The kitchen sink handles most of the daily chores. That’s because it’s the only working area used to both prepare meals and to clean up after. Even high quality sinks wear out; finishes start to dull or chip, and annoying leaks appear around the rim and drain.
Kitchen sinks come in a variety of styles and materials, from stainless steel and durable porcelain on cast iron, to composites. Stainless steel has resided in the top slot in popularity for years, and doesn’t appear to be moving down anytime soon, but other materials have great appeal as well. Individual selection depends on your budget and kitchen style.
When replacing a sink, be sure to match the faucet to the sink. The sink must have the right number of holes for the faucet. Be sure they match!
Some homeowners prefer a 2 compartment sink, but you can do nicely with a large, single compartment style. In fact, designers recommend a single compartment sink for smaller kitchens.
However, on the other end of the size scale, larger kitchens often have a second small sink called a bar sink.