need the right equipment and the right sink.
You must have a plan in mind, before you head out for corner sink shopping so that you can end up with what suits your needs perfectly.
Single or double bowl
Corner sinks are available with one large bowl or in double bowls. The single bowls are attractive, and add a unique look to the kitchen.
However, double bowls are more practical. A double bowl kitchen sink is convenient for washing on one side, and rinsing the dishes on the other.
You will also find that some have different sized double bowls, one larger than the other.
Choose a kitchen corner sink material, which is durable, but which also fits the overall design of your kitchen.
The most popular material is stainless steel. However, porcelain, copper, granite, enameled, and fragranite (a synthetic granite) are other selections you’ll find, whilst shopping.
In the past, you had the choice of white porcelain, silver stainless steel and copper coloured sinks. The market has really expanded to offer sinks in almost any colour you want.
Choose a colour, that will go with the rest of the kitchen or your appliances. Black is a common colour now, but it can show water marks when dry.
White will always be classic, but companies now offer designer colours to suit your style.
How you install the sink will affect how it looks in the kitchen. Most kitchen sinks are mounted on top.
A hole is cut into the counter-top to fit the sink, and the counter-top supports the rim of the sink to hold it in place.
Under-mounted sinks are attached to the underside of the counter-top, and look like they are underneath the counter. This is a unique look and is becoming more popular.
Choice of the sink
For drying racks, choose a sink with an extended drying surface.
This will ensure that water dripping from dishes flows back into the sink, rather than on the counter-top.
Flat bottom sinks provide a stable surface to make washing glasses easier and safer.
Choose a drain hole, that is towards the back of the bowl so that it cannot be hidden under a stack of dishes.
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