As you ponder the myriad of kitchen sink ideas out there — farmhouse sink, stainless steel sink, porcelain sink — the most difficult choice usually comes down to a debate homeowners revisit every time they remodel their kitchen: single sink vs. double sink.
Here's an infographic and specific tips to help you choose a kitchen sink you'll love.
How to Choose a Kitchen Sink: Single vs. Double
Choose the wrong kitchen sink, and you'll never be satisfied with your kitchen remodel. These pros and cons will help you choose between a single sink and double sink:
Pros of Single Sink
- They can handle very large items since a single sink is usually larger than the basins in double-sink versions.
- You can use a plastic tub in a single sink to replicate a double sink when you need one.
Cons of Single Sink
- You can't use the garbage disposal when you've got the sink full of dirty dishes.
- You don't have an extra basin that can double as a drainboard, saving valuable counter space.
Pros of a Double Sink
- You have two drains so one can be dedicated for the garbage disposal and the other can be full of soapy water.
- One sink can serve as a drainboard when you've got a lot of hand-washing to do.
Cons of a Double Sink
- Can't handle large items easily, making them difficult to clean.
- The basin divider takes up valuable space.