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Old 10-26-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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One of these days I will be redoing my kitchen counters and sink. Probably a long ways off, but I like looking at options and keeping abreast of what options are out there. Right now I have a double stainless sink, one side longer than the other - it makes washing 9x13 pans really easy. And I do like the shine of the stainless, when I clean it up with Barkeepers it looks so pretty. That said, I'm not sure that is what I would have again. I just see so many cool looking sinks.

I don't think I want, ever again, a sink that has any kind of grout or seam. I want a clean flush seamless look - I think "seamed-in" is the correct term. But I see others I like as well. These are few of my favorites.

http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/w...and_faucet.png


I love solid surface materials, as that is the only way to get a seamed-in sink.

http://www.olivemill.com/Portals/0/G...In%20-%207.jpg

http://www.sunriseinternationalcompa...s/DSC08688.JPG


Really don't think I want this...they call it "seamless", but that is definitely a seam, and that seam would just get so nasty.
http://st.houzz.com/simgs/bcc186e70f...chen-sinks.jpg

Love the clean lines...
http://kitchencove.net/wp-content/up...tchen-sink.jpg


So, if you have seen (or have) a really great kitchen sink...show me!
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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For me, the first decision is: one or two compartments. After 24 years with a 2 and 3 years with a 1, I would vote for one.
We have an undercount stainless sink and I do not worry about seams and gunk.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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This is the sink I really wanted. Unfortunately, it was not available through my builder so I settled for the same sink without the apron front. Mine is drop in because for now, I'm getting laminate counters. I'll upgrade to quartz in a few years, and decide then if I still regret not being able to get the apron front sink.

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Old 10-26-2014, 10:20 PM
 
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I don't understand the appeal of the apron front. Is there some advantage to that style?
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Personally, I just like the look of it. But some people say it's ergonomically better because your body is closer to the sink. Not by a huge amount, but they say even that inch or so makes a difference in how you stand at the sink. Since i don't have one and have never used one with any consistency, I can't speak from personal experience on that.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: St. George
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I prefer the second one.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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What counters are you getting and what is the overall look of your kitchen going to be? Do you do a lot of cooking or dishes? Those can effect your sink choices.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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We had a really pretty porcelain over cast iron sink. It ate dishes like crazy, any time a dish would even just tip over in the sink it would either chip or shatter. When it chipped my DH's favorite coffee cup, that gorgeous sink was replaced with a SS one so fast it was amazing. Haven't lost a single dish since then, though.

We just bought an old house with a double SS sink that has long SS drainboards on either side. Yay!
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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What counters are you getting and what is the overall look of your kitchen going to be? Do you do a lot of cooking or dishes? Those can effect your sink choices.
I have no idea. Really I am just trying to get ideas at this point. Definitely NOT granite. That's my only sure thing I know. I do a lot of baking, a lot of washing dishes. Don't use the dishwasher as much as I should, but I just like to hand wash. I've always had a double sink, and the one I have now, with the one side larger, is great for washing dishes.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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We have this sink, I like the attached draining area, we don't have a dishwasher and the draining board is definitely better than having one of those plastic tray things next to the sink.

BOHOLMEN 2 bowl inset sink with drainer - IKEA

Oh ... found out that scrubbing bubbles works much better (and quicker) than any other cleaner on this sink
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