If you are thinking of buying a new kitchen sink in Melbourne market, you would have probably noticed a lot of options, perhaps too many! But checking out our complete guide on things you should consider when choosing a kitchen sink could greatly help with more in-depth information.

  1. Sink Material

When choosing the best kitchen sink material, determining factors such as aesthetics, budget, durability, and ease of cleaning must be considered. Different types of materials to choose from including stainless steel, cast iron, enamel, fireclay, porcelain, copper coated, porcelain sinks, stone sinks, and composite sinks; however, composite granite sinks are gaining popularity for their durability, ease of cleaning, and good looks. 

  1. Type of installation

The installation type of sink you choose could affect other elements in your kitchen, such as the surrounding countertop and cabinetry. The installation method requires a clear understanding which includes options: under-mount, drop-in, apron-front, and farmhouse sinks. 

Under-mount sinks: 

Installed beneath the countertop and fixed to the underside surface without any barrier in the transition from countertop to sink bowl. It is easy to clean the surrounding areas of the kitchen sink. 

Drop-in sinks: 

Drop-in sinks, also known as the top mount, are installed by dropping them into a cutout hole in the countertop surface. This type is commonly used due to its ease of installation and lower-cost laminate countertops.

Apron-front sinks and Farmhouse sinks: These are installed by making a cutout in the top and front-facing surfaces of your kitchen countertop and can be installed as a drop-in or under-mount type. 

  1. Sink Configuration

Another essential consideration is to decide how many sinks you need. For instance, if you mostly wash dishes by hand, you could likely prefer a double- or triple-bowl sink. However, larger items are easy to wash with a large single-bowl sink. Multiple sinks might be handy if you have a large household and cook often. But, having multiple sinks means higher installation and plumping costs. To avoid traffic jams and to ensure adequate countertop space, a generously sized kitchen is required for cooking tasks. 


  1. Bowl Depth

While deciding the best sink configuration for your needs, it is also important to consider the depth and functionality of the sink bowls. For example, Shallow sinks may look inexpensive but result in unwanted splashing outside the sink when used. On the other hand, with a deeper sink bowl  

  1. Sink size

When selecting a sink, it is crucial to consider the dimensions of its width, which is usually measured from left to right with a typical range of 24 to 36 inches. To achieve a sink-proportioned kitchen, it is important to size your sink to fit your budget and kitchen design. Accurate measurements ensure enough space for the faucet, fixtures, and other plumbing underneath the sink. 

  1. Location 

You desire to place the kitchen sink to face something pleasing to look at, whether it’s a good view out a window or of the rest of the room. 

Still, looking for help in choosing a kitchen sink?

Our team at Hera Bathware believes in educating our customers and assisting them in choosing the right sink to suit their needs. Feel free to contact us at 0466 681 666.

August 26, 2022 — Digital Marketing