With a Range of Materials, Sizes, and Styles, Kitchen Sinks Offer Many Options to Suit Any Taste

We spend a lot of our time in the kitchen at or near the sink. So choosing the right kitchen sink is a major decision when planning your kitchen renovation. The kitchen sink you choose will depend on your budget, room style, how much use it gets and what worktop you choose. For instance, if you don’t have a dishwasher, you may opt for a sink with a built-in drainer. If do a lot of cooking, you may go for a 1.5 bowl sink, which is ideal for washing vegetables.

All sink materials have their advantages and disadvantages. The sink you choose will be influenced by your colour/style preference, your budget, or how practical they are.

Stainless Steel Undermounted Sink

Stainless Steel 

Stainless steel is the most popular and affordable sink option. It is a practical choice with a huge variety of sizes and shapes. They are hardwearing, long lasting, and low maintenance. However, they can dent if heavy objects are dropped on them. Sinks made with stainless steel are likely to scuff as that is part of the character of stainless steel.

Composite Sinks

Composite sinks are perhaps the trendiest sinks around, although they do have a higher price tag than stainless steel sinks. Like stainless steel sinks, they can be top mounted or undermounted. Made from a combination of granite stone dust and acrylic resins, they can withstand high temperatures. They are incredibly hardwearing and are hygienic, although they can be discoloured if exposed to harsh chemicals.

Composite 1.5 bowl inset sink
White Ceramic Belfast Sink

Ceramic

Ceramic sink is a classic and stylish choice for kitchens. They could be the more expensive option, but a well-maintained ceramic sink can last a lifetime. They are easy to clean as heat resistant, so they can always look just as good as the day you bought them.

Solid Surface 

Solid Surface is another top end, but stunning material for a kitchen sink. They are beautiful, functional, durable, stain resistant and hygienic. Solid Surface is made from acrylic material consisting of resins and natural minerals that are mixed, heated and liquefied. One of the big advantages is the ability to integrate the sink and worktop seemingly joint free.

Solid Surface Acrylic Sink

Taps

Kitchen mixer taps come in a wide variety of different shapes and styles. You can choose from single-lever or twin-lever mixer taps. Maybe you’d like to have a pull-out spray to allow you to clean the corners of the bowl more easily.

With an essential role in the kitchen, choosing the right tap is crucial to functionality and the style of your space. Everyone in the household will use the tap during the day. So, it needs to look great, be of high-quality, long-lasting, and perform the way you’d like it to function.

Water pressure needs to be checked, however, to ensure your tap is compatible. Otherwise, you could potentially end up with a flow of water that is too weak.

The material of your kitchen tap is important as this will determine its longevity and durability. Durable metal finishes such as polished chrome, bronze and satin nickel are the most popular. However, you might choose something that matches your composite sink or the handles you have chosen for your kitchen doors.

Chrome is the easiest to clean and can be found in many commercial kitchens. Nickel kitchen taps can come with different finishes such as brushed, stainless, or satin. It is a tough material but requires regular cleaning.

Boiling Water Taps

Boiling-water taps are very popular in kitchens. They can also be fitted with filtered, sparkling and chilled water. Having instant boiling water saves time, energy, and water. They are great for speeding up the cooking process of boiling water on the hob and also decluttering as there is no longer the need a kettle. They save energy as you only use the exact amount of water you require, rather than over filling a kettle. Kettles are often re-boiled because the water has cooled down, wasting even more energy.

Quooker tap pouring instant hot water to make a cup of tea.
Quooker CUBE tap black

Kitchen Design in Horsham

Our showroom is on Queen Street in Horsham, right by the Iron Bridge. If you are thinking about a new kitchen, then why not get in touch with us. We can book a consultation with one of our kitchen designers to begin the journey of your kitchen transformation.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for inspiration, why not browse our portfolio of recent kitchen installations.

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