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5. Double-bowl sink. By far the most controversial item on my must-have list was a single-bowl sink. Many of you say a double-bowl sink is a must in your kitchen. “Count me in the old-fashioned stainless steel double-bowl-sink faction,” Ibseyb says. “Yes, a single huge bowl would be great for cookie sheets or my giant stockpot, but I will never understand how one-bowl-sink people manage to do the ordinary daily dishes without the second bowl to rinse in, no matter how often it’s described to me.” The consensus seems to be that double sinks are best for those who hand wash most dishes, and single-bowl sinks are better suited to those who wash their dishes primarily in the dishwasher. Read about how to select the number of bowls for your sink
Shelving: Shelving is probably the easiest and most common backsplash storage accessory. However, because most shelves have items resting on top of the surface rather than hanging downward, they’re typically installed on backsplash walls that don’t have upper cabinets. Substantial shelving like this would need to be anchored to wall studs or have appropriate blocking behind the wall surface to accommodate its alignment with the sink area.
The basics: Stainless steel kitchen sinks contain chromium and nickel, materials that make them truly stainless and resistant to rust. The sinks come in varying thicknesses: 16 gauge (thicker and higher in quality) to 22 gauge (thinner and less expensive).Cost: $100 to $600 average. However, prices can go up dramatically — up to $2,000 or more — for premium steel, a thicker gauge and more complicated sink layouts.
On template day, you may still need to make some decisions. Decide how much of the sink will show on an undermount install. If keeping the sink clean with little hassle is a priority, have the contractor bring the edge of the countertop flush with the walls of the sink. If you prefer the look shown here, where some of the top flange shows all around, let your installer know. Ask where the seams will be. Very few counters lack seams. In stone with veining, you may be able to hide a seam along a vein, and colored epoxies should make all seams hard to spot.
No trim. First let's look at situations where no trim is needed. For most glass tile installations, when the tile is not cut, you don't need to trim it out. In this kitchen backsplash, matchstick glass tile runs horizontally and the top portion is smooth. The cut edges are right against the wall cabinet on one side and window casing on the other, so they are not exposed and do not need trim.