Are you currently looking into planning how your new house should be like? Now that you finally reached the kitchen area, let’s talk about kitchen sinks.
Types of Kitchen Sinks
Type of Material
You and your spouse probably went to visit some interior design showrooms and got some basic information already. But for those who have not, let me get you up to speed.
What we normally would advise owners, getting a handmade sink as compared to a pressed sink. So, how do you differentiate it?
The main differences is in the design. However, many people often forget to mention how important are the four lines carved in the handmade sink.
There is a reason why handmade sinks are considerably more expensive than pressed sinks, because of these lines, but people still ignores it. The lines carved into the sink helps with the flow of water, creating a lower centre of gravity for the water to flow in fluidly, hence avoiding water to be trapped in the sink.
Another big reason why handmade sinks trumps pressed sinks, is in the thickness of the steel used in creating the sinks. Handmade sinks have to be crafted delicately by hand hence they use 16 gauge to 22 gauge. For comparison’s sake, 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.625″ and 22 gauge stainless steel is 0.313″ thick.
After mentioning all those reasons, it would be hard to debate why would you ever get a pressed sink. But let’s delve right in to see if it’s true.
Pressed sinks are categorised into two different groups, Folded and Stamped. Folded pressed sinks would turn out like how handmade sinks excluding the four lines we mentioned earlier. For people who have an eye for design, just wants a nice folded sink, and with a folded pressed sink, you are looking at almost a 50% price cut.
Pressed sinks are also commonly known for their top-mount features as sinks being created in the early half of 2010s, folded pressed sinks are unheard of, as it is either too expensive, or simply not in the trend back then. Now, pressed sinks comes in both top-mount and under-mount, giving handmade sinks a bang for the buck.
Granite Sinks would be something you would have heard from your friends or even salespeople in those showroom. Do you know why? Because it looks too good for it not to be part of the conversation.
Granite Sinks are built so sternly, it will not get scratched by anything in the sink, that on its own deserve a paragraph.
And for the couples out there looking out for aesthetics,
I think this do not require much words either.
Based on aesthetics, granite sinks are easily better than any stainless sinks unless your kitchen theme requires a stainless stain sink to match the look of the theme. This is the reason why a lot of our clients want granite sinks as well.
Now that we know about the types of sinks in the industry, let’s get to top-mount and under-mount talks.
Top-mount sinks are generally an easier sink to install. When you build a kitchen cabinet, you will get the sizing from your carpenter and just slot your sink right on top of the cabinet and it will be done. That is how easy top mount sink is.
Under-mount sinks, however, would be slightly tricky as you would have to measure and let your carpenter know, afterwards, you have to fit your sink in and have your carpenter put the table top over the whole cabinet to finish the work. But in the process, you get a very neat finishing where your kitchen sink will hide nicely with only the bowl(s) exposed.
We serve interior designers and 80% of the designers will always advise the client to get an under-mount sink due to the neat finishing. Of course, we also have designers asking for the top-mount design due to budget constraints.
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