08 Nov 2021
Two chair in a kitchen

You probably use your sink more than any appliance in your kitchen. So, when it’s time to give your kitchen a facelift, don’t forget about your sink. You have many options to choose from, so make sure you choose a functional design that fits your needs. To help push you in the right direction, we have come up with a list of important considerations to make when purchasing a new sink. Once you have made your selection, reach out to White Shaker Cabinets to complete your home renovation. We do so much more than cabinet installations. We also provide quartz slabs, remnants, sinks, and edges that are designed to last a lifetime.

Choose Your Material

With so many materials to choose from, this is a decision you should make wisely. Most people choose a material that’s easy to clean and long-lasting. If you’re taking this route, consider stainless steel, as it’s stain-resistant, and scratches can be easily buffed out. Additionally, it’s cost-effective and long-lasting. Porcelain is another good option. Although it stains and scuffs, you can easily remedy this with a little elbow grease. However, it isn’t as tough as stainless steel, so if you utilize your sink often, stainless steel is the better option.

Size Matters

The first two questions you should ask yourself when considering the size of your sink are:

  • How often do I plan on using my sink?
  • Do I have the countertop space to accommodate a large sink?

If you don’t do a lot of cooking, there is no need to purchase a larger sink. Go with the standard option and save money. On the other hand, if you have a big household and often find yourself in the kitchen cooking, you may want to choose bigger. Of course, you should also be realistic in your decision. Even if you need a larger sink, if you don’t have the counter space or a spacious design, don’t overwhelm your kitchen with a large sink.

Don’t Forget Your Cabinets

Can your current cabinets support the depth and weight of your new sink? If not, you may have to change them which will result in a complete renovation. If that is not in your budget, then make sure your new sink will be supported by your current cabinets. You must also factor in the additional weight of water and dishes before purchasing your sink.

Single or Double?

Most homes come with a double bowl sink, so it’s likely you haven’t come across this problem before. Now that you’re about to buy a new sink, you’ll have to pick a side: single or double bowl? Of course, the double bowl is more spacious, which means it will cost more. Furthermore, it is the more practical choice for large households, as it allocates the dirty dishes to one bowl, making the other bowl available for washing and other uses.

On the other hand, if you live on your own and eat out often, a single bowl will have all the space you need. It is also more accommodating when you’re washing larger pots and pans.  

Bottom Line

Nobody said this decision was going to be easy! Who knew what a challenge selecting the right sink would be? Hopefully, our considerations have helped you finalize your decision. When you’re ready to make a purchase, choose from our vast selection of sinks marked at competitive prices. We are sure to have the style and material you desire.  

Contact White Shaker Cabinets

Our family-owned and operated business prides itself on delivering high-quality products and customer service. We make and sell all our products, cutting out the middleman so our customers can save more. Trust White Shaker Cabinets for more than just cabinet installations and designs. Call our Palm Beach office at (561) 609-3303 or our  Broward office at (954) 800-0554.