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Double Bowl Sinks

While in recent years large and deep single bowl sinks have
been taking over kitchen design, the traditionally more common double bowl
sinks continue to populate a vast number of American kitchens. Rather than one,
the double bowl sink has two bowls separated by a dividing wall, each with its
own drain. That wall is typically centered between two bowls of equal size, but
there is no rule regarding symmetry or size. Sink designs come in a variety of
styles where one bowl is wider and deeper than the other.

Double bowl sinks are available in most sink materials, be
it metal, stainless steel, porcelain, or others. Advantages of double bowl
sinks include:

  • Allowing two people to use the sink at once.
  • Versatile, allows for multitasking, such as washing dishes in one bowl, drying them in the other.
  • Easy to conserve water when washing dishes by filling up one bowl with wash water, the other with rinse water; limiting the use of running water.

While in recent years, large and deep single-bowl sinks have been taking over kitchen design, the traditional double-bowl sinks continue to populate a lot of American kitchens. Here’s some information about double-bowl sinks to help you decide if they can cover your cooking and washing needs.

Costs

The cost of a double-bowl sink depends on the manufacturer, size, style, and materials it’s made from. Contact a local installer for price quotes and more cost information.

Pros

Double-bowl sinks allow two people to use the sink at once.

They are versatile and excellent for multitasking.

Double-bowl sinks make it easy to conserve water by filling up one side of the sink with wash water, and the other with rinse water.

Cons

Double-bowl sinks are more costly than other types of sinks.

Double-bowl sinks can sometimes take up more counter space than single bowl sinks.

They usually hold less water because of the partition in the middle.

Durability

The durability and maintenance required of a double-bowl sink depends on what it is made from. Check your manufacturer warranty and care instructions to keep your sink looking new for years to come.

Common Questions and Answers

What is a double-bowl sink?

The double bowl sink has two bowls separated by a dividing wall, each with its own drain. That wall is typically centered between two bowls of equal size, but there is no rule regarding symmetry or size. Sink designs come in a variety of styles where one

What types of materials do double-bowl sinks come in?

Double-bowl sinks are available in most sink materials, be it metal, stainl



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