The kitchen sink is an important practical and visual addition for any kitchen space. There are a range of kitchen sink types and styles that can be highly effective in any kitchen space, form the most contemporary to the most traditional, and choosing the most effective option can help to transform your kitchen space. But you should also bear in mind the size of the sink. So what are the important considerations for kitchen sink size? And how can you be sure to achieve the right results?
What are the important considerations for kitchen sink size?
When choosing a kitchen sink there are a number of important considerations to take into account. These include the type of sink, the design, and the material. But the size of the sink is also something that you will need to consider. So how can you be sure to choose the right size sink for your kitchen? Well, there are number things to bear in mind including:
- The kitchen window
- The size of the kitchen
- The purpose of the sink
Kitchen sink size and the kitchen window
For many homes the kitchen sink is positioned directly below the window. If this is relevant to your property, the width of the kitchen window is something you should take into account when deciding on the right sink size. A sink that is much wider than the window width can look out of place, as can a very small, narrow sink positioned beneath a large window space. While you might not be able to get these two matching in width, this is something to consider.
The size of the kitchen
Generally speaking, the larger the kitchen the larger the sink you can install. A large oversized sink, or a double or even triple basin sink, in a small kitchen, will look out of place. Not only will this take up a lot of your available worktop space, which can be limited to start with in a small kitchen, but it will also be just too large for the room visually. On the other hand, a large kitchen with a very small sink will look just as odd.
The purpose of the sink
In most kitchens, the sink is used for everything from washing vegetables and preparing food, to washing hands and dishes. But if you’re considering installing a second sink in the kitchen, which can be a great idea, you may want to take into account the purpose of this sink when deciding on what size to install. A sink simply intended to wash hands for example can make use of a smaller basin than one that will also be used for washing dishes.