A new sink is a sleek, functional way to put the finishing touch on your countertop. Learn more about how sinks connect to countertops and delve into your design options for sink basins, shapes & materials.

The Number of Basins

Depending on your intended use for a sink, you have a variety of options for the number and size of the basin or basins. Most bathrooms, for example, tend to have only one small basin, with two for a master bath.

Often, kitchen sinks have dual basins, which are useful for washing and drying dishes or preparing food. Current trends in kitchen design are also incorporating larger, single-basin sinks, giving homeowners the option for add-on in-sink accessories such as drying racks, utensil trays and cutting boards.

If you opt for a double basin, you can choose two basins of equal size or one that is slightly larger than the other, depending on your needs.

The Shape

Sinks come in every imaginable shape & size. Farmhouse sinks are one popular style, with a rectangular basin and a hanging apron front. These sinks often sit right on the edge of the countertop, making them easily accessible and giving them a classic, rustic feel.

Modern home designs often incorporate sinks with curved edges, which have a sleek, contemporary look that fits well in many different kitchen and bathroom styles.

The Material

You’ll find sinks constructed using many of the same materials as countertops, including granite, quartzite and marble. You can also opt for stainless steel, which is popular in kitchens and laundry rooms, or porcelain, which is popular in bathrooms.

Stainless steel sinks are very easy to clean, but can be susceptible to scratches. Porcelain, meanwhile, comes in a variety of beautiful colors and styles, but is susceptible to chipping.

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