Kitchen Sink Exposé
Cons: The heat in hot water will dissipate more quickly from a stainless model than it will from other materials.
Cons: Both may show stains, and porcelain enamel is susceptible to chipping.
Cons: Just like stone countertops, some foods may stain or damage the finish of stone sinks.
Cons: Often apron-front sinks have a deep bowl, and it can be difficult for children or seated users to reach items at the bottom of the sink.
Pros: Undermount sinks make it easy to sweep water and spills directly from the surface of the counter into the sink.
Cons: Undermount sinks made of heavy materials (like stone) can be difficult to install.
Pros: The self-rimming sink is often the most cost effective option. It is also the easiest to install.
Cons: The lip between the countertop and sink makes it difficult to sweep water from the countertop into the sink.
Pros: Like undermount sinks, integral sinks allow you to wipe spills directly into the sink. They also create a completely cohesive look.
Cons: Integral sinks are not available in all material types.