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The Great Kitchen Sink Debate: Single or Double?



Whether you’re doing kitchen remodeling on a budget or have much more leeway in your spending, it’s important to focus on key kitchen components to get best results. Today, the spotlight is on kitchen sinks — specifically, single- and double-bowl sinks.

What They Are

As the name suggests, a single-bowl kitchen sink typically features one large basin with no divider. Double-bowl kitchen sinks, on the other hand, have two basins in one larger unit separated by a divider. Traditionally, double basins are each of the same size, but double-bowl kitchen sinks come in a range of configurations and sizes.

Advantages of a Single-Bowl Kitchen Sink

  • They fit better in smaller spaces, especially kitchens with limited counter space, making a single-bowl sink one of the best ideas for a small kitchen makeover.

  • They provide more room for washing larger pots and pans.

  • They are generally more affordable. Single-bowl kitchen sinks may require less labor to install.

Advantages of a Double-Bowl Kitchen Sink

  • They are ideal for washing dishes by hand, giving you separate basins to accommodate dirty dishes and soapy water in one and rinsing in the other.

  • They facilitate food prep, letting you stash dirty dishes and utensils in one while keeping another clear for prep work.

What You Should Get

While single-bowl kitchen sinks are enjoying a resurgence, this doesn’t mean double-bowl kitchen sinks are out of the picture entirely. Like many home components, the right kitchen sink for you is one that will address your needs best. Got a small kitchen? Single-bowl sinks will likely fit your home better. Want versatility? You can’t go wrong with double-bowl kitchen sinks.

If you can’t decide, don’t hesitate to ask DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland for help! You can give us a call at (847) 327-0203 or fill our online contact form to get in touch with us. Let’s start a conversation today!

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