There are many different types of sinks throughout your home. When selecting a sink for a particular room, there are different things to consider before making a purchase.
There are many different things to consider when buying a kitchen sink. First, is the size of the sink. Because the kitchen sink is installed within a kitchen counter, you have to make sure the sink will fit inside the hole.
Additionally, kitchen sinks often include either one or two basins. A single basin sink is great if you want the extra room to clean large dishes while a double basin allows you to use one side for cleaning and the other for drying.
A final consideration is whether you want an overmount or undermount sink. Overmount sinks have visible edges around the top that are installed over a counter top while undermount sinks are installed under the sink and glued in place.
A bar sink is built within a wet bar and is shallower than kitchen sinks. This is because the bar sink isn’t designed to clean dishes but for preparing and mixing drinks. However, bar sinks may be installed in the kitchen as a secondary sink that can be used for light prep work or cleaning.
Bathroom sinks typically have only one basin. Like kitchen sinks, there are both undermount and overmount bathroom sinks that can be installed within bathroom countertops.
However, unlike kitchens, not all bathrooms have countertops. Some bathroom sinks will be part of a standalone vanity that can be anchored to the bathroom wall. On the other hand, there are some vanities that do not include a built-in sink. In this case, you will have to install one the same way you would for a countertop sink.
A pedestal sink is often installed in the bathroom. Unlike vanity and countertop sinks, a pedestal is installed on top of a pedestal and can’t be removed. These sinks add an aesthetic touch to your bathroom, but they lack the extra storage space of other bathroom sinks and are generally much more expensive.