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Making the Most of Your Kitchen Sink

Written by Marcia Olson
Imagery by Buffalo Plumbing Showroom

The kitchen is one of the most utilized rooms in your home. And in the kitchen, your sink gets the most traffic out of all your appliances. Cramped sink areas that lack functionality create low-level frustration for homeowners on a daily basis. There are several ways to optimize your sink and the surrounding area. Whether your preference is stainless steel, cast iron, or granite composite, there are options available to help you beautify and make the most of your kitchen sink!

Smart Accessories
The right accessories will optimize functionality while adding additional work space and reducing everyday
wear and tear. Examples include colanders, storage racks, and handsome, moveable cutting boards. Various trays 
and receptacles are also available in a variety of finishes. Basin racks protect the surface of the sink bowl.  Kohler™ offers a particularly innovative design with a flip tray that provides versatile surfaces for cutting, prepping, or cleaning.

Reduce Debris
If sponges, dishcloths, and utensils are a source of clutter, consider the e-dock™ system by Elkay. This system integrates a magnet around the interior rim of your sink allowing you to use one of their many accessories to keep items out the way.

One Bowl or Two?
Large, single bowl sinks can simplify cleaning by comfortably accommodating oversized items that won’t fit in the dishwasher. A single bowl can also open more counter space. A two bowl sink has its advantages as well by providing space for simultaneous use such as washing food and cleaning dishes. A sloped base to a single offset drain minimizes water pooling for a naturally cleaner basin.

Final Touches
A soap dispenser frees your counter from messy, unattractive bottles. Garbage disposals allow more food to go down the drain safely instead of filling up your trash bin.

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