There are many reasons homeowners find themselves in the market for a new kitchen sink. They may have a growing family and feel that the old sink just isn’t big enough to handle the daily chores anymore. Or, conversely, they may be downsizing. The kids are grown, going off to college, and they want to turn their utilitarian kitchen into a more cosmopolitan entertainment center. Whatever the reason, there is a sink out there to suit every need.
When designing a new kitchen, it is always important to think of the family’s needs, what they are going to use the kitchen for and what kind of purpose the kitchen sink will serve. Will the family spend much time in the kitchen or will the kitchen be primarily a stopping off point as the family grabs a quick meal and takes off in all directions?
A large family would do well to have a large sink. Although that is probably an understatement, the truth is, some homes just didn’t come equipped with a large enough sink to serve a growing family. The newer model kitchen sinks have so much more to offer such as two large deep bowls paired with a separate smaller single bowl so that preparation of meals can be done by more than one family member at the same time. The smaller bowl serves as the site for preparation of fruits and vegetables and keeps the area free from soap and other cleansing materials being used in the main kitchen sink area.
A single person or a newly-paired couple living in a smaller space and not planning on having children in the near future may envision their kitchen as more of a place to entertain guests. In that case, either a smaller dual-bowl sink or even a single-bowl sink might be just enough to serve their needs. A gourmet kitchen is doable in a small space by incorporating a bar sink in one part of the counter to allow the preparation of drinks for company.
Whatever the need, there is a kitchen sink out there that will fit nicely into the size and the lifestyle of every family.