Match sink size to room size
The perfect sink should always be in proportion to the size of the room. If you don’t have enough worktop space, a huge Belfast-style sink is never going to work however much you love it. And in larger spaces, a meagre stainless-steel sink will look under-sized.
How to choose between undermount, top mount and sit-on sinks
Choosing the right type of sink is all about balancing the look you like, and the practicality of using the sink.
Trendy undermount sinks where the bowl nestles below the worktop are a popular choice, as you can simply sweep crumbs straight into the sink. There’s no lip and no gaps for dirt to gather. However, you will need to make sure your worktop can support the weight.
Top mount or drop-in sinks are easy to fit on almost any worktop, but you’ll need to make sure it can support the weight. There’s also the issue of the lip around the edge, which can act as a dirt and debris magnet.
Lastly, there are sit-on or apron-front sinks, such as large ceramic Belfast sinks. These are beautiful, but very heavy – so make sure you get the installation right.
Consider heat and scratch resistance
If you want your sink to stay looking pristine for 10+ years, a durable material such as stainless steel or ceramic is a good choice.
Give yourself a great washing-up view
When positioning your new sink, give yourself (or whoever does the washing-up) a great view of the garden or open family spaces of the house.
Use colour to make your sink a showpiece
If you’re looking for ways to make a style statement in your kitchen, a colourful sink could be a unique and fun way to do it. After all, who says a sink has to be white, black or stainless steel?
Functionality is nearly always more important than aesthetics
While you may have your eye on a colourful or trendy sink, always remember that your sink needs to be practical above all else. Otherwise, it’s pretty much useless.
Got the perfect sink? Now choose the right tap to go with it
Not all tap and sink combinations work, so you need to choose carefully. A key mistake to avoid is a tall, powerful tap with a shallow sink, as this can lead to water splashing all over the kitchen.
The draining board can be just as crucial as the sink
Where will you drain your dishes once clean? Look for sinks with an in-built draining board, or think about where a standalone draining board will go – and if that’s a practical option for your type of worktop.
Utilise the space under the sink
While planning your new sink, don’t forget about the cavity underneath it. This could be a really useful space.
Always get professional help with sink installation
Sink installation is rarely ever a DIY job, as it can go very wrong. Bring in the professionals at A&J Kitchens for a perfect fit with your worktop and a drip-free plumbing connection.
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