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Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Sink: A Guide to Consideration and Planning

Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Sink: A Guide to Consideration and Planning

Your kitchen sink is one of the most used areas in your kitchen, but it's often overlooked during remodels. Don't make this mistake! When planning your kitchen remodel, take the time to consider the sink and make sure it's the perfect fit for your space and needs. This guide will help you every step of the way.

Step 1: Sizing Up the Space

Before you choose a kitchen sink, you'll need to measure the space where it will be installed. This will help you determine the ideal size for your sink. Consider the width, length, and height of the sink cabinet, and think about how you use the sink most. For example, if you cook a lot, a larger sink is ideal. If not, a smaller sink will give you more countertop space.

Step 2: Material Matters

Your sink's material can have a big impact on the look and feel of your kitchen. Choose from a variety of options, including stainless steel, fireclay, granite, porcelain, marble, acrylic, and more. Think about the overall style of your kitchen, and whether you want your sink to blend in or stand out from your countertops.

Step 3: Design Decisions

Your kitchen sink's design can also affect its function and appearance. Consider these common design options:

  • Self-Rimming: The sink's rim extends above the countertop, supporting its weight.
  • Undermount: The sink is installed below the countertop, creating a seamless look.
  • Porcelain Apron: This sink emulates a farmhouse sink and brings a timeless appeal to your kitchen. Keep in mind that your existing sink base cabinet may need modification or a new cabinet may need to be ordered to accommodate this style.

Step 4: Single or Double

If you have a large sink space, a double sink is a great option. It adds separation between basins and makes it easy to multitask while cooking, cleaning, and doing dishes. If your sink space is smaller, a single basin will keep the area streamlined and easy to clean.

Step 5: Tap Features

The Tap is another element that can add a unique touch to your kitchen sink. Options include pull-down, pull-out, single-handle, dual-handle, commercial-style, and separate spray taps. Choose a style that fits your design vision for your kitchen sink.


Whether you’re just remodeling your kitchen sink or doing a full kitchen remodel our team of experts is ready to help. Contact us at AA Tiles to get started. 

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