As most of the work at the kitchen is connected with sink, it is very important to choose the sink correctly. Otherwise, the pleasure from cooking will be lost forever. As statistics shows it, most of the housewives liked the corner sink most.
What should an ideal sink look like
The first thing you should pay attention to is the sink capacity, as you have to wash not just plates and glasses, but also large saucepans, frying pans, bowls, etc. Consequently, the sink should easily withstand any impact during its use. Surely, its maintenance should also be easy, in order for the sink to always look attractive.
The very choice of the sink becomes topical after purchasing all kitchen furniture, especially since there are very diverse colors and sizes. But our task is to find the variant which suits best the interior of your kitchen among this diversity.
There is also a quite mistaken tendency to have a deep bowl, supposing that the splashes will not fall on the surface of the table top. But you will have to bend all the time to the deep bowl, and this is already quite a big inconvenience. The too small bowl, by the way, is also not the best variant – the large dishes will not fit into it. Surely, if you have the dishwasher, you may live with the small bowl. Otherwise, the appropriate depth for the bowl is about 200 mm, according to experts.
Material for the sinks
Undoubtedly, stainless steel is the most popular and common material for the sink which you may see in most of the kitchen interiors. And this is no wonder as it is easy for cleaning, and is affordable.
For instance, the ceramic sink is more attractive than the one made of stainless steel, however, it is not so much popular due to its cost.
China sinks perfectly keep their pristine look for a long time.
And lately, a new type of the sinks appeared – made of the composite materials, such as Corian and Silacryl possessing special wear resistance, strength and ecological friendliness. Before buying the sink, you should take into account the design of your kitchen, in order for it to match your interior. For instance, if the kitchen is quite simple, you’d better choose the metal or ceramic sink. Modern kitchen will welcome the sink of stainless steel or the newest made of the composite materials.
What are the types of the sinks? Generally, there are three of them:
- 1.Cut-in sinks — cut into the plate;
- 2.Worktop – with the help of bumped edges holding against the plate;
- 3.Under-the-table – fixed under the plate, thus imitating the unity of table top and sink.
How to choose the form and size of the sink correctly
There is a common belief that the most convenient and comfortable form of the sink is rectangular. And this is an undisputable fact.
However, if the designed kitchen is small, such sink may not be placed there. For this case, the round sink will be an ideal variant.
However, the form of the sink may be even oval, triangular or quadrate. In order to be more exact with your choice of the form, you should think of how many dishes you will wash there. By the way, for the small kitchen, the composite bowls with many sections of different shapes will fit perfectly. Again you may place them different ways: either along the table top or in a row. In some cases, it would be reasonable to have two sinks instead of one, despite the fact that they will occupy a little more space. This will be very convenient – to wash fruits and vegetables in one, and dishes in the other.
Nowadays very diverse fittings are produced for different types of sinks. They include the colanders and cutting boards, baskets for vegetables and fruits. All these conveniences really facilitate the process of washing the dishes and cooking. Very frequently the sinks are complemented with such necessary devices as graters, cutters, knives, which creates certain comfort and saves the time of the housewife.
Even more important is to arrange illumination above the sink. As standing near the sink you will darken the light with your back