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Kitchen And Bathroom Sinks 101

The Different Sizes Of Kitchen And Bathroom Sinks

Do you need new kitchen and bathroom sinks for your home renovations? At Cutting Edge Countertops we provide high-quality countertops with outstanding craftsmanship and sinks from top manufacturers. Selecting the right kitchen sink is an important decision with many choices to make along the way. While choosing what material you want or if you prefer straight or rounded edges are important choices, one of the very first steps is to determine which style you’ll benefit from. Cutting Edge Countertops offers a complete line of sinks and accessories. From stainless steel, composite or porcelain, our selection of sinks come in nearly every size and configuration to meet every budget and lifestyle.

Kitchen Sink Sizes And Configurations

First, let’s start with the basics of kitchen and bathroom sink sizes. There are commonly three different options: 50/50, 60/40, single bowl and apron front sinks.


A very popular option for the kitchen, a double bowl 50/50 sink is perfect for multi-tasking due to its two equally sized basins. Although this offers greater flexibility in use, cleaning larger dishes may be more difficult than in a single basin sink.


A double basin 60/40 sink features two different sized sections that give you the flexibility of having two compartments while also including enough space to wash oversized dishes in the larger basin.

Single Bowl Sink

A single bowl sink can be favorable in terms of space when performing one task and makes cleaning large dishes much easier. If you’re looking to have numerous tasks going on at once, you may benefit more from a multiple basin sink.

Apron Front Sink

Also known as farmhouse sinks, the defining characteristic of an apron front sink is a large, forward-facing side that replaces a section of the counter and cabinetry. This sink is available in a single or double basin styles and add charm to any kitchen design.

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This is the first decision you need to make when it comes to choosing a kitchen or bathroom sink. Are you a one compartment family or do you like two? Was your previous sink everything you wanted or was it missing something?

Sink Materials

Next, you need to decide what you would like your sink to be made out of. There are three classic materials. Stainless steel,  porcelain, and composite.

Stainless Steel Sinks

Porcelain Sinks

Composite Sinks

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Stainless Steel Sinks

  • Compliments nearly any color or style
  • Easy to clean and sterilize
  • Unlikely to stain
  • Durable as it won’t chip, crack or fade
  • Heat resistant
  • Affordable
  • Envoirmentally friendly

Porcelain Sink Benefits

  • Available in white or ivory glossy finish
  • Adds a timeless feel
  • Can last the lifetime of a home
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance
  • Can contain recycled material
  • Resistant to corrosion and discoloration

Composite Sink Benefits

  • Available in variety of matte color options
  • Durable as it won’t scratch, dent or stain
  • Heat resistant
  • Non-porous surface sink
  • Retains its color well
  • Less expensive than natural granite sinks
  • Enviormentally friendly

Protect Your Kitchen And Bathroom Countertops

Protect the beauty of your natural stone or quartz countertop with our chip minimizer sink cutout! The most common countertop service calls are to repair chips found along a sink’s edge. These re- pairs generally cost $400 – $600. By simply choosing a 4.5x lower profile, rounded edge around a sink you can avoid these costly repairs and keep your stone looking flawless. Only available on Quartz & Natural Stone.

Now it’s time for the fun part! Choosing your perfect sink!

We’d like to invite you to visit one of our five showrooms located in Troy, Wixom, Perrysburg, S. Indianapolis and Noblesville to view our sink collection along with the extensive material selection including Quartz, Granite, Quartzite, Marble and Compact Surface available at our showrooms. Our experienced showroom staff provide superior customer service and are ready to offer their product knowledge and inspire with ideas and on-trend information. They’re ready to assist you today!

For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog.

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