5 Types of Kitchen Sinks

5 Types of Kitchen Sinks

Don’t forget the kitchen sink in your new kitchen design; here are several types to consider.

When planning a kitchen remodel, it might be easy to overlook the kitchen sink. We often think of this utilitarian artifact as merely that, a device devoid of much interest at all. Often, people might just think of it as a hunk of metal. The kitchen sink can actually have quite a range in design, material, and style, and you may find one option more ideal than your current fixture. When remodeling your kitchen, don’t forget to consider the types of kitchen sinks available.

Top Mount Sink

When shopping for your new kitchen sink, you’ll find two types: top mount and undermount. A top mount sink is highly practical, having a lip around the basin that overlaps with the surrounding countertop. You will most likely find a top mount sink in any material, such as granite, fireclay, stainless steel, and cast iron.

Undermount Sink

An undermount sink gives homeowners something different and fresh with a basin that sits underneath the kitchen counter rim. It gives the kitchen counter a smooth, sleek look and is practical in that you can sweep materials or liquids straight into the basin without them running into the lip.

Corner Sink

Lesser known to Maryland homes is the corner sink. As the name implies, this type sits in the corner, but may have two sink basins, one located on each side of the corner with the faucet in the middle. This placement allows for maximum counter space lengths, but can be more expensive than other options.

Kitchen Sink with Drainboard

You can also install a kitchen sink with a drainboard that is seamlessly attached to it. Every kitchen needs a drainboard of some kind, and in the typical kitchen, having one included in the sink design is perfectly practical. One can find these types in stainless steel, fireclay, porcelain, cast iron, etc.

Kitchen Island Sink

If your kitchen is spacious enough to include a kitchen island, you could find it practical to install a sink there. Like any sink, it could be a top mount or undermount, or a single or double basin. A designer at Kenwood Kitchens can help you determine if this arrangement would work well for you.


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