The versatility of today’s kitchen sink is a welcome attribute when it comes to kitchen remodeling.
Almost everyone of us grew up with the same sink – oh how have times changed!
Having had great success with the sink manufacturer, Blanco – the following article will be focused on their products. The information below is relatively the same across the ole cutting board – other manufactures may have a slightly different name or color options.
Three material options for your new kitchen sink:
Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks
- Are Completely Heat Resistant
- Have the Classic Look
- Rust Proof
- Easy to Care For
Stainless Steel will scratch – but there are polishers available to reduce the visible markings.
There are 297 different bowl options in the Blanco Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink line.
SilGranite Kitchen Sinks
- Comprised of 80% Granite
- Amazing Scratch and Break Resistance
- Outstanding Ease of Care
- Wide Variety of Colors
While not as many bowl options as stainless steel there are still many options – 149 of them
You have a choice of nine color options. The favorite bowl option of mine is the single large bowl with a left of right drain location. I know so many people balk at this suggestion – at first.
Nobody yet has had the single large bowl installed and have said that they hate it. If fact, they cannot believe they went so long with the ole two-bowl system.
Most kitchen remodels today consist of at least one dishwasher and sometimes two. Stockpots, lasagna dishes, cookie sheets, cakes pans and more –have to be washed by hand. Who wants to play the game of Twister with all these large items? A large single bowl provides the ‘elbow room’
One important note for the chefs and cooks out there – it is ok to have more than one sink. Secondly, the bowl options today provide for the ability to have a designated workstation for all your washing and handling of fresh foods. These bowls are set up to make our work efficient with integrated colanders, cutting boards and multiple drain outlets in multiple bowls.
Ceramic Kitchen Sinks
- Glazed Surfaces and Flowing Lines
- Great for Traditional and Modern Kitchens
- Matte or Gloss Finish Options
- Resistant to Sunlight
Ceramic does fall behind in bowl options with only twenty-three.
They do provide eight different colors. There is just something solid and old school about a ceramic sink and sometimes they end up being the perfect fit for your kitchen.
There are three options to attach the sink to the work surface.
Top Mounted Kitchen Sinks
- Sit on Top of the Work Surface
- Works Well With Less Expensive Surface Options
“The flat rims on BLANCO products have a surprisingly elegant look. They combine a virtually flush-fit look with modern charm”
- Newest of the Three Options
- Form a Continuous Unit with Work Surface
- No Cracks or Joints to Hold Debris
- Increases Work Surface
Under Mounted Kitchen Sinks
- Provides a Fantastic Look
- Minimal Cleaning and Care
- Wiping Down Counters Has Never Been Easier
The kitchen sink of today is not your great grandmother’s kitchen sink. There is an immense flexibility with this all-important component of any kitchen design. Today, more than ever before – is a kitchen sink out there to fit everyone’s taste, cooking style and budget.