Choosing Your Next Sink
One of the hardest working pieces in your home is definitely your kitchen sink.
But choosing your next sink is no small decision, so we’re here to help…
With so many new innovations, designs, colours and styles on the market, we’ll show you how to make the perfect choice.
Take a look at the highlights that we’ve selected to make choosing your next sink stress free!
Doubles or Singles
Most people start off with deciding on what style of kitchen or laundry they would like, along with colours, appliances, tiles etc.
But so much consideration should also be given to the type of sink you are going to choose.
We know what you’re thinking – choosing a sink isn’t much fun…well think again!
If you haven’t looked at kitchen or laundry sinks for some time, you’re in for a surprise.
Wait till you see what we’ve found for you!
Double or Nothing
Lets start off with one of the most common styles of kitchen sinks – the double sink with drainer.
Even though we use the kitchen sink every day, most people probably take the size of it for granted.
If you are blessed to have a large kitchen with a double sink with drainer, you’re sure onto a winner. These traditional sized sinks are amazing. They cope with a lot of pressure each day, being one of the most used pieces in most homes.
Rinsing dishes, soaking, washing up, draining boiling water while cooking dinner, a place to store all the dirty dishes – honestly, how do we live without it.
So it goes without saying, that this is still one of the most chosen styles of kitchen sinks today.
Get the Look – ABI Ontario Brushed Brass Double Sink with Drainer
Next stop, double sink without a drainer. While to some it may sound a little strange having no drainer, but there are some benefits to this type of sink.
A double sink is still extremely versatile. You can still wash/soak dishes in one sink and then rinse off in the second sink. But not having a drainer can have some pro’s and con’s.
Firstly, the con’s – you don’t have that extra utility space to store dishes to drain, or no space toleave hot pans on while you’re dishing up dinner BUT the Pro’s certainly make up for that!
You’ll actually have extra bench space to utilise when you need it. This is not only helpful for when you’re preparing meals, but it is a great design option.
By having a smaller sink and under-mounting it, you will have a more streamlined look in your kitchen. Again, this not only looks more beautiful but it’s also a lot easier to clean.
Design Tip – Buy a separate dish drainer and stow it away in the cupboard. Just bring it out when you need it!
Okay everyone, this next one’s a GAME CHANGER!
Talk about versatility, the farmhouse sink could be just what you’ve been missing. This is a relatively new style to Australia, and now we know what all the fuss is about.
This style of sink is the definition of all rounder. Use it in the kitchen, laundry or even in your outdoor entertainment space – you’ll seriously wonder how you lived without it.
Big call, we know, but lets talk about it’s functionality. Not resigned to the kitchen for soaking all your extra large pots and pans, your laundry could also benefit with this one. Fill it up when it comes time to bathe your furry friends, and for washing or soaking large blankets etc.
OR for all the entertainers out there, install a farmhouse sink in your outdoor kitchen/entertainment area and fill it with ice for your next gathering.
We really meant it when we said it’s a game changer!
Get the Look – ABI Belfast Copper Farmhouse Sink
While we are very demanding on our kitchen sinks, the same can also be said for our laundry sinks.
Usually the laundry is more compact than the kitchen, so generally there are some space limitations. This is where a single sink comes in very handy.
When you start to think about the functionality of your laundry, keep the sink in mind. Do you use it to soak clothes, fill up the mopping bucket, even wash your dog – all questions you should be asking yourself when planning this space.
Also think about the position of the laundry. Is it near a powder room, second bathroom or the kitchen? To create some cohesion between the wet spaces, try to use the same colour laundry sink, tapware or even a splashback tile. This will help to connect everything back to your overall style.
Get the Look – ABI Ohelu Brushed Brass Sink
So if you’re currently revamping or designing a new kitchen or laundry, try to make sure you consider every detail – including the sink…
When you think about how the size, colour, style and material of your sink, you will not only get a functional product, you will also love the way it looks.
We hoped this has helped you when it comes time to choosing your next sink.
Which one would look perfect in your kitchen or laundry?