Sink and Faucet Style Guide

Over the past year, many of us have realized just how vital sinks our to our daily lives. Hopefully, you have been washing your hands frequently and staying safe. Yet, that is just one use for a sink. In your kitchen, you need your sink to assist with cooking and even as a waste disposal. On top of that, you want your kitchen to be an inviting and relaxing place for you and your family, especially if you cook from home often. With all those things in mind, finding the right sinks and faucets for your family can be tougher than you’d think. Here are some of the options to consider when it comes to installing a kitchen sink in your home.

What Are My Options for a Bathroom Sink?

Let’s talk about the bathroom. A bathroom sink only needs to do a few things, unlike a kitchen sink. That allows you to focus more on form over functionality. Keep that in mind as we explain the options.

Drop-in Sink

Drop-in sinks are named because of how they are installed. These are fairly common because they’re simple to install. You don’t have to cut an extremely precise hole in the countertop as you do with some other sink installations. Instead, the sink is placed in the counter top with a lip that can bear its weight.

Many of these sinks are made with aluminum or another light material and the countertop will need to be strong enough to bear the weight of a full sink.

If you want something simple, a drop-in sink is a way to go.


Undermount sinks are mounted from underneath the countertop. This eliminates a lip and gives a smooth clean look to the countertop. It’s more difficult to install, and thus more expensive. However, it can give an up-scale look and still be affordable.

Vessel Sink

Vessel sinks are for those who want the sink to stand out. The sink will sit atop the countertop and demand some attention. While they are simple to install, they can be more expensive since you’ll want a great material so it stands out.

Don’t be afraid to go big. Vessel sinks are bold, so experiment with shape and color. If you can nail it, a vessel sink can start a conversation and make your home stand out!

Kitchen Options

Now, let’s turn towards functionality. A kitchen sink needs to work on multiple different levels and have features that make it more useful. A great kitchen sink can level up your cooking skills by making clean-up easier and we all know that clean-up can sometimes be the hardest part! Here are great kitchen sink options.

Double Basin

Why not double your effectiveness with a double basin sink! Most sinks are designed with one basin, but that limits the amount of work you can do in them. With two separate basins, you can divide dishes between dirty and clean. You can use one basin for peeling and the other for cleaning potatoes. The only limit is your imagination.

Still, there are some downsides. If you have a small double basin sink, you may have some trouble cleaning large pots and pans. We recommend airing on the larger side, so you’re fully happy with your double basin sink!


Workstation sinks are the cream of the crop when it comes to kitchen sinks. They’re called workstation sinks because real restaurants use these types of sinks. They are big and have space for drying racks. Additionally, they typically come with powerful faucets that can clean in a breeze. If cooking is your passion, a workstation sink can make life a lot easier!

If you need plumbing help, call Griffin Mechanical at (615) 502-3030 or fill out an online contact form! We are taking every precaution to ensure we can service your plumbing safely during this time.