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Finding the Right Kitchen Sink for Your Dallas Home
So, you’ve decided to move forward with a kitchen remodeling project in your Dallas area home—congratulations! When it comes to designing and building a whole new kitchen, there are tons of decisions to make. One of the most important choices you’ll make when remodeling your kitchen, though, is what type of sink you want to install!
There are so many styles, sizes, and materials to choose from when selecting the sink you want in your new kitchen. Below, we’ll outline your major options so you can start deciding which sink is the right choice for you and your family!
How Many Basins Do You Need for Your Sink?
Depending on how many people live in your home, how often you prepare food in your kitchen, and how many items in your kitchen require hand-washing, you’ll need to decide how many basins you want your sink to feature. There are a few major options here. The first, of course, is a one-basin sink. This can be a very deep basin, so that you still have room to soak multiple large items and prepare a large amount of food.
However, if you expect that you’ll be preparing food and soaking dishes at the same time, you may want to opt for a two-basin sink. You can get two basins of the same size, or you can get one large basin and one small basin—it all depends how you will use your sink! A two-basin sink will give you the opportunity to perform multiple tasks at the same time, like preparing food and cleaning dishes, or cleaning dishes in one basin while soaking them in the other.
What Type of Sink Material Should You Choose?
Again, there are so many choices! A very common, traditional choice when selecting a material for the kitchen sink is stainless steel. It’s extremely durable and easy to clean, and it can match a variety of styles of kitchens.
However, you may be looking for something less industrial, in which case you could choose something like porcelain. You can choose from so many colors to match your kitchen design, and it adds a bit of a vintage flair that can be very appealing in both modern and rustic kitchens.
You could also choose a granite composite sink, which is the most scratch and chip resistant option. Usually you’ll find granite composite sinks in darker colors, and they are often matte rather than glossy like porcelain or stainless steel.
What Sink Style Is Right for Your Kitchen?
Depending on the style of the rest of your kitchen, one style of sink may be preferable compared to another, but here are the basic details about the styles you can choose from.
First is the classic top mount or drop in sink. These are easy to install, and they come with a lip or rim that keeps your sink firmly in place. These provide a classic or traditional look, so if you’re going for a modern or industrial style in your kitchen, you may want to steer clear of this option.
Then, there’s the undermount sink. These are mounted beneath the counter in your kitchen, so they have no lip or rim. This makes clean-up easier, in addition to making the sink look a bit more modern.
Finally, you’ve got a farmhouse sink, often referred to as apron-front sinks. Usually, you’ll see a farmhouse sink with a deep basin, and the front wall of the sink will replace a portion of your kitchen counter. These are perfect for rustic and modern kitchens alike, depending on the material that you choose!
Call Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) for Help Choosing the Right Kitchen Sink
If you’re not sure which of the choices above would work the best for your kitchen remodel, the Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) team is here to help! We’ll work with you to determine which sink style, material, and basin number would be ideal for your kitchen design, lifestyle, and budget—then we’ll install it along with the rest of the components of your kitchen remodel to leave your new space as beautiful and functional as possible!
To schedule a kitchen remodeling consultation in Dallas or surrounding areas of Texas, call Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers at 214-281-8800 or contact us online now!
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- 2Space Measurement
- 3Project Selection Meeting
- 4Design Package Review
- 5Initial Budget Review
- 6Selection Finalization
- 7Construction Agreement & Deposit
- 8Pre-Construction Hand-Off Meeting
- 9Start of Construction
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