2,390 Traditional Kitchen Sinks

The kitchen sink is one of the busiest spots in the kitchen — it's used for everything from food prep and clean up to food disposal. Because it wears multiple hats, you need to invest in a nice traditional kitchen sink that will stand the test of time. Whether you prefer stainless steel sinks, small bar sinks or the popular farmhouse sink, there is something out there to accommodate even the pickiest home chef. More 
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As you review kitchen sinks, be sure to keep these tips in mind:

What size kitchen sink should I choose?

Large multi-basin models may be preferable, but they will overpower a small kitchen. To help determine your needs, consider this recommendation: The National Kitchen & Bath Association suggests a standard 22”x24” single bowl model for kitchens smaller than 150 square feet. If you do have a space around that size, opt for a farmhouse sink instead. These models are very deep but not as wide, which gives you enough space without taking up too much of your countertop. For those lucky few who have room to spare, try a double bowl sink, or even a triple bowl sink. These large units allow you to wash dishes in one bowl and drain in the other, which is ideal for larger families.

What is a farmhouse sink?

A farmhouse sink, also known as an apron sink, farm sink or apron front sink, is a large, deep model with an exposed front that juts out past the kitchen counters and cabinets. Although these kinds of sinks are commonly found in country-style kitchens, they come in a wide variety of materials and can therefore complement your traditional style.

What about material? Are stainless steel sinks the best option?

Stainless steel sinks are a common choice due to their durability, low cost and simple cleaning process. However, other options include porcelain, cast iron, composite stone and metals. Consider the overall aesthetic of your kitchen to determine which style best suits your space.

Should I add a bar sink?

Only if you’ll truly use it. Is there more than one cook in the house? Is your one sink constantly congested? Do you entertain often? Ask yourselves these types of questions before you make your decision. Remember, an extra sink means additional plumbing and faucet expenses, and it also will take up more of your precious countertop space.
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