Choosing your quartz countertops can be overwhelming, but things don’t get any easier when choosing a sink. Right behind the countertop, the sink is the next most important category for a major remodel.
In fact, almost 90 percent of homeowners who remodel their kitchens will decide to upgrade their sinks.
Sinks and quartz countertops do go hand in hand, so how do you choose the right sink for your quartz countertop?
The right sink usually depends on your personal preferences and needs. Every chef needs a slightly different sink, depending on their cooking habits, how they like to wash their dishes, and what they use the sink for.
Here are some of the things you’ll need to decide on to upgrade.
Number of Bowls
Many people are familiar with a two-basin sink with stainless steel metal separating it from the rest. However, popular design trends often include larger single bowl options in their kitchen designs. These are by far the two most popular types of sinks you’ll find available for your quartz countertops. Some places may offer the less popular three-bowl sink option.
In addition to the number of bowls, you will also need to determine the depth of your sink. It’s relatively common to find bowls ranging in depth from 4 inches to 12 inches. Deeper sinks are better for preventing spills and accommodating larger items. On the other hand, you may prefer a shallower bowl, so you don’t have to lean over. This may be especially true if you have a physical disability and cannot stand up to wash dishes or use the sink.
Type of installation
Once you know the type of sink you want, it’s time to pay attention to the following small details
1. A top-mounted sink will have a finished edge that sits directly above your new quartz countertop. You may find this useful if you want to replace your sink regularly, but it may also leave room for dirt and grime to build up along the edge.
2. A base is fixed underneath the granite to make the sink less noticeable. This allows your quartz to flow smoothly along the length of the counter without being interrupted by metal.
3. Finally, many homeowners choose an apron-front style sink. This style will protrude slightly from the edge of the countertop so that you can see it more prominently. You may want to choose a very stylish sink to create this look. For example, a copper or shiny stainless steel sink might pull your entire room together. This is a bold look, but it works for farmhouse designs.