Choosing the right kitchen sink is about more than just design. The sink is at the heart of the functional kitchen, essential for daily jobs such as washing hands, prepping vegetables and cleaning up after cooking. That’s why it’s unwise to underestimate the importance of the right kitchen sink.
Kitchen sinks come in a wide range of sizes, styles and designs, types of material, not to mention the choice of accompanying taps and accessories to go with it. At Price Kitchens, we have a broad selection of kitchen sinks available for every style of kitchen – and are always happy to give plenty of professional advice to help you choose the best solution for your kitchen.
When deciding on the best material to use for your new sink, durability is the key factor. The sink is a hard working part of your kitchen – it needs to give your many years of service while retaining its good looks. Whether your priority is an easy-to-clean sink in a family kitchen, or stylish good looks in a kitchen designed for entertaining, choosing a sink that’s in synch (!) with your lifestyle is paramount.
Stainless steel sinks are a feature of over 2/3 of homes. They are the most affordable option, extremely hygienic, easy to clean and very hard wearing. Stainless steel doesn’t crack or chip but minor scratches may appear over time. Choose polished steel for an ultra-sleek look, or a brushed, textured or satin finish to hide any scratches more effectively.
If you’re looking for that sleek contemporary look but don’t like the look or feel of metal, how about a composite sink? Durable and easy to clean, they come in a range of colours to complement the rest of your kitchen design. As a material, composite quartz is heat resistant to over 200C and is highly scratch resistant.
Ceramic kitchen sinks have an attractive fireclay baked glaze that fits equally well with traditional or contemporary kitchen designs. They’re a visually striking addition to any kitchen and available in a range of shades, so you can incorporate them into the overall design or make them a standout feature. Maintenance couldn’t be easier: simply wipe down every day.
There’s a wide range of sink designs to choose from and the right selection will depend on how it’s going to be used and how much space is available in the kitchen. Will you go for a single, 1 ½ or double bowl sink? Don’t forget to leave plenty of space for the draining area too.
Single bowl inset
The most space saving option for a small kitchen, a single bowl sink gives you plenty of space for general washing up needs.
1 ½ bowl inset
Ideal for washing vegetables while the main sink is full of dishes, this option is good for multitasking while not taking up too much space.
Double bowl inset
If you desire additional sink space and deeper bowls and have a large kitchen to work with, why not invest in a double bowl sink?
With their rimless design, undermount sinks are fitted underneath the worktop (note: no laminate!), taking up less space and creating a neat silhouette. As there’s no lip, both the worktop and the sink are also easier to clean.
Round inset bowl
Round kitchen sink bowls are not only visually striking, they give the option of being fitted to the surface or undermounted.
Belfast and Butler sinks
A traditional choice, Belfast and Butler sinks were traditionally made in glazed white porcelain, and are a key feature of a classic country kitchen.
Price Kitchens are a family run business with 35+ years of kitchen industry experience. Our friendly, knowledgeable team know a thing or two about kitchen sinks, taps and accessories and are happy to talk you through all the available options. For professional advice and assistance to help you choose the right kitchen sink, please contact us on 020 8686 9006 or visit our large showroom in Croydon, South London.