You can plan your entire kitchen easily but when it comes to managing the corners, the choice is difficult to make. Depending on how often and easily you want to access a corner; you may want to either insert a cabinet for stocking rarely accessed stuff or you may choose to convert it to a corner kitchen sink. Again, your decision to install a corner kitchen sink or not depends on whether or not you have enough space.
Large kitchens have the luxury of accommodating a corner kitchen cabinet easily but the same can also be considered for a small or medium L-shaped kitchen. Instead of having the sink at the end of one of the L legs, you can plan it in the corner of the L shape.
Corner kitchen sinks have quite a few advantages. First of all they occupy the dreaded corner point and thus make it a rarely accessed place. You can easily stack cleaning clothes in this cabinet under the sink and forget to worry about access to it again and again during the day. Corner kitchen sinks give you great flexibility and flow while working on your kitchen countertops. For example, if your kitchen is U-shaped or L-shaped and you have a corner kitchen sink; it will be easier to move between your cleaning of vegetables, fruits or dishes for cooking (from the corner kitchen sink to one of the platforms on the sides).
Corner kitchen sink designs available in the market vary from simple to stylish, affordable to expensive and in various colors. They are available in various materials such as stainless steel, natural stone, granite, cast iron, clay, acrylic, enameled steel etc. Single and double bowl corner kitchen sinks are readily available. In all these materials, you can get a number of colors to choose from. However, the design of the corner kitchen sink alone is not enough while making a decision; you want to see its functionality and durability over a period of time. So go for a material and capacity that matches your daily cleaning needs and that can withstand the daily wear and tear of washing dishes.
The depth of the sink is another factor that should be well considered before purchase. The fund should be considered as each user facility (one who has to do cleaning work for long hours), cleaning load and sink maintenance facility.
Undermount corner kitchen sinks are available in different shapes and sizes. Those with rounded corners are the most suitable for any kitchen as they are relatively easier to clean as opposed to those with straight corners (such as a square or rectangular sink). Again, they are available in single and double bowl capacities. Single bowl corner kitchen sinks are suitable for small kitchens while double bowl sinks suit a large kitchen or in case you have a heavier regular load.
Installing a corner kitchen sink is not as difficult as it is perceived by many. In fact, the installation is as easy as installing a sink at the end of one of your kitchen platforms. The undermount corner kitchen sinks must be installed carefully under the countertop, keeping in mind to fasten it well with clips. Determining the exact dimensions of the countertop hole and the size of the undermount corner kitchen sink is a prerequisite that must be accomplished before purchasing one, otherwise installation can be difficult. If you are not comfortable or confident installing the corner kitchen sink yourself, you can always consider having the contractor install it for you.
While planning a new kitchen you can decide if you want to go for a corner kitchen sink or one at the end of the L or U shapes. In this case, it is much easier to install since you have not yet fixed the -cabinets and water pipe connections. However, deciding on a corner kitchen sink can be a little difficult for already established kitchens, where you may not only have to do extra cabinet work, but also change the pipes to pass the flow. of water to the corner cabinet. In both cases, you should plan well because it is not an easy task to change the layout of the kitchen in a year or two. Think about durability, functionality and above all ease of use and access.