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Select the number and size of kitchen sinks Select the number and size of kitchen sinks

Having chosen the material, which your sink will be made of, and method of its setting it is time to make up your mind on the number of sinks. It is not an idle inquiry since many people like minimalism and simplicity of lines of a single sink, however, it is wise to take utility into consideration. Peculiar likings in daily chores will help you decide on shape and number of bowls.

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Kitchen sink Kitchen sink

Before you make up your mind on how many bowls you want for the kitchen sink it is good to weigh all pros and contras. If there is a dishwasher in the house a single bowl sink would be enough. If several people in the kitchen often cook simultaneously, you will need double or triple bowl sink or standing alone sinks. Setting two or three sinks will cost more, the same is true for the methods of setting. However, sometimes depending on size, material and technical details setting one sink may cost more than setting two ones.

Single bowl sink

Single bowl sink Single bowl sink
Single bowl sink Single bowl sink

Many people choose one big and convenient sink for their kitchen that makes them quite happy despite cooking often, washing big pans or a lot of dishes, especially after family celebrations. A single bowl has one drawback – it is less practical. Those who mostly wash dishes by hands find it not very convenient to wash, rinse and stack every item in the same bowl. Single bowl sink is ideal for those who usually use a dishwashing machine.

Single bowl sink with inset draining board

Single bowl sink with inset draining board Single bowl sink with inset draining board
Single bowl sink with inset draining board Single bowl sink with inset draining board

Sink with inset draining board is a good idea making easier dishwashing by hand. Such a board is useful to leave dishes on it to let the water drain and dishes dry while draining the sink.

Two sinks set separately

Two sinks set separately Two sinks set separately
Two sinks set separately Two sinks set separately

This is a kind of a hybrid when there are two sinks but they are separated. Two sinks provide more possibilities: your dishes are stacked in one sink whereas you can wash vegetables, hands, etc. in the other one. Setting of two sinks presupposes setting of an additional set of plumbing fixture.

Two separate sinks and an additional one

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This is a good solution if your finances and kitchen space allow it. Its advantages are clearly seen if there are two people in the kitchen cooking at the same time – one washes and peels vegetables, the other washes dishes, in the third sink children or guests pour water and no one gets in the way of each other.

Double bowl sink

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This is the most popular type of kitchen sink. Double bowl sink is suitable for people who wash dishes mostly by hands and who need an additional space for other simultaneous activities. For instance, one person washes the dishes and the other drains water from the cooked spaghetti.

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There is one drawback, however. The size of a double sink is smaller than that of two separately set sinks and that means inconvenience while washing dishes of big size. Still there is a way out – you might want to settle double bowl sink with one bowl bigger in size and a smaller one. Some people complain that a smaller bowl is not very handy in use and it is better to have either two separate sinks or a sink with two bowls with bigger and deeper dimensions. If you are fine with the idea of a double bowl sink but wish the bowls to be bigger and deeper, it is best to choose sink with about one meter width. You will need enough space for its setting since you will also need an adequately sized stand for your sink.

Triple bowl sink

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Having set such a sink it will be so easy to wash and rinse the dishes and have one free bowl for other manipulations. If you find space and money for such a sink you will not regret about it a single day. It will fit in a big spacious kitchen where several people can cook at the same time.