By Candace Burke. Sink. Published at Wednesday, November 07th, 2018 - 01:04:53 AM.
Before you head out to get your under mount kitchen sink, there are other vital factors that you need to consider as well. Unlike the simple job of buying a piece of furniture and placing at a seemingly suitable position, when it comes to installing a sink, you will have to consider its main function first. Since the main purpose of a sink is for washing, you will have to ensure that there is water supply near your sink.
In old provincial kitchens, sinks were often cast iron or some form of pre-cast stone. They were virtually indestructible with volumes of every day use. Most had double ones. One for washing, one for rinsing as well as a drainboard. Many had one shallow and one deeper for doing laundry or giving baby a bath. Today‘s country kitchen sinks are pretty and useful. Most are free-standing or attached to a wood cabinet. The traditional look for today‘s sinks is one that has a cabinet under it and a skirt rather than a wooden cabinet door. In most country farmhouses, the kitchen was the picture of simplicity. The sink reflected that simplicity with a single large basin with a cast iron apron at the front. Very often, the basin was porcelain over cast iron to insure longer wear. The clean lines of a farmhouse sink was enhanced by two spindle legs on either side of it. These sinks were nearly always white or a dark travertine stone color. The great thing about these sinks is how well they retained heat. This was especially helpful since hot water was not supplied in older country homes by a water heater. Usually, water was heated in a large kettle kept atop the cook stove for dish washing purposes.
Another consideration you should also keep in mind when making your choice is the strength of the sink. To get a very durable sink, go for one that says it is between 16 to 18 gauge steel. With thicker steel, you are assured of the durability of the sink. However, that will also mean a higher price tag. Therefore, decide on what you need first so that you do not exceed your budget. Since the Elkay sinks are available in various sizes, you should consider the size of your kitchen as well as what you need the sink for. If you tend to use larger pots and pans regularly, then you will need to buy a bigger sized sink but otherwise, you could just buy a bowl sink.
The sink is perhaps one of the most important appliances in your kitchen along with your stove and refrigerator. These three appliances make up your kitchen; they are, in fact, the entire kitchen. So, when building a house or remodeling the old one, carefully choosing a kitchen sink is important. If you want a corner kitchen sink you have to plan it well, in order to have the proper place and space in which to install it.
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