A double or single sink does not determine the number of sinks you have, but rather the number of “bowls” per kitchen sink. In many places a double sink will come standard, but this does not make it a better choice. In fact, homeowners and renters can prefer a double or single sink, depending on their cooking and cleaning habits. This article highlights all the advantages of having a single sink bowl in your kitchen.
Aesthetics and Simplicity
Single bowl kitchen sinks can look and feel very streamline. It simplifies a kitchen when its clean. For a person who prefers using a dishwasher and keeping the countertops free of clutter, a single bowl sink will provide a peaceful, simple looking kitchen design. For people who dishwash by hand, the sink may or may not fit their cleaning lifestyle. One advantage is that the single sink is much larger than any side of a standard double sink and can clean larger pots, pans, and cookie sheets. Depending on the type of cook you are, the sink may be perfect for you. For hand dishwashers, the user must consider that drying has to take place by hand or on a rack that takes up counter space, which you likely will have more of anyway using a single bowl sink!
Encourage You To Finish What You Start
If you are notorious for procrastinating dishes and kitchen clean up, this sink may or may not be for you. Having a single bowl kitchen sink forces you to finish what you start before beginning a new projects. There is no multi-tasking in the sinks with this option. This could be a good thing, if you are the type to finish what you begin and like the kitchen to be methodically cleaned.
More Counter Space
Having a single bowl kitchen sink usually frees up more counterspace. If you have a lot of appliances in use or have a small kitchen space to begin with, this single bowl design is for you. A single bowl for a single person who can rinse each dish after use and put it in the dishwasher, keeping the space clean can be an ideal choice. If you are building a casita, guest house, or mother-in-law suite, you won’t regret considering installing a single bowl.
Who would have thought people might be particular about the number of sink bowls they have in a kitchen. If you are living with a sink that doesn’t match your design style and cooking and cleaning habits, consider making this inexpensive change! Like showers, bathtubs, and beds, having your preferences met, in even such seemingly small ways, can make your life so much easier.