When designing or renovating your kitchen, the kitchen sink is an essential feature and the selection process is harder than you think. As one of the most important kitchen choices which will affect your everyday life, the many choices of sink shapes, sizes, materials and basin configurations can be overwhelming. Here is a guide on how to choose the right kitchen sink that is not only practical but also stylish.

As kitchen sinks are by far the most used fixture in the kitchen, the sizing will affect your cooking and cleaning processes. Take into consideration how often you use your kitchen sink to determine the size and how many basins you need. A large single basin is ideal for soaking big pots and pans. Two alternative sized kitchen basins enable you to perform two tasks at once such as washing dishes in the larger basin and preparing food in the smaller basin. Two equal sized basins or three basins are great for multitasking in the kitchen and the third basin can be used as a garbage disposal.

Choose between a variety of different shaped kitchen basins including large, deep sinks, double sinks or sinks with rounded edges. Deeper kitchen sinks are great for washing up large items, double rectangular shaped sinks are the most popular style and are ideal for multitasking and sinks with rounded edges are stylish and easier to clean inside the basin.

Kitchen sinks are made of various materials with each having their own pros and cons. Stainless steel is the most commonly used kitchen sink material as it has a neutral look and is a durable, low-maintenance option, although scratches easily. Natural Stone is a great choice if you want to match your kitchen bench top with your sink, though the material is costly and can scratch and chip. Granite composite come in a large range of colour and style options, commonly in dark hues. The mix of granite and acrylic make it a very durable material resistant to scratches however light coloured granite composite sinks are prone to stains. Ceramic kitchen sinks are easy to maintain and a traditional material used although prone to chipping.

With many factors to take into consideration, choosing the right kitchen sink comes down to your personal requirements and taste. We hope this advice has made it easier for you to make a decision when designing or renovating your kitchen.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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