Choosing the Right Sink

Choosing the Right Sinks

Your Kitchen style
Is your kitchen traditional, contemporary, transitional or rustic? Before making a selection, determine the shape, size, design and features you want that will best suit your everyday needs and style of living. HOUZER sink designs vary with each product family; you'll find one that's just right for your kitchen.

Material
Stainless steel is by far the most popular choice in appliances and sinks for a number of reasons, including the ability to remain new looking much longer than other materials. HOUZER sinks are exclusively crafted from premium T304 stainless steel, the optimal mix for strength, shine, and lasting beauty. With minimal care, your HOUZER sink will look new for a lifetime.

Installation styles
Best for stone or solid surface tops, undermounts are mounted from the underside of the counter, leaving a zero-barrier counter surface to sweep scraps and crumbs into the sink.
If your countertop is a laminate with a pressed-wood core, you will require a topmount sink; the sink's bowl drops into a hole in the countertop and rests on the perimeter. Topmounts can also be used in a solid surface application as well.

Number of Bowls
How will you be using your sink? A resident home-chef may desire multiple deep, large bowls to accommodate stock pots and roasting pans. If you will be simply rinsing dishes, a single bowl of moderate depth will suffice. When in doubt, a large, deep single bowl is the best choice.

Depth of Bowls
Deeper bowls in the 9" range will accommodate large pots and allow for defrosting activities with larger food items. Deeper bowls also mean less splashing of water when in use. Shallow bowls down to 5" are ideal for food preparation and will also accommodate larger food disposal units.

Prep Sink
A well-place prep sink in a busy kitchen can definitely improve flow and efficiency and can also double as a bar-sink in other areas of the house. Prep sinks of various depths and shapes can be found built-in to many HOUZER models or purchased separately for other locations like a countertop island.