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Buying Kitchen & Bath Sinks

How to buy the best kitchen or bathroom sink, diagrams of sink types and shapes, information on materials including stainless steel, china, solid surface, cast iron, and more

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Kitchen sinks come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials.

As a central fixture in the most active rooms of the house, kitchen and bathroom sinks see plenty of action.

Day in and day out, the kitchen sink is the focal point of food preparation and cleanup while the bathroom sink is the focal point for personal preparation and cleanup. Accordingly, both kitchen and bath sinks are made to be both durable and  attractive.

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A sampling of kitchen sink basins.

When it comes to buying a new sink, the options can be overwhelming. In fact, you’ll quickly learn that sink designers have been very busy in recent years.

Modern sinks come in a variety of materials, mounting methods, bowl shapes and sizes, finishes, and more. Just go to the Kitchen Sinks Buying Guide and the Bathroom Sinks & Lavs Buying Guide to explore your options.

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years, as Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.
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