Kitchen Sink / September 3, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
The kitchen sink is definitely the most used item in the kitchen other than the stove. In additional to being useful they can add drama and style to any kitchen design. Also since a quality sink will last 30 years or more an important consideration of your remodel should be selecting a kitchen sink. The most traditional kitchen sink is made of stainless steel. Stainless steel became popular nearly 100 years ago because of its ability to fight corrosion. About the same time porcelain enamel was used for kitchen sinks. This enamel was fired onto a cast iron sink. People were encouraged to keep the porcelain white to be able to see dirt and debris more clearly on the white surface. Modern kitchen sinks are made of all kinds of materials such as porcelain and corian.
The location of the sink however is influenced mainly by the setting of the drainage system. A feasible location of the sink is the area where its near the inlet and outlet of the water to avoid the need to install longer pipes. If you want a corner kitchen sink there are a lot of choices available in the market so you can choose one thats most suitable for the color scheme or theme of your kitchen. The material used in a corner kitchen sink also has a lot of options. The popular options are sinks made of granite stainless steel copper and porcelain.
There is a general belief that copper sinks are very difficult to maintain. There is some truth to that myth. You cannot expect to keep your copper kitchen sinks looking like a new shiny penny forever. If you allow your copper sink to age naturally to a beautiful variety of darker copper shades you are going to have a kitchen sink envied by others. Copper sinks are everlasting if you take good care and do proper cleaning regularly to prevent the greening of the copper.