Choosing a sink for your Lancaster kitchen remodel is an important decision
in the design phase of your project. The right sink for your kitchen remodel
will be both functional and attractive. You might choose to install additional
small sinks for specific purposes or work areas of the kitchen. Your choices
will need to be functional and practical, as well as fitting the design
and style of your kitchen remodel. Because of the great variety of materials
and styles available, you will also need to consider your budget for the
kitchen remodeling project.
The first question to ask is whether your primary sink should have a single
bowl or it should have two or three bowls. If you often have more than
one person working in the kitchen, you might want two or three bowls.
An alternative would be to install a second sink in another main working
area. If you do not have a dishwasher, you might prefer two or more bowls
to accommodate washing and rinsing of dishes. You will also want deeper
bowls if you will hand-wash dishes.
The second question to ask is what sink material and style is most appropriate
for your needs. Do you want something more practical and traditional like
porcelain over cast iron or stainless steel? Will your budget and your
maintenance time permit a copper or brass sink? Will the budget allow
stone or glass or even hand-painted china? Or do you want the appearance
of concrete or soapstone? You might consider a practical primary sink
that will be durable and easy to clean and maintain, splurging on the
material for a smaller secondary sink.
The third question to ask is how the sink will be installed, and how the
installation fits with your kitchen style and design. The least costly
type of installation is the drop-in sink, which is simply dropped into
the counter top with overlapping edges. Undermounted sinks are attached
beneath the countertop. They transition smoothly with the counter. Integral
sinks are made of the same material as the countertop and look seamless.
Exposed-apron sinks allow the front panel of the sink to show.
Finally, decide whether to install a secondary sink(s). You might choose
to install a small food preparation sink or a bar sink. Because these
are usually smaller sinks, this might be the opportunity to splurge on
placement in the kitchen (due to additional plumbing costs) or on the
sink material. Additional Lancaster sinks can be very efficient and help
to control traffic through primary work spaces if you do a lot of entertaining,
if two people cook together often, or if you have an eat-in kitchen.
Whatever the style of your remodeled Lancaster kitchen, you will have a
wide variety of styles and materials to choose from when you select the
perfect sink(s) for your needs. A Lancaster plumber can ensure your new
sink is installed correctly and works with your kitchen plumbing, so be
sure to consult with them when remodeling your kitchen.