Single vs. Double: Sink about it

Improving functionality in the kitchen is the product of many small choices that combine to be much greater than the sum of their parts. A well designed kitchen allows for easier meal preparations, as well as ease of mobility. Often, sink options are given very little consideration in the design of the kitchen.

Choosing the type, shape, or functionality of a kitchen sink is one tricky area to tackle, as there are a lot of differences that rely on personal opinion. This month, our experts tackle the pros and cons of both styles.

Double Bowl Sinks
Double bowl sinks are rectangular with two side-by-side bowls or basins separated by a partition. The bowls may be the same size or one may be smaller than the other, (usually split 60/40.)

This style of sink enables multi-tasking, with one side often used for food preparation and clean up while the other is used for washing and rinsing dishes.


Double bowl sinks often have standard-to-shallow depth but are (obviously) wider than single-bowl sinks, so installation may require some custom fitting.


Single Bowl Sinks

Also usually rectangular, the single bowl is just how it sounds – one large basin. This style tends to take up less counter space as its dual-bowled counterpart.

The larger work area makes the single bowl ideal for small kitchens, as well as making it easier to wash large pots and pans.


This style usually fits standard counter holes without hassle. However, as with any installation, proper measurement is key to have a hassle-free fit.

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