The Primary Types of Kitchen Sinks & Their Benefits

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There are many types of kitchen sinks, including the farmhouse or “apron” sink seen here.

Selecting the best kitchen sink for your home depends on more than just your budget. You want to also consider how the sink works with your kitchen layout, habits, and style preferences. There are several primary types of kitchen sinks that homeowners enjoy. Before selecting your new sink with WalterWorks Hardware, consider the following styles and their unique benefits. 

Drop-In Kitchen Sinks

A drop-in kitchen sink is one of the most common types of kitchen sinks. Also known as a top-mount sink, it drops into a pre-cut hole in the countertop while the sink edges rest on the counter for stability. These are fairly easy to install and work with almost any style of countertop. It can also be replaced easily without disturbing the countertop or relocating plumbing. 

Undermount Sinks

Undermount kitchen sinks are installed under the counter, making them ideal for solid surface and granite countertops. Because they are under the counter, there is no edge that rests on the countertop. This means that cleanup is easier compared to drop-in sinks because food and dirt on the counter can easily be swept away into the sink without getting under the rim. 

Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks, or apron sinks, feature a wide expanse and a deep bowl. The front is exposed, which creates a unique style for any kitchen. The depth and width of the sink allow for easier cleanup for large items like pots and pans. However, a particular type of base cabinet is typically required to support this kitchen sink installation. But some types can be retrofitted to your existing cabinets. 

All-In-One Kitchen Sinks

One of the most convenient kitchen sinks, all-in-one sinks come with every convenience. They can have a single or double bowl sink and faucet. Other amenities may include a pull-down sprayer, soap pump, sink grid, or strainer. These can typically work with any countertop surface and provide lots of convenience to the busy home chef. 

Workstation Sinks

Workstation sinks are ideal for busy kitchens, especially for those homeowners who love to cook elaborate meals from scratch. A workstation sink will convert your sink into a work/prep space. Many come with custom accessories like cutting boards, drying trays, and colanders. This type of kitchen sink typically comes with an integrated ledge to hold accessories. The purpose of a workstation sink is to make prep work much more convenient. You can wash and cut fruit and vegetables in one place and then deposit what you don’t need into the sink.

Bar Sinks

Bar sinks are typically much smaller than standard kitchen sinks. Because of its small size, it can be installed in conjunction with a primary sink in a kitchen island or a home bar. Bar sinks are typically made of stainless steel, which makes them easy to clean and sanitize. Bar sinks allow for easy prep work and help you avoid cross-contamination with items in the main sink.

Choose Your Home Hardware From WalterWorks

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