Think S.U.D.S. when choosing a sink size that fits your kitchen. This should be an easy mnemonic  to remember – get it?

S. Size

most definitely matters, and visually, symmetry is important. The sink should be proportional to the overall dimensions of the kitchen. An open concept, ultra-large space can, and should, accommodate an oversized vessel. A small kitchen plan simply looks better when the choice is size-appropriate. Sinks take up valuable counter space. How much work-area are you willing to sacrifice?  Think symmetry when your sink is located under a window. Ideally, the width of the window and the sink should be about the same size.

U. Use

How you use the kitchen sink factors into the size. Large families or large pots and pans require bigger sinks. If your largest roasting pan sits flat in the sink, then chances are it’s the right size.

D. Depth

is an important aspect of size. While you have multiple choices, from an 8 inch to a super-deep 15 inches, your size might just be the deciding factor. Standard base cabinets are 35 inches high if members of your family are “vertically challenged” they might not be able to reach the bottom of the sink. Stop by our showroom and try some out for size.

S. Shape.

Square or round. Single, double or triple bowl. Zero-radius. Your choices are almost unlimited.  Your decision might depend on why you are buying a new sink in the first place. If you are only replacing an old worn-out unit, you are limited by the existing cutout. If remodeling, pick a favorite shape and style, then let your budget be your guide.

A quality kitchen sink will last you at least 10-12 years (everything grows old eventually), so choose wisely, and call on us anytime. We are always here to help.