Sinks

Taking your time when choosing the right kitchen sink is vital as it’s something that you use everyday. Sinks can transform your kitchen and bring it to life by combining practicality with style, no matter your taste or budget.

Materials

Consider the sinks durability and ensure you’ve chosen the right type of material and style to suit and fit your home.When exploring the array of materials, it’s important to take into consideration what will work with your lifestyle. For the busy family, a hard-wearing and easy to maintain material like practical granite will be ideal, whereas a more toughened glass sink will work best for those who like to entertain. Classic with an industrial aesthetic, the stainless steel sink is both practical and stylish. It is also easy to maintain as it’s strong durability prevents cracks or chips, although it is common for minor scratches to appear during the first few weeks.

Consider whether you require a drainer, the size and quantity of bowls as well as the available space in your kitchen. When it comes to taps, you need to consider the type of lever, whether you want purified water or pull-out spray head. Perhaps you want to consider a 3 in 1 tap that provides instant steaming hot water.

Undermounted sinks

Mounted beneath the worktop, this design is cut to fit the size of the bowl with the taps usually mounted into the worktop behind the sink. Distinctive in appearance, undermounted sinks are compatible with granite, solid surface or wooden worktops.

Inset Sinks

The feature lip around the sinks edges fits perfectly on top of the worktop, with taps which are fitted to the sink itself. However, individual bowls require the tap to be mounted into the worktop. With finishes available in ceramic, granite, glass and stainless steel, inset sinks are compatible with granite, solid surface, wooden or laminate worktops.

Farmhouse Sinks

Usually installed under the worktop with the front face visible, farmhouse sinks require a short height cabinet in order to accommodate the depth. Victorian in design, Farmhouse sinks are traditionally ceramic and are mounted into the worktop.

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