Sink Spotlight: How to Pick the Perfect Size of Kitchen Sink
So you’ve decided it’s time to install a new sink in your kitchen for your kitchen renovation. With so many choices out there, how are you supposed to make a decision? To help you choose the perfect sink for your kitchen, we’ve put together our top tips and inspiration. From material to design to accessories, you’ll find everything you need to choose a kitchen sink in our kitchen sink spotlight.
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Now, let’s get into everything you’ll need to consider before you choose your perfect kitchen sink. In this post, we’ll talk about choosing the right size of sink for your kitchen. Click on any of the links below to learn more about making decisions related to different aspects of your kitchen sink:
- How to Decide on a Great Kitchen Sink Design
- Which Kind of Kitchen Tap is Best?
- Add Function With Kitchen Sink Accessories
- Our Top Advice for Hiring a Plumber
What Size of Kitchen Sink Do You Need?
Before you start to think about the material of sink you prefer and how many basins you want your kitchen sink to have, you’ll need to know the size of sink you’re looking for. The size of sink you need will depend on a few factors, including:
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The Size of Your Kitchen
Before you go out to look at sinks, be sure to measure your kitchen and write down the dimensions. If you’re completely remodelling your kitchen and knocking down walls in the process, get the dimensions from your contractor or architect. You’ll need to refer back to these when you’re choosing the size of your new kitchen.
If your kitchen is on the smaller size, you won’t want to choose an oversized farmhouse sink. A sink that large will just overpower the entire space and make it look smaller than it actually is. It will also cut down on the already limited worktop space you have. Instead, you should choose a small sink for a small kitchen. Try to stick to sinks around 24 inches wide (0r 610 mm) if you have a small kitchen.
Along the same lines, you wouldn’t choose a small sink if your kitchen is large enough to hold a centre island. If you have a large kitchen with room to spare, we suggest going for a larger sink that will fit proportionally in a large kitchen. You can find kitchen sinks up to 72 inches (1829 mm) wide. When you’re shopping for sinks, try to find model kitchens in stores that are similar in size to your own. That way, you’ll know what size would look right in your kitchen.
The Size of Your Cabinets
As we said, having a sink that is similar in proportion to the rest of your kitchen is important, and that includes your cabinets. If your cabinets are on the smaller side, keep in mind that a large sink will look too big in your kitchen. Larger sinks need larger cabinets. If the rest of your cabinets are narrow, a large sink will look out of place.
A large sink will also take away from your existing cabinet space, as they require extra support and simply take up more room. If you’re running short on storage space as it is, this might be a reason to choose a smaller sink for your kitchen.
The Area Around Your Sink
It might sound like we’re repeating the same point over and over again, but the proportion is important when it comes to kitchen sinks. Your kitchen sink should be proportional in size to your kitchen, cabinets, and other fixtures in your kitchen. This includes windows, appliances, and the style of your cabinets.
If you have an oversized fridge freezer or professional range, a smaller low-end sink won’t look right in your kitchen. On the other hand, if you have smaller appliances, a huge cast iron sink won’t fit in with your kitchen. The folks over at qualitybath.com recommend cutting out a piece of paper the same size as a sink you’re looking at and placing it where your sink will be to get a full feel for the effect. You want to be sure that your sink will look perfect in your kitchen before you sign on the dotted line.
What You’ll Use It For
Do you entertain or cook large meals often? If you do, you will likely feel limited by a smaller sink and would benefit from a larger scale sink with one or two basins. On the other hand, someone who doesn’t cook or bake often would probably feel more comfortable with a smaller sink. Either way, make sure the size of your sink works for how often you cook. You don’t want to invest in a beautiful small sink but end up struggling with it constantly.
If you find yourself washing pets or children in your sink on a regular basis, a deeper sink might be right for you. This is when a farmhouse sink would make perfect sense, as they were designed to fit pets and small children. In the end, your choice of sink size really depends on what you’ll use it for.
If we’ve inspired you to install your perfect kitchen sink, wonderful! You can find a local sink fitter on Bidvine by answering a few quick questions. Just submit a free request and you’ll be on your way to getting bids from local plumbers.
Further Reading on Kitchens
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- How Much Does a Beautiful New Kitchen Cost in the UK?
- Kitchen Tiling Ideas – Add Some Excitement to Your Home
- What to Consider When You’re Planning A Beautiful New Kitchen Design