If you’re renovating or updating your kitchen, there are so many details to worry about. Odds are, the kitchen sink is not the most important item on your list. But between washing dishes and preparing meals, your sink will be one of the most used things in your kitchen, so it deserves a considered choice!
Don’t worry, we know you probably don’t have time to spend countless hours researching the perfect sink, so we’ve made it easy. Read on to find out how to choose the right kitchen sink for your home in or around Jupiter, Florida.
Step 1: select the Size and Shape
A large, single-basin sink is a classic design that works well if you plan to use it for multiple chores beyond washing dishes, such as cleaning over-sized pots, pans and baking sheets, or bathing dogs or babies. More common is the double farmhouse sink with two basins of equal size.
Traditional Double Sink
With two basins of different size, these kitchen sinks allow the user to prep in the smaller size and clean up in the larger one, or separately wash small items you don’t want to put in the dishwasher. While the 60/40 split is most common, many models offer two sinks of varied size options.
This sink features two basins of equal size, with one small one and a garbage disposal in the center. It’s a good choice if you want to keep food scraps away from the basins where you prep and clean.
Some homeowners consider a curved sink easier to clean than one with square edges, and the sleek, minimalist look is attractive.
Step 2: Choose the Materials
This is easy to clean and offers a contemporary look, but metal can scratch. Most manufacturers offer bottom grids—wire trays placed in the bottom of the sink to prevent scratching. If you live in an area with hard water, water spots can be a problem.
This looks authentic in kitchens with a vintage style, and if you love color, the choices are endless. Porcelain sinks can chip, however, and metal pans can leave black scuff marks that are difficult to remove.
Made of granite particles and polymers, these sinks resist scratches and chips and do not show water spots. Lighter-colored granite composite sinks can stain, however, and some special maintenance may be required.
Natural stone (soapstone being the most common choice) can exactly match your countertop material. But it’s costly, and it can scratch and chip. Special cleaning products may be required.
About the Meyer Lucas Team at Compass
The Meyer Lucas Team at Compass is a top producing real estate team with offices in Jupiter, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona. Founder and president, Holly Meyer Lucas is recognized as an expert in the field of real estate, specifically within the sports & entertainment luxury real estate niche, serving as the Realtor for many professional athletes who reside in the Jupiter and Palm Beach area. She has been featured across numerous national and local publications and media outlets, including offering her expert perspective on local real estate news in the Palm Beach area. Meyer Lucas agents work with a range of clientele, from first time homebuyers to multi-million dollar luxury estates. Learn more about the Meyer Lucas team at www.meyerlucas.com.