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How to Choose the Right Sink for your Kitchen

How to Choose the Right Sink for your Kitchen

Every kitchen needs a sink or two. Kitchen sinks are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and finishes, so finding the right design for your new kitchen can seem like a daunting task.

Quality sinks can last up to 15 years or more – but do show signs of wear and tear as preparation and cleanup of meals start and finish at the sink. Finishes on kitchen sinks can start to dull or chip, and annoying leaks can appear mysteriously around the rim and drain.

When designing your new kitchen, it is good to keep in mind that all kitchen sinks require a minimum cabinet size. This determines how much space you will require or if your new kitchen can accommodate the sink size that you are seeking to use. Your Harrington Kitchens designer will be able to assist you with sizing.

Types of sinks

There are:
•  Drop in sinks (where the rim of the sink sits on top of the benchtop)
•  Undermount sinks (cannot be used with laminate benchtops)
•  Corner sinks
•  Fireclay or Butlers sinks (which are great in French Provincial style kitchens)
•  Trough sinks,
•  Bar / prep sinks.

Kitchen sinks are available in a wide range of materials including stainless steel, concrete, solid-surfacing (resin based material), stone, copper, and other precious metals.

What about kitchen taps?

There is a type of tap for every sink. Taps come in a variety of:
•  Single mixer type
•  Pull out spray rinse mixer taps
•  Bridge taps (mainly used in provincial style kitchens)
•  Pot fillers,
•  Bar/prep sink taps

These taps are available in polished chrome, oil-rubbed bronzes, nickel, and other precious metals.

For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen design.

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.

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.

2 Comments
  • Mia
    Posted at 16:08h, 23 August

    I think kitchen should be furnished according to home’s furniture.

    • hp-admin
      Posted at 12:13h, 28 August

      Hi Mia,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes we do believe a kitchen should be furnished to according to other rooms and designs of the home to keep design harmony. Our expert kitchen designers always discuss this and carry it as a rule of thumb when consulting with clients.